Good news for Galway – Ireland’s maritime festival revisits next year

Galway city’s on a roll! Following its recent claim on European Capital of Culture 2020, it was just announced that SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, will return to the city for the next two years.


Galway successfully played host to the festival earlier this summer with more than 60,000 visitors flocking to docks to enjoy an action-packed weekend celebrating all aspects of Ireland’s maritime heritage, it’s thriving marine sector and marine life. This is a maritime festival with a difference, it brings together people of all ages to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of the ocean and informing how we can all act to protect our precious maritime resources.

A big part of it is the Ocean Wealth conference which has become an essential meeting point for fresh ideas and discussion about all issues relevant to Ireland growing maritime economy.

With hopes to attract as much as 100,000 spectators next year this will prove a huge boon to the city and could bring in as much at €10 million in revenue over the next two years.

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