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#Festivals - If you enjoyed last year's FlightFest on the River Liffey, mark Sunday 20 July on your calendars - as organisers have announced details of this year's Bray Air Display. The Hunter, the Sabre, the Yaks and the Vampires are all set to make their Bray aerial debut at Ireland’s largest free air show, organised in association with Bray Summerfest and the Irish Aviation Authority. The free family event attracted a record-breaking 85,000 spectators last year, with similar numbers…
#maritimefestivals – A pirate battle on the Boyne will kick off The Irish Maritime Festival – a spectacular celebration of all things seafaring which takes place in Drogheda from June 13 to 15. A feast of maritime fun including the Boyne Boat Race, show-stopping water sports, a Boyne swim, a maritime pavilion plus a host of cultural and family entertainment will accompany the arrival of six classic sailing ships of a bygone era to Drogheda port. The majestic sail-powered vessels visiting…
#MaritimeFestivals - It's April, which means it's almost time for the annual Dublin Bay Prawn Festival - running this year from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April. Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered, marinated or sauced – Howth’s many award-winning restaurants will serve your favourite prawn dishes in bite-sized portions at the Food Village adjacent to Howth Yacht Club. But the food is just one part of a whole programme of events over the…
Monday, 10 March 2014 11:21

Get Afloat For Paddy's Weekend!

#PaddysDay - After months of storm-force winds, relentless rain and flooding, and often freezing conditions, there's finally some light on the horizon - as Met Éireann says the weather will be mostly dry and settled for the coming weeks. As TheJournal.ie reports, a persistent high-pressure system is bringing us sunshine every day this week as we head towards St Patrick's Day next Monday. That's great news for those planning to attend St Patrick's Festival events around Ireland this weekend -…
Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:59

Galway Oyster Festival Gets Under Way

#Galway - Today 26 September marks the start of the 2013 Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, with a full four days of gastronomic goodness in the City of the Tribes. Probably the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick's Day, and the world's longest running oyster festival, the weekend includes a whole host of events to enjoy, from seafood trails and oyster hot spots to the oyster shucking contests – including the Oyster 'Olympics', the World Oyster Opening…
#Liffey - Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn and Dublin City Council have announced details of the inaugural Liffey Living Festival - coinciding with the 94th edition of the Liffey Swim on Saturday 24 August. Following the swim, Grand Canal Dock will host an afternoon and evening of free, family-friendly activities with street performers, giant-sized street games, live music with Dublin band Ships, special floating open-air cinema showing water themed movies. The Liffey Swim race itself will commence at 12.30pm with…
The second John Barry Maritime Festival had momentous maritime gathering events including the first visit since 1956 to John Barry's Homestead in Taccumshance by US visitors and the first visit by a Royal Navy vessel to Wexford Port since independence, which docked alongside Wexford quay for the weekend. For many US visitors, the highlight was a unique visit to Commodore John Barrys homestead in Ballysampson, Taccumshane, Rosslare accompanied by historian Bernard Browne and festival director Frank O'Brien. The owners of…
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