Sea Sessions 2022: Barefoot Beach Sports back as countdown begins for Donegal Festival


The countdown is on for Sea Sessions 2022 as thousands prepare to head to Bundoran Beach this weekend.

And bosses have revealed that Barefoot Beach Sports fanatics are set to join headliners Kodaline, Tinie Tempah, Joel Corry and Basement Jaxx on the biggest beach party weekend of the year as they do a long-awaited return.

The popular Barefoot events, sponsored by Barefoot Wine, will include volleyball, soccer, rugby, frisbee and yoga.

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An annual part of the Sea Sessions, Barefoot Beach Sports is open to all Sea Sessions attendees, from teams to individuals.

Having grown over the years, each beach sport has become its own mini festival in its own right.

But even though people can get competitive, the events are held in the spirit of the festival.

All proceeds from Barefoot Beach Sports will go to charity partners and event hosts Liquid Therapy, a multi-award winning charity with its base in South Donegal, Ireland.

They provide a supported environment that allows young people to experience the physical and therapeutic benefits of surfing and the ocean, through our child-led and individually tailored programs.

Barefoot Wine has proudly supported Liquid Therapy since its inception nearly 10 years ago.

Events include:

Barefoot Rugby and Barefoot Football

The Barefoot Tag Rugby and Barefoot Soccer events take place on the Saturday of the festival on the Surfers Village next to Waterworld. 5 minutes walk from the festival site. Each tournament comes in a knockout format with the top two performing teams also progressing to the second round.

Tickets to the Festival in 2023 are up for grabs for the winners of each event. All proceeds will go to the charity partners of Barefoot Wine and the hosts of the Liquid Therapy event.

Beach volleyball

Beach Volleyball is hosted by Beach Volleyball Ireland. Beach Volleyball Ireland will run a mix of demonstration games and workshops. Beach Volleyball will take place on Bundoran’s main beach just opposite the festival site.

There will be open courts for those who want to try and we will be hosting a social competition on Sunday. For those who wish to get involved, come to the Main Beach area on Saturday and sign up,

beach frisbee

Beach Frisbee will be run the same way as beach volleyball with demonstration games and workshops on Saturday on the main beach and a social competition on Sunday.

If you want to get involved, come and meet the team who will set up on the main beach from 11 a.m. on Saturday.

beach yoga

Beach yoga sessions take place on the main beach (between the Lifeguard flags) where your group session is led by qualified yoga instructors. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the session runs from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Participants must provide their own mat or towel.

This will be the 13th Festival for Sea Sessions which began in 2008.

The whole party takes place right by the beach and has hosted some of the biggest international artists on the circuit, including Bastille, Dermot Kennedy, Paul Weller, Clean Bandit and Picture This, to name a few.

For more information on Barefoot Beach Sports events, visit

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