Maxol main sponsors of Irish Maritime Festival 2015

Maxol have been confirmed as the main sponsors of this year’s Irish Maritime Festival, taking place in Drogheda from Friday to Sunday, June 19 to 21.

The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Maxol, will see the festival promoted across over 200 Maxol service stations, and given a strong presence on social media.

The success of the Irish Maritime Festival has been remarkable within its first three years.

Over 37,500 people of all ages visited the Festival in 2014, which offered a variety of attractions along Drogheda Port, including vintage vessels, the Drogheda Motor Show, artisan food market, maritime history, live entertainment, pirate battles, and the Boyne Swim.

Expectations are high that this year’s festival will surpass that attendance figure with full programme details to be announced later this month.

In confirming Maxol’s association with the Irish Maritime Festival 2015, Brian Donaldson, general manager of the Maxol Group said: “As an Irish family business, Maxol has had a strong presence in Drogheda for many years during which time we have invested in our service station network and supported the local economy.

“We are delighted to lend our support as primary sponsor of the Irish Maritime Festival, which is a huge event in Drogheda’s calendar both from a family entertainment and business perspective.

“Through our network of service stations in Ireland, we are keen to help attract even greater visitor numbers this year and to be at the heart of the celebrations in Drogheda.”

Louth County Council, now a main funder of the festival, welcomed Maxol’s commitment, with director of services, Mary T Daly, saying it was “tremendous” that Maxol had come on board.

“The Irish Maritime Festival was always intended to be a festival of national importance based along Drogheda Port Company,” she said.

“This major commitment from Maxol means we can continue to build an event for the national and indeed, international festival calendar.”