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#Festivals - Nimmo's Pier in the Claddagh is the focus of the 2015 Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival that kicks off today (Friday 25 September) with the oyster shucking nationals, as the Galway Independent reports. And the big event…
Ships Depart But Memories of Drogheda Maritime Festival Linger!
#droghedamaritime – The third annual Irish Maritime Festival took over Drogheda last weekend. The flotilla of ships sailed into Drogheda on Friday afternoon and from that moment on the sun shone. The Festival, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda…
Lough Erne Food Festival This Weekend
#MaritimeFestivals - The inaugural Festival Lough Erne is taking place in the island town of Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh this weekend – a celebration of food and the waterways with fun for all ages. In the tented village there will be…
Ireland's First National Maritime Festival Launches On World Oceans Day
#SeaFest - Marking World Oceans Day across the globe today (Monday 8 June), Marine Minister Simon Coveney announced the first national celebration of Ireland's oceans next month. The inaugural national maritime festival SeaFest will take place in Cork Harbour on…
Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival Draws Crowds Despite High Winds
#rathlin – The Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival was celebrating its most successful run in the Festival's history, until high winds affected the crossings on the Rathlin Sound, according to Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism Officer, Caroline Carey. It was estimated…
Old Gaffers Celebrate Dublin Port Riverfest With Annual Regatta
#Riverfest - The Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association has timed its annual regatta to take place this weekend during the third Dublin Port Riverfest. Weather permitting, the DBOGA will race in Dublin Bay for the Leinster Plate Trophy on Saturday…
Dublin Port Riverfest Launched By Ship-Shape Model Mum Alison Canavan
Taking place over the June bank holiday weekend (Saturday 30th May – Monday, 1st June 2015) along Dublin's historic North Wall Quay, Dublin's unique maritime festival has a pirate theme for 2015, featuring seafaring events and quayside activities to create…
Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2015 is Launched
#rathlinisland – It's anchors aweigh as Northern Ireland's leading maritime festival, the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, was launched by the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, last Friday. Organised by the Council Harbour & Tourism…
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival Gets Under Way
#MaritimeFestivals - The annual Dublin Bay Prawn Festival kicks off this evening (Friday 24 April) with the 'mystery dine-around', heralding a weekend of food and fun in Howth. Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered,…
Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival Celebrates 'Our Feathered Fishy Friends' In May
#MaritimeFestivals - The inaugural Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival will take place from 9 to 14 May at the famous Clare coastal attraction and in other locations around the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. Over 60,000 seabirds can be…
Coleraine Riverfest Is Ireland's Event Of The Summer
#Riverfest - Avid fans of watersports from across the UK & Ireland will descend on Coleraine on 9-10 August when the Waterways Ireland Riverfest takes place on the Lower Bann River and Christie Park. On the water, wakeboarding, jetskiing and…
Vintage Trio In First Flight Together At This Sunday's Bray Air Display
#MaritimeFestivals - This weekend's Bray Air Display will feature three vintage aircraft – a 1936 Aer Lingus Iolar and two Chipmunk trainer planes - that have never flown together at an air show, according to The Irish Times. The news marks…
Clare Island Hosts Raft-Building Championships Over August Bank Holiday
#MaritimeFestivals - If you’re looking for a buzzing destination to spend the August bank holiday weekend, consider Clare Island in Co Mayo for the first Raft Building Championships, which promises seaside festival fun for all ages. The organisers at Clare…
Maritime Activities Programme at the Wexford Maritime Festival
#WexfordMaritimeFestival –As the Wexford Maritime Festivals (27-20 June) gets underway tomorrow, the festival has many events lined-up for all to enjoy until this Sunday. As reported on, one of the largest such festivals now in its third year since…
Wexford Maritime Festival, One of Ireland's Largest Sea Themed Events, Starts on June 27
#maritimefestival – Beachgoers to Curracloe today enjoyed the spectacle of 'Two men in a boat' as the launch for Wexford Maritime Festival got underway. The Wexford Maritime Festival was established in 2012 to celebrate Wexford's rich maritime heritage and culture…
Dun Laoghaire's In Bloom For James Joyce Celebrations
#Festivals - A host of events are lined up in Dun Laoghaire to celebrate Bloomsday leading up to the day itself next Monday 16 June. Three days of Bloomsday Breakfasts begin on Saturday 14 June, but the fun lasts all…

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