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Athlone River Festival Promises A Fun-Filled Weekend
#Festivals - The River Shannon will come alive with the Athlone River Festival later this month. The Shannon has long been the base for festivals in the midlands centre, from the original Athlone People’s Regatta in the 1920s to the Athlone…
Brian Ború which is take part in a voyage between Derry-Londonderry and Belfast as part of the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018. Afloat adds the Waterford based gaff-rigged ketch (above arriving to Dublin) operated by Traditional Boat Charters Ltd is among several vessels participating in the Sail Training Ireland programme this season.
#TallShips- An opportunity for local young people of all backgrounds and abilities are being offered the chance of a lifetime to take part in a sea voyage between Derry-Londonderry and Belfast as part of the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018. The…
A Lagan Currach
Cork Harbour Festival grows each year, and its flagship event Ocean to City - An Rás Mor, now in its 14th year, has received a record-breaking entry! Over 200 boats and 600 participants from Ireland, U.S, Holland, Germany, Spain and…
Volunteers at last year’s SeaFest in Galway
#SeaFest - Volunteers are wanted for Ireland’s largest maritime festival, SeaFest 2018, taking place in Galway Harbour from 29 June to 1 July. “A wide range of organisations and agencies come together to take part in this festival, including businesses across…
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend this weekend the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival (19-20 May) to see TS Royalist and other Tall Ships lining Donegall Quay and elsewhere in the harbour.
#MaritimeFestivals - Sea cadets have navigated as the first of the Tall Ships to dock in Belfast Harbour ahead of the annual Maritime Festival (19-20 May) which gets underway on Saturday and Sunday.  With the wind in its sails, ITV…
Galway City Hall heard Ireland’s largest maritime festival generated €6.9 million for the local economy in 2017
#SeaFest - The business of SeaFest was discussed at a special meeting in Galway City Hall last Thursday (3 May), which heard that Ireland’s largest maritime festival generated €6.9 million for the local economy in 2017. “The ploughing championships for…
Dockside Festival in Belfast starts next week March 27 to April 20 at the Alexandra Dock & Wharf and events held on board HMS Caroline.
#MaritimeFestivals - A month-long festival in Belfast Harbour is to start in the end of March at the Titanic Quarter. Dockside Festival runs from 27 March to 20 April and as The Irish News reports the festival will be held…
The Jacksons To Headline Dun Laoghaire’s Beatyard Festival This Summer
#Beatyard - The Jacksons will play their first ever Irish show as a part of this summer’s Beatyard festival in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, with tickets going on sale next week. Tito, Jermaine, Jackie and Marlon will headline on Friday 3…
Between the mountains and the ocean. Dingle’s colourful waterfront speaks volumes about the rich and complex heritage which will be celebrated at the Dingle Maritime Weekend.
Dingle today is closely associated with superb hospitality, good food, the sporting entertainment of the biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, and the eternal sense of the nearby presence of the mighty Atlantic in one direction, and majestic mountains soaring…
Avast, Me Hearties! Phoenix To Take Pride Of Place At Pirate-Themed Rush Harbour Festival This August Bank Holiday
#TallShips - Phoenix, the tall ship owned by Cork man Shane McCarthy of marine film services firm Square Sail Ventures, will be the centrepiece of the Rush Harbour Festival this coming August Bank Holiday weekend. The 34m-tall, two-masted brig will…
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. announces over €500,000 Investment for 22 marine projects in Mayo, Sligo at the Mulranny Park Hotel. L/R; BIM FLAG Northwest Co-ordinator Declan Nee  BIM CEO Jim O’ Toole, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D.,  FLAG Northwest Ger Hassett
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. yesterday (Monday, 24th July) joined BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the North West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) to announce over €500,000 in total investment for 22…
Galway Hookers in the city’s harbour as part of SeaFest’s Try Sailing programme
#TrySailing - Galway skippers, scouts, clubs and centres volunteered their time during SeaFest 2017 to give 555 children and adults a Try Sailing experience on Galway Bay. Over 100 volunteers represented the likes of Galway Bay Tours, Galway Bay Sailing…
New Zealand’s champion flyboarder Beau Weston marked a swell start to SeaFest, which ran from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July
#SeaFest - Ireland’s national maritime festival, SeaFest 2017, attracted 101,113 visitors to Galway Harbour during the three day event this past weekend – generating €6.3 million for the city. According to organisers, the figures show a phenomenal 68% growth in…
So far thousands have flocked west for first day of SeaFest, which continues this weekend. Above the flyboarding antics of Jet Man!  In the background is the coastal tanker and regular caller to the port, the aptly named  Galway Fisher which had sailed from Whitegate Oil Refinery. See related story under Cork Harbour news dated 27 July.
#Seafest - Thousands of visitors turned up in Galway yesterday for the first day of SeaFest. If figures are anything to go by and forecasts are right, this year's SeaFest is set to be 'the biggest and most spectacular' sea…
The national maritime festival, SeaFest, returns to Galway this Friday and runs until Sunday July 2nd
Thousands of visitors will flock to Galway this weekend for what is expected to be the “biggest and most spectacular” sea festival ever staged in Ireland. The national maritime festival, SeaFest, returns to Galway, Friday June 30th to Sunday July…
European Maritime Day in 2020 will coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has congratulated Cork City on being designated as the host city for European Maritime Day in 2020 by the Council of the European Union. European Maritime Day is the…

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