SeaFest 2015 (July 10th-11th, 2015)

Join MaREI for free family fun and festivities at SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival!

PRESS RELEASE July 3th, 2015

Join MaREI for free family fun and festivities at SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival! Taking place in Cork Harbour on Saturday 11th July 2015, this maritime festival is a celebration of Ireland’s incredible ocean wealth showcasing our abundant maritime resources. The SeaFest programme of events is extensive and all are welcome to enjoy a great day out in the stunning Ringaskiddy, Haulbowline and port of Cork, as well as on the water of course! This line-up includes a seafood fair, seafood cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs and seafaring family fun, tours of the Irish Naval ships, a Parade of Sail ending in Cork City, leisure craft and boats, the Lee Swim, exhibits on marine life and all manner of festival entertainment for every age group.
As part of SeaFest 2015 the annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference also takes place on 10 July 2015, and will focus on the commercial opportunities presented by Ireland’s ocean wealth and the enormous potential of our ‘blue economy’. Each year, this conference attracts several hundred stakeholders including marine researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, maritime-related start-ups, businesses and organisations, from all over Ireland and from around the world, to hear from marine industry experts. The event also provides an opportunity to network with industry peers and develop opportunities for collaboration. View the festival programme here.