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Tullan Strand in Bundoran, Co Donegal
News Update
#Donegal - A body recovered off the Donegal coast yesterday morning (Sunday 28 August) has been identified as missing soldier Gavin Carey, according to BreakingNews.ie. Corporal Gavin Carey was reported missing after getting into difficulty while swimming with fellow soldiers…
Clifden RNLI rescued six people in two separate call outs
RNLI Lifeboats
Clifden RNLI rescued six people in two separate call outs off the Connemara coast last week. On Friday afternoon, the volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather and inshore Atlantic 85 class lifeboats following a report that two…
Faces in the crowd at the National YC….the wonderment is understandable - it’s not every day that a new Olympic Silver Medal for Sailing comes to town
National YC
As the Olympic medal celebrations swing through West Cork this week, with today’s party taking over Skibbereen and its mighty Silver Medal winning oarsmen (and now World Champion) Gary and Paul O’Donovan writes W M Nixon, we’re still receiving souvenirs…
Paddy Gregory’s “Flashback” took first overall in the race to Greystones
ISORA
The ISORA / RAYC Irish Hospital Supplies Day race was the concluding race in the Viking Marine / RAYC Coastal Series and was also the feeder race to the Greystones Regatta writes Peter Ryan. It took place on Saturday 27th…
Flat–out – National 18 Racing in Cork Harbour
National 18
National 18 dinghy D’Good, D’Bad and D’Blaster sailed by Ewen Barry, Stanley Browne and Dion Barrett was the winner of the nine boat Ultra division of the Irish class championships at Royal Cork YC on six points after five races…
President Michael D Higgins congratulates Annalise Murphy on her Olympic Silver medal
Olympic
President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his great joy and pride at Annalise Murphy's Olympic silver medal winning achievement. The President's comments came during a speech at a reception for Team Ireland following the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.…
Lough Swilly RNLI rescue a distressed sheep after 200ft cliff fall
RNLI Lifeboats
Lough Swilly RNLI lifeboat rescued a sheep this afternoon after it fell approximately 200 feet from a cliff in County Donegal. The alarm was raised at 4.30pm today when three local fishermen spotted the animal stranded on a ledge in…
Toppers racing off Kinsale in County Cork
Topper
Kinsale Yacht Club hosted the Munster Topper Championships for the first time this weekend. A fleet of 47 boats took to the water on Saturday morning. A strong easterly breeze and heavy seas provided challenging conditions for the sailors and…
James Kirwan's Beneteau 36.7 was second in class one ECHO at today's Taste of Greystones Regatta
Greystones Harbour
Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of Cruisers one ECHO division in today's Taste of Greystones Harbour Regatta. The Greystones Sailing Club regatta was cut short for a second year running by…
Neil Hegarty’s Dufour 34 Shelduck arriving in St Lucia in December 2013 at the end of the outward Transatlantic crossing in her three year Atlantic circuit cruise, which was completed back at Baltimore in West Cork this weekend when Shelduck arrived in from Newfoundland.
Cruising
An exemplary three year Atlantic circuit sailing cruise was completed this weekend with the return to Ireland of Neil Hegarty’s Dufour 34 Shelduck from Cork. Shelduck has reached Baltimore in the last of the summer after a rugged 16–day west-east…
World Champion Paul O'Donovan. Scroll down for video.
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O'Donovan talks about winning the World Championships with Proteus Paparazzi. The European gold medalist and Olympic silver medalist with his brother Gary will be welcomed back to Skibbereen in a special ceremony on Monday.Thousands are expected to attend.…
Malahide Yacht Club's Richard Burrows sailing an Etchells 22 with his son David
Etchells
Ireland will be well represented across the fleet at the Etchells European Championships that starts in Cowes today. The Etchells 22 Class is, by many, regarded as one of the most competitive one design keelboat classes left now that there…
Daire Lynch
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland's junior men's double finished the World Rowing Regatta by taking a very encouraging second place in the B Final. The ambitious duo of Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch fought it out with the Netherlands for third in the…
Aoife Casey
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland's junior women's double of Aoife Casey and Emily Hegarty finished sixth in the B Final of the World Rowing Chmpionships this morning. The race featured a battle of wills over most of the course between leaders France and…
Business at SFPC has surpassed levels achieved at height of the boom. The bulker Foxtrot is berthed at Foynes Port where Celtic Tugs are based. Earlier this year their third tug, Celtic Banner (not pictured) was sold and replaced by Celtic Fergus.
Shannon Estuary
#TradeReport - More than €7 billion in trade every year was handled by Shannon Foynes Port Company, according to a report commissioned by the State company that runs mid-western harbour, writes The Irish Times. Research by W2 Consulting, based on…
Jalapeno (P Barrington et al) was the DBSC winner of Saturday's Coastal Race to Greystones
DBSC
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 2. Jigamaree (R Harris), 3. Bon Exemple (C Byrne) CRUISERS 1 Echo- 1. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 2. Jigamaree (R Harris), 3. Bon Exemple (C Byrne) CRUISERS 2 - 1.…
Prospect (Chris Johnston) was the winner of DBSC's Beneteau 31.7 race
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) FLYING FIFTEEN ECHO - 1.…
Emily Hegarty
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland's Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch finished fifth in their semi-final of the junior double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. Drawn in the very tough lane one and battling against the worst of the wind,…
On a balmy evening superyacht Eos approaches weekend visiting yachts in Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland
Tall Ships
#SuperyachtEOS – One of the world’s largest privately owned superyachts, Eos that sailed to Cork Harbour earlier this summer has since among her worldwide cruising grounds called to Scotland and recently to the Croatian Riviera, writes Jehan Ashmore. The majestic…
Mark O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll finished fourth in the A Final of the lightweight men's pair at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. France won impressively, under pressure from Denmark in the closing stages, with the defending champions,…

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