If you find yourself in Ireland on the June Bank Holiday weekend (May 31st- June 3rd) why not head to Galway, on the west coast where all things maritime will be celebrated in a new festival?
The new four day festival is family friendly and all events are either affordable for families to attend or free.
From beach safaris to seafood trails, sandcastle competitions & sand sculpting workshops to windsurfing, day cruises and tours of the Irish Naval vessel LE Aoife, there is something for everybody.
Don’t miss the spectacular Parade of Sail into Galway Harbour May when a flotilla of boats, cruisers, dinghies and traditional Galway hookers will proudly sail into the City Centre harbour following the first day’s sailing in the Galway Sea Festival regatta.
Activities for all the family to enjoy include will include Family Beach Walks, Beach Tug-0-Wars, Sandcastle Competitions and Sand Sculpting Workshops. Galway weather can be wet so head indoor on Sunday 2nd June to Galway Atlantaquaria for an early celebration of World Ocean’s Day featuring exhibits, science shows, diving demonstrations, fish feedings, face painting, story-telling, cartoon-drawing and much more.
If you feel like trying the latest celebrity craze of paddleboarding- no problem, introductory sessions will be available over the weekend. For the more adventurous there will be taster sessions of Sea Kayaking, Wind Surfing, Canoeing and Diving taking place over the weekend. If you feel like staying on dry land you can enjoy all the action and watch Galway Kayak Club’s International Canoe Polo Championships at the Claddagh Basin.
There’s also boat excursions over the weekend on Galway Bay- on cruisers, yachts and powerboats! Take your choice.!
There is plenty of evening entertainment including will also include a Music Trail featuring many of Galway’s finest music pubs and a special performances by the world famous Trad on the Prom in Salthill. An artisan craft market takes place in the Salthill Hotel on Saturday June 1st while the centuries old Wood Quay market will be revived for the weekend.
Galway, the city of the tribes welcome you!
For more information visit http://www.galwayseafestival.com/
Guest post submitted by Carmel Dooley of PrWorks.ie