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Dublin’s Merrion Strand is one of the areas singled out by the EPA for poor water quality caused by raw sewage discharge
News Update
#Pollution - Cork Harbour, Ringsend in Dublin and more than 40 other Irish riverside or coastal towns and cities in still fail to meet EU sewage standards, according to a damning new EPA report. RTÉ News has details of the…
The houseboat was spotted at Cross Beach on the Mullet Peninsula
Coastal Notes
#Houseboat - The Canadian houseboat that washed up on the northwest Mayo coast earlier this month could be repurposed as a tourist attraction for the region. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the vessel drifted across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to…
The annual National Commemoration Seafarer's Service at City Quay, Dublin to be held this month (see below services also in Dun Laoghaire and Cork)
Coastal Notes
#Commemorations – The annual National Commemoration Service for Irish Seafarers in Dublin on Sunday, 20th November will notably be followed on the same day with an Ecumenical Service held in the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire. The annual service is hosted…
The houseboat was spotted at Cross Beach on the Mullet Peninsula
Coastal Notes
#Houseboat - Just days after reports of fatty balls on Mayo beaches comes word of a houseboat that’s washed up on the county's northwest coast after crossing the Atlantic from Canada. RTÉ News reports that the houseboat was set to be…
In April 1916 the S.S. Tynwald transported the Sherwood Foresters Regiment to Kingstown Harbour
Coastal Notes
#1916rising – A 1916 Easter Rising maritime themed exhibition entitled ‘Portals of Unpreparedness’ was launched today (14 November) in the Dun Laoghaire Lexicon Library. The exhibition focuses on the arrival on the morning of 26th April 1916 of the Sherwood…
Cross Beach on the Mullet Peninsula, where locals say they discovered the fatty globules in recent weeks
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - Dog walkers have been warned to keep their pets away from smelly, fatty globules that have washed up on the North Mayo coast in recent weeks, as The Irish Times reports. One woman on the Mullet Peninsula says…
The restored 6-pounder Hotchkiss gun from the wreck of HMS Guide Me II off Dalkey Island. The exhibit was recently remounted in the grounds of the maritime museum
Coastal Notes
#WW1gun - A World War 1 gun retrieved from a wreck off Dalkey Island in Dublin Bay has recently gone on display at the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire, writes Jehan Ashmore. The restored 6-pounder Hotchkiss gun is from…
Marine Minister Michael Creed and BIM CEO Tara McCarthy (centre) with representatives from the new Fisheries Local Action Groups
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced €12 million funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for seven Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) to fund local development initiatives in Ireland’s coastal communities. The seven new…
Kilronan Harbour on Inismor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Ireland's offshore islands are a huge part of our national culture, history and maritime tradition
Island Nation
I have a great respect for those who live on our offshore islands…They are a huge part of our national culture, history and maritime tradition. To maintain island life they deserve support from all those who interact with them, both…
Dr. Austin O’Carroll will give a talk: "The Road to Rio Paralympic Sailing" next Thursday 3 November at 20:00 in Poolbeg Y&BC Ringsend, Dublin
Coastal Notes
#Lecture - Glenua & Friends presents the lecture: The Road to Rio Paralympic Sailing The talk by Dr. Austin O’Carroll takes place next Thursday 3 November at 20:00 in Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Ringsend, Dublin. Entry €5 (in aid of…
The torpedo-shaped object found on a beach in Liscannor contained 75kg of cocaine
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - A whopping 75kg of cocaine has been seized by the Revenue Commissioners from a torpedo-like capsule on a beach in Liscannor, Co Clare, as Independent.ie reports. The “suspicious item” containing the drugs, thought to have a value of…
Bobby Kerr tries paddle boarding at Grand Canal Dock in the first episode of UTV Ireland’s Along Home Shores
Maritime TV
#OnTV - The first episode of Bobby Kerr-fronted UTV Ireland series Along Home Shores comes this Thursday 27 October at 7.30pm and explores Dublin’s waterways, with a visit to the famous wallabies of Lambay Island. Afloat.ie reported last month on…
Skellig Michael
Aquatic Tourism
#SkelligRing - The Skellig Ring in Co Kerry features in Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions for globetrotters to explore on 2017. “Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline,” as the popular travel guide’s Best in Travel report puts…
The Marine Institute headquarters in Rinville
Marine Science
#INFOMAR - Galway’s Marine Institute hosts the 2016 Seminar for INFOMAR – Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource – next Wednesday 19 October. With a focus on ‘collectively creating an INFOMAR legacy’, the free day-long event…
Typhoon H drones could soon be spotted assisting SAR efforts across Ireland
Rescue
#Drones - Remote-piloted aircraft or ‘drones’ could revolutionise search and rescue operations around the Irish coast, as the Southern Star reports. Following a demonstration by Civil Defence Ireland to West Cork emergency services last week, the Irish Coast Guard and…
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
News Update
#CliffsOfMoher - As much as €20,000 in cash is believed to have been taken in a sophisticated burglary at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre yesterday morning (Monday 3 October). According to The Irish Times, the building’s security system was…

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