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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…
The maritime scene in Derry during the last Clipper Race visit in 2018
The Loughs Agency says it welcomes the news that Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Business and Culture Committee have endorsed the proposal to host the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in 2022. Northern Ireland was previously scheduled to…
Arthus Bertrand’s documentary “Home” from 2009 portrays “the beautiful diversity of our ecosystem
Climate change and its impact on sea and land is the theme of this year’s “Night of Ideas” festival hosted by the French embassy. The “Green Night of Ideas” lasts the month of February, with films available to view for…
Kayaker Jim Kennedy
Afloat's Lorna Siggins will interview kayaker Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking as  part of an online celebration of Cork Harbour starting tomorrow. Although the physical Cork Harbour Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, organisers Meitheal Mara are featuring an…
Ireland Marine Sector Collaborates to Celebrate European Maritime Day Virtually
In recognition of European Maritime Day on 20th May and World Oceans Day on 8th June, the Marine Institute and partners will celebrate our seas, our world’s shared ocean and our connection to the sea through our Oceans of Learning…
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…
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…

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