Launch of the Irish Maritime Festival

5th May at the D hotel, Drogheda

Ahoy shipmates This year's Festival will take place on July 9th and 10th and the theme is 'Vikings and Pirates.' The exciting programme of events lined up for the 2016 Festival include archaeological digs for children, props from the popular The Vikings television series, Pirate Ships and Viking Boats and many more family-friendly activities. Pictured at the launch are: Councillor Paul Bell, Mayor of Drogheda; Mary T Daly, SEO of Louth County Council - who are the organisers of the festival along with Drogheda Port - and a Pirate and a Viking! Find more information at