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Grand Canal Trading Families

The features of this festival are barges, boats and trading history of the Grand Canal in Tullamore.

Tullamore, Grand Canal, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

14th September to 21st September 2013

*The Grand COFF festival will be run by the Offaly branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) as a Gathering event, and will celebrate canal trading culture with a special focus on the trading families of the Grand Canal.

There are still strong canal links within the Offaly community through both local and dispersed members of the canal trading families living both here and abroad. The festival will reflect the present and the future benefits of the Grand Canal through business, pleasure and tourism opportunities

This festival will coincide with the Harvest Offaly Food Festival, which will celebrate all that is good about Offaly produce. 

The Grand COFF programme of events will include historical exhibitions, a photography competition, talks, beer and whiskey tasting events, heritage boats, cruises and a boat competition with categories including best dressed and best illuminated.

If your family has a connection with the Grand Canal and you would like to be involved in celebrating the trading families of the Grand Canal you can contact Offaly IWAI by emailing johndolan@iwai.ie 

John Dolan: 087 2252772


*The Grand COFF - Canal Offaly Food Festival

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