| The Irish Film Institute via You Tube presents an eleven- minute |
colour film of the Howth Regatta of August 1942, with musical
accompaniment added during the last few years. It is a joy to watch,
for Howth still retained the beauty which caused St Colmcille to
exclaim “Aoibhinn Bheith Ar Bhinn Eadair* in the 6th Century, and
the Vikings to take a great prey of women in 821 AD there, and
rename it Hoved (meaning Head), and Molly Bloom to say “Yes”
repeatedly more than a millennium later. Readers can access the
film “HOWTH REGATTA 1942 on You Tube without difficulty and they should really enjoy it. The Howth 17 footers are unique to Howth.
About 20 of them were built in the late 1890s and first years of the
20th Century, and most of them are still in Howth. *It is sweet to be on Ben Edar”.