Get Involved! Volunteers wanted for SeaFest in Cork

This year SeaFest is packing its bags and heading back to Cork for a weekend of free family-friendly maritime celebration from 7th – 9th June. This is set to be a perfect weekend of maritime fun on and off the water and if you want to get involved then good news the organisers are looking for volunteers!

Volunteer at SeaFest in Cork (Credit: Andrew Downes, xposure)

Cork City Council and the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG) will present SeaFest, with a line-up to include cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs Neven Maguire, Martin Shanahan and Rory O’Connell and talks from Met Éireann Head of Forecasting, Evelyn Cusack and wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan.

Get involved!

If you’d like to join part of the Seafest volunteer crew email for an application form. Applications close on Friday, 24 May 2019.

This popular nationwide event offers a packed programme of fun, free events suitable for all the family. SeaFest raises awareness of the value and opportunities provided by the sea, and will include tours of ocean-going vessels, inspiring talks and interactive educational activities.

Orla O’Regan, Volunteer Coordinator for SeaFest 2019, explained: “A wide range of organisations and agencies come together to take part in this festival. More than 100,000 people are expected to visit Cork city’s quays over the three days. Volunteers are vital members of the event team as they assist in ensuring SeaFest is an unforgettable experience for all.

We encourage those with an interest in all things maritime, or proud lovers of Cork, to apply to volunteer for SeaFest 2019. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in Ireland’s biggest maritime celebration and help raise awareness about the value of our seas.”

Volunteers have the option to volunteer for one, two or three days of the festival. All volunteers must be aged 18 years or older and may be selected for Garda vetting.

For more information on SeaFest visit

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