Arklow Maritime Festival | Check it out August Bank Holiday (4th-6th)

Arklow Maritime Festival returns for the August bank holiday weekend (4th – 6th) with a fantastic event filled with boats and family fun.

Arklow Maritime Festival

Maritime heritage is at the heart of Arklow – its maritime roots run deeply in the history of the town – from its Viking origins to its fine tradition of boat building. The unique history and spirit of maritime culture is brought to life in this wonderful weekend of fun and events.

Arklow Maritime Festival

The festival is also for a fantastic cause with money collected going back to the RNLI. The Arklow lifeboat station was the first in the country and their work saving lives at sea is an invaluable asset to the local community.



In keeping with the maritime spirit a number of great ships will be lining up along the quays. These include the Irish Naval vessel LÉ Orla, the vintage tug Brocklebank, INFOMAR research vessels, vintage RNLI boats and Viking ships.

Arklow Maritime Festival

LE Orla Visits the Arklow maritime Festival this year

Alongside these there will be plenty of family fun activities and lots to see and do! There will be falconry, stunt driving, street performers and boat trips with Courtown Sea Safari.

All this will be taking place along the quays from the 4th – 6th August, don’t miss it!

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