The Irish Maritime Festival is back … and it’s bigger and better than ever.

Ireland’s largest annual Maritime Festival, celebrates the maritime history and heritage alongside brilliant musical performers, delicious food and lots of family friendly fun.

2017 Festival Lineup Images 1Re-live the Norman invasion of Drogheda or visit Lir’s World of Art with Ryan Mutter and local artists. Have your photo taken with a Mermaid. Watch out for super-sized lobster or have your face painted.

Taste all that the region has to offer at “A Taste of Ireland’s Ancient East”. Take home delicious new recipes from TV chef Tara Walker and enjoy great cookery demos and tastings.

Watch the Peter Pan Aerial Show performed from the mast of the beautiful tall ship “The Shtandart”. Meet the fabulous crew of the Irish Coastguard and Boyne Fishermans Rescue and learn about all they do. Cheer on the brave swimmers as they take on the might of the river in the Boyne Swim on Saturday at lunchtime.

You can even meet Doctors Pixie McKenna and Phil Kieran as they film the new season of RTÉ’s hit show You Should Really See A Doctor.  Find out more about how you could appear on the show by visiging their website.

Book tickets for our two fabulous “Stowaway Sessions” on the Earl of Pembroke on Friday and Saturday night. Kick back in Sarsfield’s Living Room with a local craft beer and a great band.

The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Virgin Media, is hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company.  It is proudly supported by Aura, Flogas, Glanbia and Fáilte Ireland.  If you’re travelling to the Irish Maritime Festival by train, watch out for special discounted fares on

This is just a taste of all that we have on offer at the Irish Maritime Festival … there are so many more things to see and do. Put the date in your diary, call your friends and family … invite them to Drogheda for the weekend and come on down and have a blast at the Irish Maritime Festival 2017.

Admission Prices: children under 12 free of charge, 12-18 €3.00, adults €8.00 and concessions €5.00 (students, OAPs and disabled/carer). Once on-site all kids activities (except the fairground), music, food and ships activities are free of charge. Hours of fun and activity for all ages at Ireland’s largest maritime event.

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