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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, which in 2021 will be held at the new P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen (14 and 15 May).

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

Click on the image to open as high-res pdf.


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Book Your Stand

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


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.


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


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


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



Exhibitor Manual

 2021 Manual Coming Soon

Contact Sharon Boyle for more information

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

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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