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Newry City’s Festival of Water event

Don’t miss Newry City’s Festival of Water event which takes place on Sunday 30th August 2015 at Newry Canal - Albert Basin. This event provides a platform for local athletes to showcase their potential and bring together a range of sporting events not to be missed. There is something for all the family to enjoy so come along support and cheer on the participating triathletes over the finish line.

Don’t miss Newry City’s Festival of Water event which takes place on Sunday 30th August 2015 at Newry Canal – Albert Basin.  This event provides a platform for local athletes to showcase their potential and bring together a range of sporting events not to be missed.  There is something for all the family to enjoy so come along support and cheer on the participating triathletes over the finish line.  The spectacular line up of sporting activities includes:

O’Briens Newry Border Man Half Iron Distance Triathlon – Start Time: 7:30am 
Kick starting the sporting activities will be the O’Brien’s Newry Border Man Half Iron Distance Triathlon which includes a 1.9K Swim, 92K Cycle Route and 22K Run.  For further information and registration details please visit: www.myraceentries.co.uk/borderman or follow us on Facebook: O’Brien’s Newry “Borderman” Half Iron Distance Triathlon. Closing date for entries will be Monday 24th August 2015.  Registration will commence at 6:00am.

Firmus energy 2015 Newry “Sprint” Triathlon (The fastest sprint triathlon in Ireland) – Start Time: 9:30am
This sporting event includes a 750m Swim, 20K Cycle Route and 5K Run.  For further information and registration details please visit: www.myraceentries.co.uk/ntc or follow us on Facebook: firmus energy Newry City Triathlon. C losing date for entries will be Monday 24th August 2015.  Registration will commence at 8:00am.

Iron Kids Mini Biathlon – Start Time: 12:00noon
The Iron Kids Mini Biathlon is offered for U18s to gain experience at competing in triathlons.  Entry is FREE and registration can be emailed to: [email protected] or on the day at 11:00am.   Participants will require signed consent form, bike and helmet to compete.

Festival of Water / Free Family Fun Event – 11:30am – 4:00pm  
The Albert Basin will be a hive of activity for the Festival of Water.  This is a free family fun event which is open to the entire community.  Come along and enjoy a truly entertaining day, trying water based activities ranging from;  Kayak Racing, Curragh Racing, Chip & Dip, Jet Ski Rides, Canoe Races, Banana Rides, Rib Rides and Climbing Wall. Registration will commence at 11:30am.

For more information contact: Kathleen Magee T: 028 3031 3233 / E: [email protected];    This, event is a joint initiative between Drumalane Quayside Close Community Association and Department of Social Development.

Open Air Concert – 12:00noon – 4:00pm       
During the day the Albert Basin will come alive to the sound of The Nooks and The Professionals providing non-stop entertainment.

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