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Father Ted Wreck Celebrated
Coastal Notes
The wreck made famous in the opening credits of the TV series Father Ted hs beign feted this weekend, the 50th anniversary of its demise on the rocks. Irish Times marine correspondent Lorna Siggins writes of the celebrations on Inisheer…
Old Gaffers Hit the Liffey
Coastal Notes
The first opening of the Samuel Beckett Bridge to accommodate a flotilla of sailing craft dressed overall will be the highlight of water activity on the River Liffey in the coming weekend. Organised by the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association…
Schull Harbour Marina Edges Closer
Coastal Notes
Schull has been planning a development of their beautiful harbour for the last number of years and at long last it looks like coming on stream. The committee in charge of the project is now very keen to get an…
Schull Marina Survey Calls for Interest
Coastal Notes
A marina in Schull is to be completed in Schull by 2011 according to a survey that seeks feedback from interested parties in taking a berth in the new facility. A marina and breakwater has been in the pipeline for…
New website for Royal Western YC
Coastal Notes
Co Clare's Royal Western YC has unveiled a new-look online presence, complete with a swanky chart viewer for the Shannon Estuary. The viewer (here) allows users to scroll through all the Admiralty Charts for the Shannon Estuary area. The new…
New Cork Chart for RIBs
Coastal Notes
Admiralty Leisure, which is part of the UK Hydrographic Office is currently expanding the range of Tough Charts and the latest to be published is a Tough Chart of Cork to Kinsale which will be available next month.  The new…
Youghal Marina Planned
Coastal Notes

Youghal Marina Planned

15th March 2010
A marina is planned for Buttimers Dock in the heart of Youghal boosting moorings in the south coast town from 2 visitor moorings to 56 berths. Although still at the planning stage the building of the marina is to commence…
New Pontoon Jetty Application for Kinvara
Coastal Notes
An application for foreshore licene in Galway has been made in this morning's Irish Times. Joe Brady of Tarrea Queen Enterprises Limited has applied for a permission to occupy an area of foreshore under the foreshore act at Tarrea Pier,…
Brown Crab: Safe and Sustainable from Catch to Table
Coastal Notes
In the region of 9,000 tonnes of edible brown crab are caught by Irish fishermen each year with a value of over €9 million, making this one of the most important sectors of the Irish Fishing industry. As the Competent…
Doolin Pier Tenders Sought
Coastal Notes
Clare County Council is advertising for tenders for the construction of a new pier at Doolin in Co. Clare. More here. Both the planning application and the foreshore licence application are underway for the 6 million Euro project.
'Reinstate Dept of Marine': IMF
Coastal Notes
Coastal maritime communities should push for the reinstatement of the Department of the Marine. That's just one of the aims of of a new initiative by the Irish Marine Federation, in the clearest expression yet of the need for a…
Coroner Wants Cliff Walk Fenced Off
Coastal Notes
A coroner has called for a section of a popular cliff-top path in north Co Dublin to be fenced off after two people fell to their death at the same spot in a year. Gerogina O'Halloran reports in the Irish…
Expansion at Scotland's Oban Marina
Coastal Notes
With a total investment of £110,000 on the latest phase of developments at Oban Marina on the Isle of Kerrera, the marina is set for another successful season. Varis Engineering from Inverness supplied 24 new 12-metre finger pontoons that have…
Afloat.ie: Scientists and Fishermen Join Forces on Fisheries Science
Coastal Notes
A study to record the wealth of knowledge possessed by fishermen for the better management of fish stocks is underway on the prawn grounds around the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. The study, which is led by Dr Brendan Flynn…
Afloat.ie: How Jellyfish Can Sting Coastal Economies
Coastal Notes
The serious impact of jellyfish swarms on coastal economies was described by Dr Tom Doyle of the Coastal & Marine Resources Centre at University College at a recent Beaufort Marine Socio-Economic Workshop at the Marine Institute. Once considered unimportant as…
Afloat.ie: Buoys Installed on Dun Laoghaire Coast
Coastal Notes
Marker buoys to indicate the distance jet skis and powered craft must keep from the foreshore were installed at popular boating and swimming locations last weekend. The move is in accordance with Beach bye-laws introduced by the Council earlier this…

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