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This painting of the Hook Head Lighthouse is one of many with a nautical theme submitted for judging in this year’s 62nd Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Appropriately entitled ‘Hook Lighthouse’, it was painted by 15–year–old Emer O’Doherty, a pupil at…
Waterways Ireland advises all users of the Shannon Navigation that the stretch of navigation from Limerick City to Parteen Weir is closed to navigation due to continuing high flow rates and infrastructural deficiencies as a result of the winter storms and subsequent flooding. Users…
#MoreOrders - CLdN Ro-Ro SA which operates between Dublin and northern European ports has now confirmed two more vessels have been ordered, with options for a further four, through the Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik. The orders according to Multimodal, follow an…
#RNLI - Clogherhead RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 11:50am yesterday (Sunday 20 March) in response to a distress EPIRB signal received from a fishing vessel located 25 miles east of Clogherhead. While en route to the…
Former Figaro keelboat campaigner David Kenefick from Royal Cork Yacht Club is back on the water (or is that above the water?) in Cork Harbour. Kenefick is the latest sailor to move to the foiling Moth dinghy that is centred…
10 symmetric North spinnakers, 3 mainsails and 5 vertical battened Jibs all in brand new condition along with 8 carbon assymetric spinnaker poles and 24 RTYC branded Spinlock Wing PFDs in new condition all contained in an Ifor Williams trailer…
#Buncrana - Five people, including three children, understood to be from the same family are dead after their car slipped into the water at Buncrana, Co Donegal last night (Sunday 20 March). As the News Letter reports, a major emergency…
#Rowing: The men’s under-23 quadruple had a narrow win over the lightweight men’s four at the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. The crew of Jack Casey, Barney Rix, Dan Buckley and Sam McKeon had .4…
#JamieBoag - Volvo Ocean Race team commercial boss Jamie Boag was honoured for his contributions to sailing at the Atlantic Youth Trust's conference and dinner in Galway last weekend, as the Galway Independent reports. The commercial director of Abu Dhabi…
#Search - The search remains ongoing for a man seen entering the water at Galway's Wolfe Tone Bridge 10 days ago. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the man in his 30s prompted a widespread search in the city's waters after…
#Rowing: The Ireland lightweight four was the fastest crew in the time trials this morning at the Ireland trial at the National Rowing Centre. Ranking on per centage of projected gold medal-winning time, the Shandon/Clonmel combination in the men’s junior…
#Rowing: Trinity’s senior men's eight finished 25th at the Head of the River in London on Saturday, while, remarkably in a field of 325 crews, UCD came in just one place further back, 1.43 seconds slower. The result was a…
The Team INSS win in last weekend's 46–boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series represented much more than just a win as it represented an important milestone in an offshore racing campaign. Look closer at the INSS 1720 crew…
ADVERTISEMENT: Our client, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company Ltd., is at a significant stage in implementing its Masterplan. The company is seeking to recruit a successor to the current Harbour Master, who is due to retire shortly. The Harbour Master will…
#MarineWildlife - Dolphin and porpoise monitoring off the North Coast got a boost this week thanks to a £15,000 NI government grant for the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), as Causeway Coastal Community reports. “This is good news for…
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