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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 Afloat.ie, 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…
Maritime Themed Events At West Cork's Literary Festival, Bantry
#maritimefestival – There will be a number of maritime themed events at the 2014 West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, Co. Cork which runs from Monday, July 7th to Friday, July 11th with many free events. On Friday July 11th…
Hop Onto the 'Hopper' at the Irish Maritime Festival
#IrishMaritimeFestival– In addition to all those tallship's at the Irish Martime Festival (13,14,15 June) in Drogheda Port, another classic vessel, 'Hebble Sand' a grab-hopper dredger built in 1963 will be open to the public. The 757 tonne veteran at more…
Tall Ships Descend on Dublin’s Fair City Ready for ‘Riverfest’
#TallShipsDublin2014 – It's that time of year again, as the second Dublin Port 'Riverfest' gets underway over this June Bank Holiday weekend (31 May-2 June), and already in port are a flotilla of almost ten tallships lining the Liffey quays,…
Sea Sessions Schedule Takes Shape As Bundoran Gets Ready To Rock
#Surfing - Organisers of the 2014 Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival have just announced details of their programme for 27-29 June. Joining a number of top music acts will be some of the best competitors on the international circuit…

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