Seafest crowds could exceed 100,000

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The wonders of the sea — Young JM Browne from Knocknacarra gets up close with a sea creature at last year's SeaFest maritime festival. Seafest runs all weekend with events for all the family. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure

Galway city is preparing for a massive influx this weekend as crowds flock to attend the national maritime festival, SeaFest. The event is being launched by Mayor Pearce Flannery in the city this evening and is already set to be the best one ever.

Organisers say many hotels are already booked out as delegates fly in to take part in a global ocean science summit and families from all across Ireland prepare to take staycations in the city during the festival.

Festival chairman Dr John Killeen says Seafest has generated enormous interest at home and abroad establishing itself as a global leader in ocean research and the biggest family friendly free festival of its kind in the country this year.


'When we came to Galway the atmosphere was totally different to any other city in Ireland'

Film maker Pat Collins.
The opening film in this year’s Galway Film Fleadh is Song Of Granite, an absorbing and lyrical portrait of legendary sean-nós singer Joe Heaney. It is directed by Pat Collins best known for his acclaimed documentaries on Michael ...

What's On

Pádraic Reaney exhibits in Bulgaria

Pádraic Reaney. Photo:- G Perrotton
GALWAY ARTIST Pádraic Reaney is among the featured artists included in the 16th Lessedra World Art Print Annual — Mini Print 2017, which opened recently in Sofia, Bulgaria. ...


Newcastle properties a stone’s throw from NUIG for auction

No 2 University Park.
O’Donnellan & Joyce is bringing some 70 properties for sale in its ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ all day summer auction, which will be held on Friday July 21. ...


New bigger Volkswagen Polo breaks cover

Volkswagen has unveiled the new Polo - pictured is the upmarket GTi 1 version
The new sixth generation Polo has been completely redesigned, according to Volkswagen. ...


Get home safe taxi app puts Galway techie in driving seat to become Nissan Generation Next ambassador

Richie Commins, founder Dashcabz, one of the twenty finalists put forward to the public vote phase of the Nissan Generation Next ambassador programme 2017.
A 23-year-old tech graduate from Galway who has created an app that allows students to get a taxi to get home safely, even when they have no cash, bank card or phone, is in the driving seat to become a Nissan Generation Next ambassador. ...


Galway have the forwards to produce a winning performance

Sparks may fly: Galway’s Joe Canning and James Breen of Wexford during their league encounter.
The Galway senior hurlers will be hoping to win a second Leinster hurling title this Sunday when they take on Wexford in Croke Park (4pm). ...


See Galway in a different light - Galway Bay Boat Tours

Galway Bay Boat tours are a family run boating business from the Claddagh that offer guided boat tours on Galway Bay for small-medium sized groups. The sailing and fishing traditions of the area have been part of the Oliver family for ...


[Closed]Win Two Tickets to the g Hotel Tipster Brunch

To celebrate the launch of their Galway Races hospitality & entertainment packages, the g Hotel & Spa are giving you the chance to win two tickets to their Bubbly Tipster Brunch on Wednesday 2nd August 2017. ...


Page generated in 0.0995 seconds.