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Zorg Ella – a 21 metre barge originally used to transport potatoes in eastern Netherlands was transported by ship to Dublin Port as seen lowered into the water
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#EscapeRoom - The ‘escape room’ business initially an Asian craze has arrived in Ireland and appears to be booming at the moment. The latest addition to the sector was launched in Dublin yesterday afternoon – and its backers are hoping…
Hurtigruten's 'Milleninnium' class Norwegian coastal voyages cruiseship Trollfjord that can also take cars. The 2002 built vessel made a promotional call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour early in her career.
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#Awards&Shows – The Irish Travel Industry Awards ceremony is to take place in Dublin on 26 January in the historic surroundings of the Round Room of the Mansion House. The annual awards are an initiative of the Irish Travel Agents…
Turner's 'The Doge Palace', Venice which forms part of the exhibition (including lecture) this month at the National Gallery of Ireland.
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#MarineArtist – This month of January is dedicated to the master of seacapes Turner with an exhibition of prints at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, writes Jehan Ashmore. The British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 –…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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#DLHarbour - Councillors are set to debate a report that identifies issues with the ownership of key parts of Dun Laoghaire Harbour ahead of its transfer to the local authority. According to The Irish Times, the council-commissioned due diligence report…
Afloat.ie – readership boost
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Afloat.ie, the Irish sailing, boating and maritime website, has reached another high water mark in 2016 informing and entertaining a larger boating audience than ever before. Based on site analytics, Afloat.ie readership was up 30 per cent on 2015 with…
At the 1969 Quadrimillennial celebrations at the Royal Cork Yacht Club are (left to right) Clayton Ewing (Commodore, Cruising Club of America), An Taoiseach Jack Lynch TD, and Dennis Faulkner, Commodore Irish Cruising Club.
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One of the most noted sailing figures in Northern Ireland, Sir Dennis Faulkner died peacefully at his home close along the shore beside the hidden waters of Ringhaddy Sound in Strangford Lough at the age of 90 on New Year’s…
Glenua & Friends lecture series resumes in the New Year beginning next month - the topic is Ernest Shackleton's Story - 100 Years Later
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#LectureShackleton -An illustrated lecture: "Ernest Shackleton's Story - A Hundred Years Later"  by Kevin Kenny will take place on Thursday 12 January 2017 (20:00hrs) at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend, Dublin 4. There will be an entry fee…
Shane Ross was responding to a strongly-worded attack on the company in the Dáil Richard Boyd Barrre
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#PortTransfer - Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the transfer of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company to local authority control is taking too long, writes The Irish Times. “Dún Laoghaire is certainly the slowest of these ports that will…
Wicklow Harbour
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#Missing - RTÉ News reports on the ongoing search for a man in his 50s reported missing in Wicklow Harbour this morning (Tuesday 27 December). Wicklow RNLI, the Irish Coast Guard and gardaí are all involved in the operation that…
Maritime Priorities In Transport’s Statement Of Strategy 2016-2019
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#Maritime - ‘Safe and sustainable’ marine transport and ‘delivery of emergency management services’ have been made a high level goal in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Statement of Strategy 2016-2019, published this week. Identifying Ireland’s maritime sector as…
Our class of 2016
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Who gets your vote as Afloat Sailor of the Year 2016? The past year, in the view of Winkie Nixon, was quite possibly the greatest ever season for Irish watersports, and over the past 12 months we have picked out 22 individual sailors…
The Grand Canal at Wilton Terrace, close to the scene of the incident at the weekend
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#GrandCanal - BreakingNews.ie reports on the recovery of a body from the Grand Canal in Dublin yesterday (Sunday 18 December) in the search for a missing man. The body was recovered by the Garda Water Unit at lunchtime yesterday near…
HMS Illustrious was decommissioned in 2014 and is seen that same year on dull September dawn when berthed at Portsmouth Naval Base.
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#HMSillustrious - The Royal Navy’s former and final ‘Invincible’ aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious which made a rare call to Dublin in recent years departed UK waters for the last time yesterday bound for a Turkish shipbreakers yard, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) was created to attract events to Scotland, coordinate large championship events and race training activity
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As a result of a challenging financial environment, the board of directors of The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) has agreed to merge the SSI with the sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae in order to sustain a Scotland wide event resource for…
The late Arthur Rumball (left) with his brother Alistair in May 2015. Photo: W M Nixon
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When we remember that Arthur Rumball was one of the definitive backroom boys of the Irish maritime world, it is remarkable and heart-warming to reflect on just how many lives he influenced for the better, and how many young people…
L.É. Aisling the last of the 'Emer' class OPV trio built at Verolme Cork Dockyard which served a 36 year career may become a museum in Galway which is under consideration of the Government
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#AislingsFuture - A decommissioned Naval Service ship may be turned into a museum in Galway, writes The Connacht Tribune. The idea of using the LÉ Aisling as a visitor attraction in the city, has been floated with Government. Paul Kehoe,…

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