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Shannon Estuary and River
A competitor broaches in a breezy outing on the Shannon Estuary yesterday. Scroll down for more photos below
Shannon Estuary
The third and fourth keelboat races of the Royal Western Yacht Club October Series were sailed yesterday in some fresh conditions on the Shannon Estuary at Kilrush creek Marina. Photo gallery by Kim Roberts below. [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top:…
Artist Brian Byrnes and Maedhbh Murphy, archivist of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with the artist’s new painting envisaging how Sir Thomas Myles’ Chotah, one of the Irish gun-running vessels of 1914, might have looked with a steam-driven auxiliary engine fitted. Sir Thomas Myles was President of the RCSI from 1900 to 1902
W M Nixon
The Erskine Childers-led Howth and Wicklow gun-runnings of July 1914 took place so quickly and efficiently that those involved ashore only had fleeting glimpses of the boats involved. Although Erskine & Molly Childers’ historic ketch Asgard is now conserved and…
Loop Head Lighthouse – The increase in visitors represents the fifth successive annual increase in visitor numbers at the West Clare landmark
A record number of people visited Loop Head Lighthouse on the Shannon Estuary in County Clare during 2016. Figures from Clare County Council show that 27,274 people visited the lighthouse during the opening period up to Sunday 2 October compared…
Well done to anyone who spots the typo in this first version of the community invitation to the Ilen Decking-Ceremony at Oldcourt near Baltimore on Saturday October 15th.
Historic Boats
We well know from running stories now and again about the restoration of the Conor O’Brien 57ft ketch Ilen at Oldcourt near Baltimore for Limerick’s Ilen Boat-building School just what a high level of interest it arouses at home and…
The inaugural Kings Island River Rowing Race on the Shannon in Limerick gets into its stride with a remarkable collection of traditional boats from many parts of Ireland, but the fleet also seems to have included some new previously unknown types
Coastal Rowing
Last Saturday, October 2nd, at 5pm on the River Shannon in the heart of the city, the idea of a significant international rally and rowing race event for traditional craft was realised. It’s a developing concept, an event in the making…
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…

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