New date – Fishermen’s Fling and Irish Skipper Expo to be held in March 2021

New date – Fishermen’s Fling and Irish Skipper Expo to be held in March 2021

The much anticipated “Fishermen’s Fling”, the Lost At Sea Tragedies (LAST) Charity Ball has been rescheduled to coincide with the Irish Skipper Expo 2021. The event will take place at the Castletroy Park Hotel on 12th March 2021 and all tickets remain valid for this date.

Irish Skipper Expo organisers, Mara Media has been informed by UL Sport Arena that the HSE (Irish Health Service Executive) has entered into an agreement with the show venue to use its facilities as a field hospital in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and as such, will no longer be available as a venue for Irish Skipper Expo 2020. The show will now be moved forward to 12 and 13 March 2021.

Hugh Bonner, managing director of Mara Media said: “We are disappointed to be bringing this news to you, we have put a huge amount of work and reinvestment into the new look show in Limerick. With your support we had a sell-out show with over 145 companies from 14 countries booked to exhibit, and going forward, your current bookings will be carried to the 2021 expo.

“Over the years we have developed a very special relationship with the fishing community, the support and loyalty they have shown during this challenging period has been incredible, for which we express our sincere thanks.

“In conjunction with BIM and Cavanagh Hooper Dolan, our show sponsors, we look forward to bringing Irish Skipper Expo 2021 to you on 12th and 13th March. The show will be held at the UL Sport Arena in Limerick and promises to be bigger and better than ever. We look forward to welcoming everyone there.”