Seafest fast becoming Ireland’s essential maritime gathering

Now in its second year the travelling maritime festival that is Seafest takes place from June 30th to July 3rd in Galway. Following on from its successful debut in Cork last year, the festival plays host to the best of maritime Ireland but with a number of important additional events setting it apart.


Seafest is celebration of Ireland’s proud maritime heritage and over its 4 days presents an exciting range of activities for the whole family. The Seafest programme includes a seafood fair, cookery demonstrations tours of boats, exhibits on marine life and lots of entertainment for all ages. It fits in well with Ireland’s fine range of existing maritime festivals.

As well as the main family friendly Seafest festival, a number of simultaneous marine-related business and research events take place. The annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference has become an essential meeting point for fresh ideas and discussion about all issues relevant to Ireland growing maritime economy.


Our Ocean Wealth Conference takes place on Friday 1st July 2016. The theme for this meet-up is ‘Into the Blue – Innovating for Our Marine Future’. The discussion is set to focus on the three goal areas of Ireland’s Integrated Marine Plan specifically: a thriving maritime economy, healthy ecosystems and engagement with the sea. Check out the full conference programme: Our Ocean Wealth Conference. Other interesting events include the Maritime industry awards and the Bord Iascaigh Mhara conference, both taking place on Thursday 30th June.

Seafest, along with being a fun maritime outing for all the family, provides an excellent opportunity to take stock of developments and discuss the issues that matter to Ireland’s multifaceted blue economy. And as always, there are plenty of important talking points. Only in its second year, Seafest has quickly become the essential gathering for everyone interested in Ireland maritime economy.

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Daniel Farrell
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