The Gibson Hotel Duck Races

The Gibson Hotel Duck Race for Charity was so popular last year that they decided to sponsor two more duck races this year!!  At Just €5 per Duck or €20 for a flock of 5 Ducks, why not join in the fun on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May at 4.30p.m.


The proceeds go to a good cause as your Duck donation will go to help fight cancer by funding Biobank Ireland’s Cancer Research programme for Breast and Colon Cancer.

Get your ducks from the Waterways Visitor Centre or through  IDEA  01 2500050.  If you’re a company and want to sell ducks at reception, we have display stands available.

If you have children who would like to decorate their duck, we will have duck decorating facilities (glitter, glue, material etc)  in the Waterways Visitor Centre from 11am -4pm on Saturday and Sunday.


Please Note: In the interest of safety, please do not enter the water during the festival unless as part of an official supervised festival event.

WATER HAZARD – Children must always be accompanied by an adult.