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Kaitlyn Dow's self-built vessel Lancer made landfall in Connemara on Saturday 17 September
Coastal Notes
#Unmanned - Following our previous alert for an unmanned yacht off the Galway coast, the mini-yacht has been found after making landfall. Kaitlyn Dow's self-built vessel Lancer was launched off the US coast four months ago as part of a…
Trump International Golf Links & Hotel at Doonbeg, Co Clare
Coastal Notes
#Doonbeg - Donald Trump's plans for a defensive sea wall at his Doonbeg golf resort face renewed protest via an international social media campaign, as The Irish Times reports. #NatureTrumpsWalls is the name of the campaign run in tandem by…
Dublin Port – public appreciation and understanding of the port has diminished and there is a plan to restore it. Listen to the podcast below
Island Nation
This week on my podcast, I focus on what Dublin is doing about its waterfront. This follows on my last podcast about the lack of attention by many of the country’s towns and cities to their waterfronts and why they…
The project involved the fitting of four 50kWp Solar PV panel arrays to the roofs of terminal buildings, garage and shore shop as above
Coastal Notes
#SolarPort - As part of a drive to become the world’s greenest ferry operator, Stena Line has just delivered an innovative solar project at its Port of Holyhead in Wales.  The project involved the fitting of four 50kWp Solar PV…
The imposing Dún Briste sea stack at Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo
Coastal Notes
#SeaStack - A famous sea stack off the Co Mayo coast has been climbed for the first time in more than 25 years, as Independent.ie Travel reports. At the end of August, Iain Miller and his climbing partner Paulina Kaniszewska…
Bobby Kerr visits a business on Upper Lough Erne while filming UTV Ireland's Along Home Shores
Maritime TV
#OnTV - ​Filming has commenced for the new UTV Ireland programme Along Home Shores. ​​The eight-part TV series is focusing on the waterways of Ireland, with each show examining inland, coastal and offshore lives in a different region of the…
Exhibition: Glas Journal 2016 – Deep Mappings of Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Coastal Notes
#Exhibition - For Glas Journal 2016, two series of handmade books will be displayed in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire, within an installation of projected harbour arms, forming a ‘place ballet’ of familiarity and attachment. The journals…
Five Fingers Strand across from the Isle of Doagh
News Update
#IsleOfDoagh - A body has been found this afternoon (Thursday 1 September) in the search for a man missing from the Isle of Doagh since Monday evening. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the man was reported missing by his family…
Oriel Sea Salt Joins European List Of Protected Foods
News Update
#SeaSalt - Marine Minister Michael Creed has welcomed the European Commission's approval of the addition of Oriel Sea Salt and Oriel Sea Minerals to the quality register of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO). “This is great news for the producers…
Pictured at the launch of the Launch of FLAGS (Fisheries Local Area Groups Groups) programme at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty are Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Tara McCarthy, CEO, BIM with FLAGS representatives, WEST FLAG, Paddy Crowe, Inis Oirr, Co. Galway; SOUTH WEST FLAG, Kevin Flannery, Dingle Co.Kerry; NORTH FLAG, Gerry Gallagher, Co. Donegal; SOUTH FLAG, Finian O’Sullivan, Bantry, Co. Cork; SOUTH EAST FLAG, Noel McDonagh, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford and NORTH WEST FLAG, Gerard Hassett, Achill, Co. Mayo.
Fishing
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD met representatives of the seven new Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty today. €12m is available to the FLAGS under Ireland’s Operational Programme for…
A County Cork Community cleaning-up at Ballynamona Beach
Coastal Notes
‘Clean Coasts Ballynamona’ will take their coast cleaning project to Ballynamona Beach near Shanagarry in East Cork this weekend. On Sunday morning next, August 14, at 10 am. they will carry out a beach clean at Ballynamona. ‘Clean Coasts Ballynamona’…
The 'public visitor moorings' installed in Youghal are for the overnight use of visiting boats only
Coastal Notes
Youghal harbour is open for visiting boats following the installation of eight visitor moorings in the Cork town this week. The moorings, first proposed by the community action group 'Build a Marina in Youghal' have been installed by Cork County…
Slieve League on the Donegal coast
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - Donegal's history and relationship with the coastline are celebrated by a new coastal trail launched earlier this month. As the Donegal Democrat reports, a special training programme has been developed for business owners and others along the new…
Lawrence Cove and the new nav buoys installed
Coastal Notes
New navigation buoys have been installed at the entrance to Lawrence Cove, near the village of Rerrin on Bere Island, one of the most sheltered harbours in Bantry Bay on Ireland's South–West coast.  A marina at Lawrence Cove is located opposite…
 Pictured with the marker buoys in Kilkee, Co. Clare (L-R) James Lucey (Irish Coastguard), Robert Tweedy (Kilkee Sub Aqua Club), Clare McGrath (Clare County Council), Seamus Downes (Kilkee-based Lifeguard), Martony Vaughan (Irish Coastguard)
Coastal Notes
Clare County Council, supported by An Garda Síochána, The Irish Coastguard and Irish Water Safety, has announced the installation of marker buoys delineating the speed limit for powered craft in the vicinity of Kilkee pier. The buoys, which have been…
Seaweed-Rich Coastal Air Combats Iodine Deficiency Says New Research
Coastal Notes
#Seaweed - Could breathing in the iodine released by seaweed on Ireland's coasts be improving our health? The answer is quite possibly, according to new research as reported in The Irish Times this week. Scientists at UCD and NUI Galway…

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