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Dun Laoghaire Marina

31st December 2012
Dun Laoghaire Marina is located in the historic harbour of Dun Laoghaire on the south shore of Dublin Bay. Dun Laoghaire Marina opened for business on St Patricks Day, 17th March, 2001. Dun Laoghaire marina has grown in success and…
Fanfare in Derry as New Marina Officially Opened
Irish Marinas
#IRISH MARINAS - Five months after hosting the Clipper Round the World yacht race this summer, the new marina at Derry-Londonderry has been officially opened to much fanfare. The Belfast Telegraph reports on the weekend's celebrations, which welcomed the return…
New Facilities for Stranraer Marina Hoped to Boost Numbers
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS - The new shore block at Stranraer Marina is the latest project to benefit from the Sail West initiative across western Scotland, Northern Ireland and the northwest coast of Ireland. As the Galloway Gazette reports, the new waterfront building…
Bangor Marina Celebrates 1000th 'TransEurope' Visitor
Irish Marinas
#marina – Four happy crew of the yacht " Atlantis" recently visited Bangor Marina, bringing TransEurope visiting boats over the thousand mark since Bangor joined the network in 2004. In addition, the crew enjoyed a 50% discount on the visitors'…
Green Light for Holyhead Marina Development Despite Local Protests
Irish Marinas
#MARINA NEWS - A new €124 million marina development in Holyhead has been given the go-ahead by Anglesey councillors, as the North Wales Chronicle reports. The residential and retail development by Conygar Stenaline will include a 500-berth marina, restaurants, a…
Marinas Awarded Blue Flags in Record Year for Northern Ireland
Irish Marinas
#IRISH MARINAS - Two marinas were among the 11 resorts on the Northern Ireland coast awarded Blue Flag status this year. It marks a record year for Northern Ireland's water quality standards as the EU's benchmarks grow increasingly strict, and…
Waterford City Marina Earns Three Gold Anchor Award
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS – A third Irish marina on the South Coast has earned a Gold Anchor Award this season from the Yacht Harbour Association (YHA). The small but modern Waterford city marina is located on the quays of Waterford on the…
Fishguard Marina Gets Green Light as 450-Berth Plan Approved
Irish Marinas
#MARINA NEWS - Outline planning permission has been granted for a new 450-berth marina in Fishguard, according to BBC News. An 80-acre site comprising much of the south side of the harbour, near the Stena Quay used for ferry services…
Marine Minister Officially Opens Cork Harbour Marina
Irish Marinas
An 88-berth Cork Harbour Marina located in Monkstown was officially opened on Saturday (7th of April) by Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD. Phase one of the planned 300-berth marina facility in Monkstown Co. Cork, aptly named 'Cork Harbour…
Castlepark Marina Awarded Four Gold Anchors
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS – In a month when Royal Cork marina in Crosshaven was rewarded for its efforts by the Yacht Harbour Association another Munster marina, Castlepark marina in Kinsale has also been granted an award under the internationally recognised marina standards…
New North Coast Marina Facilities Open at Ballycastle
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS – Marine Tourism facilities on the North coast get a boost today with the official opening of Portnagree House, Harbour and Marina Visitor Centre at Ballycastle harbour. The new coastal marina facility provides a welcome boost to the local…
Irish Marinas
Royal Cork Yacht Club's marina has been awarded five gold anchors by the Yacht Harbour Association and becomes the fourth facility on the coast of Ireland – and the only one on the south coast – to win the distinction.…
Sandy Bay Only 'Realistic' Spot for New Marina in Larne
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS - Sandy Bay is the only "realistic" location for the development of a new marina in the Larne area, according to a local council majority. The Larne Times reports that a feasibility study of the borough, looking into the…
New Study for 200–Berth Marina at Portush Harbour
Irish Marinas
#PORTRUSH – A study of Portrush harbour in County Antrim is being carried out to investigate the feasibility of creating a marina facility of up to 200 berths in the Northern port.  The study is sponsored by the Sail West…
New Marina for Cork to Create 32 Full Time Jobs
Irish Marinas
#JOBS – Cork County Council have issued a notice of intention to grant planning permission to allow the expansion of Cork Harbour Marina, Monkstown to a larger and more comprehensive 285 fingered berth marina as reported previously on Afloat.ie. The…
Italian Marinas Facing a Tough 2011
Irish Marinas
In a bad omen for marinas in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe, Italian marina operators are facing a further decline in fortunes, according to boat industry website IBI Plus. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/irish-marinas/ The site highlights a report in Italian newspaper Il Sole…

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