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Scottish Oyster Shucker to Compete in Galway World Championships
Angus Vajk (22) a biology undergraduate from Dunbeg, near Oban, Argyll, is heading for Galway in Ireland this weekend to take part in the Bollinger World Oyster Opening Championships on 24th September. Son of oyster farmers Hugo and Judith Vajk…
Boat Builder to Feature at Dromineer Literary Festival
Shannon Boat Builder Jimmy Furey will be a special guest at the Dromineer Literary Festival at the end of the month. The appearance conicides with a screening of David Shaw-Smith's landmark documentary series'Hands' featuring the Shannon-one-Design Boatbuilder. The eighth annual…
'Malahide Afloat' addition to Malahide Festival
There will be an added nautical flavour to this year’s Malahide Festival with the introduction of a new feature entitled ‘Malahide Afloat’, devised by Malahide Yacht Club and organised on Saturday 23rd July in conjunction with Malahide Marina and Malahide…
Sun, Sand and Sail at the Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival
The Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival starts this evening, now in its 42nd year, the four-day festival is surrounded by the culinary delights of locally caught fresh seafood, writes Jehan Ashmore. In addition festival-goers can take part in the varied programme…
Summer Festival in the Heart of Dublin’s ‘Docklands’
The Docklands Summer Festival takes place this weekend in Dublin's 'Docklands' and it is to host the Waterways Ireland Inter-County Sailing Championship, writes Jehan Ashmore. Other events taking place on the River Liffey and throughout the docklands range from a…
‘Bounty’ Joins Belfast’s Titanic Maritime Festival
The US-flagged replica tallship H.M.S. Bounty arrived into Belfast Lough this morning for the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival (24-26 June), writes Jehan Ashmore. Measuring some 200 tonnes, the three masted-replica ship of the original H.M.A.V Bounty where the famous mutiny…
Seafest - A Celebration of Donegal's Coastal Environment
Come the first weekend of July 2011, the sheltered waters of Donegal's Lough Swilly will come alive with sails big and small, with the slap of oars and paddles. The shoreline and the golden sands of its beaches will play…
SeaFest Celebrates Donegal's Coastal Heritage
The shores of Lough Swilly in Co Donegal will come alive with sails at SeaFest 2011 from 1-3 July, celebrating the region's unique coastal environment. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/ The weekend begins on Friday 1 July with the launch of MalinWaters, a new…
Boats Head for 'Foyle Days' 2011
Next weekend's Foyle Days (21 and 22) is set to welcome the return of the Johanna Lucretia, a two masted wooden schooner built in 1945, along with other vessels which are to visit the north-west city, writes Jehan Ashmore. The annual maritime…
Strangford Celebrates Maritime Festival
Enjoy a packed programme of exciting and unusual sea and land based events taking place at Strangford, Portaferry and Killyleagh. Star attractions include the magnificent Tall Ship Antigua with public sailings on all three days plus a dramatic air sea…
An Evening of Maritime Music at the NCH
On 21 May the Culwick Choral Society will present a very maritime-inspired evening of music at the National Concert Hall. The highlight of the show will be a performance of 'A Sea Symphony' by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with vocals provided…
Mersey's Biggest Sailing Event to be Staged at Liverpool Boat Show
The River Mersey's biggest sailing event in living memory will take place when two open regattas are staged during the Liverpool Boat Show. About 150 boats will compete in a series of spectacular races on each of the two weekends…
Sea Songs and Shanties Make a Winning Combination
A wonderful weekend of maritime celebration took place in Rosses Point in August. It was the inaugural festival of Shanty and Seafaring organised by a local committee. The event took place over three days in the in the village which…
Boats,Bikes and Bentleys for Scottish Boat Show
Scotland's Boat Show 2010 takes to the sea and shore over the weekend of 15th/16th/17th October. Now in its 24th year, Scotland's Boat Show 2010 show promises to be the biggest ever with over 150 boats for sale - from a…
Ireland Newfoundland Conference to Focus on Marine Leisure Infrastructure
As part of a festival to develop closer cooperation between Newfoundland and Ireland, New Ross in County Wexford is hosting a conference this Friday with a focus on Marine Leisure Infrastructure as a useful focus for both countries, with contributions…
Fun in the Dock This Weekend
The Dublin Docklands Maritime Festival starts this Friday lunchtime, with tall ships, Lifeboat demonstrations, live music, street performance and the Docklands swim all taking place over the long weekend. A full food market will be located on-site, with a children's…

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