Marine Institute

Month of Marine Madness - Calendar of Events launched in Galway

April 19, 2010

Marine Month of MadnessThe calendar of events for Galway’s forthcoming Month of Marine Madness was launched today (Monday 19th April 2010) by Deputy Mayor Peter Keane at Salthill beach with the organisers of the event, who were showcasing a number of marine-related family fun events, activities, lectures and presentations being organised in Galway throughout the month of May.    

“With the Atlantic ocean at its doorstep, Galway City has a strong marine heritage and a vibrant community of anglers, sailors, fishermen, divers, scientists, conservationists and many more enthusiasts involved in the marine” Deputy Mayor Peter Keane said. “The Month of Marine Madness offers children and adults a wonderful opportunity to share, learn and participate in hobbies and interests involving the sea”.   

“We look forward to a busy month of beach safaris, beach cleans, walks and talks and presentations all leading up to World Oceans Day jointly sponsored by Galway Atlantaquaria and the Marine Institute where Bjorn the Polar bear will be making his return to Galway Atlantaquaria” said Dr Noirin Burke, Education officer with the Explorers schools outreach programme.  “There’s an exciting line up of activities during May for all the family.”  

Galway’s Month of Marine Madness is supported by Galway Atlantaquaria, Galway City Council, the Marine Institute, Western Regional Fisheries Board,  Galway Lifeboat Station, Environmental Change Institute - NUI Galway, DERI - NUIG, Galway Education Centre, Galway Bay Sailing Club, GMIT, IWDG and the Galway Dive Club.  

A full programme providing details of each event is available onwww.nationalaquarium.ie or the www.marine.ie events page.

If you have an activity, event or presentation about the marine that can be included in the programme please contact Colette Lavin at Galway Atlantaquaria email: lavinsgalway [at] eircom [dot] net   All ideas welcome.