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Shannon Estuary and River
New Maritime Museum to trace Shannon’s Past, Present and Future? … Vision 2041
Shannon Estuary
#NewMaritimeMuseum – As previously reported, Shannon Foynes Port Company's master plan 'Vision 2041' looks forward to the future and soon the past will be explored when a new maritime museum opens next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. It was at the…
Master Plan for Shannon Estuary Launched
Shannon Estuary
#Shannon - The Shannon Foynes Port Company has launched its master plan for the development of port infrastructure and services along the Shannon Estuary. RTÉ News reports on the 30-year plan, titled Vision 2041, which will involve the construction of…
Time Called for Submissions to Shannon Estuary Plan
Shannon Estuary
The agencies behind a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along the Shannon Estuary have advised that the closing date for submissions is this Friday (February 15th 2013). #shannoestuary – The Draft…
Illustrated Talks On Shannon's Natural Heritage Throughout February
Shannon Estuary
#Shannon - MulkearLIFE and Inland Fisheries Ireland have announced details of a series of free illustrated talks taking place in Limerick throughout February on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of Ireland, and in particular the Lower Shannon. The talks form…
Shannon Estuary Plan to Develop Ireland's Second Biggest Port Goes to Public Consultation
Shannon Estuary
#shannonestuary – The people of Clare, Kerry and Limerick are being invited to attend one of a series of public consultations on a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland's largest…
London 2012 Weighs Anchor off World Famous Golf Course
Shannon Estuary
#OLYMPIC SHIP - A 82,562 dwt dry bulk-carrier, London 2012, weighed anchor today having recently docked at the Aughinish Alumina jetty, on the Shannon Estuary, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Liberian flagged vessel which has a draft of more than 14m…
Masterplan Sets Out 30 Year Vision for Ports on Shannon Estuary
Shannon Estuary
#SHANNON PORTS- A draft masterplan Vision 2041, to develop port infrastructure and services for the Shannon Estuary over the next three decades, has been published by Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC). The masterplan for Ireland's second largest port which has…
Foynes Yacht Club Holds 50th AGM, Commodore Re-Elected
Shannon Estuary
#foynes – The 50th annual general meeting of Foynes Yacht Club was held recently at its Shannon Estuary Clubhouse writes Gerry Ryan The attendance was, as Commodore Tom Murray described, 'overwhelming' for this very special golden jubilee annual meeting of…
Galway Councillors Put Shannon Flooding Decision On Hold
Shannon Estuary
#SHANNON FLOODING - Galway Bay FM reports that Galway county councillors have postponed making any decision on an Oireachtas report into flooding in areas adjacent to the River Shannon. The move was taken on the suggestion of Cllr Dermot Connolly…
Shannon Foynes Port Company Records €2.9m Profit
Shannon Estuary
#SHANNON FOYNES – An operating profit close to €2.9m for last year (up from €2.5m in 2011) was recorded by Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) according to yesterday's Irish Times. SFPC recorded a 2.2 per cent rise in turnover to…
Foynes Yachts Take Line Honours in Cappa Race
Shannon Estuary
#foynes – The last long race of the Foynes Yacht Club season took place last Sunday to the Clare coastal village of Cappa for members of Foynes Yacht Club writes Gerry Ryan. The Officer of the Day, Ger Reidy sent…
Foynes Flying Boat Museum Flies High
Shannon Estuary
#foynes – The Foynes Flying Boat Museum took a major step toward receiving full accreditation from the Heritage Council under a programme that aims to raise minimum standards in the sector. The County Limerick tourist attraction, which entered the Museum…
Over 30 Yachts to Contest WIORA Sailing at Foynes on the Shannon Estuary
Shannon Estuary
#wiora – Over 30 yachts are coming from clubs in Sligo, Mayo, Westport; Galway, Clifden; Kerry, Fenit; Kilrush, Lough Derg, Inniscealtra and Dromineer, Mountshannon, and from the east coast, Howth Yacht Club to race on the scenic Shannon Estuary in next weeks…
Preparations for WIORA Sailing Week Continue with Carrigaholt Yacht Race
Shannon Estuary
#foynes – On Sunday next Foynes Yacht Club willl be hosting the annual Carrigaholt race, where all classes will participate in racing writes Gerry Ryan. Classes 1, 2, White Sails and the Mermaid fleet will be competeing for the Carrigaholt trophy. It…
Former Champion Lifts Mermaid Trophy
Shannon Estuary
#MERMAID – Last weekend the weather did not dampen the spirits of the participants who took part in Munster Mermaid Championship's at Foynes Yacht Club to coincide with the Foynes Irish Coffee writes Gerry Ryan. Thirteen boats travelled from the…
Foynes Irish Coffee Festival
Shannon Estuary
#FUN ON THE SHANNON – Today is the last day of the Foynes Irish Coffee Festival, where there is still plenty to do and see during this afternoon's line-up of the festival programme. In port the public will be able…

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