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Seaweed Theme in Burren Slow Food Festival
#slowfood – Food critic Sally McKenna, TV chef Darina Allen and food writer Dr. Prannie Rhatigan are among the participants in the 2014 Burren Slow Food Festival, details of which were announced today. Supported by the Burren & Cliffs of…
Classic Planes Debut At Bray Air Display This Summer
#Festivals - If you enjoyed last year's FlightFest on the River Liffey, mark Sunday 20 July on your calendars - as organisers have announced details of this year's Bray Air Display. The Hunter, the Sabre, the Yaks and the Vampires…
Irish Maritime Festival at Drogheda to Include Pirate Ships & River Boyne Swim
#maritimefestivals – A pirate battle on the Boyne will kick off The Irish Maritime Festival – a spectacular celebration of all things seafaring which takes place in Drogheda from June 13 to 15. A feast of maritime fun including the Boyne…
Great Food, Great Fun At Howth's Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
#MaritimeFestivals - It's April, which means it's almost time for the annual Dublin Bay Prawn Festival - running this year from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April. Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered, marinated…
Get Afloat For Paddy's Weekend!
#PaddysDay - After months of storm-force winds, relentless rain and flooding, and often freezing conditions, there's finally some light on the horizon - as Met Éireann says the weather will be mostly dry and settled for the coming weeks. As…
Galway Oyster Festival Gets Under Way
#Galway - Today 26 September marks the start of the 2013 Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, with a full four days of gastronomic goodness in the City of the Tribes. Probably the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St…
New City Festival To Follow 94th Liffey Swim
#Liffey - Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn and Dublin City Council have announced details of the inaugural Liffey Living Festival - coinciding with the 94th edition of the Liffey Swim on Saturday 24 August. Following the swim, Grand Canal Dock…
First Visit by Royal Navy Vessel to Wexford Port Since Independence
The second John Barry Maritime Festival had momentous maritime gathering events including the first visit since 1956 to John Barry's Homestead in Taccumshance by US visitors and the first visit by a Royal Navy vessel to Wexford Port since independence,…
Wexford the Model 'Boat' County
#MaritimeFeatival - Irelands largest Model-Boat Exhibition will be held during the 2nd John Barry Maritime Festival in Wexford. The Model Boat Exhibition takes place on the weekend of 22-23 June (11am-5pm) as part of the four-day festival which starts tomorrow…
Maritime Festival Launches New Maritime & Heritage Cultural Trial
#MaritimeFestival – As previously reported on Afloat.ie the 2nd John Barry Maritime Festival (20-23 June) starts this week and is a celebration of the Wexford-born Commodore John Barry, father of the US Navy. The four-day festival covers Wexford's rich maritime…
Brand New Dalkey Built Currach Takes First Place at Ocean to City Race
#OceantoCity – The winner of this year's 10th Ocean to City Rowing Race 'An Rás Mór' went to the brand new Dalkey community built currach Naomh Beagnait which was only launched at the start of June, writes Jehan Ashmore. Naomh…
Watch Live Ocean to City Race on The Big Screen and The Web
#OceantoCity – Today's Ocean to City Race 'An Rás Mór' involving 122 entries can be viewed live on the big screen along Cork's Lapp's Quay thanks to Cork City Council. The live-stream is also available from www.corkcity.ie/tv starting from 12…
Mersey River Festival
#MaritimeFestival – Following the recent 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, there is an exhibition of the historic event which will form as part of the Mersey River Festival which starts this weekend of 7 - 9 June.…
Forgotten Flax Highlighted at Scottish Maritime Heritage Festival
#maritimefestivals – The fascinating story of an ancient agricultural crop and how it played a key role in the maritime industry will be brought to life at Scotland's leading celebration of nautical heritage and culture. A display and demonstration on…
Ocean to City Fest Celebrates Cork's Maritime Heritage
#CorkHarbour - Rowboat and kayak trips, harbour cruises, street markets and much more will be in store for Cork Harbour's maritime festival Ocean to City from tomorrow 1 June. The highlight of the 10-day festival as it's been since 2005…
Foynes Irish Coffee Festival Has Distinct Maritime Flavour
#FoynesFestival – This year's Foynes Irish Coffee Festival takes place this coming Bank Holiday weekend (31 May-2 June), writes Jehan Ashmore. The history of the 'Irish' Coffee which started 70 years can trace its origins back to the flying boats…

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