Once every year in the month of August there is the Ballydavid Reggata. Regatta Baile na nGall is traditional naomhóg racing, plus there are also a number of cultural activities and walks.
If you read the tourist guide to Ballydavid they say it is a sleepy little Irish village nestling on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The name of Ballydavid can cause some confusion, because it is also called Baile na nGall or Ballynagall, which means in English the town land of the foreigner.
But there’s never a dull moment in Baile na nGall, sea angling, fishing, walking and cycling are all easily accessible activities which can be enjoyed locally. This is the place to be at sunset and to walk along the coast beyond the village.
During the summer months, you can expect to find traditional music sessions each night at most of the area pubs. Impromptu sessions by local musicians can occur year round at any time of the day or evening.
All of the restaurants in the area are located so close to the sea, that the variety and quality of the seafood served in the area is second to none.
It is very easy for one to become enchanted with this beautiful area that touches the Atlantic Ocean and is overlooked by the splendour of Mount Brandon .
Then once every year there is the Ballydavid Reggata. Regatta Baile na nGall is traditional naomhóg racing, plus there are also a number of cultural activities and walks. Crews from Cumann Ramhaíochta Chorca Dhuibhne and Maharees will put on a fine display of naomhóg racing as commentators provide an appropriate soundtrack to the day's proceedings.
All eyes are turned towards the sea for Rás Mór na bhFear and Rás Mór na mBan as large crowds of spectators pack the pier in Baile na nGall outside Begley's and TPs pubs to catch a glimpse of the action.
One of the great highlights of Regatta is a punt race in which the local fishermen pit themselves against each other.
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· Telephone: Contact Tigh TP on 066-9155300
· Distance from Dingle Town: 5-10km