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The newly skilled tall ship trainees with bursary sponsors after the week-long adventure on the Brian Ború
The sixth annual Drogheda Sail Training Bursary Voyage set sail on Sunday 9 June when a new group of local teenagers boarded the tall ship Brian Ború at Fiddle Case Pier. The teens, aged between 15-17, were nominated by their…
This year’s Boyne Swim category winners: Husband-and-wife Tom Healy and Rachael Lee flank juniors Sean Black and Aoife Doran
Husband-and-wife pair Tom Healy and Rachel Lee took top honours in the annual Boyne Swim through Drogheda yesterday (Saturday 15 June). Tom claimed the overall race title with a time of 27.25 minutes, while his wife Rachel Lee finished a…
Back Row – Ciaran Callan (Director, Drogheda Port Company) Tony Mc Loughlin (Former Owner Brian Boru Sailing Vessel) Nessa Lally (Drogheda Port Company) Paul Fleming (CEO Drogheda Port Company) Seamus Mc Loughlin (Chairman Sail Training Ireland)     Front Row – Sinead O’Byrne (Drogheda Grammar School) Shauna Murphy ( Sacred Heart School Drogheda) Mayor of Drogheda Frank Godfrey.
Last Saturday, (2nd February) Sail Training Ireland held their Annual Awards event at the Mansion House in Dublin. The annual awards, as reported by Afloat.ie here recognise excellence, achievement and outstanding contribution in the sailing community at all levels. The Drogheda…
The Irish Maritime Festival at Drogheda Port
Drogheda Port Company, supported by leading experts from Brady Shipman Martin, are working on a Master Plan for the future of the Port that will run from 2020-2050. Earlier this year, Drogheda Port Company published an Issues Paper and invited…
Hoisting the Captains Clam Diggers (From left to right) Frank Godfrey Mayor of Drogheda, Maureen Ward Manager Drogheda Homeless Aid and Paul Fleming CEO Drogheda Port
The Mayor of Drogheda, Frank Godfrey, yesterday took to the waters of Drogheda Port to take part in the traditional ‘Hoisting the Captains Clam Diggers’ ceremony. The ‘Hoisting the Captains Clam Diggers’ is a tradition dating back centuries, certainly predating…
The Parade of Sail for the Maritime Festival began at the Mouth of the River Boyne at Drogheda
It’s as if it were a mirage. For the last three days, Drogheda’s Town Quays have been lined with four Tall Ships, tugs, lifeboats and yachts while Tom Roe’s Point hosted three French Naval Vessels. For one weekend every year,…
Drogheda Port's Irish Maritime Festival Welcomes the Tall Ships This Weekend
The award-winning Irish Maritime festival is back. Taking place this weekend (16-17th June) in Drogheda Port, it’s a super-sized maritime celebration and it suitable for all ages. Hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company in conjunction with Virgin…
Water Wags are visiting Drogheda as part of the Irish Maritime Festival 2018
15 years of dedicated voluntary work by the Boyne Navigation Branch, part of Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, will be celebrated at the Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda next week. For many years the Boyne Canal had been closed to…
 M770 Antares, one of the three visiting French navy vessels visiting Drogheda Port next weekend for the Irish Maritime Festival
Next weekend, the Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda Port welcomes the French Navy for the very first time. On Friday, as part of the Parade of Sail (noon on Friday 15th June), three French Sonar Towing Ships will join the…
Steve Wickham and his band brought his unique style of music and fiddle playing on board on Saturday night
One of the musical highlights of the recent Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda were the two unique sold out concerts held on the deck of the Tall Ship Earl of Pembroke on the historic River Boyne. The idea for the…
Visiting Yacht Pier: (from left to right) Joe Hiney, Paul Fleming  Drogheda Port Company, Heidi & Steve Wickham, Mary T Daly Louth Co Co, Martin Donnelly Drogheda Port.
Drogheda Port Company in partnership with Louth County Council have announced the opening of Fiddle Case Pier, Drogheda’s first official berth for visiting yachts. Designed to help promote and facilitate maritime tourism in Drogheda, Fiddle Case Pier will be able…
The brig Phoenix on The Boyne at a previous Drogheda Port Irish Maritime Festival
The Irish Maritime Festival sails back into Drogheda Port this weekend (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June) bringing its largest ever flotilla of Tall Ships including the Russian frigate Shtandart and the Earl of Pembroke. Keen photographers can see the…
200+ competitors will take to the river Boyne to swim the 2.7km tidal route
The Boyne Swim will once again headline the Irish Maritime Festival taking place in Drogheda Port this summer. 200+ competitors will take to the river Boyne to swim the 2.7km tidal route. Ray Donagh of Drogheda Triathlon Club is one…
Drogehda's maritime buoy - L to R   Austin Campbell, Resettlement Officer Drogheda Homeless Aid, Jene Hinds Kelly Artist, Paul Flanagan Murtaghs of Drogheda,  Paul Fleming CEO Drogheda Port Company.
The maritime buoy located at the Mall area of Drogheda town is now well established as a unique artistic canvas and a talking point since it was first used as a canvas back in 2012. St. Patricks Day marked the…
Largest vessel to dock at Drogheda Port, cargsoship Botnia seen assisted by tug Mourne Pride and tender workboat Boyne Protector.
#LargestShip - The largest ever cargoship to dock at Drogheda Port berthed at the Co. Louth's downriver terminal at Tom Roes Point. The MV Botnia arrived on 20 January from Klaipeda in Lithuania. The vessel having taken a seven day…
Drogheda artist Raymond Balfe (right) has brought the famous paddle steamer ‘Town of Drogheda’ back to life in an oil painting to commemorate the vessel's 190th anniversary. Pictured left is Paul Fleming DPC CEO
On Monday 13th November 1826, 190 years ago, the new paddle steamer 'Town of Drogheda' arrived at her home port having come from the Clyde in Scotland. The vessel was the very first vessel belonging to the newly formed Drogheda…

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