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Vintage Barges Bring ‘Floating Fringe Festival’ To Mountshannon For June Bank Holiday Weekend
Vintage barges and fantastic events are promised in the line-up as the Mountshannon Arts Festival returns this June Bank Holiday, Thursday 30 May to Monday 3 June. Inspired by this year’s theme, ‘Roots and Wings’, the festival features all facets…
The programme for SeaFest 2019 in Cork Harbour was launched today, Wednesday 24 April
SeaFest is returning to Cork city this summer — and Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration unveils its exciting 2019 programme with over 100 events taking place from 7-9 June. Some 100,000 visitors are expected at the Port of Cork…
Fingal Mayor Anthony Lavin at Dorans on the Pier to launch this year’s Dublin Bay Prawn Festival from 17-19 May
Howth Yacht Club will be one of the hubs of the new-look Dublin Bay Prawn Festival next month. Formerly held over St Patrick’s Weekend, this year’s festival has moved to 17-19 May and is expanding to better reflect the wealth…
St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick city will host the free concert on Friday 3 May and a special ecumenical prayer service on Sunday 5 May
The Church of Ireland in Limerick city will be celebrating the traditions and legacy of Ireland’s inland waterways through story and song with a special free concert at St Mary’s Cathedral from 8pm on Friday 3 May. Radharc na hAbhann…
Canoes and Kayakers at Seafest
SeaFest and Cork Harbour Festival are coming together for Ireland’s biggest maritime celebration, which will take place in Cork this June. Cork City Council and the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG) present SeaFest, a national free and family friendly maritime…
Dingle Maritime Weekend to Feature Ted Creedon on 3rd & 4th November
Dingle Maritime Weekend, an annual event jointly organised by Kevin Flannery of the town’s renowned Oceanworld, and former Harbour Master Captain Brian Farrell (he played a key role in the establishment of the biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race in…
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD;  Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, joined the Deputy  Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Des Cahill, Cork City Council CE, Ann Doherty and  students, Myles Ó Raghallaigh, and Cáit Ní Drisceoil, Coláise Dáibhéid, to announce that Cork will host the national maritime festival, Seafest from 2019 – 2021
SeaFest, Ireland’s largest and most spectacular maritime festival, will set sail again for Cork Harbour next year. The festival will dock in Cork for the next three years, from 2019 – 2021. Ireland’s national maritime festival has been held in…
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…
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…
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…
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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