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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…
Sligo Sea Shanty and Seafaring Festival to Raise Funds for RNLI
#MARITIMEFESTIVALS – Rosses Point in County Sligo is hosting its third International Shanty and Seafaring Festival from the 15th – 17th June 2012.The launch of the festival takes place on Thursday 31st of May in the Yeats County Hotel, Rosses…
Boat & Leisure Festival Scrubbed in Cowes
#MARITIME FESTIVALS – Organisers of the 2012 Boat & Leisure Festival 'Cowesfest' have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Jubilee-themed Festival that was scheduled to be held in Cowes Yacht Haven on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June. Spearheaded…
Whale Watching On The Schedule for Hook Head Maritime Festival This Weekend
#MARITIME FESTIVALS - The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will have a stand at the Maritime Matters Festival in Hook Head, Co Wexford this bank holiday weekend from 5-7 May. Representing the IWDG are Deirdre Slevin and Paddy Roche,…
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival Celebrates Scampi, Nephrop and Langoustine
MARITIME FESTIVAL – A Dublin Bay Prawn Festival will be held in Howth, Co. Dublin from April 27th – 29th. The Dublin Bay Prawn is highly regarded around the world, appearing on the menus of many of the world's best…
Wexford to Celebrate Maritime Heritage with Summer Festival
#MARITIME FESTIVAL – The John Barry Maritime Festival takes place on the 23rd and 24th of June 2012 on Wexford Quay, celebrating Wexford's culture and heritage on a seascape setting in the heart of Wexford town. Wexford maritime culture will…
Sea Shanty Man for Scottish Maritime Festival
#SEA SHANTY – Minneapolis maritime musician Bob Walser is on the crest of a wave with an appearance at Scotland's biggest maritime heritage festival. Living thousands of miles from the nearest ocean and slap bang in the landlocked Midwest of…
Dr John de Courcy Ireland Remembered at Connemara Maritime Festival
Ireland's leading maritime histortian will be remembered during Conamara Sea Week, which starts next Friday. The 10-day programme celebrating the west of Ireland's rich maritime heritage kicks off just two days after the centenary of the late Dr John de…

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