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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…
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…

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