SeaFest | Ireland's National Maritime Festival

Things to do in County Cork, Ireland - SeaFest | Ireland's National Maritime Festival - YourDaysOut
Port of Cork, Cork Harbour, Cork, Ireland
Jun 7, 2019, 11:00:00 AM - Jun 7, 2019, 11:00:00 AM
Jun 8, 2019, 11:00:00 AM - Jun 8, 2019, 7:00:00 PM
Jun 9, 2019, 11:00:00 AM - Jun 9, 2019, 7:00:00 PM
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Welcome to SeaFest Cork 2019 Maritime festival SeaFest will take place in Cork for the next three years, from 2019 – 2021, running from 7th - 9th June 2019. The festival, which had taken place in Galway for the past three years, has been increasingly drawing public with 100,000 visitors in 2017 and 2018. SeaFest is Ireland’s national maritime festival. Come along and discover all about our ocean – from how we explore, to shipwrecks and creatures of the deep. SeaFest is a fun, free summer festival for all ages and the programme of events includes a seafood fair, seafood cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs and seafaring family fun. There will be tours of ocean going vessels, leisure craft and boats, exhibits on marine life and lots more fun and educational activities. SeaFest is a key part of Harnessing our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine plan for Ireland (HOOW) and its goal of increasing participation and engagement with the sea. SeaFest also hosts the annual Our Ocean Wealth Summit and other business and research events. What's On Kids Zone Little hands will be kept busy with a host of fun and educational marine-themed activities in the Kids Zone. All activities are free and there’s no need to book, just come along on the day. Education Presented by the Marine Institute, visit the “What Lies Beneath” expo and learn about how the tides operate, multi-beam mapping, deep sea exploration and hear about marine life! For the first time, BIM’s Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC) will be at Seafest! Using VR technology, visitors can see how mussel beds and oyster farms are like close up, while also educating the public on how to sustainably source seafood. Evelyn Cusack Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann who will give two fascinating talks on Saturday where you can learn what the Yellow, Orange and Red Warnings mean, where the storm names come from and find out the answer to the common question, “Is our weather changing?" Displays The Defence Forces will provide a current equipment and capabilities display. Hear first-hand the experiences of the volunteer lifeboat service saving lives at sea around Ireland with water safety advice from RNLI. Performances There will be a number of performances entertaining the crowds all weekend including Music Generation Cork City, Shanty Flash Mob and The Defence Forces Band 1 Brigade . Bord Bia Seafood Sessions The BIM and Bord Bia...

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