The three week long ‘Sense Of Ireland Festival’ was officially opened in London tonight. The highlight of the opening day was a currach race, Cruinniú Na mBád, staged on the River Thames in London.

Report shows currach race in progress at Hammersmith Bridge in West London.

The visiting Folans from Carraroe, winners of the race.

Interview with Martin Connolly, organiser of the race.

The reporter is Leo Enright.

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