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Forgotten Flax Highlighted at Scottish Maritime Heritage Festival
#maritimefestivals – The fascinating story of an ancient agricultural crop and how it played a key role in the maritime industry will be brought to life at Scotland's leading celebration of nautical heritage and culture. A display and demonstration on…
Ocean to City Fest Celebrates Cork's Maritime Heritage
#CorkHarbour - Rowboat and kayak trips, harbour cruises, street markets and much more will be in store for Cork Harbour's maritime festival Ocean to City from tomorrow 1 June. The highlight of the 10-day festival as it's been since 2005…
Foynes Irish Coffee Festival Has Distinct Maritime Flavour
#FoynesFestival – This year's Foynes Irish Coffee Festival takes place this coming Bank Holiday weekend (31 May-2 June), writes Jehan Ashmore. The history of the 'Irish' Coffee which started 70 years can trace its origins back to the flying boats…
Free Sailing at Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival
#FreeSailing - Ocean Youth Trust Ireland - funded by Belfast City Council are offering 'free' sailing and only as part of the Belfast Maritime Festival held over the Bank Holiday weekend (25-27 May). The sailing is available only on the…
Stormy Stan Sails In For Arklow's Gathering of the Fleet
#MaritimeFestivals - Stormy Stan sailed into Arklow aboard tall ship Ruth recently as part of the build up to Arklow RNLI’s Gathering of the Fleet Maritime Festival. This August Bank Holiday weekend, Arklow RNLI and Arklow Harbour will play host to…
World's Biggest Maritime Festival Attracts 1.5m Visitors to Hamburg, Germany
More than 1.5 million visitors from Germany and abroad enjoyed the world's biggest port festival from 9 to 12 May, with sunshine, wind and occasional showers. People were in excellent spirits for this year's 824th Hamburg Port Anniversary, which was…
Ballycastle Launches Rathlin Maritime Festival in Northern Ireland
Friday 10th May saw the launch of the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, set to be one of the highlight events of the summer, beginning later this month on 24 May. The launch event was held at Portnagree House Harbour &…
Galway Expects Crowds For First Sea Festival
#Festivals - "Tens of thousands" of visitors are expected to flock to the City of the Tribes later this month for the first Galway Sea Festival over the June bank holiday weekend, according to the Galway Advertiser. Dubbed the 'Mini-Volvo'…
An Tostál Fest Rescheduled For End of May
#AnTostal - Galway's An Tostál maritime festival will take place on 26 May after strong winds forced the postponement of the originally scheduled date last Sunday, according to the Galway Independent. Cian O’Lorcáin of the organisers said the decision to…
First Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival Set for May
#rathlin – An exciting new annual maritime festival is to be centred on Rathlin Sound, the body of water that lies between Rathlin and Ballycastle on Antrim's spectacular Causeway Coast. The aim of the festival is to celebrate and share…
Arrive By Sea!...to the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
#FestivalExcursion-Those heading for the Dublin Bay Prawn Maritime Festival (26-28 April) in Howth may consider an alternative and new way of reaching the north Co. Dublin fishing harbour with Dublin Bay Cruises which began operations last week, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Lifeboat Prawn Push in aid of Howth RNLI
#lifeboat – As part of the Dublin Bay Prawn Maritime Festival in Howth, North Dublin a Prawn Push in aid of Howth RNLI will take place on Saturday 27th April at 3pm in Howth. Teams of three wearing maritime themed…
RNLI Mechanic Plots Online Course For Rosses Point Shanty Fest
#MaritimeFestivals - Organisers of the Rosses Point Shanty Festival didn't have far to cast their net when they needed someone to design their new website. The maritime festival in aid of Sligo Bay RNLI landed a handy catch in a…
Wexford Prepares for Second John Barry Maritime Festival
#maritimefestival – The organisers of the John Barry Maritime Festival are expecting crowds of over 50,000 to visit Wexford in June. The second John Barry Maritime Festival, which is one of three Gathering flagship events, takes place this year from Thursday 20th until Sunday…
Galway Festival 'An Tóstal Salthill' Seeks Wider Maritime Involvement
#maritimefestival – All Ireland Currach racing will run along the promenade of Salthill and there will also be a Galway Hooker parade of sail as part of this year's 'An Tóstal Salthill' on Sunday, May 5. Festival Director Diarmuid Ó…
Sligo Sea Shanty Festival Returns For Fourth Year
#MaritimeFestivals - Running for the last three years, Sligo Bay RNLI is once again preparing for the Sea Shanty Festival in Rosses Point later this summer, with all proceeds going to the lifeboat station. "The festival is a celebration of…

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