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Foynes Port Redevelopment Continues With Dredging Operations
Shannon Estuary
#EastJettyInfill – Work on a major €50 million investment of Foynes Port that began in February to transform the Shannon Estuary port into one of the biggest bulk harbours in Europe continues with dredging operations, writes Jehan Ashmore. The restructuring…
Union Chandlery Foynes Laser Spring Series Concludes
Shannon Estuary
#shannonestuary – Foynes Yacht Club's dinghy fleet has been undergoing something of a revival in the past 6 months. For the first time in a number of years the club has continued sailing throughout the winter and has just concluded…
Loop Head Landmark Lights up the Wild Atlantic Way
Shannon Estuary
#loophead – The historic Loop Head Lighthouse reopens to the public this Friday. The 19th century West Clare landmark will be looking to capitalise on its designation as a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way by exceeding the 20,368…
Port of Foynes €50m Investment Redevelopment
Shannon Estuary
#FoynesPort - Work on a major restructuring of Foynes Port, Co. Limerick according to RTE News involving the first element is to begin this month. The project is part of a €50 million investment in transforming the port into one…
Foynes Yacht Club Dinghy Fleet Numbers On The Rise
Shannon Estuary
#foynes – Foynes Yacht Club dinghy fleet has exploded this summer and is going from strength to strength writes Elaine O'Mahoney. It started with a conversation in the club bar in the latter part of the summer amongst a small…
Shannon Estuary Land Zoning Builds 'Investor Confidence' – Clare County Council
Shannon Estuary
#shannonestuary – Clare County Council says the zoning of more than 345 hectares of land along the Shannon Estuary will give 'greater investor confidence' for anyone considering large-scale marine related development proposals. The Council's 28 Elected Members last evening (Monday)…
Green Light Expected Soon On Foynes Jetty Project
Shannon Estuary
#FoynesJettyProject - The Limerick Leader writes that the name of the successful contractor who will carry out a multi-million upgrade of the east jetty at Foynes will be announced shortly by Shannon Foynes Port Company. The project, which the SFPC…
Shannon Foynes Port Celebrates Record Profits For Fourth Year Running
Shannon Estuary
#ShannonFoynes - The Limerick Leader reports on the Shannon Foynes Port Company's announcement of record profits in 2013. Ireland's second largest bulk port company declared a 35% increase in its operating profits in the 12 months since its 2012 annual report,…
President Higgins Praises Limerick Boat–Building Project & City's Heritage
Shannon Estuary
President Michael D Higgins has been in Limerick this week in honour of its status as Ireland's City of Culture 2014. In addition to other events, a highlight was his award of the Freedom of Limerick, something very special to…
Limerick's Boat Building Tradition Enters New Phase With 'City One' Dinghy Launch
Shannon Estuary
#cityone – Limerick's long tradition of boat building has entered a new phase with the innovative 'City One' design from the Ilen school and network for wooden boat building taking to the water this weekend writes Andrew Carey. The school,…
New Limerick City One Dinghy Seeks Design for Sails & Hull
Shannon Estuary
#cityone – The Ilen School CityOne Design Competition invites designers to submit designs for the sails and hull of a new CityOne performance sailing dinghy. Four of these CityOne dinghies are currently under construction through an innovative social educational programme…
Windy Conditions on Shannon Estuary No Dampener to Foyne's Commodore's Day
Shannon Estuary
#shannonestuary – On Sunday last at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary, Commodore's Day was held with a superb turnout of member's and the public to make the day one of the best in the annals of the club…
Foynes Yacht Club Prepares for Commodore's Day
Shannon Estuary
#foynes – Foynes Yacht Club annual Commodore's Day takes place next Sunday writes Gerry Ryan. Proceedings will 'kick-off' for this fun day with all classes on the water at 2pm for racing. Class 1, 2 and White Sails will be racing…
Foynes Yachts to Sail to Limerick for Riverfest Celebrations
Shannon Estuary
#foynesyachtclub – This coming weekend a flotilla of yachts will sail from Foynes to Limerick city as part of the annual Riverfest celebrations, which is in its tenth year. Some of the yachts will be sailing on Friday, while the remainder…
Sailing Season Under Way at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary
Shannon Estuary
#foynes – With the vessels launched on Saturday last the sailing season is getting underway for Foynes Yacht Club writes Gerry Ryan. Quite an interesting programme of fixtures are scheduled for what is described to be an 'adventurous season ahead'.…
New Maritime Museum at Foynes Flying Boat Visitor Attraction Reopens for Season
Shannon Estuary
#NEWmaritimeMuseum – Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum reopens today, this will be the first 'full' season to include the maritime section of the visitor attraction since its launch last September, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported, the maritime museum…

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