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The maritime scene in Derry during the last Clipper Race visit
The postponement of the Clipper Race 2019 – 20 will have a huge effect on the City of Derry where the fleet was due to have its penultimate stop-over at the end of July. Derry City and Strabane District Council…
Seafest 2020 in Cork Harbour is Postponed Until 2021 Due to Covid-19
The Covid-19 virus has forced the cancellation of SeaFest, the national maritime festival which was due to take place in Cork in May. In a statement, the Marine Institute said that a decision was taken to postpone the event until…
RYANI Seeks Expressions Of Interest For 2020 Women On Water Festival
The RYANI is calling on sailing clubs across Northern Ireland to bid to become host of the 2020 Women on Water Festival. Following the success of the first-ever Women on Water Festival at Strangford Lough Yacht Club as part of…
Deadline Approaching For European Maritime Day ‘In My Country’ Events In 2020
The deadline for applications to make your event a part of European Maritime Day celebrations this year is next Friday 31 January. In 2019, a total of 145 events were organised across 23 countries under the ‘EMD In My Country’…
Submissions Open For European Maritime Day ‘In My Country’ Events In 2020
Applications are now open to submit your event to be part of European Maritime Day celebrations next year. In 2019, a total of 145 events were organised across 23 countries under the ‘EMD In My Country’ banner, with activities from…
The Clipper race on a previous visit to Derry
Now that the city of Derry’s legendary Halloween celebrations are over, all eyes are on July 2020 which will be a key date in the Derry/Londonderry calendar when, on Saturday 25th, the eleven 70-ft yachts in the Clipper Round the…
Giant “fire sculptures” for Conamara Sea Week’s programme will be on show tonight in Letterfrack in County Galway
Giant “fire sculptures”, a community dinner, jazz lunch and a walk to Omey island are among activities planned for Conamara Sea Week’s programme based in and around the Quaker village of Letterfrack. Ecologist Gordon D’Arcy is participating in a schools…
Crosshaven Trad Sail Returns This Weekend With Packed Programme
Crosshaven Trad Sail returns for another year this weekend from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June with a packed programme of festival events around the historic boat regatta. Registration (€25) is open for participating skippers, with early arrivals potentially having…
Evelyn Cusack, Doug Allan and Ken O'Sullivan, speakers in the Marine Institute’s Wild Atlantic Theatre at SeaFest 2019
Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration attracted thousands of visitors to the port and city of Cork this past weekend. Cork was transformed into a giant interactive ‘sea world’ for the three days of SeaFest 2019, and the port was…
A traditional Currach goes on display at Seafest
Currachs are important to preserving the maritime history and culture of an island nation a seminar about these iconic boats was told in Cork Harbour today reports Tom MacSweeney. The seminar on the antiquity and sustainability of currachs was part…
Sea Change At Seafest: Ireland’s Largest Free Maritime Festival To Raise Awareness Of Plastic Pollution
An interactive hut made up of 60kg of household plastics — the average amount used by an adult in Ireland each year — will be unveiled at SeaFest this weekend, highlighting the problem of plastics in our oceans. Ireland’s largest…
Go ‘Atlantic Blue’ To Celebrate Our Connection On World Oceans Day
Famous buildings and landmarks across Ireland will ‘Go Atlantic Blue' over the weekend 7-10 June to celebrate our connection to the Atlantic Ocean as part of World Oceans Day. The global day this Saturday 8 June connects people worldwide in…
Currach racing at the Cork Harbour Festival
The nine-day Cork Harbour Festival which celebrates our maritime heritage, continues all this week until Sunday June 9th. With over 70 maritime events taking place, there is still time to go on a yacht in Cork Harbour, try a scuba…
Cork Harbour Festival & Ocean To City Race This June Weekend
Cork Harbour Festival is sure to make a big splash this June Bank Holiday Weekend. And the festivities are only beginning on Saturday 1 June, with nine days celebrating all things maritime taking over Leeside and Cork Harbour — for…
Mexican sail training tall ship Cuauhtémoc is in Belfast this weekend
Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc is the star attraction at the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival which continues till tomorrow, Monday 27 May. The sail training ship is among the host of vessels — including Naval Service OPV LÉ Samuel Beckett —…
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The Portaferry Sails & Sounds Festival will be held on Strangford Lough from 20th – 23rd June
Portaferry is preparing for a four-day Sailing and Music and family fun festival which will be the biggest maritime event to come to Ards Peninsula since the very popular ‘Galway Hooker Festival’ of many years ago. The event is being…

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