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Howth Harbour

4th December 2009
Howth Harbour A picturesque fishing village nestled on the rugged peninsula that forms the north side of Dublin Bay, Howth is one of Ireland’s many hidden treasures. That is not to say that the village doesn’t receive its fair share…
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Port of Greenore

4th December 2009
Port of Greenore Greenore is a small town and deep water port on Carlingford Lough in Co. Louth, Ireland. The population of Greenore and the surrounding rural area (electoral area) was 898 in the 2002 Irish census. Greenore has the…
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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company is a state commercial company charged with the responsibility for the maintenance and development of Dún Laoghaire Harbour. It's corporate objectives are: • To enhance Dún Laoghaire's attractiveness as a gateway…
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Dundalk Port Company

4th December 2009
Dundalk Port Company The Port is owned by Dundalk Port Company and is located on the North East coast of Ireland. It is ideally located as a gateway between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Port, situated almost…
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Port of Belfast

3rd December 2009
Port of Belfast The Port of Belfast is Northern Ireland's principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. About 60% of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade and 20% of the entire island's is…
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Rosslare Europort

30th November 2009
Rosslare Europort Rosslare-Europort is located on the south-eastern tip of Ireland, and is the closest point in the south of the country to the UK and continental Europe. There are regular sailings to Fishguard (with Stena Line); to Pembroke, Cherbourg,…
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Drogheda Port

3rd December 2009
Drogheda Port Drogheda Port is one of Ireland’s premier multi modal ports strategically located on the east coast with direct motorway access to the country’s key industrial and commercial centres. The port is continuing to develop and expand by offering…
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Port of Ballina

30th November 2009
Port of Ballina Coordinates: 54°07′00″N 9°10′00″W / 54.1167°N 9.1667°W / 54.1167; -9.1667 Ballina (Irish: Béal an Átha or Béal Átha an Fheadha, lit. mouth of the ford) is a large town in north Co Mayo in Ireland. It lies at…
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Port of Arklow

30th November 2009
Port of Arklow (Courtesy of WikiPedia , the free encyclopedia) Arklow (In Irish: An tInbhear Mór, meaning 'The great estuary'), also known as Inbhear Dé from the Avonmore river''s older name Abhainn Dé, is a historic town located in Co.…
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Londonderry Port and Harbour Londonderry Port is a vibrant and rapidly developing port located in the North West of Ireland. It is a deep water port which is capable of dealing with a full range of customers’ requirements, including our…
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Irish Ports

28th September 2009
This is a list of seaports around the coast of the island of Ireland. EAST COAST Arklow – Port of Arklow Belfast – Port of Belfast (Northern Ireland) Drogheda – Drogheda Port Dublin – Dublin Port Company Dundalk – Dundalk…
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Dublin Port Company

10th August 2009
Dublin Port Company Dublin Port, the largest port in Ireland, is situated in the heart of Ireland's vibrant capital city. Dublin Port Company's mission is to facilitate the flow of goods, passengers and information through the port. Dublin Port, as…
Afloat.ie: Plans to Open Spike Island by Summer
Cork Harbour
Spike Island in Cork Harbour will be open by the summer as the first step towards developing the former prison island as a major tourist attraction, according to Cork county manager Martin Riordan. Barry Roche has the full story here…
Afloat.ie: Captain Simon Coate Appointed Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master
Dublin Bay
Captain Simon Coate has been appointed Harbour Master of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. He  succeeds  Captain Jim Carter,  who has retired after 34 years at the helm. A Master Mariner,  Captain Coate spent 29 years at sea in the Merchant Navy,…
East Pier Battery Open to Public
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company will open the East Pier Battery at the end of the East Pier to the public on a part-time basis from Saturday 29 August. The plan is to provide access to the public from Thursdays to…
Clipper Sailors Fly Cork Flag
Cork Harbour
25 people from Ireland, UK, and Germany arrived in Cork in advance of the biggest challenge of their lives. They will sail onboard the Cork Clipper boat in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race which starts in Hull…

As an island economy a healthy maritime sector is key to our national competitiveness. Virtually all our imports and exports pass through Irish ports.

The ports are therefore a vital cog in our economy but they're also a great place to see some interesting ships. 86 cruise liners called to Dublin in 2010 and a similar number came to Cork, including some of the biggest in the world.

These pages cover the following sectoral areas: shipowners, harbour authorities, shipbrokers, freight forwarders and contractors, cruise liner operators, port users, seamen, merchants, academic institutions, shipyards and repair facilities, naval architects, navy and defence personnel.

Our pages are covering some of the most notable arrivals around our coast and reporting too on port development and shipping news.

This section of the site deals with Port and Shipping News on our largest ports Dublin Port, Port of Cork, the Shannon Estuary, Galway Harbour and Belfast Lough.

A recent study carried out for the Irish Ports Association (IPA) totalled 75.7 billion during 2004 and their net economic impact was some 5.5 billion supporting around 57, 500 full time employees.

We also post updates on fishing, fisheries, lighthouses, cruise liners, naval visits, the Irish Naval service, coastal marinas and lots more too!

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