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iRIsh Skipper Expo 2021

Limerick 12 – 13 March

Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Now in its 16th year, Irish Skipper Expo 2021 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 2020 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 (formerly Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen), which in 2020 will be held at the new P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen (13 and 14 November).

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.

Show Sponsors


2020 Showguide for reference only

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Latest News

Exhibitor Profiles – Riverdale Mills

Exhibitor Profiles – Riverdale Mills

Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you. You can always find a full listing with contact details of each...

Exhibitor Profiles – Christopher Hannon & Co

Exhibitor Profiles – Christopher Hannon & Co

Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you. You can always find a full listing with contact details of each...

Exhibitor Profiles – McMullin Solicitors

Exhibitor Profiles – McMullin Solicitors

Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you. You can always find a full listing with contact details of each...

Exhibitor Profiles – SwanNet Gundry

Exhibitor Profiles – SwanNet Gundry

Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you. You can always find a full listing with contact details of each...


Book Your Stand For The 2021 Show

Stand prices are €180 per square metre
Shell Scheme stands come with shell wall panels, carpet & name panel with your company name printed.

 Cost as follows for our most popular stand sizes:

  • 3m x 1m = 3sqm x €180 = €540
  • 3m x 2m = 6sqm x €180 = €1080
  • 3m x 3m = 9sqm x €180 = €1620
  • 3m x 4m = 12sqm x €180 = €2160
    We will endeavor to work with your stand size requirements should they be outside the above.

*Electrical Package = €100
*Furniture Packages are to be booked directly with Higgins Furniture Hire, details of which will be in the Exhibitors Manual.

Contact Sharon Boyle
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

UL Sport, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick V94XT66

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 Edinburgh, London, Manchester among other 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



For more information on the 2021 floorplan, Contact Sharon Boyle;

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

2021 List of Exhibitors

Last updated 16-July-2020

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 (Allied Irish Bank) 56
AJ Cleaning 117
AJ Group 125
Aquabroker 85
Arklow Marine 46
A.S.A.P Supplies  71
ASTANDER Shipyard 47
Atlantic Marine Supplies Ltd 05
Atlantic Shipping A/S 16
Audacious Marine BM 05
Barrus   98
Barry Electronics 40
Belco Marine 34
Bere Island Boatyard 07
Berthon Power Ltd 147
BIM – Bord Iascaigh Mhara – Show Sponsors 86
BIM – Bord Iascaigh Mhara – Show Sponsors BM 01
Blue Wave Boat Services BM 06
BOPP 105
Brian J McMullin Solicitors 17
Brunvoll AS 142
Cavanagh Hooper Dolan – Show Sponsors 65
Cavanagh Nets 68
CH Marine 44
Charles Cleghorn Ltd 58
Christy Hannon Engineering 70
CJC 129
Cleggan Marine 33
Clements Engineering 88
Clever Lighting and Electrical  23
Costello Boats BM 07
Craemer UK 101
Crown Marine Seats 35
Cummins   139
D&D Insurances 93
Davidsons Painters 89
DCM Marine Power and Propulsion  141
Department of Marine 107
DNG 146
Doran’s Skippers Mate 92
Echomaster Marine 80
EK Marine 41
Engine Solutions 14
Engines Plus Ltd 84
Errigal Bay  95
Fairwater Fishing   81
Finer Filters 22
Finning Power Systems 12
Fish Facts 144
G. Smyth Boats 48
Gems Ltd 97
Global Empire Hydraulic Connections 30
Guy Cotten UK  73
Hose & Couplings Ireland 116
Hardware & Marine Supplies 74
HBG Service ehf 61
Hi Power 131
Hirtshals Yard a/s 128
Inishowen Celtic Iron 135
International Paint 29
Irish Coast Guard BM 02 / 03
IX Blue 110
J.R Spares 123
Jackson Trawls 64
Jimmy Walsh – One Stop Prop Shop   04
KK Hydraulics 62
KT Nets  01
Larsen Fishing Gear 127
LAST 111
Lorrimar 132
LSM Pumps 136
Lyngaa Marine 113
MacGregor (GBR) 66
Mantsbrite Marine 55
Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd 13
Marine Design International 08
Marine Growth Prevention Specialists Ltd 42
Marine Institute 104
Marine Safety 96
Marine Survey Office 108
Marport 40
McDonnells (Queen St) Ltd 103
Medley Pots 60
Mermaid Marine 53
Michigan Marine Propulsion (MMP) 102
MMG Welding Compact Gangways Systems 82
Mooney Boats 51
Morgere Trawl Doors 75
Mullion Survival Technology 87
Murphy Marine Services 43
New Ross Boatyard 15
NIFA – National Inshore Fishermen’s Association 94
Notus 114
O’Sullivan Marine 57 / BM 04
Onsite Power Generation Ltd  109
Padmos Engine and Ship Repair 83
Pat O’Donnell & Co. 10
Peter Bruce (Patsy) Ship Painters 78
Polar Doors 106
Portumna Marine 122
Prolines 25
Pronomar B.V  121
Redmac Plant & Engineering Supplies 123
REINTJES Britian & Ireland 11
Riverdale Mills Corp. 79
RNLI Fishing Safety 63
RNLI Fundraising 19
Ruane Maritime  134
Ryan & Roberts 118
Safety Net Technologies Ltd 31
Sands Marine BM 09
Scanmar Ltd 76
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority 90
Seaquest Systems 52 / BM 08
Selva Marine 115
Shellfish Ireland 145
Silverline Products Scotland 26
Smart Sailors 138
Sofrimar 99
Solent Engineering Services 02
South Shore Marine & Diesel 140
Spencer Carter 130
Swan Net Gundry 126
Teignbridge Propellers 24
The Skipper – Show Organisers  67
Thyboron Trawldoors 72
Todd Navigation 91
Tom Hand Electronics 06
Triskell Seafood 27
Tysons Ship Riggers 50
UHP Services BM 10
Union Chandlery 21
Versa Dock 147
Virhydro / Hookline 124
Water Safety Ireland 18
WestWard Scania 100
Whispaire 03

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 have free access to these publications which will be distributed at your next show. Exhibitors will also receive both publications in their exhibition packs.

March 2021 Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline: 17th February 
Freely distributed at show
Deadline: 29th January 
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

Exhibitors Free PR Service
Catch PR:

Mara Media provide a free PR service to exhibitors at our 3 shows, Irish Skipper Expo, Scottish Skipper Expo & English Skipper Expo.

This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the show website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our newsletters. 

Companies can contact Catch PR using the details below. Alternatively Catch PR may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the shows for a feature/testimonial etc. Please take full advantage of this service provided by Mara Media. 

Keith Broomfield; 
T: 0044 (0)1259 742575
E: keith@catchpr.co.uk
W: www.catchpr.co.uk
W: www.catchpromotions.com


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Exhibitor Manual

 2021 Manual
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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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