Dublin Port Riverfest kicks off to a great start

Dublin Port Riverfest kicked off yesterday with a record 25,000 people turning up to North Wall Quays to check what the festival was all about. They couldn’t have picked a more perfect weekend for it! The sun was shinning and festivities were in full swing. There was music, food, family fun, street performers, demonstrations on the water and so much more.

The impressive tall ships and schooners that sailed in Friday definitely stole the show, and the crowds were lining up to have a look around on board. The festival is on for the next two days so if you’re in the area make sure you get down to the Quays. We went along yesterday to soak up the sunshine and get a few snaps!


A record number flocked to the North Wall Quays


They expect around 65,000 visitors will attend the festival


A few adventurous people trying out kayaking on the Liffey


Local resident Jeanie Johnson was giving free tours


Shackleton and Beaufort entertained the crowds with a tug boat dance


The two boats dancing around each other was a definite crowd pleaser 



Arrghh pirates entertaining the crowds 


Colourful flags and amusements made the quays look particularly beautiful in the sunshine


The Beatles for Sale rocking out


Celtic Mist informing visitors of the work of the IWDG


Brian Boru up from Wexford


 Awesome wake boarding demonstration 

Watch more of the action below:

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