Docklands Maritime Festival 2008
A celebration of all things maritime in Dublin's Docklands!
Dublin's thriving Docklands area is the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend, with the fifth annual Docklands Maritime Festival running from 30th May to 2nd June 2008.
With a record 70,000 visitors to last year's Festival, this year's event has been extended to offer even more attractions for all ages. Once again a spectacular fleet of Tall Ships, including the Lord Nelson, Kaskelot, Ruth, Atlantis and Artemis, as well of two of Ireland's jewels, the Jeanie Johnson and the Asgard, will be open to the public, offering visitors the chance to experience life at sea.
Along with the stunning Tall Ships, Waterford-based arts group, Spraoi, are planning a breathtaking array of street theatre, musical entertainment and other interesting acts from around the world all creating a fun carnival atmosphere.
New for this year is a dedicated children's play area by George's Dock offering little ones the chance to enjoy face painting, puppet shows, arts and crafts and lots more.
Dublin's river tour service, the Liffey River Cruise, will be in operation offering relaxing cruises along the river. The Liffey River Taxi service will also be on hand to take visitors across the River Liffey, from Sir John Rogerson's Quay to North Wall Quay, making the Festival even more accessible than before.
The Festival will also feature the biggest (and best!) outdoor market in the city, with a fabulous selection of crafts, clothing, jewellery, paintings, flowers and plants, as well as mouth-watering gourmet meats, cheeses and breads.
A full schedule outlining all the exciting activities and entertainment on offer for all ages will be published in the coming weeks.
For further information or photography, please contact:
Loretta Lambkin, Docklands Authority, 01 818 3300, email@example.com
Christine Lydon/Sheila Gahan, WHPR, 01 669 0030 firstname.lastname@example.org