The award-winning Irish Maritime Festival at Drogheda Port is back on 9-10th July and another stunning fun-filled weekend is promised. WhiteLight Consulting are delighted to have been appointed to manage the Marketing, PR and Volunteer Engagement.
The Festival is a brilliant event for families. Children will enjoy the Pirate Pirade, Viking Ships, water displays, story-telling, paper boat races, Billy Bubbles, archaeology digs, special kids cookery demos and much, much more.
New features of the festival for 2016 include fantastic fashion and beauty events with celebrity blogger @JamesPatrice and @MakeUpFairyPro. Food lovers will also adore the artisan food and craft beer tastings, cookery demonstrations and lessons in cocktail-making and distilling. The Festival will sound fabulous all weekend with two live music stages.”
The action on the historic River Boyne all weekend is not to be missed. Over 200 swimmers will take part in the gruelling Boyne Swim. Yachts from the East Coast will challenge each other to win the Howth-Drogheda Yacht Race while rafts and rowing boats will also row for victory. Check out the manoeuvres of the Fireboat and the Irish Coast Guard. Board The Celtic Mist to learn how the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group study these mammals around the Irish coastline.
Watch out for the Viking Longboats, bringing with them a hoard of marauding Vikings. They will set up camp at the Port and visitors are welcome to visit their Viking Village to learn how to live life as a Viking. Play your cards right and the visiting Vikings might also take you on a trip down the River Boyne on their Viking ships.
So that’s just a taste of what’s on offer at the Irish Maritime Festival 2016 … tell your friends and family that Drogheda is the place to be on 9-10th July. Start planning your trip now by visiting: www.MaritimeFestival.ie
The Irish Maritime Festival is hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company and in association with Maxol. The event is also proudly supported by Virgin Media and Fáilte Ireland.