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#CoastalNotes - Emergency services rushed to the aid of an elderly man who fainted on the new cliff walk at The Gobbins in Co Antrim on Thursday (3 September). As BelfastLive reports, the 79-year-old collapsed half-way along the "white-knuckle" coastal…
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#CoastalNotes - Northern Ireland's coastline is plagued by 5,000 pieces of rubbish for every 1,000 metres of beach, according to new surveys. And that's just the average, as BelfastLive reports, with the latest results from a three-year initiative by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful singling…
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#BathingBan - Dubliners hoping to make the most of the fleeting sunshine today should leave their swimming togs at home as Dublin City Council has suspended swimming at Dollymount Strand due to elevated bacteria levels. As reports, waters at…
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#MessageInABottle - The Boston Globe has news of a remarkable recent discovery by Irish diver Rory Golden on the Connemara coast - a bottle with a message from thousands of miles across the Atlantic. Golden, a veteran during expert and…
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#CoastalNotes - Just days after the Hibernia Express arrived in Cork comes news of another transatlantic internet cable, this time between New York and the Mayo coast. As RTÉ News reports, the $300 million Aqua Comms fibre optic cable will…
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#meteorbaltimore – The Beacon in Baltimore was just one place last night to see the ongoing Perseid meteor shower, which will be visible in the Irish night sky until tonight.Wednesday night saw the highest level of activity for the shower,…
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#CoastalNotes - Kilkee bathers looking forward to the return of diving boards at Newfoundout will have to wait at least another year, as the Limerick Leader reports. The news comes after Clare County Council refused to allow the installation of…
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#SmokeMortar - Lifeguards set up an exclusion zone at Murlough Beach on the Co Down coast for the second time in two weeks after another smoke mortar was found on the beach, according to Belfast Live. As previously reported on…
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#CoastalNotes - Some of Ireland's most remote coastal spots will soon be available to visit virtually from anywhere in the world as Fáilte Ireland takes loan of a Google Trekker backpack. Previously used to add the likes of Shackleton's island…
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#CliffFall - A German teenager is being treated in hospital for leg and head injuries after falling from a cliff on the Loop Head Peninsula in Co Clare on Saturday (1 August). According to, the 14-year-old holidaymaker was walking…
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#SmokeMortar - Murlough Beach on the Co Down coast was red-flagged by attending RNLI lifeguards on Thursday afternoon (23 July) after the discovery of an object that turned out to be a smoke mortar. Lifeguards sprang into action after a…
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#Whitegate - The parent company of Whitegate Oil Refinery, has confirmed it may yet be sold, is significantly loss-making according to its most recent annual accounts. Texas-based Phillips 66, which owns the refinery in Co Cork, confirmed to the Irish…
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#Portrush - RNLI lifeguards on Northern Ireland's north coast who spotted a suspicious object in the sea on Thursday afternoon (2 July) recovered an old sofa that had been dumped in the water. Senior lifeguard Bosco McAuley and lifeguards Bruce…
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#Benone - The RNLI beach lifeguard unit on Benone Strand on the North coast has been vandalised for a second time in a week. During what is traditionally one of the RNLI lifeguard’s busiest weeks of the year, the charity’s…
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#CoastalNotes - Doolin expects to double the number of visitors on its ferry route to the Aran Islands after the opening of its new €6m pier last week. As the Irish Examiner reports, it's envisaged up to 200,000 people will…

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