Drogheda Maritime Festival

There’s plenty on offer this weekend from the arrival of the tall ships (they’re smaller than you’d expect) to jet ski and wake boarding displays. These world class athletes will perform tricks, inverts and jumps..


Inver Colpa rowing club are hosting a race from Clogherhead to Drogheda Town with the triathlon club hosting a two kilometre swim in the Boyne for a few very brave souls.

For those feeling flush or wanting to look around the latest model of car, this years Drogheda Motor Show is being held in conjunction with the Maritime festival. Other on shore activities include an artisan food quarter, boat building workshops, maritime photography and art zone, funfair and plenty more.

This would be a great opportunity to get some unique shots of Drogheda (or keep the kids quiet) with something for everyone with the tall ships, action shots of the events on the water, static motor show, street photography to long exposure shots at night time which could have distinctive shots of the funfair at night.

The weather is fair this weekend with highs of up to 18 degrees and only a wee bit of rain. 1mm on each day.


Attached is the maritime festival website, schedule and some photos that I managed to capture at last years festival (not my best work). Others in the club may have some better photos and photos from around the town (I know Damian has a great photo of a ferris wheel from last year).