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iRIsh Skipper Expo

21 & 22 March 2025

Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm


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Irish Skipper Expo – New Dates, New Features, New Plans

True to its motto, “Your Industry, Your Show,” the Irish Skipper Expo continues to evolve each year. The event takes significant steps to reflect the industry’s dynamic nature and address the needs of both exhibitors and visitors.

Having reviewed all exhibitor and visitor feedback, it was found that the overall majority’s preference is to host the show every two years (2025, 2027 etc), alternating each year with the Scottish Skipper Expo. It was also found that the majority of visitors and industry leaders would prefer the show to be held later in the year and as such, the new dates for the 2025 Irish Skipper Expo are Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March.  

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager for show organisers Mara Media explained, “We recognise the changing nature of the industry in Ireland and Scotland and as such, we aim to develop a fantastic exhibition showcasing the very best products and services in the industry – alternating each year to cater to the needs of all of our visitors. Having the event every two years in Ireland will give companies a greater opportunity to work on innovative products and new services to showcase at the show. “

Ireland’s only dedicated fishing exhibition will be held, once again, at UL Sports Arena Limerick, with event organisers Mara Media aiming to add new features to the show, and changes to the current layout to maximise viewing potential and allow for more exhibitors to showcase their products and services.

Commenting on the recent show, visitor Norman Bridges, from Castle Bay said, “Really enjoyed the show, good to see so many options in engines and fishing gear. Some of the exhibitors were very knowledgeable and helpful.”

Also commenting on the recent show was exhibitor Shrey Bansal of Finol Oils who said, “Exhibiting at the Irish Skipper Expo 2024 has been an immensely rewarding experience for Finol Oils. The exposure, connections, and insights gained are invaluable, and we are already looking forward to participating in the next Expo. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the organisers and everyone who visited our booth, making our exhibition a resounding success.”

More details will be announced in the coming months, with a host of exciting new features to be added to the event. Keep an eye on the webpage https://theskipper.ie/irish-skipper-expo/ for further announcements including hotel deals, exhibitor booking information and floorplans.

For more information contact Sharon Boyle. Commercial Fishing Manager: sharon@maramedia.ie

Latest News

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Exhibitors' Manual

Exhibitors’ Manual 2024

Viewing Purposes Only 

The 2025 Exhibitors’ Manual will be available online from October 2024 

2024 List of Exhibitors

Final List of Exhibitors for Irish Skipper Expo 2024

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
A.K Water Sports 90
AIB 77
Aquabroker 82
Arachas Corporate Brokers Ltd 65
ASL Safety 93
Atlantek Marine 70
Atlantic Marine Supplies 137
Barrus  81
Barry Electronics 36
Baudouin 16
Bere Island Boatyard 6
BIM 83
Bopp  101
Brian J McMullin Solicitors  54
Cavanagh Nets 66
CH Marine 41
Charles Cleghorn Limited (CCLtd) 135
Charity & Taylor 27
Clements Engineering Ltd 85
Cox Marine 81
Crown Marine Seats 35
Dawsongroup 2
Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine 103
DMG Welding 42
Donegal ATU 67
Doyle Fishing Group 48
DSD Marine Solutions 13
EMFAF Marine Biodiversity & Marine Knowledge 119
Errigal Bay 38
Errigal Training Centre 43
ESB Wind Development 124
Finning UK & Ireland 11
Finol Oils 94
Galway & Roscommon ETB 115
Geneglace 74
Government of Ireland 68
Green Oil 114
G. Smyth Boats Ltd BM8/ 47
Green Tech Skillnet 98
Harland & Wolff 123
Haven Marine 61
Helmsman Systems 125
Hendy Power 13
IFPO  39
Inishowen Celtic Iron 110
Inland & Coastal Marina Systems 122
International Paint 29
Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) BM3/ 99
Irish Lights 32
Irish Marine Safety 56
Irish South & West Fish Producer’s Organisation 37
Irish Water Safety 0
Jimmy Walsh Propellers  4
Kenbro Boats Ltd 130
Killybegs Marine Cluster 67
KT Nets 45
L.A.S.T 64
Latitude Kinsale 91
Mantsbrite Marine Electronics 53
Marine Chandlery Supplies 50
Marine Design International  7
Marine Institute, Ireland 100
MarineServices.ie 126
Marine Survey Office 105
Maxar 3
McDonnells Knives & Sundries 57
McHale Marine BM6
MC Scale Models 28
Mermaid Marine 51
MIT 12
Mooney Boats Ltd 9
Morgere 71
Mullion Marine 84
Murphy Marine Services 40
National Maritime College of Ireland 79
Notus  1
Nova Shipyard 60
Ocean Space Acoustics AS 52
Ocean Winds/ Bord na Móna 107
Oil Care & Services Ltd 114
O’Leary Insurance Group 44
Orsted 124
On Site Power Generation 111
O’ Sullivan’s Marine 129
P&D Marine Services Ltd 106
Padmos 80
Pat O’Donnell & Co – Volvo Penta 128
PBP Services (Scotland) Ltd 75
Polar / Mar Eco 102
Polar Refrigeration & A/C 73
Poleson Marine 70
Prolines Naval Architects 25
Proteum 8
Revenue Customs 97
Riverdale Mills 86
RNLI Fishing Safety 63
RNLI Fundraising 34
Roodberg 106
Ryan & Roberts Marine Services 112
Seabound Engineering Ltd 70
SeaQuest Systems 18
Selva Marine 109
Sheehans Fishing Company 108
Simplex Turbulo 76
Simply Blue Group 92
SIRM UK Marine Ltd 104
Solgrid 95
South Shore Marine & Diesel 17
SSE Renewables  31
Swan Net Gundry 58
Teignbridge Propellers 59
Tele Radio 120
The Skipper/Mara Media 49
Thistle Marine (Peterhead) Ltd 62
Thyboron Trawldoor 69
Tyson’s Ship Riggers 46
Union Chandlery 55
VHF.ie 118
Westward Scania 96
Wind Energy Ireland 78
Workplace Relations Commission 88
World Fishing NA



 Last updated 19th February 2024

Check out the latest floor plan for Irish Skipper Expo 2024 with over 130 exhibitors confirmed to date.

Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

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

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



Accommodation Details & Special Rates – Irish Skipper Expo 2025

Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

Approx €10 in a taxi to show centre or 1.2km walk

Bookings can be made by via the official website using the code: SKIPPER25


Alternatively, they can use the link below: 


Bed & Breakfast Rates (Per room per night)

Single: €140.00

Double: €144.00

Twin: €165.00

*Note – Offer is only available on a limited number of rooms and expires on 7th Feb or earlier if allocation used up.


The George Hotel Limerick

City Centre Hotel.

To access the special rates see below:

To secure your discounted rate – Call the hotel direct on 0035361460400 quoting 2025 Irish Skipper Expo.

€135 bed and full Irish breakfast per single occupancy per night

€165 bed and full Irish breakfast per double or twin occupancy per night


2023 Show Statistics & Feedback

Click the image below to read the post show report from the 2023 Irish Skipper Expo

Promotional Material

Promotional Material for Exhibitors attending Irish Skipper Expo 2024


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 2024.


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

Irish Skipper Expo Logo


Irish Skipper Expo Save the Date – for print and web


Facebook Banner

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Exhibitors Free PR Service
Show PR:

Mara Media will provide a free PR service to Exhibitors at our 2024 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.

Our PR team 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. 

Noreen Boyle; 
Email: admin@maramedia.ie
00353 – 74- 9562843

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

First time exhibiting last year, enjoyed tremendously, lot of contacts with lot’s of sales.  We’ll be back displaying the Rototech Boat at the 2023 show.

Gerry McHale

McHale Marine

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