Celebrate Seafood at SeaFoodRocks Clogherhead | 25th – 27th August

Here’s a brand new festival for you to check out in Louth!

SeaFoodRocks 2017 is a family friendly festival celebrating all aspects of seafood and Irish maritime culture. The inaugural event runs from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August in Clogherhead, Co. Louth. The festival has great programme of events which will keep all ages entertained for a great weekend of maritime and seafood fun!

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Local fishmongers and traders will join forces to create a unique seafood offering each evening showcasing a diverse selection of quality seafood delicacies in the Artisan Seafood Market. Boyne Valley Seafood, East Coast Seafoods, Dundalk Bay Seafoods and Dunany Crab are among the catch with local brew house and street food specialist Jack Cody’s and Dark Horse Pizza providing delicious food.

In addition the ‘Best Chowder in Louth’ competition will take place on the Sunday. The winner will go forward to compete in the All Ireland Chowder competition in Kinsale in 2018. Guest judge, TV chef, Tara Walker from East Coast Cookery will be looking for something very special to represent Co. Louth.  Have you got what it takes to take home the title?

Local outdoor activities specialist, Celtic Adventures, will provide unique water and land activities for all age groups during the festival. With an inflatable zone, giant games, circus skills and much more a fun-filled weekend is guaranteed! For those of you looking to pick up some skills over the weekend there will be a number of workshops including, Nautical Knots & Bracelets with Clogherhead Coast Guard, The Bodhran Maker, Pottery.Buzz, Spiritualism with Tara Coyle, The Crafty Fox and Avant Garde Make-Up.

In addition to all things seafood and fun there will be two stages with music, comedy and film over the three nights! Friday night is ‘Outdoor Movie Night’ with a classic movie being brought to a big screen under the stars! Entertainment acts include comedian Joe Rooney of Father Ted and Kilnascully fame. Merging New Orleans Jazz with the rhythms of Brazil and Cuba, the amazing 14-piece percussion and brass outfit Cachimbo Brass will headline the main stage on Saturday. Drogheda natives Grand (Ireland’s Premiere Gypsy Folk, Jazz & Swing band) will headline the main stage on Sunday night. Local favourites The Cacks and The Enemies front man Rojo will wow the crowd as usual and that’s just to name but a few!   

A full line up will be announced in the coming weeks so keep an eye on out on the Seafood Rocks Facebook page.

Damien Kierans of Red Fish Events says: “We are excited to bring a festival back to Clogherhead and can’t wait to share all the village has to offer. It will be a great way for families to finish off the summer holidays!”

Tickets are available on Eventbrite under 2’s go free, children’s prices are from 2 – 16 years and adult prices start from 16 upwards. 


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