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Music and marine life in Galway Atlantaquaria and jazz hosted by Claddagh hooker sailors are among events with maritime themes at this year’s Culture Night in the west on Friday, September 23rd. After a summer of sailing, Bádóirí an Chladaigh…
Serious competition at the sharp end of the traditional fleet at Kinvara during Cruinniu na mBad at Kinvara
When the highly-respected Organising Chairman Dr Mick Brogan declared - in May 2020 - that the annual Cruinniu na mBad - the Gathering of the Boats - could not be held in August at Kinvara in face of the spread…
Charlie McConalogue meets the jaws of a basking shark at the Foyle Maritime Festival
The Loughs Agency said it was delighted to welcome Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, to its zone at the Foyle Maritime Festival recently. The minister was able to spend some time with the staff and experience…
Gerard Doherty was welcomed home by Mayor Sandra Duffy and hundreds on the quayside
Gerard Doherty has said in a Foyle Maritime Festival social media video that he was the oldest crew member on the Clipper Ha Long Bay (Vietnam). He is 68 years old, and not only is he the 'senior' of the…
A message from Grace O'Malley - 'Young people of the Island of Ireland - This is Your Ship'
Grace O’Malley or in Irish, Grainne Ni Maille, was the head of the O Maille dynasty in the west of Ireland. She is a well-known historical figure in sixteenth-century Irish history and in popular culture often referred to as "The…
Flooding in Derry
Apart from a half hour of torrential rain at midday yesterday, the Foyle Maritime Festival ran smoothly till around 6 pm and then due to Health and Safety concerns had to end its programme of events. A spokesperson for Derry…
The ultimate moving target - the current Clipper Fleet have got ahead of themselves (and everybody else) by crossing the Atlantic to Ireland quicker than expected
While the Robin Knox-Johnston-led Clipper Fleet Round the World Race organisation is a remarkably effective body, even its most experienced executives can only give a ball-park figure as to when the leading boats are going to complete a transoceanic leg.…
Not so much a race winner, more of a trade mission - the out-of-sight-ahead Clipper Race leader Bermuda arrives in Derry
Bermuda is officially famous in world sailing as the finish point for the biennial CCA Newport-Bermuda classic ocean race. But among crews in that great event, Bermuda is unofficially famous and revered as being the home of the Dark &…
Kayaking at Foyle Maritime Festival
The Foyle Maritime Festival makes its highly anticipated return to the banks of the River Foyle next week alongside the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the maritime festival, with…
Foyle Sailability
Foyle Sailability has been confirmed to return as a water-based activity provider for this year’s Foyle Maritime Festival. This is the third year Foyle Sailability has been involved in the maritime festival, with bookings now available for sailing sessions along…
An exhibition by the Wexford Camera Club takes place during the Kilmore Quay Festival (7-10 July). The exhibition which starts tomorrow, Thursday, 7 July.
An exhibition by the Wexford Camera Club will be part of the Kilmore Quay Food Festival (7th-10th July) and the WCC is inviting visitors and potential members to come and see its work. As the Wexford People writes, the club was…
The Wexford Maritime Festival will now take place at the later date of 3-4 September with events lining the town's waterfront quays.
Organisers of the Wexford Maritime Festival have following a groundswell of public support, have opted against cancelling this year’s event, in favour of postponing for a couple of months. Originally slated to take place on Wexford’s quayfront on 2-3 July,…
Derry Maritime Festival -  This will be the fifth consecutive time that the City of Derry has acted as a host port to the Clipper Race and the crews will once again enjoy a welcome to the Foyle
You can always be sure Derry will put on a good show, whether it be a Jazz Festival, Halloween or a Light Show. And this year will be no exception when the City hosts the Clipper Race stopover in July…
A file photo of the Viking Festival at Killyleagh on Strangford Lough in 2012
The Vikings first invaded Ireland in 795 AD when they beached on Lambay Island near Dublin. Records show that the monastery at Nendrum on Strangford Lough and one at Downpatrick in south County Down were attacked early in the ninth…
Dara McGee's - 'Under a mackerel sky', part of the Curacha outdoor exhibition
The artists’ exhibition of 21 currachs used as canvases which ran over the summer on the Aran island of Inis Oírr transfers into NUI Galway for Culture Night. Irish international sculptor John Behan RHA, Tuam-based visual artist Jennifer Cunningham, Mayo-based…
The Belfast Maritime Weekender will take place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September. Get ready for a weekend of live music and dance, nautical themed street performers, art and heritage installations, walking tours, a treasure trail, a pop-up market, and much more.
Belfast’s Maritime Mile is getting ready to host a two-day jammed packed festival of family fun on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September. The Belfast Maritime Weekender will bring the city's maritime and industrial history to life and includes pockets of…

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