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Oyster Pearl Offers Big Carlingford Welcome
Maritime Festivals
Every year sailors travel to Carlingford from all over Ireland and beyond (honourable mention here to our good friends from the Isle of Man) to participate in the annual Moneley Oyster Pearl Sailing Festival, which is scheduled to take place…
Antix Wins Both Races in Kinsale
Kinsale
Antix won both races today in Kinsale's April League  with Marinerscove.ie second in both races and this leaves them just one point apart with Dave Dwyer’s Mariners in the lead writes Claire Bateman. A magnificent days sailing was enjoyed by…
LE Aoife Heading for Major Repairs
Navy
The LE Aofie will be taken in for routine maintenance next month which will involve major repairs according to Sunday Tribune reporter Ken Foxe. More than 250,000 Euro was spent on repairs to LE Emer and LE Aoife after holes…
Kinsale Weekend Photo Action Here!
Kinsale
Action photos from this weekend's Kinsale Cruiser League by Bob Bateman are online now. Racing is on varied courses outside Kinsale Harbour. The event is an opportunity for training purposes for any boats looking to compete in the Commodores Cup…
Demand for Ferry Travel Trebles During Aviation Crisis
Ports & Shipping
An estimated 62,000 additional passengers were carried by passenger ferries through Irish ports over the first 6 days of the aviation crisis according to data from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).  The unprecedented events resulted in an estimated 300%…
Waterford's first Maritime Festival of Song
Maritime Festivals
Waterford’s first Maritime Festival of Song takes place from 28th to 30th May this year presented by Waterford’s own Hooks and Crooks!Pirates, Rowers, Air Sea Rescue crews and Sea Shanty Singing groups from Norway, Denmark, Germany, England, Wales, Holland, France…
Irish Ports and Shipping recover from record falls
Ports & Shipping
The Irish ports and shipping sectors began to show positive signs of recovery towards the last quarter of 2009 following a record fall in volumes earlier in the year as the downturn in the economy bit hardest, according to the…
Dublin chimneys give up smoking
Dublin Bay
The Poolbeg Chimneys, for decades a favourite weather indicator for Dublin sailors, puffed their last plumes of smoke last night. The chimneys kicked the smoking habit as the peak energy demand tapered off last night and the oil-firing Poolbeg station…
2011 Dun Laoghaire Regatta Committee Announced
Dublin Bay
The officers of the 4 combined clubs of Dun Laoghaire are delighted to announce that the Dun Laoghaire Regatta will have a new committee for the event in 2011 (July 7 - 10). Adam Winkelmann will be the new Chairman…
A Celebration of the River Liffey for Pirates, Admirals and Landlubbers too!
Maritime Festivals
Dublin's thriving Docklands area is the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend, with the seventh annual Docklands Maritime Festival running from 4th of June to 7th of June 2010. With a record 150,000 visitors at last year's Festival, this…
Howth Deals for 2010
Dublin Bay

Howth Deals for 2010

20th April 2010
From Howth Harbour to Howth Head on Dublin Bay, they're landmarks known to thousands of Dublin boaters and now thanks to a local business initiative there's an even bigger reason to navigate the Baily. The business community on the peninsula…
Bull Island Fire Spread Quickly by High Winds
Dublin Bay
Large areas of North Bull Island on Dublin Bay were left scorched yesterday after high winds caused a fire to quickly spread across the island’s dunes. Locals believed the fire may have been started by a group of teenagers. Mary…
St.Michael's Rowing Club Set for Irish Sea Challenge
Dublin Bay
St. Michael's is the only club entering wooden East Coast Irish Skiffs in to this year Celtic Challenge, a biennial rowing race across the Irish Sea, from Arklow Co. Wicklow to Aberystwyth in Wales, a trip of 150km, or 81…
Cork Harbour
When MV Oriana docked in Cobh this morning she opened Cork harbour's 2010 Cruise liner season, a much need tourism boost for the maritime town. The Bermudan flagged ship with 1900 passengers and 800 crew arrived after 6.00am. Next week…
Cork Harbour Property with Deep Water Jetty Goes On Sale
Cork Harbour
The Marina Point Complex in Cobh, Cork Harbour is for sale. The 114–acre property includes the former IFI plant that runs on to the waterfront with a deep water jetty. No purchase price is quoted but it is understood that…
Irish Ports
Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Warrenpoint Harbour Authority seeks to operate profitably within fair and competitive tariff arrangements so that the Port is economically sustainable. Its aim is to contribute as much as possible to the generation of economic wealth within the…

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

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