Maritime Festival 16 & 17th June, Drogheda!

The Irish Maritime Festival sails into Drogheda Port on 16-17th June bringing Tall Ships, Naval Vessels, Wags and Yachts great music, fabulous food and lots of family fun. Find out more on

Visit Drogheda on 16-17th June for the fabulous, family-friendly Irish Maritime Festival. For 2 days every summer, Drogheda’s busy working Port is converted into a family fun-zone.  Enjoy the Parade of Sail on Friday at noon when all of the visiting vessels sail into Drogheda together.

On Saturday and Sunday climb aboard and explore the majestic Tall Ships and visiting French naval vessels.

Visit the Maritime Discovery Zone with the Irish Coastguard, RNLI, boat displays, Inland Waterways and Seastainablity.

Build a sandcastle or dig for archaeological treasures in The Sand Shanty. Take a spin in the teacups in Finn MacCool’s Fairground.

Cheer on the brave swimmers as they take on the 2.7km long Boyne Swim. Admire the beautiful Water Wags as they sail up the Boyne to Oldbridge and watch out for the yachts racing in from Howth.

Listen to live music on the Ballast Quay Stage. Catch “Fleadh Fever” at the trad music stage.

Enjoy a Taste of Ireland’s Ancient East with the cookery demos and tastings from local food producers.

It’s a super-sized maritime adventure for all ages.

Supporting information about the Irish Maritime Festival: 

Dates:                                   Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018

Opening Hours:                 11.00-18.00hrs   (Ships open 12.00-16.30hrs)

Ticket Prices:                       Children under 12     Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

12 – 18 year olds      €3.00

Adults                         €8.00

Concessions*            €5.00

*              Concessions apply to students (with a valid student card), senior citizens (aged 60+), people with a disability and their carer.


Host:                                     The Irish Maritime Festival is planned and managed by Louth County Council in conjunction with Drogheda Port and sponsored by Virgin Media

Animals:                               Service dogs are welcome however other animals are not permitted.

Ships:                                    List of visiting ships:


More Information:

Should you have any questions or require any additional information, please talk to the Irish Maritime Festival Marketing Team:

  • Karen Devine 087 8131901               Email:
  • Con O’Donoghue 086 2433145               Email:

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