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Howth Yacht Club Will Be ‘Hub’ For New-Look Dublin Bay Prawn Festival Next Month

24th April 2019
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Fingal Mayor Anthony Lavin at Dorans on the Pier to launch this year’s Dublin Bay Prawn Festival from 17-19 May Fingal Mayor Anthony Lavin at Dorans on the Pier to launch this year’s Dublin Bay Prawn Festival from 17-19 May Photo: Dublin Bay Prawn Festival/Facebook

Howth Yacht Club will be one of the hubs of the new-look Dublin Bay Prawn Festival next month.

Formerly held over St Patrick’s Weekend, this year’s festival has moved to 17-19 May and is expanding to better reflect the wealth of seafood options available fresh in the North Dublin port village.

And Howth Yacht Club has announced it will be an integral part of this year’s foodie festivities, following recent discussions with Fingal County Council.

The club will be opening its bar to visitors as well as hosting entertainment on an outdoor stage on a similar but smaller scale to last year’s Wave Regatta.

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

“This will be a ‘different’ event,” says HYC Commodore Ian Byrne, who adds that it “will serve the long-term interests and ambitions of the club.

“It will certainly be a very busy weekend and will help to make a great festival atmosphere.”

Byrne notes that Howth is presenting itself as ‘the Capital of Adventure’, and says HYC “will be key contributor through our dinghy and keelboat sailing experiences”.

“We hope that as many members as possible will enjoy the festival, and the organising committee would also be grateful for volunteer support,” he adds.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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