This island nation is surrounded by water but how often to do we stop to think about what happens on top of and under the water?

HelicopterStep into our Maritime Discovery Zone and meet:

Inland Waterways Ireland – who protect and preserve our rivers and canals,

RNLI – the brave volunteers who come to the aid of vessels in distress,

The Irish Coast Guard – who protect Ireland’s coastline and lead the way in rescue missions at sea.

Learn about how to protect and preserve our seas with ‘Seastainability’.

2d. Arrival of the RNLIDiscover different types of boats by meeting Ross and Mary from ‘Boyne Boats’ and Alan and the crew from the ‘Irish Power Kite and Sand Yacht’ association.

Imagine how much fun outdoor pursuits are with the “Outdoors and Dirty” and “Education Through Recreation” teams.

This zone is a great way to get thinking about all the different types of activities on top of and under Irish waters and get your Irish Maritime Festival experience off to a nautical start!