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The late Alan McEneff of Foynes YC
Shannon Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club lost a stalwart this season with the untimely passing of Alan McEneff in early May. Alan, who was actively involved in promoting sailing to newcomers in the Club, will be greatly missed by all in the Shannon…
Business at SFPC has surpassed levels achieved at height of the boom. The bulker Foxtrot is berthed at Foynes Port where Celtic Tugs are based. Earlier this year their third tug, Celtic Banner (not pictured) was sold and replaced by Celtic Fergus.
Shannon Estuary
#TradeReport - More than €7 billion in trade every year was handled by Shannon Foynes Port Company, according to a report commissioned by the State company that runs mid-western harbour, writes The Irish Times. Research by W2 Consulting, based on…
Topaz Sailing on the Shannon Estuary at Foynes Yacht Club
Shannon Estuary
The Topper Topaz National Championships took place at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary last Saturday, 13th August.ISA National Race Officer David Vinnell of Galway Bay Sailing Club alongside local Race Officer Raymond McGibney of the host club were…
Kilrush marina on the Shannon estuary
Shannon Estuary
A new marketing drive promoting deep water marine investment opportunities along the Shannon Estuary is being undertaken by stakeholders engaged in the development and management of Ireland’s largest and deepest estuary. The region’s local authorities, namely Clare County Council, Kerry…
Topaz dinghy racing on the Shannon Estuary
Shannon Estuary
This August Foynes Yacht Club will host the 2016 Topper Topaz National Championships. The event will run over two days, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August writes Elaine O'Mahoney. This is the club’s second year hosting the event which last…
Topaz sailors at Foynes Yacht Club
Shannon Estuary
This year Foynes Yacht Club combined their annual Commodore’s with an ISA Try Sailing event, with turned out to be a huge success. For the ISA Try Sailing event spearheaded by ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney whose new mantra is “more…
Flooding in the Shannon Catchment
Shannon Estuary
#Shannon - The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group is holding its first open day on its published Work Programme for 2016 at the Civic Centre in Athlone from 11am to 3pm on Thursday 5 May. Members of…
Foynes Yacht Club juniors travelled to Baltimore in West Cork for the Optimist clinic
Shannon Estuary
It’s feast or famine with the wind these days at Foynes Yacht Club and after being blown out last weekend the possibility of getting a final days racing in the Reidy’s Centra Laser and Topper Series wasn’t looking promising as…
Jack-Up barge working on Shannon River Crossing project
Shannon Estuary
#Project - The "Shannon River Crossing" project is currently underway to install a high-voltage submarine cable linking counties on either side of the river. The project conducted by ABCO Marine (Irl) Ltd aims to provide electricity between Kilpaddoge, Co Kerry…
Shannon Foynes Turnaround as 2015 Tonnages at Almost Peak of Last Decade
Shannon Estuary
#ShannonGrowth - Tonnage growth at Ireland’s largest bulk port, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) revealed that the 2015 throughput was almost back to the peak of the last decade and this is evidence of the recovery taking hold in the…
Shannon Estuary
After Foynes Yacht Club’s sailing academy recent success in being named training centre of the year for the southern region at the ISA/Afloat Awards earlier this month, the academy’s youth development team led by Commodore James McCormack have for the…
Shannon Estuary
#FoynesPort - An “unprecedented opportunity" for Foynes Port and the Shannon Estuary to become a centre of international trade with the potential for up to 3,000 jobs in the coming years, reports The Limerick Leader. That is according to MEP…
Shannon Estuary
A large crowd gathered for the final time in 2015 at Foynes Yacht Club to present the prizes for the Silver Refrigeration Laser & Topper November Series followed by the annual Christmas table quiz in aid of the RNLI. In…
Shannon Estuary
#FirstDividend - Enjoying its biggest ever profits last year, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) has revealed from their 2014 annual report. SFPC, which operates six ports on the Shannon Estuary and handles international trade valued at over €6bn, saw profits…
Shannon Estuary
#Shannon - The worst flooding in two decades could fall upon the Shannon catchment in the coming days as spring tides accentuate the effects of last weekend's Storm Desmond. According to The Irish Times, the Office of Public Works has…
Shannon Estuary
For the first time in its fifty three year history Foynes Yacht Club ran an ISA Go Racing course at the club during the school October mid-term break. The course was fully booked out with ten participants from Foynes Yacht…

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