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Cork Harbour Crews Celebrate Ocean to City Results
Cork Harbour
With recording breaking numbers and record breaking sunshine, this year’s Ocean to City race opened Cork Harbour Festival 2016 in spectacular style! Over 600 participants and 200 teams took part in the 28km race from Crosshaven to Cork City, in…
Basking in Cork sunshine - Basking Shark photographed in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
Port of Cork posted this picture of the 'biggest' basking shark in Cork Harbour today, presumably enjoying #corkharbourfest16 that includes the Ocean to City race.
Marine litter currently poses a dire, vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environment
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes ...this week more on Cork Harbour Festival with Eimear Fitzgerald of Meitheal Mara ....... as boats are back in the water its time to get those Life Jacketss tested…
An action packed Ocean to City Rowing race
Cork Harbour
Two of the harbour’s largest events will bring a jam-packed holiday programme to the city and county this weekend as part of Cork Harbour Festival. An action packed Ocean to City Rowing race on June 4th is followed by a…
Superyacht Air, a 265–foot Feadship, during her Kinsale visit in June 2015
Cork Harbour
Now regular visitor Superyacht ‘Air’ returned to Cork this morning. The yacht is moored off Cork Harbour anchored off the spit lighthouse in Cobh. This black hulled Dutch-built Feadship was launched in March in 2011 and called to the Irish South…
HMS Caroline in Belfast docks, September 2015. She is now nearing the completion of a restoration by Blu-Marine of Belfast in a project led by Staff Captain John Rees OBE
W M Nixon
Next Tuesday, May 31st, marks the Centenary of the outbreak of the Battle of Jutland off the northern coast of Denmark, the greatest sea battle of World War I (1914-18). In terms of the fire-power of the 250 vessels in…
93 metres long Eos is in Cork Harbour today
Cork Harbour
The world’s largest privately owned yacht sailed into Cork harbour yesterday. The majestic Eos is named after the ancient Greek goddess. Owned by American media and television executive Barry Diller, the Eos is is a three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner. It is 93…
Forrest Moore, Joya kuin and Kieran Curtin pictured preparing the boats for Ocean to City and Cork's Maritime festival which is organised by Meitheal Mara
Cork Harbour
Get ready for a carnival of maritime culture at this year’s Cork Harbour Festival, 4th-12th of June. Now in its second year, the festival presents a fresh perspective on everything the Harbour has to offer through a programme of over…
The car was seen entering the River Lee near the Lee Rowing club at the end of Centre Park Road
Cork Harbour
#RiverLee - Divers have found a car submerged in the River Lee in Cork just hours after it was seen entering the water this morning (Friday 6 May). BreakingNews.ie reports that a member of the public spotted the vehicle near…
Indaver Ireland was refused planning permission for a commercial incinerator in Cork harbour five years ago
Cork Harbour
The Department of Defence has made a major intervention at the Bord Pleanala hearing into the proposal by Indaver to build a hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy, close to the Naval Base operational headquarters on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour.…
Pictured are Billy Quirk, Muireann O'Mullane and Saoirse O'Brien with Principal Ciare Ní Bhuaigh and teacher Geraldine Kelly from Scoil Barra Naofa (Monkstown) who won the ‘Best Overall Project’ in Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2016
Cork Harbour
At a ceremony in the Port of Cork boardroom this week Chairman of the Port of Cork John Mullins announced Scoil Barra Naofa from Monkstown as the winners of ‘Best Overall Project’ in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2016.…
The entrance to Fort Mitchel on Spike Island
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Spike Island's new interpretive centre is scheduled to welcome its first visitors this summer, according to the Evening Echo. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Block B of the old prison building was earmarked for refurbishment as a visitor…
Cork Harbour
The Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser Frostbite League in Cork Harbour continued last Saturday. The series is structured around a reliable race programme with FG at 10:15 and a commitment to have boats ashore again by Midday. The approach has…
Cork Harbour
#Refinery - The Irish Examiner writes that the Port of Cork is partially “insulated” said its chairman from future developments at Whitegate oil refinery but has a clear preference for it to remain operational. The refinery’s future continues to hang…
Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour's Cobh Trad Sail Maritime Lecture Series 2016 will be its most diverse, celebrating the harbour's great maritime tradition. 11th Feb: Escaping to Europe by Sea Humanitarian Operations in the Mediterranean 2015 by the Irish Naval Serice. Presented by Commander Ken Minihane and…
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Marine Minister Simon Coveney has announced details of the timetable for a two-and-a-half-year programme of core remediation works at Haulbowline Island, which will see the remediation of the island completed by mid 2018. This follows a Government decision…

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