Wexford Maritime Festival

The last weekend of June was the Wexford Maritime Festival. I wasn’t aware of this until I stumbled on it, at the end of my exploration of the Wexford coast. This year was the 3rd festival which is held to promote Wexford’s maritime heritage and culture and is now Wexford’s biggest summer festival. It is held on the Quay and apart from lots of ships and demonstrations with representatives from the Irish Coast Guard, RNLI, Navy, Air Corps, HSE, Garda Siochana, Civil Defense, Irish Mountain Rescue Association, Harbour Authorities, Irish Cave Rescue and Lifeguards.

The free event also had the obligatory fun fair, food marquee and cookery demos.

But the most exciting bit for me (despite knowing nothing about the comics or films) was Ironman hovering on water jets off the quay. Just shows what a culture vulture I am. I think this is flyboarding? Not sure, though I am pretty certain it isn’t the ‘waterboarding’ the day’s announcer said it was.

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Wexford is an interesting town to visit at any time, not just when the festival is on.

For details of next year’s event

See www.wexfordmaritimefestival.ie

 

 

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