SeaFest celebrates Ireland’s maritime heritage and relationship with the sea over a weekend of fun, family friendly events. Centered around Galway Harbour which becomes an ‘open air sea world’ there will be tours of ocean going vessels, aquatic displays, exhibits on marine life and fun educational activities to introduce children to the science and mysteries of the ocean.
The programme of events also includes a seafood fair, interactive exhibitions and seafaring family entertainment.
Highlights in 2017 include PowerFly’s world-champion flyboarders performing stunning aerial acrobatics over the water using pump-powered jet packs.
Famous tall ship, The Phoenix, seen in movies such as In the Heart of the Sea, and in the TV series Outlander will be in port and will also stop overnight in Kilronan on the Aran Islands.
There are also a series of marine-related business and research events, part of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, running over the weekend.
News & Updates
Latest News – Seafest 2017 | Galway | 30 June to 2 July
Ireland's Maritime Festival
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, today launched SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival. Minister Creed launched the festival at Galway City Museum whilst also officially opening Ireland’s first sea science gallery, “The Wild Atlantic – Sea Science”. SeaFest, which takes place in Galway for the second year in a row … Read more
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Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine officially opened Ireland’s first marine science gallery at Galway City Museum today, Thursday 18 May 2017. “Sea Science – the Wild Atlantic” exhibition is Ireland’s first sea science gallery to have audio and visual displays accessible in both English and as Gaeilge. The interactive exhibition … Read more
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Based at Galway Harbour, On the Water will be a veritable treat of exciting water based activities. Intrepid SeaFesters are invited on board for show-and-tell tours, visit the Coast Guard and RNLI, see an Air Sea Rescue Demonstration, or the magnificent tall ship The Phoenix. There is plenty to see and do on the water … Read more
Map & Directions
Official events mostly take place around the harbour in Galway City, but Galway is a place that does festivals better than well and there are sure to be loads of extra events scheduled throughout the city.