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Skiff into Action on Strangford Lough at the 2017 Rowing Festival

Competitors from across the island of Ireland and Scotland will take to the shores of Strangford Lough for a thrilling weekend of Skiffie boat racing on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July from 10am.

A busy schedule of more than 20 races will take place across the weekend testing the skills of the teams, including last year’s World Champions Northern Ireland’s own Dundrum Coastal Rowing Club.

The two-day Strangford Lough Skiffie Festival will take place at Delamont Country Park and will include a Race Village packed with free activities for children, live music and a Food Village hosted by a variety of local producers.

The festival is the second of five events in the Giant Adventures summer programme, a series of family festivals run by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to showcase the region’s breath-taking mountains, coastline and mythical stories.

Further information about the events can be found at