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Mara Media, the organiser of Irish Skipper Expo 2020, has been informed by the event venue, UL Sport Arena, that it has entered into an agreement with HSE – (Irish Health Service Executive), to use its facilities as a field hospital in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as such, the venue will no longer be available to host Irish Skipper Expo 2020.

The show will now be moved forward to 12 and 13 March 2021.

Hugh Bonner, managing director of Mara Media said: “Although disappointed, moving the show forward to March 2021 will provide an opportunity for the industry to reinvigorate itself and enable forward planning to take place with more confidence.

“Over the years we have developed a very special relationship with the fishing community, the support and loyalty they have shown during this challenging period has been incredible, for which we express our sincere thanks.

“In conjunction with BIM and Cavanagh Hooper Dolan, our show sponsors, we look forward to bringing Irish Skipper Expo 2021 to you on 12th and 13th March.  The show will be held at the UL Sport Arena in Limerick and promises to be bigger and better than ever. We look forward to welcoming everyone there.”

Meanwhile, the much anticipated “Fishermen’s Fling”, the Lost At Sea Tragedies (LAST) Charity Ball has also been rescheduled to coincide with Irish Skipper Expo 2021. The event will take place at the Castletroy Park Hotel on 12th March 2021 and all tickets remain valid for this date.

For updates visit www.theskipper.ie