Sailing to Sherkin Island Cork to attend a wedding celebration with traditional music.

Sailors come from all walks of life and they are scattered all over the country. However Baltimore in County Cork is a sailing centre and a place where certain young people can become addicted to sailing and everything that goes with it.

Baltimore’s flagship 'The Glorious Richard' belongs to Dermot Kennedy, the head of Glenans Irish Sailing Centre. This timber ship has two masts and its square sails capture the wind so it can do about two sea miles an hour.

'The Glorious Richard' sails at full speed across Roaringwater Bay to Sherkin Island a couple of miles off the west Cork coast. The crew have been invited to attending the wedding of Deirdre and fiddle player Séamus Creagh and traditional musicians from far and wide are present.

A West Cork welcome awaits the crew. While there are five or six miles of road on Sherkin Island, there are very few cars, and a tractor has been organised to take the crew to the wedding. 

Following their wedding ceremony, the happy couple hold their reception in the grounds of the Island Hotel.

This episode of 'Amuigh Faoin Spéir’ was broadcast on 3 November 1972. The reporter is Éamon de Buitléar.