Wild Atlantic Shanty Festival Rosses Point


We are sorry to have to announce the cancellation of our Sea Shanty Festival planned for 12-14th June 2020. The current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a worry for all, and no matter how matters progress in the next month or so we have decided it would not be appropriate to continue with our plans for this year. This is a big disappointment for us but the health and safety of our visitors, from home and overseas and for those involved with the organisation of the Festival is our number one priority.

Again I am sorry that we cannot proceed but in the meantime please be careful and stay safe. Hugh.

Shanty Festival 19

Check out the programme page for 2019's festival schedule!

Another great Shanty Festival in 2019! Check out the video of the action below. Many thanks to Michael Haran Films for compiling it.

Shanty 2018 by Peter Martin

Shanty Pub

Join us in as we embark on our seventh International Sea Shanty Festival, join in the fun, meet old and new friends, and enjoy the singing with Shanty Groups from home and abroad.

Rosses Point –Sligo’s Maritime Village on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Supported by:

Wild Atlantic Way Sligo COCO
Malin Waters Failte Ireland

Malin Waters

Help the Festival

The Rosses Point Shanty Festival is run entirely on a voluntary basis and all profits are donated to the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea. We appreciate all the help we can get to aid in the ongoing running costs of the festival. To become a featured friend, or sponsor of the festival, please get in touch with us at rossespointshanty (at) gmail.com


Helping the

The Rosses Point Shanty Festival supports the work of the RNLI. Sligo Bay is
one of the newest lifeboat stations in Ireland. Operating an inshore B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat it
provides search and rescue cover for the area between
Downpatrick Head and Inismurray Island. This station is classed as a Discover station.

Shanty Offers

For some info on some of the special shanty offers we have arranged, click here!

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Rosses Point – Sligo’s Maritime Village on the Wild Atlantic Way
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