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No Passage Through Achill Sound
Coastal Notes
Mayo County Council has advised it will not be possible for boats to pass through Achill Sound until further notice.  The announcement came in a Marine Notice issued on December 10th. This is due to on-going works connected with the…
Coastal Notes
Liverpool's Merseyside Maritime Museum (MMM) is holding the exhibition: 'Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure' which tells the epic story of the Irish born Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 polar expedition. The exhibition also pays homage to photographer Frank Hurley who dove into icy waters to…
Economic Development of the Islands – Minister Launches Report
Coastal Notes
The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, T.D., has announced the launch of a report on the employment needs and the economic development potential of the islands. The economic consultants, FGS Consulting, were commissioned by the Department…
Potential Oil-Field off Dalkey
Coastal Notes
In an update issued last week by Providence Resources, it was revealed that its exploration well located 10-miles off the exclusive Dublin Bay suburb of Dalkey has a presence of potential direct hydrocarbons, according to a report in The Sunday…
Hello 'Halloween' Sailors
Coastal Notes

Hello 'Halloween' Sailors

22nd October 2010
As the mid-term break looms, need something to do? The Irish National Sailing School & Club have some remaining places available on their Halloween Multi Activity Camp week (Tuesday 26-Friday 29 October) between 9am-5pm daily. The week is for 7-18…
Notice to INSS sailors: Bank Holiday Arrangements
Coastal Notes
The Irish National Sailing School & Club would like to remind sailors that there will be No sailing this weekend due to the Bank Holiday Monday (25 October). Please note that, as per our schedule, there wiill no Junior Club…
Report Released on Marine Leisure Conference
Coastal Notes
In a report on the Marine Leisure Conference, which took place in New Ross in September, the event was received with a great response. The conference was part of the fifth annual Ireland Newfoundland Festival with over 60 participants and…
Wind Farm 'Ready to Go Tomorrow'
Coastal Notes
The backers of a proposed new wind farm in the Irish Sea near Wicklow have said the project would be ready to go "tomorrow" if given permission to connect to the national grid. Planning permission has already been obtained by…
Connemara Celebrates Sea Week
Coastal Notes
The annual Sea Week festival is underway in Connemara, with events taking place throughout the region till Monday 25 October. Now in its 26th year, Connemara's Sea Week celebrates the marine environment with an eclectic mix of music, poetry, science…
Local Mooring Association Created to Manage Glenuig Bay Moorings
Coastal Notes
After community consultation in Scotland, brokered by The Crown Estate, agreement has been reached on the allocation of moorings in Glenuig Bay, on the Sound of Arisaig south of Mallaig. The issue of moorings in the Bay had been contentious…
Coastal Harbours Benefit from Infrastructure Funding
Coastal Notes
Malahide is one of over a dozen harbours around the coast to benefit from an announcement by Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today that funding has been approved for harbour development…
Ireland Missing Out on Wind Energy Boost
Coastal Notes
Ireland's failure to exploit our offshore wind resources means we are losing out on serious economic and employment growth, according to a wind energy lobby group. Michael McBennett, president of the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland (NOW Ireland), spoke…
Corrib Project is 'Safe' Says Shell
Coastal Notes
Any potential risk from the Corrib gas pipeline off Ireland's west coast has been "overstated", according to representatives from Shell. On the final day of the An Bord Pleanála hearing into the final phase of the pipeline, the oil company's…
Survey of Irish Coast Begins Next Weekend
Coastal Notes
Boat owners may be able to help survey Ireland's shoreline this October in a European wide eco-audit of the continent's coastline.Members of the public are being urged to volunteer for the first survey since 2005. It starts in Ireland next…
New Website to Promote 'Tralee's Hidden Gem'
Coastal Notes
Fenit Harbour Company has launched a new website to promote its harbour and marina facilities, one of the most westerly marinas in Europe. Using the slogan, 'Tralee's Hidden Gem', Chairman of the Harbour commissioners, Brian O'Sullivan outlined plans for the…
Politicians Aim to Restart Courtown Marina Project with EU Cash
Coastal Notes
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has thrown its weight behind MEP Nessa Childers' efforts to raise funds in Europe for a stalled marina in Courtown. Wexford Councillors and County Council officials have come together to seek European assistance to help…

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