BELLEEK REGATTA SURVEY
This event is sponsored by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council supported by DfC.
BELLEEK REGATTA 2022
It all kicks off on July 10th so if you don’t want to be disappointed register a team now by picking up a registration form at Rooney's Giftstore in Belleek or follow the links below to download a form. This year we are having our first junior race so get yourself a mixed sex crew and pick up consent form and registration form at Rooneys Gift Store in Belleek, it’s your chance to become the first ever Fermanagh Cot Race Junior Champions. Open to 14 to 18 years old. There’s going to be a lot going on so let’s make it a great day and pray the weather holds up. Don’t wait and miss out as teams are limited to eight. WILL YOU MAKE NEXT YEARS GALLERY?…….IT’S GOING TO BE SOME CRAIC!………
TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE
TO DOWNLOAD A CONSENT FORM CLICK HERE
This event is sponsored by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council funded byDepartment for Communities
The Belleek Regatta is a celebration of the heritage, the cultural history and the dependence on the Lough Erne Cot during the 19th Century. The races take place annually on the River Erne at Belleek Bridge adjacent to the famous Belleek Pottery. It is held on the weekend of the 12th July holiday and is open to mixed sex teams of three in both a senior and junior event. The event not only includes the Cot Races but a number of activities associated with the history of the indigenous craft including re enactments, traditional music, basket making, soda bread making, heritage walks and many other craft events and demonstrations. This year 2022 will be the first since 2019 and we plan a great event with support and funding from Lough Erne Landscape Partnership supported by The Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Fermanagh Cot
Cots were once the main mode of transport around the Fermanagh lakelands. In the early 1900s they brought people, livestock and goods across the water.
The famous Cot racing took place throughout Fermanagh in the 1800s. Many local stories and plays mention these rowing regattas which took place at Crom, Knockninny and other parts of the county. The men from Belleek Men's Shed are building two Cots to race in this years (2022) Belleek Regatta.