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Racing The Tide

There's more to one Connemara beach than sunbathing...

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Racing The Tide

Omey Island is off the coast of Connemara in Galway.

At every low tide you can travel to the island across a magnificent, broad strand.

Once a year, this strand is the location of one of Ireland's beach races.

Mary Owens gathered voices and sounds at the 2012 race and produced a documentary "Racing The Tide" for Connemara Community Radio with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. This is an edited extract.

The 2013 Omey Races are on July 28th.

Producer/Presenter: Mary Owens.

Sound: Gráinne O Malley.

Listen to the full documentary: Connemara Community Radio

First Broadcast on RTE Radio 1, June 15th 2013

The Curious Ear' is produced by Ronan Kelly

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