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Vikings are landing in Athlone this weekend as part of the Feastival festivities
The Athlone Shannon Feastival this weekend 8-9 September expects to attract thousands of people to the Midlands town to take part in and enjoy the action packed lineup of activities on and off the Shannon and Lough Ree waterways. This…
Maude Delap in 1950
#MarineScience - Pioneering marine biologist Maude Delap is the focus of an exhibition celebrating her work at her former home of Valentia Island this Saturday (18 August), as The Irish Times reports. The self-taught Delap, who was born in Donegal…
Donaghadee’s all-weather lifeboat Saxon will be open to the public Saturday afternoon as part of the annual festival
#RNLI - Donaghdee RNLI has put together a packed itinerary for their forthcoming Lifeboat Festival this coming Saturday 28 July. The popular maritime festival has gone from strength to strength each year, with locals and visitors exploring the maritime heritage…
Rounding the Fastnet Rock, is part of regatta weeks in West Cork
Schull Regatta is among some 18 coastal community projects across County Cork from Baltimore to Fountainstown will benefit from €241,100 in funding this year. Another beneficiary is Passage West Maritime Museum that has received €18,555 for the redevelopment of the…
Smiling faces at this year’s SeaFest in Galway
#SeaFest - SeaFest has been nominated for two awards in the Event Industry Awards 2018. The 2017 edition of Ireland’s national maritime festival has been shortlisted for ‘Best Live Event’ and ‘Best Cultural Event’ in this year’s awards, with the overall…
Experience maritime heritage events held during the Foyle Maritime Festival
#MaritimeHeritage - A rich seafaring past in Derry-Londonderry tells the story of the city itself. From pre-history settlements to nineteenth century emigration, from the Siege to the Second World War, the water has played a vital round in shaping the…
Flyboarders in action at Galway Docks during SeaFest
#OnTV - RTÉ One’s Nationwide will devote this Wednesday’s episode to this year’s SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, which welcomed over 100,000 visitors to Galway over the weekend. Presenter Mary Kennedy spent a couple of days in Galway Harbour, talking…
Tall Ship ‘Kaskelot’ which will make its debut at this year’s Foyle Maritime Festival (14-22 July) in Derry-Londonderry
#MaritimeFestivals - How often have you admired the River Foyle but wondered what the walled city must look like from out on the water? Whether it’s swimming across it, flying above it or sailing along it, your options are endless…
A rare opportunity for the public is to visit a supertrawler, Girl Stephanie (above arriving in Galway Harbour yesterday) for SeaFest, that began today and continues this weekend.
#OurGirl - SeaFest, a three-day (29 June-1 July) jam-packed maritime spectacle began today in Galway Harbour where the public have a rare opportunity to board a supertrawler, Girl Stephanie, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 45 metre super pelagic trawler, Girl Stephanie…
Doug Allan swims beside a Humpback Whale and her calf off the coast of Tonga in the South-Pacific
From famous ships to flyboarding, seafood and sailing, there is a host of activities on offer at SeaFest 2018, taking place in Galway Harbour from 29th June to 1st July. Here are just five of the ‘must-sea’ activities and attractions…
Sailing at last year’s SeaFest in Galway Docks
#SeaFest - This year’s SeaFest in Galway is offering activities specifically for children with sensory issues as well as watersports sessions for children and adults with disabilities or impairments. Irish Sailing and its team of volunteers from sailing clubs across…
SeaFest supporters say no to plastics for this year’s festival in Galway from Friday 29 June
#SeaFest - Businesses across Galway are saying ‘No to Plastic’ in our oceans to support SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, taking place in Galway Harbour from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July. This year, the festival aims to highlight…
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…
Clipper Race yachts berthed with the backdrop of the Guild Hall in Derry-Londonderry where the Foyle Maritime Festival (14-22 July) which seeks volunteers? for more details read below.
#MaritimeFestivals - Do you have an urge to get others out on the water enjoying the River Foyle? Are you bursting to share your passion for science? Perhaps you’re just really friendly and feel you’re perfectly suited to welcoming and helping…

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