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Mini Regatta Kicks Off Conamara Sea Week
Maritime Festivals
#ConamaraSeaWeek - The 32nd Conamara Sea Week got under way in Letterfrack yesterday (Sunday 23 October) with a full programme of entertaining and educational events, including a mini sailing regatta. The Connacht Tribune has much more on the maritime festival…
SeaFest Returns To Galway In 2017 & 2018
Maritime Festivals
#SeaFest - Ireland’s national maritime festival will return to Galway Harbour for the next two years, according to the Galway Independent. The news follows the success of this summer’s SeaFest, which brought more than 60,000 visitors to Galway to see…
The Schooner 'Result' after completion in Carrickfergus 1893
Historic Boats
An all-day Belfast–based conference this month entitled 'Our Maritime Heritage: Research, Resources and Restoration' is taking place at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). The first 65 delegates to register here will receive a complimentary lunch. A keynote speaker…
Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheries Ireland), Neville Murphy, Martyn Rayner from the 'Screaming Reels' Boat, with John Belger (UK Organiser of the Rosslare Small Boats Festival) and Seirt Shultz , also from 'Screaming Reels'
Angling
The Irish boat ‘Screaming Reels’ has won the Rosslare Small Boats Angling Festival for a record eighth year in what was a very tight competition. This is the sixth year in a row that the crew from Rosie’s Sea Angling…
 Cat Hogan and Billy Roche
Maritime Festivals
Billy Roche, Cat Hogan and Paul O’Brien are among an impressive list of Wexford literary names already confirmed for the inaugural Write By The Sea, a festival of writing and reading set to take place in Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford…
Carlingford Oyster Festival Opens Today
Maritime Festivals
#MaritimeFestivals - The 2016 Carlingford Oyster Festival kicks off this evening (Thursday 4 August) on the shores of Carlingford Lough with the official opening of the event that runs till Monday 8 August. This Saturday (6 August) is when the…
Second Annual SeaFest Nets 60,000 Visitors In Galway
Maritime Festivals
#SeaFest - More than 60,000 visitors flocked to SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, this past weekend to enjoy an action-packed programme centred on Galway Harbour. Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan said he was delighted at the public response…
 The festival, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company, takes place at the Port next weekend (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10th July) and promises something fun for everyone.
Maritime Festivals
Drogheda Harbourmaster Capt. Martin Donnelly previews this year's maritime festival for Afloat readers. The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Maxol, is going from strength to strength. The festival, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company, takes place…
Frank Bôlter is pictured in his giant paper boat that he has made with members of the Kinvara Sailing Club, which he’ll be sailing into SeaFest on Saturday 2 July.  The quirky craft will be launched at Kinvara Pier at 12noon and will sail proudly into Galway Harbour alongside a flotilla of Galway Hookers.
Maritime Festivals
Prepare to ‘sea’ it all in Galway over the first weekend in July as the city welcomes SeaFest maritime festival, and plunges into a weekend of ocean-themed activities and entertainment. A key goal of ‘Harnessing our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated…
100 year old ‘Whitby’ lifeboat will arrive for display during the festival weekend
Maritime Festivals
One of the country’s largest celebrations the coast, the Wexford Maritime Festival is set to host five vintage lifeboats later this week from June 24th to 26th as the vessels voyage to Wexford from across Ireland and the UK. The…
Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Arder Carson with one of the tallship volunteers, Niamh Macklin from Bryson Future Skills on board the Maybe
Maritime Festivals
#TitanicMaritime - Belfast City welcomes some of the Tall Ships back for the Titanic Maritime Festival a three day event (28-30 May) that begins today and includes this Spring Holiday Monday in the UK. Groups of young people from across…
See It All At Second Annual SeaFest This July
Maritime Festivals
#SeaFest - A wave of excitement is about to break over Galway as the city prepares to host SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, docking in the city over the action-packed weekend of Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July. Following a…
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion pictured with Paul Kilpatrick, organisation manager with Dupont, Margaret Edwards, Education Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council, and Alex Bradley and Bradan Edwards, from Good Shepherd PS, along with Robert Forshaw from Footsteps Historical Interpretation dressed as famous 19th century Derry shipbuilder Captain William Coppin, at the launch of the DuPont Float your Boat competition that will be taking place in the run up to the forthcoming Foyle Maritime Festival in July when the Clipper Round the World Race fleet will arrive in Derry for a homecoming celebration of events.
Maritime Festivals
Primary schools across the Derry City and Strabane District Council area are being invited to take part in an exciting free education outreach programme that will allow them to explore their maritime heritage through an innovative and interactive programme entitled:…
Maritime Festivals
#MaritimeFestivals - This year's Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is moving a month earlier to tie in with the St Patrick's festivities in Ireland's capital. As ever, your favourite prawn dishes will be the star of the show at the food…
Maritime Festivals
#Festivals - Nimmo's Pier in the Claddagh is the focus of the 2015 Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival that kicks off today (Friday 25 September) with the oyster shucking nationals, as the Galway Independent reports. And the big event…
Ships Depart But Memories of Drogheda Maritime Festival Linger!
Maritime Festivals
#droghedamaritime – The third annual Irish Maritime Festival took over Drogheda last weekend. The flotilla of ships sailed into Drogheda on Friday afternoon and from that moment on the sun shone. The Festival, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda…

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