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New River Shannon Festival Named in Honour of Limerick Sailor, Pat Lawless
#shannon – A new festival named in honour of a Limerick man who famously completed a solo circumnavigation of the world will take place along the banks of the River Shannon in Limerick City on Sunday June 8th next. Organised…
Dublin's Riverside Maritime Festival Programme, A Wealth of Seafaring Events
#riversidefestival – Dublin Port Company and the Docklands Business Forum today launched Dublin Port's 2014 "Riverfest" – Ireland's premier riverside and sailing festival. The festival, which is in its second year, will take place over the June bank holiday weekend (Saturday…
Ocean to City – Cork's Maritime Festival Celebrates Ten Years Next Week
#corkharbour – Celebrating ten years, the Ocean to City Maritime Festival returns for the ultimate oceanic urban experience and a programme of exciting events for the June Bank Holiday Weekend. Taking place in Cork Harbour, one of the largest natural…
Seaweed the Main Theme at This Weekend's Burren Slow Food Festival
#maritimefestival – Food critic Sally McKenna, TV chef Darina Allen and food writer Dr. Prannie Rhatigan are among the participants in the 2014 Burren Slow Food Festival, which takes place tomorrow and Sunday. Supported by the Burren & Cliffs of…
Red Arrows To Perform at LegenDerry Maritime Festival
#clipperrace – The world-famous Red Arrows will take to the skies over the North West Coast of Ireland at the end of June with their display of daredevil aerial manoeuvres, to bring a spectacular close to the 2014 LegenDerry Maritime…
Dublin Summer Festival Welcomes First International Wakeboarding Championship
#MaritimeFestival – The Docklands Summer Festival, which this year is sponsored by Waterways Ireland, is a celebration of the Grand Canal Dock next weekend (17-18 May) and where entertainment and competitions are held on the water and on dry land.…
Seaweed Theme in Burren Slow Food Festival
#slowfood – Food critic Sally McKenna, TV chef Darina Allen and food writer Dr. Prannie Rhatigan are among the participants in the 2014 Burren Slow Food Festival, details of which were announced today. Supported by the Burren & Cliffs of…
Classic Planes Debut At Bray Air Display This Summer
#Festivals - If you enjoyed last year's FlightFest on the River Liffey, mark Sunday 20 July on your calendars - as organisers have announced details of this year's Bray Air Display. The Hunter, the Sabre, the Yaks and the Vampires…
Irish Maritime Festival at Drogheda to Include Pirate Ships & River Boyne Swim
#maritimefestivals – A pirate battle on the Boyne will kick off The Irish Maritime Festival – a spectacular celebration of all things seafaring which takes place in Drogheda from June 13 to 15. A feast of maritime fun including the Boyne…
Great Food, Great Fun At Howth's Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
#MaritimeFestivals - It's April, which means it's almost time for the annual Dublin Bay Prawn Festival - running this year from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April. Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered, marinated…
Get Afloat For Paddy's Weekend!
#PaddysDay - After months of storm-force winds, relentless rain and flooding, and often freezing conditions, there's finally some light on the horizon - as Met Éireann says the weather will be mostly dry and settled for the coming weeks. As…
Galway Oyster Festival Gets Under Way
#Galway - Today 26 September marks the start of the 2013 Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, with a full four days of gastronomic goodness in the City of the Tribes. Probably the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St…
New City Festival To Follow 94th Liffey Swim
#Liffey - Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn and Dublin City Council have announced details of the inaugural Liffey Living Festival - coinciding with the 94th edition of the Liffey Swim on Saturday 24 August. Following the swim, Grand Canal Dock…
First Visit by Royal Navy Vessel to Wexford Port Since Independence
The second John Barry Maritime Festival had momentous maritime gathering events including the first visit since 1956 to John Barry's Homestead in Taccumshance by US visitors and the first visit by a Royal Navy vessel to Wexford Port since independence,…
Wexford the Model 'Boat' County
#MaritimeFeatival - Irelands largest Model-Boat Exhibition will be held during the 2nd John Barry Maritime Festival in Wexford. The Model Boat Exhibition takes place on the weekend of 22-23 June (11am-5pm) as part of the four-day festival which starts tomorrow…
Maritime Festival Launches New Maritime & Heritage Cultural Trial
#MaritimeFestival – As previously reported on the 2nd John Barry Maritime Festival (20-23 June) starts this week and is a celebration of the Wexford-born Commodore John Barry, father of the US Navy. The four-day festival covers Wexford's rich maritime…

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