SeaFest Ireland’s largest free maritime festival starts today 11 months ago

SeaFest Ireland’s largest free maritime festival starts today

SeaFest is Ireland’s largest free maritime festival to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

Starting today the free family-friendly maritime festival takes place at the Port of Cork, Cork City from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9.

With over 100 free events celebrating our oceans and more than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend it's set to be a fantastic weekend.

Engaging exhibitions and workshops to turn plastic into art also feature at SeaFest, open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

A Flock of Sea Gulls will see 1000 young visitors transform 1000 plastic cartons into an installation of seagulls while the Port of Cork and MaREI’s 3D exhibition Maintaining a Healthy Harbour is also on display, with marine litter artworks from local school children.

Encouraging responsible activity on the water, SeaFest will hold free sailing, kayaking, and currach boats sessions; along with interactive displays exploring the marine world.

SeaFest 2019 is a culmination of a weeklong celebration of Ireland’s rich maritime heritage, as the annual Cork Harbour Festival runs until June 9.

To view the full festival programme visit or follow SeaFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.