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#CoastalNotes - The Canadian coastguard hat found washed up on a Co Waterford beach before Christmas may have been traced to Newfoundland, according to CBC News. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Tramore man Craig Butler found the barnacle-encrusted hat while…
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#CoastalNotes - Just weeks after a US Coast Guard life ring was found on the Clare coast comes news that a hard had belonging to the Canadian Coast Guard washed up in Tramore on the South Coast. As CBC News…
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#LifeRing - A life ring belonging to the US Coast Guard was found more than 6,000km from home on the Clare coast recently. As BreakingNews.ie reports, the ring was spotted from the air by the crew of the Shannon-based Irish…
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#Oil&Gas - A drop in exploration costs alongside the fall in commodities prices is driving increased interest in Providence Resources' Barryroe prospect, as The Irish Times reports. "Work continues with a number of parties to progress the Barryroe farm out…
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A fascinating collection of ancient charts and maps of great maritime interest will be auctioned in Dublin later this month. The Richard S.J. Clarke Collection of Cartography includes 200 lots of early fifteenth century Dutch, French and British maps of the Irish coastline. The…
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To date students from St. Colman’s Community College in Midleton have removed more than 12 tonnes of marine litter from beaches, waterways and rivers across the East Cork area. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, St. Colman’s Community College was…
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#Burren - The unique landscape of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is the subject of a new book by one of Ireland's leading photographers. This Is The Burren, Carsten Krieger's photographic ode to…
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#Submarine - RAF aircraft have been joined by French and Canadian counterparts as well as a Royal Navy frigate in the search for a Russian submarine reported to have been seen off the Scottish coast. According to The Scotsman, it's…
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Bray, Co Wicklow was the location for a unique Climate Change event on Friday (20th November) hosted by Seán Kelly MEP on the importance of achieving a global deal to reduce carbon emissions in Paris next month. "I am honoured…
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#CoastalNotes - Unauthorised sea defences on Lough Foyle have landed two men with suspended prison sentences, as the News Letter reports. David McCullough of Ballymena and Gregory Allen of Limavady were found to have built sea defences using 20,000 waste…
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Clare County Council today confirmed the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine has approved its application for funding for coastal infrastructure work improvements at Kilkee, Co Clare. The Local Authority says the funding will go towards providing a new…
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#StarWars - Star Wars may be returning to Kerry for more filming in the New Year – this time on the mainland. According to RTÉ News, producers with Disney Lucasfilm have signed contracts with landowners at Ceann Sibéal on the…
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#Oil&Gas - Providence Resources is divesting almost a third of its interest in its Spanish Point prospect, as The Irish Times reports. The Irish oil and gas exploration company intends to sell off a 32% "non-operated interest" in the area…
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The Sea Stacks of Donegal

16th October 2015
The county of Donegal at the North West tip of Ireland boasts two major Irish mountain ranges, over thousand kilometres of coastline, one hundred sea stacks and many diverse climbing locations writes Ian Miller. Donegal currently plays host to many…
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Irish climbers take an amazing path up from the north Atlantic Ocean to the top of Ireland's most Northerly Point - Malin Head using dizzy drone footage of Donegal rock climbing! Bren Whelan and Wild Atlantic Way Climbing, show case…
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During his visit to the South East, The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, took the opportunity to inspect progress on the €6m dredging works at Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre. The works which involve removing…

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