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Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman, John Mullins (right) were on hand to open the new 40–boat marina
Irish Marinas
Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new Bantry Harbour Marina yesterday (Friday, 11th August 2017). Over 40 boats visited the new marina which was officially unveiled by Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company…
Yachts on visitor moorings in Youghal
Irish Marinas
#Youghal - Newly installed mooring buoys in Youghal Harbour are being examined after claims that a tangled chain almost pulled a visiting yachtswoman overboard. According to the Irish Examiner, the woman and her husband commented in Youghal Sailing Club’s Facebook…
Vision of Connemara and Galway Bay cruising. Lunchtime stopover for Drascombes on passage from Kilkieran towards Roundstone
Galway Harbour
Irish sailors don’t need their attention mesmerized by the horses and people clattering around the Galway Races Week to be well aware that in sailing matters too, it’s not a question of whether or not the West’s awake writes W…
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017. The town’s potential to host such events of international standard is made possible by the quiet yet efficient presence of Dun Laoghaire Marina
W M Nixon
With the success of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 now universally acknowledged in highlighting the developing role of Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a major waterborne recreational centre, it is timely to remember the vital contribution made to the contemporary scene…
Bunagee Pier Safe Haven Set For Official Opening Tomorrow
Irish Marinas
#Marinas - Minister of State Joe McHugh will officially open the new €1.3 million Bunagee Marine Development on the Inishowen Peninsula tomorrow afternoon (Friday 9 June). The new safe haven for coastal cruisers, including a breakwater and pontoons to accommodate…
Flag raisers– (from left) Ian Diamond, An Taisce, Gavin Deane of Royal Cork and Senator Gerry Buttimer raise Royal Cork Marina's Blue Flag in Crosshaven yesterday
Irish Marinas
Seven Irish Marinas were awarded Blue Flags yesterday at the annual awards scheme hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour. Royal Cork's own marina was one of the seven facilities to receive an award. Greencastle Marina in County Donegal raises the…
Yachts on visitor moorings in Youghal
Irish Marinas
Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton has welcomed the funding announcement of €112,500 for the development of a pontoon and gangway in Youghal.  News of the proposal broke on Afloat.ie…
Marina berths at Carrick-on-Shannon
News Update
#Shannon - RTÉ News reports that the bodies of a man and a woman were recovered from the water at a marina in Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday afternoon (Friday 31 March) just hours after they were reported missing. The couple, an Irish…
Swami seen in Kinsale in recent years at the extended commercial quay. Also to berth at Custom Quay in late February this year was the 2016 built Arklow Cape loaded with malted barley. This was the cargoship's first call to the scenic west Cork harbour.
Ports & Shipping
#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene from among the following stories of the past fortnight. Scenic Kinsale with its marina and fishing fleet based in the west Cork harbour is widely renowned for its culinary status, however what…
Schull Marina Project Closer To Fruition As Funding Sources Targeted
Irish Marinas
#IrishMarinas - A long-awaited marina development in Schull Harbour may finally get under way if funding from three possible sources can be secured, according to the Southern Star. Fáilte Ireland, the Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme and EU funds have been…
Cloondavaun Bay Marina near Portumna in Co Galway
Irish Marinas
#LoughDerg - Two years after Lough Derg Marina sold for more than three times its guide price, another marina on the third-largest lake on the island of Ireland has come on the market. As The Irish Times reports, more than…
Glen Wallis, Business Development Manager at GJW Direct presents Gavin Deane and Mark Ring of Royal Cork Yacht Club with Marina of the Year runner up prize for International Marina of the Year 2017 at The Yacht Harbour Association, Marina of the Year Awards 2017 at the London Boat Show 2017, Excel, London
Irish Marinas
The Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour achieved second place in a strong international field at the International Marina of the Year Awards and, as previously reported by Afloat.ie, were just pipped to the post by the Karpaz Gate Marina,…
Carlingford marina in Co Louth is a day’s sail from Dublin, Belfast, The Isle of Man and some parts of England’s west coast
Irish Marinas
PROMOTED: Berthage Fees at Carlingford Marina in County Louth are among the most competitive on the East Coast of Ireland, with an annual term costing €265 per metre, according to Carlingford marina manager Jonathan Moneley. Moneley is basing his pricing on…
Royal Cork Marina at Crosshaven
Irish Marinas
The Royal Cork Yacht Club achieved second place in a strong international field at the Marina of the Year Awards and were just pipped to the post by the Karpaz Gate Marina, located in northern Cyprus. The Yacht Harbour Association…
The UK Coastal Marina of the Year for 2017 (over 250 berths) is Largs Yacht Haven in Scotland
Irish Marinas
Largs Yacht Haven in Scotland has won the UK Coastal Marina of the Year award at the London Boat Show.  The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA), a group association within membership organisation of British Marine, announced the winners of its prestigious…
L-R Michelle Hitchcock, Head of Business Development at MDL Marinas Ltd, John Hogen, Chairman of the GMI, and Can Akaltan, General Manager at Cesme Marina
Irish Marinas
The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Amsterdam (17-19 November 2016) provided the ideal backdrop for the presentation of the latest two Global Marina Institute (GMI) certificates. Michelle Hitchcock, Head of Business Development at MDL Marinas Ltd, was awarded the Certified…

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