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#Riverfest - Avid fans of watersports from across the UK & Ireland will descend on Coleraine on 9-10 August when the Waterways Ireland Riverfest takes place on the Lower Bann River and Christie Park. On the water, wakeboarding, jetskiing and bare-footing demos will run throughout the day each day with competitive stand-up paddle boarding and sailing, Rowing and angling all in the packed family fun programme. Off the water, an inflatable fun area welcomes kids of all ages, alongside climbing…
#MaritimeFestivals - This weekend's Bray Air Display will feature three vintage aircraft – a 1936 Aer Lingus Iolar and two Chipmunk trainer planes - that have never flown together at an air show, according to The Irish Times. The news marks the latest in a series of firsts for the three-hour display that's already scheduled to see the Hunter, the Sabre, the Yaks and the Vampires display teams make their Bray aerial debut at Ireland's largest free air show. But don't…
#MaritimeFestivals - If you’re looking for a buzzing destination to spend the August bank holiday weekend, consider Clare Island in Co Mayo for the first Raft Building Championships, which promises seaside festival fun for all ages. The organisers at Clare Island Adventures are challenging towns, villages, islands, companies and rival sports clubs to put together teams of four to six people to build a raft, then take one another around a 300-metre course in Clew Bay in what's expected to…
#WexfordMaritimeFestival –As the Wexford Maritime Festivals (27-20 June) gets underway tomorrow, the festival has many events lined-up for all to enjoy until this Sunday. As reported on Afloat.ie, one of the largest such festivals now in its third year since its foundation in 2012 which is to honour the memory of the founder the US Navy Commodore John Barry in his hometown of Wexford – known in the U.S. as 'Father of the American Navy. The festival attracts tens of…
#maritimefestival – Beachgoers to Curracloe today enjoyed the spectacle of 'Two men in a boat' as the launch for Wexford Maritime Festival got underway. The Wexford Maritime Festival was established in 2012 to celebrate Wexford's rich maritime heritage and culture and has attracted over 50,000 each year making it one of the country's biggest maritime celebrations. The festival takes place on Wexford Quay from June 27 to 29 and the organisers of this year's jam-packed programme are expecting large crowds…
#Festivals - A host of events are lined up in Dun Laoghaire to celebrate Bloomsday leading up to the day itself next Monday 16 June. Three days of Bloomsday Breakfasts begin on Saturday 14 June, but the fun lasts all day with music by Jhil Quinn’s Cafe Vaudeville Band, giant street games like Jenga and chess, and a vintage carousel at the waterfront. The weekend will also feature readings from James Joyce's Ulysses by professional actors throughout Dun Laoghaire, as…
#maritimefestival – There will be a number of maritime themed events at the 2014 West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, Co. Cork which runs from Monday, July 7th to Friday, July 11th with many free events. On Friday July 11th in Bantry Library Rose George, the winner of the 2013 Mountbatten Maritime Award for Best Literary Contribution, will give a free talk about her fascinating journey into the hidden world of shipping. Her pursuit of the shadowy truths behind the…
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