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At the Circular Ocean Workshop at Vertigo, Cork County Hall were (left to right): Sean O'Sullivan, South Cork Local Enterprise Office, Michelle Green, Macroom-E, Laurent Bontoux, EU Policy Lab and Martin Charter, Centre for Sustainable Design, UK
Cork Harbour
As part of the European Circular Ocean project, Irish Partners Cork County Council Initiative “Macroom E” have today welcomed delegates from Norway, Greenland, Scotland and England to join with local stakeholders at an event in County Hall, Cork to discuss…
A revised timetable of Stena's southern corridor route: Rosslare-Fishguard operated by Stena Europe is to be introduced from 22 May
Ferry
#Timetable - A revised timetable of Stena Line's Rosslare – Fishguard ferry service will see customers have a choice of three-day time sailings and one extended overnight crossing from 22nd May. Following the evaluation of extensive customer research and feedback,…
US battleships in Cork harbour in 1917
Island Nation
On May 4, 1917 the American Navy arrived in force in Cork Harbour. Five thousand sailors with the task of protecting the southern waters off Ireland from German submarines. The United States had entered the First World War in support…
Capt. David (Duke) Snider from Canada in Cork
Ports & Shipping
The President of the Nautical Institute, the worldwide representative organisation for maritime professionals has told its Irish branch that reality must be separated from the myths about shipping using Polar waters writes Tom MacSweeney. Capt. David (Duke) Snider from Canada…
Annalise Murphy with An Cathaoirleach Cllr Cormac Devlin at The Harold National School in Glasthule, County Dublin
Annalise Murphy
Olympic silver medallist, Annalise Murphy, visited a number of schools in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown yesterday, with An Cathaoirleach of dlr, Cllr Cormac Devlin. Annalise visited the schools to showcase the opportunities to learn sailing along our beautiful coastline. Following the visits…
In this view taken from standing on the caisson of the entrance to Dublin's last drydock that closed in February is tallship Jeanie Johnston. The replica barque made history as the last vessel to use the shiprepair facility from where afterwards berthed at the Lead-In Jetty which is to demolished.
Dublin Port
#ABRnotices - As part Dublin Port's Alexandra Basin Regeneration ABR Project, the existing Lead in Jetty located outside Graving Dock Number 2 that closed in February, is to be demolished. Afloat adds tallship Jeanie Johnston made history as the last dry-docked…
Sea–Air: The world's first foiling Mini Class
Solo Sailing
2016 might well have been the year of the foil in offshore sailing writes solo sailor Thomas Dolan. Here the sole Irish 'Mini Classe' competitor assesses some of the latest developments from his base in France and asks will a 'foiler'…
MV Neptune Dynamis, which begins a weekly schedule calling at Rosslare Europort from this Saturday , 8th April
Ports & Shipping
#NewService - A new weekly shipping service to Rosslare Europort begins this Saturday 8th April which is to be operated by Greek based Neptune Lines. At 07.30hrs on Saturday, the MV Neptune Dynamis (built 2002) will arrive at the Europort,…
2016 J/24 Southern Champions Kilcullen, presented with the Frank Heath Trophy by Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral John Roche. The Howth Yacht Club K25 crew are 'over age' this year so Kilcullen will be sailed under a new crew at this year's event
J24
This year the J/24 Southern Championships will return to Cork Harbour for the third consecutive year with the added incentive to participate as the ‘Southerns’ will run in conjunction with the ICRA Nationals at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. This…
A friendly place, though with a drying anchorage, Holywood Yacht Club (founded 1862) is the oldest on Belfast Lough
Belfast Lough
In all last year’s celebrations of the 150th Anniversaries of Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Carrickfergus Sailing Club on Belfast Lough, it was generally overlooked that neither is the senior club on the lough, even though both were founded way…
Ian Walker onboard Green Dragon in the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
News Update
Former Irish Green Dragon VOR skipper Ian Walker is to take up the Director of Racing position at the Royal Yachting Association this autumn, according to PBO. The double Olympic medallist, America’s Cup sailor and Volvo Ocean Race-winning skipper will…
The dinghy sailor is rescued by Bangor RNLI after getting into difficulty in Ballyholme Bay
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Following yesterday’s hoax calls, Bangor RNLI’s lifeboat volunteers rescued a man clinging to a capsized dinghy in Ballyholme Bay this afternoon (Monday 3 April). The casualty, a 26-year old man, had quickly got into difficulty and capsized after…
Naval Service OPV LÉ Niamh will return to Galway for SeaFest 2017 this summer
Maritime Festivals
#SeaFest - Organisers promise “a larger and more spectacular” SeaFest, as Ireland’s national maritime festival expands to include three days of activities and attractions celebrating the sea in Galway from 30 June to 2 July. Festival chiefs met in Galway…
A bag-net in operation
Marine Science
#MarineNotice - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be carrying out scientific sampling using bag-nets and sentinel cages in Killary Harbour and surrounding waters from this week. The bag-nets will start at the shore and extend into the water approximately 25…
One of the puppies recovered on Saturday night at Dublin Port in the fourth such seizure this year
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Puppies and dogs were seized by Garda and Dublin Port security on Saturday night (1 April) in the fourth such incident this year. The animals were reportedly being exported without valid pet passports. The majority of those recovered…
Donaghadee RNLI's lifeboat Saxon
RNLI Lifeboats
#Hoax - The UK coastguard has decried an “elaborate hoax” after lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter were launched after several calls from someone claiming to be a kayaker in difficulty off the Co Down coast. As BBC News reports, lifeboats from Bangor and…
Marcus Connaughton, Presenter of Seascapes
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, later this evening we’ll hear from Fergal Keane who attended the recent Angling Show at the National Show Centre in North County Dublin;  we’ll hear from writer and…
Cross-border canal:  (L-R) F Fox, Fox Contracts, D Livingstone CEO, Waterways Ireland, Minister Humphreys, P Graham & S Acheson Waterways Ireland
Inland Waterways
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, visited the construction site on the Ulster Canal at Derrykerrib Bridge, Co Fermanagh in the company of Waterways Ireland Chief Executive, Dawn Livingstone on Friday the 31st…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - No sign of missing Irish Coast Guard crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith has been found after search teams succeeded in lifting the wreck of Rescue 116 off the sea bed yesterday (Sunday 2 April), as TheJournal.ie…
Ferry Oscar Wilde berthed at Rosslare Europort
Ferry
#PeopleHidden - A truck with some 14 people writes Independent.ie were found hidden having arrived by ferry at Rosslare Harbour on Sunday afternoon. Garda Immigration Officers discovered the 12 men and two women during a routine search after the ship…

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