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Lough Ree RNLI launched to the incident on Saturday afternoon 4 March
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#LoughRee - RTÉ News reports that a man has died after an incident while kayaking on Lough Ree yesterday afternoon (Saturday 4 March). Coastguard and RNLI teams recovered the casualty, believed to be an experienced water sportsman, after he went…
The Marine Environment & Food Safety Services team worked with the TY students on a number of experiments in chemical oceanography, food safety and monitoring contamination
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#MarineScience - Over 20 Transition Year students participated in a wide range of activities at the Marine Institute as part of Engineering Week this past week from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March. For the third annual TY training…
Always interested. Michael Booth, aged 92, aboard the family’s cruiser in Garrykennedy on Lough Derg in 2011, absorbed in one book with another – about Russia – ready to hand
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Michael Booth, who has died peacefully aged 97, was representative of an approach to boats and sailing which can be found throughout the worldwide sailing community, yet it is a way of sailing which gets little attention, as its whole…
Rob Woodward (right), Chairman of Network Yacht Brokers welcomes Ronan Beirne Leinster Boats
Boat Sales
Irish yacht broker firm Leinster Boats has joined Network Yacht Brokers, the leading co-operative of multiple independent yacht brokers with 18 offices in Wales, England and the Mediterranean. Principal broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats sees this as a natural…
While the comfortable Dufour 40 Performance undoubtedly gives of her best for well-planned cruising, some of her sister-ships have shown she’s no slouch on the racecourse
Boat Sales
It tells us much about the intrinsic quality of a boat if her looks don’t seem to date writes W M Nixon. The debut of the Dufour 40 Performance in 2002, as the result of an interesting design linkup between…
The guide price is €150 - 200 for the original poster
Boat Sales
A Broadside Poster will be of Irish Yachting Interest at this weekend's Fonsie Mealy Auction in Kilkenny. The 19th century poster reads “For Sale. The Cutter Yacht Mystic,” Ten Tons (Coppered), Built by Hatcher 1872, Sails by Lapthorn, Fully Found. Racing Gear, etc.…
Hitch up your Currachs - INSS heads for the Wicklow hills
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Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Irish National Sailing School (INSS) fleet of six traditional Currachs (who knew?) are being transported this morning to the Wicklow mountains for a scene in Vikings, the hit historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst.…
MSC Magnifica pictured in Dubrovnik
News Update
#Missing - A Dublin-based man was set to be charged with the murder of his wife, who went missing from a Mediterranean cruise earlier this month. Daniel Belling, a German citizen and IT professional, was detained this week before boarding…
The LE Aisling is for sale by Public Auction (if not previously sold). The Auction will be held at 12.00 noon on Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Boat Sales
LE Aisling is for Sale by public auction (if not previously sold) at 12.00 noon on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 at the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Cork. The vessel is offered For Sale AS SEEN AS IS at Cork Harbour. FOR SALE BY PUBLIC…
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
Jobs
#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…

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