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iRIsh Skipper Expo

24 & 25 February 2023

Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm


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Reflecting the Right Tide – Irish Skipper Expo to take place on the 24th & 25th February 2023

The return of the Irish Skipper Expo was welcomed in the industry with open arms this year, with exhibitors and visitors thrilled to have the opportunity to get back to face-to-face interactions once again.

As visitor, Sean Carty from Donegal stated, “It was a great show with something for everyone. I enjoyed meeting people I hadn’t seen in a long while and made useful connections for the future.”

With many exhibitors and visitors citing influences such as tides, good weather and the pandemic as having impacted on the 2022 event, Mara Media have reviewed all feedback from the industry, and with the tides in mind, Friday 24th  and Saturday 25th February 2023 promises to provide the perfect opportunity for everyone to attend.

We are also delighted to announce the return of the popular Show Reception on the Friday evening, bringing exhibitors and guests together in a social setting to enjoy a seafood reception and live music at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel.  With many exhibitors and visitors expressing that they missed the event this year, we look forward to organising the complimentary evening once again as a celebration of the Irish Fishing Industry.

The new spacious venue in UL Sports Arena, allowed for visitors to move from stand to stand at their ease, with exhibitors noting that they had a greater opportunity to interact with people as a result.

George McCormick from GEMS Ltd said, “As a business venue, UL Arena was way ahead in my view.   I was chatting to one visitor who said that if we had that crowd in Galway we wouldn’t have been able to move. An exhibition should be in one big room and not small, disjointed rooms.  You all done great to get it over the line. I am looking forward to next year already.”

While the event marked a hopeful return to normality, the lingering effects of the Covid 19, which had experienced a huge surge in cases leading up to the event, undoubtably made its mark on the attendance – a factor which will hopefully be in the shadows as we look into the future.

The Irish Skipper Expo continues to uphold the ethos of ‘Your industry. Your show’, therefore we intend to use your feedback to make the 2023 show bigger and better than ever before.


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Book Your Stand

All stands for the Irish Skipper Expo 2023 are now SOLD OUT

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 view the 2023 Booking Form (View Only)

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

Exhibitors' Manual

Click the image below to access the full Exhibitors’ Manual

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 – SOLD OUT!
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 – SOLD OUT!
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 Friday 10th February 2023

Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

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

2023 List of Exhibitors

As of Wednesday 25th January 2023

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  Stand No. 
AIB 74
Aquabroker 79
A.K Watersports 87
Alisha Mary Fisheries 70
Anglo Belgian Corporation 71
Arachas Corporate Brokers Limited  60
ASAP Supplies 64
Atlantic Marine Supplies ltd 129
Automar 42
Axa Insurance 91
Barrus  92
Barry Electronics 33
Barry Electronics (Marport) 33
Baudouin 15
Belco Marine 25
Bere Island Boatyard 7
Berthon Power 108
BIM 80
Bopp  99
Brian J McMullin Solicitors  50
Brunvoll AS 96
Cavanagh Nets 62
Charity & Taylor 24
Charles Cleghorn Limited (CCLtd) 128
CH Marine 38
Christy Hannon Engineering 63
Clements Engineering 82
Commissioner of Irish Lights 29
Conways Solicitors 5
Crown Marine Seats Ltd 32
Davidsons Painters 83
Daretech 122
Department of the Environment Climate and Communications 25
Donegal ATU 125
Donegal ETB 124
Drawm 90
Easy Customs 49
EK Marine 10
EMFF Marine Biodiversity  116
Energia 86
Errigal Bay 36
Errigal Training Centre 41
ESB Wind Development 119
Exail 117
Finer Filters 114
Finning UK & Ireland 12
Fishery Liasons Ltd 30
Glen Campbell Marine Painting 125
GP Marine 30
G. Smyth Boats 42
Green Rebel Marine 22
Guy Cotten UK Ltd 66
Hardware & Marine Supplies 68
Harland & Wolff  76
Haven Marine 39
Hendy Power 14
IFPO  35
Inishowen Celtic Iron 106
International Paint 26
Irish Coast Guard BM-3
Irish South & West Fish Producer’s Organisation 54
Jackson Trawls  58
Jimmy Walsh Propellers 4
KER 125
Killybegs Marine Cluster 124
KK Hydraulics 55
KT Nets 1
L.A.S.T 34
Marine Design International  8
Marine Institute 97
Marine Safety 51
Marine Survey Office 103
Maxar 44
McDonnell’s (Queen St) Ltd 53
McHale Marine BM-5
Mermaid Marine 47
Michigan Marine Propulsion 78
MIT 13
MLD 95
MMG Ocean 125
Mooney Boats 125
Morgere 67
Murphy Marine Services 37
Mullion Marine 81
Notus 105
Nova Shipyard 118
Ocean Space Acoustics AS 48
Ocean Winds 104
On Site Power Generation 2
O’Sullivans Marine 19
O’Sullivans Marine 21
Padmos Engine & Ship Repair 77
Pat O’Donnell & Co – Volvo Penta 123/17
Parkol  46
Peter Bruce (PATSY) Ships Painters 73
Polar Fishing Gear 98
Portumna Marine 9
Portumna Marine BM-4
Prolines 23
Pronomar B.V. 115
Proteum 127
REINTJES Britain & Ireland 11
Revenue 94
RNLI Fishing Safety 57
RNLI Fundraising 31
Ropecc 109
Ruane Maritime 120
Ryan & Roberts Marine Services 110
Safety Net Technologies 28
Seaquest Systems 45
Selva Marine 107
Simplex Turbulo 72
Simply Blue Group 89
South Shore Marine and Diesel 116
Swan Net Gundry 121
Teignbridge Propellers 126
Tellab 111
The Skipper/Mara Media 61
Thistle Marine 56
Thyboron Trawldoors 65
Tom Hand Electronics 6
Triska Energy – Shell Lubricants 102
Tysons Ship Riggers 43
Union Chandlery 52
VULKAN Industries Ltd 113
Westward Scania 93
Wind Energy Ireland 75
Workplace Relations Commission 84



2022 Show Statistics & Feedback

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

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.

February 2023 Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline: Friday 13th January 2023
Freely distributed at show
Deadline: Friday 13th January 2023 
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 Logo

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 2023 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.

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