Monday 25 September 2017

Nautical and nice as more than 100,000 enjoy city's Riverfest maritime spectacle

4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Hold on to your hats, the UK Thundercats power boats made their first Irish debut at this year’s Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Hold on to your hats, the UK Thundercats power boats made their first Irish debut at this year’s Dublin Port Riverfest.
Edel Currie and her daughter Evie (2) enjoying Riverfest. Photo: Conor McCabe
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured were Lauren Crook and Ian Tilson from Clontarf among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured performers entertaining the the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured were Elaine Shaw and Melissa Healy among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Hold on to your hats, the UK Thundercats power boats made their first Irish debut at this year’s Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured was entertainer Greg McBhaird with Sophia Cadogan among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured performers entertaining the the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.

Alan O'Keefe

Thousands of people turned out for the Riverfest celebrations at the weekend, with fans of all things nautical treated to fun, food, tall ships and ThunderCat powerboats.

The boats blew the crowds away as they whizzed up and down the Liffey at high speeds in their first ever Dublin appearance.

ThunderCat Racing is one of the world's most exhilarating watersports - boats can be seen to fly up to six metres in the air - and has mass appeal for all ages, offering great year-round entertainment.

Thousands of spectators now follow ThunderCat Racing, which is positioning itself as one of the most prominent watersports.

4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured water jet pack performer entertains the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured water jet pack performer entertains the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.

Today will be the last chance to see the ThunderCats at the free Riverfest event, which more than 100,000 people are expected to attend.

As well as the powerboats, attractions include the Tall Ships, schooners, wakeboarding, a drive-in cinema, tours of the Jeanie Johnston famine ship, a funfair and food and craft fairs.

4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured was Adam Byrne (age 4) from Macken Street Dublin among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured was Adam Byrne (age 4) from Macken Street Dublin among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.

Pals Elaine Shaw and Melissa Healy were among the visitors enjoying the Dublin Port festivities.

The popular three-day festival, which ends today, takes place along Dublin's historic North Wall Quay, with on and off-water events.

4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured were Suzanne and Darren O'Bryne from Castledermott, Co Kildare with their children Aoife (age 15) and Odhran (age 6) among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured were Suzanne and Darren O'Bryne from Castledermott, Co Kildare with their children Aoife (age 15) and Odhran (age 6) among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.

Other punters who had a great day out yesterday included Aoife Raleigh from Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Vincent and Linda Moore from Coolock with their children Eric (13) and Jane (8) and Aodhbha and Baebhen Schuttke from Clontarf.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr also took time out from his busy schedule to take in the fun and festivities with his son, Jason.

4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured were Elaine Shaw and Melissa Healy among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.
4/5/2017: DUBLIN : Pictured were Elaine Shaw and Melissa Healy among the thousands of visitors enjoying all the festivities of Dublin Port Riverfest.

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