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Carlow Tourism Industry Members Support Barrow Towpath Plans
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Carlow Tourism board members were strong in their praise and support for the Barrow Towpath Development Project at their most recent meeting. Industry members noted that the project, spearheaded by Waterways Ireland, is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to develop…
Cape 31 Sailing in SA
Boat Sales
With the launch of ‘Flame’ the first Cape 31 in South Africa last week, Mark Mills Design’s latest high performance design from County Wicklow was revealed. Conceived and brought to fruition by Cape Town resident and prominent sailor Lord Irvine…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Recruiting Temporary Research Staff
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#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland’s R&D division has secured external funding to undertake a series of research projects, which are currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as research technicians and fisheries assistants. Interviews will take place in mid…
After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet including the J109 Jump the Gun above is hopeful for a start this Sunday
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15–knot westerlies should give Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken sailors grounds for optimism this Sunday at the National Yacht Club.   After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet is hopeful for a start this weekend after two missed Sundays so…
Initial venture. The Kerry currach approaching Iona with her gift of an Irish bible
Maritime TV
The remarkable “voyages as pilgrimages” of a Kerry naomhog (currach) have been followed with fascination by an increasing number of maritime enthusiasts ever since the founding crew of Breandan Begley, Anne Bourke, Danny Sheehy and Liam Holden rowed, sailed and…
Quick drying – The Henri Lloyd Elite Racer Jacket & Salopette is constructed from the latest in Elite fabric technology
Marine Clothing
New for 2017, Henri Lloyd’s new race collection features the Henri Lloyd Elite Racer Jacket & Salopette.  Born out of the firm's experience of working with some of the Worlds leading yacht racing teams including Land Rover BAR and Wild…
John Mulligan
News Update

John Mulligan 1938-2017

15th February 2017
Ben Mulligan fondly remembers his father, Dun Laoghaire Dragon sailor John Muilligan, who died in February. Dad and his family narrowly escaped from the Japanese invasion of Singapore in 1942 being evacuated by ship to Australia. They were later miraculously…
Early Bird Registration Now Open For Our Ocean Wealth Summit
News Update
#OurOceanWealth - Early bird registration is now open for the fourth annual Our Ocean Wealth Summit, which takes place on Friday 30 June at NUI Galway. Global and national leaders from across the marine sector are set to convene and…
An Archambault A 35 as you’ll have seldom seen her - kitted out for the easiest of handling, and with a family crew out for a sunny day sail.
Boat Sales
The J/109 has firmly established herself as the boat-to-go-for if you’re sailing in Ireland and want a 34-36 footer which offers surprisingly good accommodation with an excellent competitive performance, and often with a virtually one-design racing option writes W M…
Priced at €16,500 the boat comes with many extras including a trailer
Boat Sales
The five–times National Championship winning clinker–built Mermaid Zuleika is for sale. Built in 1996 by Des Tyrrell the Derek Joyce owned and skippered dinghy was fitted with a new deck last season. Priced at €16,500 the boat comes with many extras…
Hospital ship, Africa Mercy of NGO humanitarian agency Mercy Ships operates the world’s largest charitable floating hospital. 75% of the world’s population live within 150km of a port city where the ship assists the world's poorest. Afloat adds that the former Scandinavian train-ferry, Dronning Ingrid, featured in a BBC TV documentary that followed medics from Northern Ireland as volunteers on board.
News Update
#MercyShips- Mercy Ships a NGO humanitarian agency and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership. The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both…
Migrant Fishermen Claim Continued Abuse On Irish Trawlers, Says Senator
Fishing
#Fishing - Rules introduced to regularise migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry are not working, according to a Labour senator. Addressing the Seanad last Wednesday (8 February), Senator Ged Nash called on the Government to replace the scheme launched…
This is the second major industry recognition for Torqeedo’s alternative to a saildrive
Marine Trade
Torqeedo, the global leader in the fast-growing electric propulsion industry, has been honoured with a fourth Pittman Innovation Award by SAIL Magazine, for its Cruise Fixed Pod motor series and the ground-breaking Rudder Drive. In Ireland, Torqueedo is distributed by…
Bantry Bay Canoes offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of kayaks and equipment available in the country
Marine Trade
Leading Irish Marine Firm CH Marine has taken over the interests of Bantry Bay Canoes, one of Ireland’s largest and best known canoe and kayak suppliers. This Bandon-based company was previously owned by the major UK canoe and kayak chain…
IFI Recruiting Fisheries Officers For 2017 Season
Jobs
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as fishery officers nationally for periods of up to six months during 2017. Fisheries officers will be primarily concerned with the implementation and enforcement of…
Man Dies After Fall In Lough Derg
News Update
#LoughDerg - Independent.ie reports that a man in his 60s has died after falling into Lough Derg yesterday morning (Thursday 9 February). Emergency services were called to respond around 9.30am after the man fell into the water while walking with…

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