Ocean to City Race – An Rás Mór

Ocean to City Race – An Rás Mór
May 13, 2022 Edel Carmody
  • June 4, 2022
    13:00 - 18:00

In association with Meitheal Mara.

Ocean to City – An Rás Mór is Ireland’s largest multi-craft rowing and paddling race, attracting some 500 participants from Ireland, the UK, The Netherlands and beyond. Watch the spectacular fleet of 200 boats as they compete in this challenging race, featuring everything from traditional wooden boats, currachs, gigs, Chinese dragon boats, kayaks and even stand-up paddle boards. There will be free family entertainment, music and food at various vantage points along the race course, including Cobh, Monkstown, Passage West, Blackrock and Cork City.

See the round-up of festivities you can enjoy on Ocean to City day below! More information: oceantocity.com

Entry: FREE to spectators


14:30 Crosshaven
15:00 Cobh
15:30 Monkstown
15:45 Passage West
16:00 Blackrock
16:30 Lapp’s Quay, Cork City
* Approx. times



Passage West Picnic with Passage West Maritime Heritage Festival Committee, Fr O’Flynn Park, Passage West:

Enjoy traditional Irish music and Irish dancing. Bring along your picnic to enjoy and watch the Ocean to City fleet as it passes by!

Entry: FREE / By Donation | More info here


Cobh Cheers with Cobh Tourism, The Promenade, Cobh:

Join the action on The Promenade and cheer on

the Ocean to City race participants as they power past Cobh. Cobh Animation Team, live commentary and a DJ will add to the


Entry: FREE | More info here



Ocean to City – Youth Race with Meitheal Mara, Blackrock Village Pier:

Family fun at the pier as Meitheal Mara’s youth crews join the Ocean to City race for the 4.5km home stretch. Cheer on our young boat builders as they row their colourful currachs up the Lee. With live music.

Sponsored by Glenveagh Homes.

Entry: FREE | More info here



Ocean to City – Festivities at the Finish Line with Meitheal Mara, Lapp’s Quay,

Cork City:

Immerse yourself in the colour and excitement of the finish line and welcome the participants as they complete this spectacular and grueling race. With live race commentary from Cork’s 96FM, food, entertainment, balloon artists, DJ, drummers and more.

Entry: FREE | More info here


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