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Welcome to Ocean to City - Cork's Maritime Festival


This year's Ocean to City Race - An Rás Mór takes place on Saturday 31st May 2014. 

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Organised by Meitheal Mara

Ocean to City - An Rás Mór is Ireland's very own long-distance rowing race attracting hundreds of participants annually.

Now in its tenth year, it has grown from its origin as a race for traditional fixed-seat boats into an all-inclusive rowing event, embracing everything from traditional wooden working boats, currachs, skiffs, gigs and longboats to contemporary ocean racing shells, kayaks and canoes.

With thousands of spectators each year, the race is a real flagship event for Cork Harbour; one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
An Rás Mór (''The Big Race'') covers 15 nautical miles (28 km) and appeals to a wide range of rowers and paddlers from across Ireland and beyond.
It includes races over four distances, all finishing to a warm welcome in Cork's city centre. More info...

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oceantocity Exactly 6 weeks until our 10th Ocean to City race - An Ras Mor takes place... woohoo! pic.twitter.com/TGvwZAYb1F
03:03PM Apr 19
oceantocity Awwww, spring is in the air. Two baby currachs, recently hatched at Meitheal Mara @oceantocity pic.twitter.com/7AxxjHc1uQ
05:40PM Apr 17
oceantocity Our first #selfieontheseal - I think we'll allow this one on a technicality :) #sealofapproval pic.twitter.com/Ejgi8BPvA2
10:03AM Apr 17