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First Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival Set for May
#rathlin – An exciting new annual maritime festival is to be centred on Rathlin Sound, the body of water that lies between Rathlin and Ballycastle on Antrim's spectacular Causeway Coast. The aim of the festival is to celebrate and share…
Arrive By Sea! the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
#FestivalExcursion-Those heading for the Dublin Bay Prawn Maritime Festival (26-28 April) in Howth may consider an alternative and new way of reaching the north Co. Dublin fishing harbour with Dublin Bay Cruises which began operations last week, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Lifeboat Prawn Push in aid of Howth RNLI
#lifeboat – As part of the Dublin Bay Prawn Maritime Festival in Howth, North Dublin a Prawn Push in aid of Howth RNLI will take place on Saturday 27th April at 3pm in Howth. Teams of three wearing maritime themed…
RNLI Mechanic Plots Online Course For Rosses Point Shanty Fest
#MaritimeFestivals - Organisers of the Rosses Point Shanty Festival didn't have far to cast their net when they needed someone to design their new website. The maritime festival in aid of Sligo Bay RNLI landed a handy catch in a…
Wexford Prepares for Second John Barry Maritime Festival
#maritimefestival – The organisers of the John Barry Maritime Festival are expecting crowds of over 50,000 to visit Wexford in June. The second John Barry Maritime Festival, which is one of three Gathering flagship events, takes place this year from Thursday 20th until Sunday…
Galway Festival 'An Tóstal Salthill' Seeks Wider Maritime Involvement
#maritimefestival – All Ireland Currach racing will run along the promenade of Salthill and there will also be a Galway Hooker parade of sail as part of this year's 'An Tóstal Salthill' on Sunday, May 5. Festival Director Diarmuid Ó…
Sligo Sea Shanty Festival Returns For Fourth Year
#MaritimeFestivals - Running for the last three years, Sligo Bay RNLI is once again preparing for the Sea Shanty Festival in Rosses Point later this summer, with all proceeds going to the lifeboat station. "The festival is a celebration of…
New Ross Celtic River Festival
#RIVER FESTIVAL – The inland port of New Ross,Co. Wexford, is to where the Celtic River Festival is to take place over next weekend (25-26 Aug). The festival has an action packed programme to entertain with plenty of fun-filled activities…
National Marine Week Kicks Off in Northern Ireland
#MARITIME FESTIVALS - National Marine Week has kicked off in Northern Ireland, with events taking place along the coastline till Sunday 12 August. According to BBC News, events organised by the Ulster Wildlife Trust for the festival fortnight include a…
Festival of Oysters...Carlingford Lough
#OYSTER FESTIVAL – The narrow medieval streets of Carlingford, Co. Louth will again be host to the annual Carlingford Oyster Festival, where an action packed festival runs for four days between 9-12th August. The festival includes the oyster pearl hunt,…
Wexford Festival to Celebrate Founder of US Navy
#WEXFORD MARITIME FESTIVAL - The John Barry Maritime Festival as previously reported is to take place on the weekend of 23-24 June where a packed festival programme outlines various activities and events, writes Jehan Ashmore. As the festival is named…
SeaFest Lough Swilly To Celebrate Second Year
#MARITIME FESTIVALS - The second SeaFest Lough Swilly is set to take place next weekend from 22-24 June, as the Donegal Democrat reports. “SeaFest Lough Swilly is an event for everyone,” said Mark Wheeler of Rathmullan House, one of the…
Dunmore East: Festival of Food, Fish & Fun
#SEASIDE FESTIVAL – The popular and scenic fishing harbour of Dunmore East is to host a Festival of Food, Fish & Fun running from 22-24th June. The first day of the festival on Friday, officially starts at 6pm with a…
Shanty & Seafaring Festival, Rosses Point
#SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL – Want to hear plenty of sea shanties and at the same time support the RNLI, then Rosses Point, Co. Sligo is the place to be during the three-day Sea Shanty & Maritime Festival held between the15-17th…
Former Guinness Tallship to Take Pride of Place in Queen’s Jubilee River Pageant
#QUEENS RIVER PAGEANT – The oldest operating tallship in Europe, Belem built in 1896 and once owned by the family of the Guinness brewing dynasty, is to take pride of place in Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the…
Crowds of 100,000 Enjoy Waterways Ireland Docklands Summer Festival 2012
#DOCKLANDS – The Waterways Ireland Docklands Summer Festival 2012, bathed in gorgeous sunshine was a highly fun and exciting family event with over 100,000 people in attendance over the two days. The festival ran over Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th…

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