Annual Blessing of the Boats in Balbriggan

May 25, 2015 0

There was a great turnout for the annual Blessing of the Boats in Balbriggan this evening as part of Balbriggan Summerfest 2015.  Presided over by Fr Eugene Taaffe, the ceremony is intended to ensure a safe return for the fishermen and pleasure boats when they embark from Balbriggan harbour.  Young Amy Campbell rang in the ceremony playing the uilleann pipes and a wreath was blessed by Father Eugene and placed into the sea by Bunner Monks.  The Irish Coast guard who are tasked with coming to the rescue when things go wrong were also present.