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Shipwrecks Found On Connemara Coast Add To Region's Maritime History
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#Shipwrecks - Two new shipwrecks have been discovered in Connemara in areas known to be used by smugglers in centuries past, as The Irish Times reports. Currach fisherman John Bhaba Jeaic Ó Conghaíle found the skeletal remains of what's thought…
Sandymount Swimming Baths at Merrion Strand, where bathing quality remains poor in the EPA's latest assessment
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#BathingQuality - Six Irish coastal beaches – half of them in the Greater Dublin Area – fall short of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) minimum required standard for water quality. Rush's south beach and Loughshinny in north Co Dublin joined…
Whiterocks cliffs and beach at Portrush
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#CliffFall - An RNLI beach lifeguard aided a man who fell onto rocks while walking a steep cliff path on Whiterocks beach in Portrush yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 30 March). The call for help came after a member of the group…
The crew aboard the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Explorer relaunch the boat during their blue whiting survey
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#CoastalNotes - Marine Institute researchers assisted marine technology students from Cape Fear Community College in the USA by deploying their miniature marine research vessel from the RV Celtic Explorer last Sunday 20 March. The students in Cape Fear Community College’s…
Star Wars Shoot Coming To Malin Head? Not So Fast, Says Govt
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#StarWars - Rumours that Star Wars film crews are set to decamp for the Donegal coast are just that, as the Government department responsible has not confirmed permission. According to, location scouts for Lucasfilm have been spotted in the…
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#CoastalNotes - The rights of coastal communities involved in the likes of small-scale fishing and seaweed harvesting must be respected in any 'Blue Growth' strategy, a UN expert has said. The Irish Times reports on comments made by UN fisheries…
Keith Roberts and his son, Graham, discovered CFCC’s unmanned research vessel while kayaking in Ireland. The boat has traveled 6,000 miles in eight months
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#CoastalNotes - An American college's unmanned research vessel has been found on the shores of a Connemara island some eight months after students put it to sea 6,000 miles across the Atlantic in North Carolina. As Port City Daily reports,…
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#CoastalNotes - 'Poisonous parsnips' on Co Antrim coastal beaches have prompted warnings to dog owners, as BelfastLive reports. Warning signs were put up at Ballygally, Carnfunnock and Drains Bay earlier this month after locals found evidence of hemlock water dropwort roots,…
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#Corrib - A prime example of "how not to undertake a development" – that's how a new planning report by British engineers describes the Corrib gas field project off the Mayo coast, according to The Irish Times. Two of the…
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#NorthCoast - Ireland's North Coast – one of the island's emerging surfing hotspots – was the big winner at the 2016 OutdoorNI Awards, as the Coleraine Times reports. A third of the accolades presented on the night went to activities…
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The historic harbour of Saundersfoot is folded neatly into the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The iconic Harbour provides a sheltered location on the southerly coastline of Pembrokeshire, making it a great place to moor or launch a boat.In 2015, the…
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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, 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 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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