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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.


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