SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, took place in Galway on Friday 30th of June to Sunday 2nd of July.
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.
For information on the events that took place as part of SeaFest 2017 please visit the official site. A number of photo taken over the 3 days of the festibval are available in the Gallery section of the SeaFest site.
Each year, SeaFest endeavours to achieve this by bringing together a mix of business, policy, and public events under one umbrella at a coastal location. SeaFest also provides an opportunity for the host location to showcase its marine infrastructure and achievements, and provides commercial opportunities for the local economy by bringing together a critical mass of marine related events.