Taking place in Ringaskiddy, Haulbowline and finishing up in the Port of Cork on Saturday, 11th July 2015, SeaFest 2015 will provide an incredible line-up of free entertainment, music and activities for all the family.
From hurricane wind simulators, modern day warship tours and shellfish cookery demonstrations to a fish market, ship simulators and a RNLI duck race there is bound to be something that tickles your fancy.
The festival promises to be a fun-filled family affair celebrating Ireland’s incredible ocean wealth while showcasing our abundant maritime resources.
At SeaFest you can experience what it’s like to be a captain on the high seas in the state-of-the-art simulator, take a tour of a modern day warship in Haulbowline or be blown away by hurricane force winds in the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Beaufort Scale Hurricane Experience.
As part of the festival, a Parade of Sail including yachts and boats will sail from Ringaskiddy to the Port of Cork marina in the city centre at 4pm. The parade will follow behind the last of the 500 swimmers of The Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim and further celebrations will continue in The Port of Cork from 5-8pm with live music, street performers and food market, face painting, balloon modelling and tours of a naval ship.
Cookery demonstrations, workshops on how to cook and eat prawns, lobsters, mussels and oysters among other seafood will be hosted by the seafood development agency, BIM and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, with renowned seafood chefs Martin Shanahan and Rory O’Connell. As well as leading Irish chefs showing people just how easy, quick and healthy it is to enjoy fresh fish from our oceans, there will also be fishmongery demonstrations and a large fish market, as well as a Tales from the Deep movie screening which gives an exclusive glimpse into the life of an Irish fisherman.
SeaFest 2015 promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable festival for all, and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to enjoy the best of Ireland’s oceans in Cork Harbour.
For the full festival programme, head over to the website.