Irish Maritime Festival
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The Irish Maritime Festival 2014
Sean Cullen - Marine and Geophysics Programme


As part of their outreach activities, GSI marine staff provided both an information stand and a display featuring the survey vessel RV GEO for the Irish Maritime Festival on the weekend of the 13th, 14th and 15th June 2014 at Drogheda Port, County Louth. The Festival was a spectacular celebration of all things seafaring The location, programme of events and wonderful weather attracted in excess of 30,000 people to the port during the 3 day event.

A feast of maritime fun including fullscale pirate ships battling on the River Boyne, a coastal rowing race, show-stopping watersports, a Boyne swim, a Maritime Pavilion plus a host of cultural and family entertainment was accompanied by the arrival of five beautifully restored schooners to Drogheda port.

Festival goers were spoiled for choice with fun fairs’ boat and canoe trips on the river, stunning watersports displays, the real food village, boat-building workshops, a stand-up paddle boarding race, art and photography zones and a maritime history pavilion. An urban beach offered the chance to create the ultimate sandcastle while expert sand sculptors were at work on their creations. The kids loved it all. Louth County Council in partnership with Drogheda Port and Drogheda Chamber of Commerce are looking forward to welcoming everybody back to Drogheda Port next year for The Irish Maritime Festival 2015.

Save these dates


The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to announce the 2014 Annual INFOMAR Seminar.

The two day event will take place in the Tower Hotel Waterford on October 22nd and 23rd.

The seminar will include an update on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme including survey operations and coverage, future plans, associated research along with poster sessions.

Details of logistics and the programme agenda will be available soon.

Geoscience 2014

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