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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…
Irish Ports

Port of Larne

4th December 2009
Port of Larne The history of the Port of Larne stretches from the mists of time in the Middle Stone Ages, through the pre-Christian centuries and the Viking raids, to the more modern history of the 19th and 20th centuries…
Irish Ports

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…
Irish Ports

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…
Irish Ports
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…
Irish Ports

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…

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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