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#MaritimeFestivals - Do you have an urge to get others out on the water enjoying the River Foyle? Are you bursting to share your passion for science? Perhaps you’re just really friendly and feel you’re perfectly suited to welcoming and helping…
Athlone River Festival Promises A Fun-Filled Weekend
#Festivals - The River Shannon will come alive with the Athlone River Festival later this month. The Shannon has long been the base for festivals in the midlands centre, from the original Athlone People’s Regatta in the 1920s to the Athlone…
Volunteers at last year’s SeaFest in Galway
#SeaFest - Volunteers are wanted for Ireland’s largest maritime festival, SeaFest 2018, taking place in Galway Harbour from 29 June to 1 July. “A wide range of organisations and agencies come together to take part in this festival, including businesses across…
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend this weekend the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival (19-20 May) to see TS Royalist and other Tall Ships lining Donegall Quay and elsewhere in the harbour.
#MaritimeFestivals - Sea cadets have navigated as the first of the Tall Ships to dock in Belfast Harbour ahead of the annual Maritime Festival (19-20 May) which gets underway on Saturday and Sunday.  With the wind in its sails, ITV…
Galway City Hall heard Ireland’s largest maritime festival generated €6.9 million for the local economy in 2017
#SeaFest - The business of SeaFest was discussed at a special meeting in Galway City Hall last Thursday (3 May), which heard that Ireland’s largest maritime festival generated €6.9 million for the local economy in 2017. “The ploughing championships for…
Dockside Festival in Belfast starts next week March 27 to April 20 at the Alexandra Dock & Wharf and events held on board HMS Caroline.
#MaritimeFestivals - A month-long festival in Belfast Harbour is to start in the end of March at the Titanic Quarter. Dockside Festival runs from 27 March to 20 April and as The Irish News reports the festival will be held…
Between the mountains and the ocean. Dingle’s colourful waterfront speaks volumes about the rich and complex heritage which will be celebrated at the Dingle Maritime Weekend.
Dingle today is closely associated with superb hospitality, good food, the sporting entertainment of the biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, and the eternal sense of the nearby presence of the mighty Atlantic in one direction, and majestic mountains soaring…
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. announces over €500,000 Investment for 22 marine projects in Mayo, Sligo at the Mulranny Park Hotel. L/R; BIM FLAG Northwest Co-ordinator Declan Nee  BIM CEO Jim O’ Toole, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D.,  FLAG Northwest Ger Hassett
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. yesterday (Monday, 24th July) joined BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the North West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) to announce over €500,000 in total investment for 22…
New Zealand’s champion flyboarder Beau Weston marked a swell start to SeaFest, which ran from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July
#SeaFest - Ireland’s national maritime festival, SeaFest 2017, attracted 101,113 visitors to Galway Harbour during the three day event this past weekend – generating €6.3 million for the city. According to organisers, the figures show a phenomenal 68% growth in…
So far thousands have flocked west for first day of SeaFest, which continues this weekend. Above the flyboarding antics of Jet Man!  In the background is the coastal tanker and regular caller to the port, the aptly named  Galway Fisher which had sailed from Whitegate Oil Refinery. See related story under Cork Harbour news dated 27 July.
#Seafest - Thousands of visitors turned up in Galway yesterday for the first day of SeaFest. If figures are anything to go by and forecasts are right, this year's SeaFest is set to be 'the biggest and most spectacular' sea…
The national maritime festival, SeaFest, returns to Galway this Friday and runs until Sunday July 2nd
Thousands of visitors will flock to Galway this weekend for what is expected to be the “biggest and most spectacular” sea festival ever staged in Ireland. The national maritime festival, SeaFest, returns to Galway, Friday June 30th to Sunday July…
Fourth class pupils from Cregmore NS at the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Docks
#SeaFest - Students from fourth class at Cregmore NS recently visited the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Docks as part of their marine science and art project building up to SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival. Afloat.ie previously reported on the project, which…
Russian frigate Shtandart will stand tall in Belfast after wowing the crowds in Drogheda last weekend
#TallShips - This year’s Belfast Maritime Festival kicks off tomorrow (Friday 16 June) with a chance to climb aboard some of the visiting tall ship flotilla, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The Phoenix, Earl of Pembroke and Kaskelot welcome visitors…
Guided walking harbour heritage tours will be part of the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival
#HarbourHeritage - The Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival as previously reported on Afloat begins today, Friday 26 May and continues until this Sunday. As part of the festival that celebrates the rich and diverse maritime culture centred on Rathlin Sound, the…
Volunteers Wanted for Galway's SeaFest 2017
Volunteers are wanted for SeaFest 2017 to help make this year’s national maritime festival one to remember. The three day celebration will take place in Galway from 30 June to 2 July 2017. The Marine Institute, coordinating SeaFest on behalf…
Ken O'Connell of Limerick Market Quarter helps launch Limerick’s Riverfest
#Festivals - Limerick becomes a mecca for watersport enthusiasts this May Bank Holiday weekend for the city’s Riverfest 2017, which kicks off today (Friday 28 April). Highlights of the city’s premier summer maritime festival include the Riverfest BBQ Competition, the…

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