As temperatures around the country soared, SeaFest kicked off with a flurry of fun maritime activities on and off the water in the Galway docks.
Visiting vessels welcomed crowds onboard in the most ideal weather imaginable and lots of people took the opportunity to have a go at kayaking and sailing to cool down on the water. It was the perfect opener to a weekend of action that will see more than 100,000 visitors immerse themselves in the best of Ireland’s maritime world.
Early morning at the Galway docks as the festival opened its doors to its first visitors.
The BIM tent with the Defence forces display in the foreground.
Fair play to the armed forces personnel who were wearing their full uniforms in the serious heat!
The fish arriving.
Flyboarders doing stunts in the docks.
The Marine Institute’s Celtic Explorer looking rather fantastic!
The brilliant sailor Joan Mulloy and her boat were front and centre outside the BIM tent.
Joan will be taking on the challenging Solitare du Figaro later in the Summer. Good luck Joan!
The crazy ladies of the good ship sustainability were sharing a very sensible message about wearing lifejackets on boats.
Lots of people young and old keen to try kayaking beside the Atlantic Theatre.
From the fun they were having, it definitely won’t be their last time!
SeaFest continues on Saturday and Sunday at the Galway docks, be sure to check it out.