Marine Institute opens its doors for the public in Aid of Galway Lifeboat

MARINE INSTITUTE SUMMER FETEThe Marine Institute is having a Summer Fête – Family Fun Pirate Day at its headquarters, Rinville, Oranmore on Sunday 11th July from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm in aid of Galway Lifeboat. Admission is free.  

The fun day offers a great opportunity to meet friends, enjoy a range of cakes, tasty treats and a sausage sizzle courtesy of the Harbour Hotel, Kylemore Abbey and Compass Catering, while listening to live music overlooking Galway Bay. There will be items to purchase and a range of activities for all the family including face painting, cartoon classes, magic show, bouncy castles, art & crafts, marine displays and lots more fun activities and games.   

The Marine Institute will also be holding an Auction of Promises during the day, where there will be a number of items available to bid for.  A full list of auction items can be seen on the Marine Institute events page.

“Since many of our staff go to sea on research surveys we appreciate the work done by the Galway Lifeboat and are anxious to help in any way we can,” said Marine Institute CEO Dr. Peter Heffernan. “The event promises to be a fun-packed day for adults and children alike - particularly those who are interested in learning more about the work of the Marine Institute and the marine community in Galway”.    

For those interested in viewing the architecture of the Institute’s award winning building, tours will be available throughout the afternoon.  

The Marine Institute wishes to thank all of the exhibitors, sponsors and contributors taking part in the Summer Fête in aid of the Galway Lifeboats Ireland.  

All proceeds from the day will go to Galway Lifeboats.  

Further information is available on the Marine Institute’s web site at