Leading Journal of the Irish & UK Fishing Industries

iRIsh Skipper Expo

24 & 25 February 2023

Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm


As Ireland’s flagship fisheries show, the Irish Skipper Expo made a welcome return in 2022, with a record number of national and international exhibitors in attendance. Looking ahead the 2023, the 17th year of the show will once again be held in the spacious setting of the UL Sports Arena, Limerick.  

Previously known as Skipper Expo Int. Galway, the success of the event and its rapid expansion over the years has resulted in the show moving to the UL Sport Arena in Limerick in 2022 under the new name of Irish Skipper Expo.

UL Sport Arena, based in the grounds of the University of Limerick, holds all the exhibitors in one spacious hall, enabling more and even bigger stands, providing a much better overall visitor experience. A large outside display area located adjacent to the visitor entrance offers an opportunity to showcase much larger products and boats.

The venue offers many other benefits, including onsite catering and bar facilities, its ease of accessibility and excellent car parking facilities. There is an excellent road network to UL, which is located just off the M7, and Shannon Airport is only 35 kilometres from the show venue, from where there is an excellent range of scheduled flights.

The show was founded by Mara Media, a publishing and event management company based in Annagry in Co. Donegal, Ireland. Mara Media publishes the widely respected ‘The Skipper’ magazine, a monthly publication for the Irish and UK fishing industries.

The success of the Irish Skipper Expo has led to the creation in 2011 of the Scottish Skipper Expo, which is held at the new P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen.

The Skipper Expos have gone from strength to strength due their popularity with exhibitors and visitors from Ireland and beyond. The success of the Irish Skipper Expo can be attributed to the fact that it is a great place to do business, as well as being the ideal venue for the fishing industry to network and socialise.

Such success is confirmed by the universally positive testimonials from exhibitors and visitors alike. The team at Mara Media has the philosophy of continually consulting with exhibitors and visitors to ensure the show fully meets their requirements.

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Latest News

Scam Warning – International Fairs Directory

Scam Warning – International Fairs Directory

It has been brought to our attention that a company called International Fairs Directory has been targeting Irish and Scottish Skipper Expo exhibitors by sending out what appears to be an official order form offering a Web listing in their online directory. We have no...

PTG expands to the UK

PTG expands to the UK

Establishes sales and service hub in Scotland Norway’s PTG is intensifying its focus on the industrial and marine markets in the UK and has established a new company in Scotland which will provide sales and service to the British seafood industry. Management is...

Skippers Mate Pro received good response at Irish Expo 2022

Skippers Mate Pro received good response at Irish Expo 2022

Tracey and Sean at Skippers Mate Pro say they were delighted to have exhibited at Irish Skipper Expo 2022. They said: “We were very happy with the response to the launch of our system at the show.  We have received a number of orders on foot of the show itself. This...


Book Your Stand

Check out the Booking Form below for information on how to book your stand for the 2023 Irish Skipper Expo.

To rebook your stand or inquire about booking a new stand for the upcoming show, please contact Sharon Boyle directly.

Sharon Boyle (Commercial Fishing Manager)

T: +353 (0) 74 9548037
M: +353 (0) 86 8401250
E: sharon@maramedia.ie

Click the image to access the 2023 Booking Form

Online Booking Form - New Exhibitors Only (approval based on availability)

ISE Exhibitors Booking Form '23

(If applicable)
Contact Name(Required)
ie. 6m x 3m, 4m x 3m, 4m x 3m, 3m x 3m
(for linking on exhibitor list)
Stand Prices(Required)
Tick required box

New Venue / How to Get There

UL Sport, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick V94XT66

Directions from the Castletroy Park Hotel to UL Sport 

UL Sport, has excellent road, rail and air transportation links. The arena is positioned on the University of Limerick campus in Castletroy, just off the M7. Shannon Airport is only a 35 minute drive away with flight connections available to the UK and Western Europe airports. Limerick City Centre is within easy reach of UL Sport and Limerick (Colbert) Railway Station is a short 15 minute drive away.

With the venue just off the motorway avoiding city traffic.

Galway (M18) – 1hr 30 min
Cork (M8) – 1hr 30 min
Dublin (M7) – 2 hrs.
Waterford – 2 hrs
Donegal 3hr 30 min to 4hrs.
Belfast 3hr 45


Kilmurry Lodge Hotel
Approx €10 in a taxi to show centre at UL or 1.5 km walk

Bookings can be made by either

Use the promo code SKIPPER23 when booking through the website:


Tel: +353 (0)61 331 133 Ext 2
Email: reservations@kilmurrylodge.com 
Quote: Irish Skipper Expo 2023

Hotel Rooms – Bed & Breakfast Per Night, (price applicable per night)
Single: €110.00
Twin/Double: €125.00
(€40 supplement for Saturday night)


Castletroy Park Hotel
Approx €10 in a taxi to show centre or 1.4km walk

Bookings can be made by either

Tel: +353 (0)61 335566. and extn. 1
Email: reservations@castletroypark.ie
Quote: Skipper Expo or 426071

Hotel rooms – Bed & Breakfast Rates (price applicable per night)
€97 Single
€114 Double

Utilities €94 Single / €104 Double
Kitchenette €104 Single / €114 Double
Premier €114 Single / €124 Double
Terrace €124 Single / €134 Double

*Note on Suites – Housekeeping Service Every 3 days – No Room Service
Following located on the grounds of the hotel – Local Supermarket, Hairdresser, Bank, Restaurant, Café, Pharmacy, Doctors Surgery.



Last Updated: th March 2022

Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037

2022 Show Statistics & Feedback

Click the image below to read the post show report from the 2022 Irish Skipper Expo

2022 List of Exhibitors

Last updated 14th March 2022

This list of exhibitors was compiled by Mara Media with permission from the individual exhibitors. This list is the exclusive copyrighted intellectual property of Mara Media and is reproduced here for informational purposes only. Any unauthorized commercial use or reproduction of this list, including soliciting exhibitors or representing yourself as an agent of the trade show is prohibited and may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

Company Name Stand No 
AIB 56
Aigean Marine 138
AJ Group 125
Alisha Mary Fisheries 76
Aquabroker 85
Arachas (Cavanagh Hooper Dolan) 65
Arklow Marine 46
ASAP Supplies 71
ASTANDER Shipyard 47
Atlantic Marine Supplies ltd 5
Barrus 98
Barry Electronics 40
Barry Electronics(Marport) 40
Baudoin 117
Belco Marine 34
Bere Island Boatyard 7
BIM 86
Bopp 105
Brian J McMullin Solicitors 17
Brunvoll AS 142
Cavanagh Nets 68
Cean Helmets 120
CH Marine 44
Charity & Taylor 28
CJC 129
Cleggan Marine 33
Clements Engineering 88
Christy Hannon 70
Craemer UK 101
Crown Marine Seats Ltd 35
Cummins 139
Davidsons Painters 89
DCM Marine Power & Propulsion Ltd 141
DESMI Pumping Technology A/S 133
Dorans Skippers Mate 92
Drawm 119
Duwel Group 19
Echomaster Marine 80
EK Marine 41
EMFF Marine Biodiversity  21a
Engines Plus 84
Errigal Bay 95
ESB Wind Development 130
Finer Filters 22
Finning UK & Ireland 12
Finnoy Gear & Propeller AS 147
Fish Facts 144
Fishery Liasons Ltd 32
G. Smyth Boats 48
Green Rebel Marine 24
Guy Cotten UK Ltd 73
H.A.C.I. Ltd., (Hose and Couplings Ireland. 116
Harland and Wolff  18
Hardware & Marine Supplies 74
HBG Service ehf 61
IFPO 146
Inishowen Celtic Iron 135
International Paint 29
Irish Coast Guard BM-02
Irish South & West Fish Producer’s Organisation 60
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group 75b
IX Blue 110
Jackson Trawls 64
Jimmy Walsh Props 4
JR Spares 123
KER Services Ltd 77
KK Hydraulics 62
KT Nets 1
L.A.S.T 111
Lorrimar 132
LSM Pumper 136
Lyngaa Marine Aps. 113
MacGregor (GBR) Ltd. 66
Mantsbrite Marine 55
Marine Design International 8
Marine Ireland Industry Network. 23
Marine Institute 104
Marine Safety 96
Marine Survey Office 108
Mc Donnells (Queen St)Ltd 103
McHale Marine BM -09
McMurdo 145
Mermaid Marine 53
Michigan Marine Propulsion 102
MIT 13
MMG Welding 82
Mooney Boats Ltd 51
Morgere 75
Mustad Autolines 93
Mullion Marine 87
Murphy Marine Services 43
New Ross Boatyard 15
Nogva 57B
Notus 114
Nova Shipyard 121
Ocean Space Acoustics AS 54
On Site Power Generation 109
O’Sullivans Marine 57
Padmos Engine & Ship Repair 83
Pat O’Donnell & Co – Volvo Penta 10
Peter Bruce (PATSY) Ships Painters 78
PME Group BM-11
Polar Doors 106
Portumna Marine 122
Proteum 3
Prolines 25
Redmac Plant & Engineering Supplies 123
REINTJES Britain & Ireland 11
Revenue Customs 30
RNLI Fishing Safety 63
RNLI Fundraising 35a
Ruane Maritime 134
Ryan & Roberts Ltd.  118
SafetyNet Technologies LTD 31
Seaquest Systems 52
Seat Systems 79
Selva Marine 115
Shellfish Ireland 45
Silverline Products Scotland L.td 26
Simply Blue Group 91B
Sofrimar 99
Solent Engineering Services 2
South Shore Marine & Diesel. 140
Spencer Carter  
Stormline 58
Swan Net Gundry 126
The Crosby Group BM6
The Skipper/Mara Media 67
Thyboron Trawldoors 72
TODD Navigation 91
Tom Hand Electronics 6
Triskell Seafoods 27
Tysons Ship Riggers 50
Ultraguard Antifouling T/A Marine Growth Prevention Specialists Ltd 14
Union Chandlery 21
University College Cork/ University of Exeter   
Virhydro/ Hookline 124
Westward Scania 100
Wills Ridley 148
Wind Energy Ireland 143
Workplace Relations Commission 81


Show Advertising Opportunities
Your Only Official Show Publications
“The Skipper”, our monthly magazine and “Showguide” are the only Two Official Publications for your shows.

All visitors will receive a copy of ‘The Skipper’ and ‘Showguide’ publications upon arrival at the venue.  All exhibitors will receive both publications in their exhibition packs.

March 2021 Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline: Friday 11th February 2022
Freely distributed at show
Deadline: Friday 14th January 2022 
Business Directory: from €100 Half Page: €250
1/8 page: €250 Full Page: €350
1/4 page: €500 SIZE:
1/2 page: €725 Half Page: 148mm W x 90mm H
Full page: €1,200 Full Page: 148mm W x 180mm H

Please contact Sharon for more information on advertising;
T: 00353 74 9548037   |   Email: sharon@maramedia.ie

Promotional Material

Promotional Material for Exhibitors attending Irish Skipper Expo 2023


We have put together promotional material that exhibitors can use across your social media accounts and website, to inform your customers and partners that you are attending Irish Skipper Expo 2023.


*Tip – Right click on the image and click ‘save image as’ to download.


Irish Skipper Expo Save the Date – for print and web

Facebook Banner

Instagram Image

Twitter Banner

Email Footer


Your Official Showguide

Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2022 Showguide


Exhibitors Free PR Service
Show PR:

Mara Media will provide a free PR service to Exhibitors at our 2022 shows – Irish Skipper Expo & Scottish Skipper Expo. This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the shows website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our E-Newsletters.

Catch PR may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the show or you can reach them using the details below. Please take full advantage of this FREE service provided by Mara Media. 

Keith Broomfield; 
Email: keith@catchpr.co.uk
01259 742575

Exhibitor Warning

We would like to remind all our Visitors and Exhibitors that we take your privacy very seriously. Unfortunately, our exhibitors are often approached from various scam companies offering listings, advertising and/or accommodation in the lead up to our shows.

Mara Media strongly advise you, to be extremely vigilant against bogus organisations who do not represent our company. If in doubt always contact us before signing forms or engaging in conversation. 

Mara Media does not permit third parties to undertake unsolicited mailing to our customers and we do not pass on your contact details. 








Excellent show great atmosphere a lot of new faces and great to meet some of the old ones too. It’s getting better with age. A big thanks to Sharon and the team.

Eddie Moore

Co. Kerry

Fantastic opportunity to meet everyone from the marine industry in Ireland. Great show with a family like atmosphere, well done Sharon and team.

Peter Burke

Co. Waterford

A great show to meet new customers and our dealers. Our best year so far with lots of interest in the Lars Thrane Iridium Sat phone system and the KVH V7HTS VSAT systems.

Andy Banting

C A Clase UK Ltd

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