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Volunteers Wanted for Galway's SeaFest 2017
Volunteers are wanted for SeaFest 2017 to help make this year’s national maritime festival one to remember. The three day celebration will take place in Galway from 30 June to 2 July 2017. The Marine Institute, coordinating SeaFest on behalf…
Launch of the Drogheda Sail Training Bursary took place recently. The bursary is a unique new sponsorship structure between Public and Private enterprise from the locality.
#TallshipBursary - The launch of the Drogheda Sail Training Bursary from sponsor Drogheda Port Company took place on Friday 28th April. The launch marked a unique new sponsorship structure between Public and Private enterprise from the locality. Drogheda Port Company…
Ken O'Connell of Limerick Market Quarter helps launch Limerick’s Riverfest
#Festivals - Limerick becomes a mecca for watersport enthusiasts this May Bank Holiday weekend for the city’s Riverfest 2017, which kicks off today (Friday 28 April). Highlights of the city’s premier summer maritime festival include the Riverfest BBQ Competition, the…
SeaFest is co-ordinated by the Marine Institute, on behalf of the Marine Coordination Group
Businesses across Galway and the region are giving their support to SeaFest 2017, with festival activities extending from Galway Harbour to The Latin Quarter and Salthill. SeaFest 2017 is Ireland's national maritime festival and will include a variety of marine-themed…
A friendly place, though with a drying anchorage, Holywood Yacht Club (founded 1862) is the oldest on Belfast Lough
In all last year’s celebrations of the 150th Anniversaries of Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Carrickfergus Sailing Club on Belfast Lough, it was generally overlooked that neither is the senior club on the lough, even though both were founded way…
Naval Service OPV LÉ Niamh will return to Galway for SeaFest 2017 this summer
#SeaFest - Organisers promise “a larger and more spectacular” SeaFest, as Ireland’s national maritime festival expands to include three days of activities and attractions celebrating the sea in Galway from 30 June to 2 July. Festival chiefs met in Galway…
Dublin Port Riverfest Returns This June Bank Holiday
#Riverfest - North Wall Quay will once again play host to the Dublin Port Riverfest this June Bank Holiday weekend. Tracing the River Liffey from the Ha’penny Bridge in the heart of Dublin City right out through Dublin Port and…
SeaFest runs from June 30th t July 2nd 2017 in Galway
Galway based and globally renowned event management specialist Arcana has been appointed to stage SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, this summer. Arcana, which has organised sporting, cultural and commemorative historical events across the globe, has been given the challenge of…
Mini Regatta Kicks Off Conamara Sea Week
#ConamaraSeaWeek - The 32nd Conamara Sea Week got under way in Letterfrack yesterday (Sunday 23 October) with a full programme of entertaining and educational events, including a mini sailing regatta. The Connacht Tribune has much more on the maritime festival…
SeaFest Returns To Galway In 2017 & 2018
#SeaFest - Ireland’s national maritime festival will return to Galway Harbour for the next two years, according to the Galway Independent. The news follows the success of this summer’s SeaFest, which brought more than 60,000 visitors to Galway to see…
The Schooner 'Result' after completion in Carrickfergus 1893
An all-day Belfast–based conference this month entitled 'Our Maritime Heritage: Research, Resources and Restoration' is taking place at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). The first 65 delegates to register here will receive a complimentary lunch. A keynote speaker…
Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheries Ireland), Neville Murphy, Martyn Rayner from the 'Screaming Reels' Boat, with John Belger (UK Organiser of the Rosslare Small Boats Festival) and Seirt Shultz , also from 'Screaming Reels'
The Irish boat ‘Screaming Reels’ has won the Rosslare Small Boats Angling Festival for a record eighth year in what was a very tight competition. This is the sixth year in a row that the crew from Rosie’s Sea Angling…
 Cat Hogan and Billy Roche
Billy Roche, Cat Hogan and Paul O’Brien are among an impressive list of Wexford literary names already confirmed for the inaugural Write By The Sea, a festival of writing and reading set to take place in Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford…
Carlingford Oyster Festival Opens Today
#MaritimeFestivals - The 2016 Carlingford Oyster Festival kicks off this evening (Thursday 4 August) on the shores of Carlingford Lough with the official opening of the event that runs till Monday 8 August. This Saturday (6 August) is when the…
Second Annual SeaFest Nets 60,000 Visitors In Galway
#SeaFest - More than 60,000 visitors flocked to SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, this past weekend to enjoy an action-packed programme centred on Galway Harbour. Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan said he was delighted at the public response…
 The festival, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company, takes place at the Port next weekend (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10th July) and promises something fun for everyone.
Drogheda Harbourmaster Capt. Martin Donnelly previews this year's maritime festival for Afloat readers. The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Maxol, is going from strength to strength. The festival, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company, takes place…

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