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The 2012 Volvo Ocean race festival in Galway

Submitted by on July 2, 2012 – 10:14 amNo Comment

The Volvo Ocean Race Festival activities in Galway will continue until 8th July 2012.Over 100,000attended the opening day of the Volvo Ocean Race Finale Festival in Galway (Saturday June 30th).The festival, which runs from June 30 – July 8, was officially opened by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister Michael Ring TD.The festivities kicked off with the first of a number of free concerts with  over 270 events organised  over the week.

The Volvo Ocean Race is the worlds most prestigious offshore race. The event is a nine-month marathon of the seas, passing through four oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Southern Oceans) and five continents (Asia, Africa, North America, South Amercia and Europe). The race started in Alicante, Spain on October 29, 2011 and sails to Galway from Lorient, France arriving on July 3rd 2012 for the biggest party Ireland will see this year. The Festival in Galway is being held in two areas: the Race Village and the Global Village. So get down for the crack. For more details check out http://www.galwaytourism.ie/pvolvo-ocean-race-galway.html or http://www.volvooceanracegalway.ie/




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