Currach Regatta home
Returning for another year, this time fortuitously coinciding with the weekend of Saint Patrick, is the Currach Regatta, bringing these traditional wooden Irish boats to the waters of Barcelona once more.
Currachs are a product of the west of Ireland, developed to help locals cope with the tough waters and weather conditions of the Atlantic. The waterside action takes place from 1 to 4pm when you can see the boats being rowed across the city’s old port by Maremagnum shopping centre. Once everyone’s recovered from the excitement of the races, the fun continues at the Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona, where, for a €5 entry fee, you can close out the Saint Paddy festivities with Irish music and dancing, amongst other activities.