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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…
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…

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