SeaFest has launched an exciting new app that will be a must-have digital companion to this year's festival.
The SeaFest Festival Guide app is now available to download for free for both Android and iOS phones. It gives all the information needed to enjoy Ireland's biggest and most spectacular maritime festival taking place in Galway from 30 June to 2 July 2017.
Covering all of the events at the festival, the app contains the full festival programme, maps and directions, latest news, visitor info and social media feeds. Speaking on the development of the app, Communications Manager for SeaFest, Sinéad Coyne said: "The App will provide visitors to the Festival with access to all the information they need to make the most of their festival experience with up to the minute updates so they are always in the know."
It also features an interactive 'My Favourites' list where users can add in their preferred festival events and create their own unique 'My Map' with all of the locations.
Snap happy festival goers can enter the Gallery Competition on the app by uploading a photo of their time at SeaFest. Two lucky entrants will win a €100 One4All gift card so it's well worth submitting a photo when the competition opens closer to the festival! They can also browse through the gallery of all the other great SeaFest moments captured by our festival goers.
SeaFest is now entering into its third year and as part of the festival's development, a mobile app was identified as an opportunity to enhance the festival visitors' event experience.
This year's festival is expanding to a three day event with an exciting line up of attractions at Galway Harbour and Docks, including PowerFly's world champion flyboarders, the tall ship The Phoenix, boat tours, a showcase of the finest of Irish seafood by BIM and Bord Bia and lots more activities including Try Sailing and kayaking to get people out on the water. Other events taking place at Galway Harbour and Docks include LookWest.ie, Saoir Bád/Boatbuilders, Kids Zone, The Festival Village and The Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Both of the Marine Institute's research vessels, the Celtic Explorer and the Celtic Voyager, will be there, with the Celtic Explorer conducting open house tours of the ship over the festival. The Irish naval vessel LÉ Ciara and the Granuaile will be in the harbour throughout the festival and will be open to the public.
This year, SeaFest events also take place in The Latin Quarter, Salthill, NUI Galway (Amundsen Exhibition) and Galway City Museum (The Wild Atlantic – Sea Science exhibition). There are also on the water activities taking place courtesy of the NWRA at Rusheen Bay, Galway.
Industry events at SeaFest include the fourth annual Our Ocean Wealth Summit on 30 June, the Digital Ocean conference, Marine Industry Awards and BIM National Seafood Conference – Winning in a Changing Environment (all taking place on 29 June), and a Marine Trade Show taking place on both 29 and 30 June.