Leading Journal of the Irish & UK Fishing Industries

iRIsh Skipper Expo

25 & 26 MARCH 2022

UL SPORT ARENA LIMERICK

Now in its 16th year, Irish Skipper Expo 2022 which will be held in Limerick, is Ireland’s flagship fisheries show that attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

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 for 2022 under the new name of Irish Skipper Expo.

UL Sport Arena, based in the grounds of the University of Limerick, will hold 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 will offer 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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Information

Book Your Stand

Click here to view Booking Form 2022

Contact Sharon Boyle for more information
Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

New Venue / How to Get There

SHOW VENUE
UL Sport, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick V94XT66 
https://www.ulsport.ie/ 

GETTING TO UL LIMERICK
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.

BY ROAD
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

 

Accommodation
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

Hotel rooms – Bed & Breakfast Rates (price applicable per night)
€97 Single
€114 Double/Twin
€124 Triple

Suites – Bed & Breakfast Rates (price applicable per night)*
Suite with Utilities – €94 Single / €104 Double / Twin
Suite with Kitchenette – €104 Single / €114 Double / Twin
Premier Suite – €114 Single / €124 Double / Twin
Terrace Suite – €124 Single / €134 Double / Twin

*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.

https://www.castletroypark.ie 

                                                                  

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

Bookings can be made by either

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

Hotel Rooms – Bed & Breakfast Per Night, (price applicable per night)
Single: €95.00
Twin/Double: €105.00

https://www.kilmurrylodge.com 

Floorplan

Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

Note to Exhibitors 

Thank you for your patience at this time, stand bookings made for the 2021 show are protected and will be carried forward to next year’s event.  For new bookings please contact Sharon for information on availabilities.

2022 List of Exhibitors

2022 list of exhibitors coming soon

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 upon arrival at registration will receive their own Showguide.  The Skipper will also be available at registration and throughout the show hall. All exhibitors will receive both publications in their exhibition packs.

THE SKIPPER: SHOWGUIDE:
March 2021 Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline: Friday 11th February 2022
Freely distributed at show
Deadline: Friday 14th January 2022 
RATES: RATES:
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

Your Official Showguide

All exhibiting companies get a free 100 word company profile in the official showguide.
More details to follow in your exhibitors manual which will be available in early November.

Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the Showguide – for reference only.

  

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.

Companies can contact Sharon Boyle using the details below to avail of this service. Please take full advantage of this service provided by Mara Media. 

Sharon Boyle; 
Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 
00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob:
00353 (0)86 8401250

Exhibitor Manual

The Irish Skipper Expo Exhibitor Manual shall be available in early November.
Please contact Sharon for more information

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. 

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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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