Sample International Flavours at Docklands Maritime Festival!
The Docklands Maritime Festival will be taking place this bank holiday weekend (May 29th - June1st) and alongside the magnificent fleet of Tall ships taking residence along the quays will be the largest outdoor market in Dublin.
So if your preference is more for sampling the delights of international cuisine rather than scaling the rigging of The Lord Nelson then be sure to head to the Docklands for a variety of culinary treats.
Reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of the festival there will be a host of delicious dishes from across the globe. Enjoy the aroma and flavours of Spanish paella and Italian pizza or a quayside Barbeque of German meats or Welsh hog. Sample the delights of the Middle East with Lebanese kebabs, Palestian Falafels and a selection of Iranian dried fruits and nuts or indulge your Asian tastes with Japanese sushi and noodles. There will also be cheeses from Holland, bread from France and a wide selection Greek deli food - perfect for an impromptu picnic.
After working all that off visiting the ships or enjoying the wide variety of street performers and musicians why not enjoy Irish homemade ice cream or a mouth watering French crepe.
Now in its sixth year the much loved Docklands Maritime Festival continues to grow and this year is no exception with a great mix of old favourites as well as new attractions. Presented by the Docklands Authority in association with Failte Ireland and taking place on the quays, both north and south of the Liffey, the festival promises entertainment for all ages in a relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere with free admission
For further information or photography, please contact:
Loretta Lambkin, Docklands Authority, 01 818 3300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen O'Malley/ Sheila Gahan - WHPR 01 6690030 , email@example.com 085 8289002
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Intercity Darts & Trains
Trains & Darts stop at Pearse Street, Tara Street, Connolly and the new Docklands Station. See www.irishrail.ie
The Maritime Festival is accessible by Luas. The nearest stop is at Connolly Station which is the terminus of the Connolly-Tallaght or Red Line. See www.luas.ie
For information on buses serving the Maritime Festival log onto www.dublinbus.ie
Patrons are encouraged where possible to avail of the public transport options listed above.
If car parking is required the following car parks will be open to the public
- Jury's Inn, Commons Street, IFSC
- Irish life, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
- Connolly Station, back of Connolly Station
- National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, Docklands, Dublin 1
For additional information on the Docklands Maritime Festival, visit www.dublindocklands.ie/maritimefestival
ABOUT THE DOCKLANDS AUTHORITY
The Dublin Docklands Development Authority was established by the Irish Government in 1997 to lead a major project of physical, social, cultural and economic regeneration on the east side of Dublin city. The Docklands Authority is self-financing and to date has attracted an estimated €7 billion of public and private investment in Dublin's Docklands.
The regeneration project encompasses some 1,300 acres of prime riverside land and is creating an exciting new focal point for the city. What was once an economically deprived area of the capital is steadily being transformed into a thriving new district