Ballycotton Development, with major support from FLAG grants, are delighted to have installed new historical maps with walking trails around the village. These historical maps show local names of places as well as ship wrecks and other local historical facts. They also show talking trails around the village.
On Sunday 3rd June 2018, Ballycotton pier will be a sea of OLD FASHIONED FAMILY FUN and entertainment.
ARTS and CRAFTS stalls. MUSIC in the form of shanty buskers and local musicians DUFFY's CUT on the pier - dancing encouraged!
There will be cookery demonstrations and FOOD STALLS offering a smorgasbord of delicious food including fish and chips, Lolo Kitchen crepes, Volcano Woodfired Pizza, Sushi and many more local culinary treats.
Affordable BOAT TRIPS will be available from the harbour around the Ballycotton Lighthouse Island and the Ballycotton Lifeboat crew and Ballycotton Cliff Rescue crew will be on hand sharing coastal safety advice.
A highlight of the #BankHoliday weekend event is our final event of the day on the pier.. the CRAB DERBY - an annual spectacle/experience not to be missed!
Follow the Seafood & Shanty Event Page for updated information on entertainment and food on the day and over the #SeafoodandShantyBallycotton #JuneBankHoliday weekend as it becomes available - there will be music in all the village pubs throughout the weekend. Saturday evening activities tbc.
Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton / Family Fun Day was first launched in 2013 by Darina Allen demonstrating fish dishes in association with the Ballycotton Fisherman's Association on Ballycotton pier. In 2016, Rachel Allen showed us how to make a simply delicious ceviche from a freshly caught turbot and last year Arun Kapul of Green Saffron added something spicy to our demonstration area. This year's demonstrations are yet to be confirmed but will be worth saving the date for! We are delighted that both Arun Kapil Green Saffron and Rachel Allen has confirmed they will be joining us again and demonstrate on Ballycotton pier during 2018's Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton Family Pier Day - thank you both SO much for your ongoing support! Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton is a local businesses initiative aimed to educate and promote the importance of fishing and farming in rural Ireland and to showcase the beautiful fishing village of #Ballycotton
Contact us via Seafood & Shanty Facebook if you'd like to get involved.