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Frank Bôlter is pictured in his giant paper boat that he has made with members of the Kinvara Sailing Club, which he’ll be sailing into SeaFest on Saturday 2 July.  The quirky craft will be launched at Kinvara Pier at 12noon and will sail proudly into Galway Harbour alongside a flotilla of Galway Hookers.
Prepare to ‘sea’ it all in Galway over the first weekend in July as the city welcomes SeaFest maritime festival, and plunges into a weekend of ocean-themed activities and entertainment. A key goal of ‘Harnessing our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated…
100 year old ‘Whitby’ lifeboat will arrive for display during the festival weekend
One of the country’s largest celebrations the coast, the Wexford Maritime Festival is set to host five vintage lifeboats later this week from June 24th to 26th as the vessels voyage to Wexford from across Ireland and the UK. The…
Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Arder Carson with one of the tallship volunteers, Niamh Macklin from Bryson Future Skills on board the Maybe
#TitanicMaritime - Belfast City welcomes some of the Tall Ships back for the Titanic Maritime Festival a three day event (28-30 May) that begins today and includes this Spring Holiday Monday in the UK. Groups of young people from across…
See It All At Second Annual SeaFest This July
#SeaFest - A wave of excitement is about to break over Galway as the city prepares to host SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, docking in the city over the action-packed weekend of Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July. Following a…
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion pictured with Paul Kilpatrick, organisation manager with Dupont, Margaret Edwards, Education Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council, and Alex Bradley and Bradan Edwards, from Good Shepherd PS, along with Robert Forshaw from Footsteps Historical Interpretation dressed as famous 19th century Derry shipbuilder Captain William Coppin, at the launch of the DuPont Float your Boat competition that will be taking place in the run up to the forthcoming Foyle Maritime Festival in July when the Clipper Round the World Race fleet will arrive in Derry for a homecoming celebration of events.
Primary schools across the Derry City and Strabane District Council area are being invited to take part in an exciting free education outreach programme that will allow them to explore their maritime heritage through an innovative and interactive programme entitled:…
#MaritimeFestivals - This year's Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is moving a month earlier to tie in with the St Patrick's festivities in Ireland's capital. As ever, your favourite prawn dishes will be the star of the show at the food…
#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…

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