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Denise Walsh (centre) takes second behind Patricia Merz and ahead of Joanna Dorociak.
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh took a fine second place in her heat of the lightweight single sculls to qualify directly for the semi-finals of the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland, today. Patricia Merz of Switzerland won, while the Skibbereen woman…
First Prize Boat of the Day went to Flesk-Valley Rowing-Club. Scroll down for more photos from the Ocean to City Ras mor event on the Lee
Coastal Rowing
The River Lee was filled with colour, excitement and drama with over 30 different types of boats all competing in Ocean to City – An Rás Mór on Saturday 10 June. Ireland’s premier coastal rowing race had to make a…
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat returning after the callout
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.50pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 14 June) to assist the crew of a whelk fishing vessel off the Wicklow coast. The skipper contacted Wicklow Head Coast Guard by VHF radio for assistance after…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll with European Gold.
Rowing
#Rowing: The 2017 World Cup series heads to Poznan, Poland for the second of three regattas in 2017. Almost 500 athletes will compete from 39 countries with several countries, including Australia, China and New Zealand, arriving on the international scene…
Margaret Cremen
Rowing
#Rowing: Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey have been chosen to represent Ireland at the World Junior Championships in August in Lithuania. The junior double, which took silver at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Germany last month, tops the list…
Paul Giblin (left) in the stroke seat of the NUIG coxed four in 2006.
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul Giblin, a hugely successful rower with NUIG/Gráinne Mhaol, has died aged just 34. Giblin had dealt with cancer since 2012 and had undergone a bone marrow transplant in 2015. His rowing career brought him medals at the World…
Swimming is prohibited at Dollymount (above) and Sandymount pending the results of water quality tests
Coastal Notes
#Pollution - The beaches at Dollymount and Sandymount on Dublin Bay have been closed to swimmers after a sewage spill in the Liffey caused by heavy rain on Thursday (8 June). According to BreakingNews.ie, swimming is banned at both of…
European gold medallists Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll with Russia (silver) and Italy (bronze).
Rowing
#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for May are Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll. The Ireland lightweight pair took gold at both the first World Cup Regatta in Belgrade and, with a remarkable performance, the European Championships in Racice.…
The lifeboat crew observed that the man was trapped in an isolated area among large boulders
RNLI Lifeboats
Red Bay RNLI in County Antrim rescued a fisherman in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 10 June) after he fell and became trapped between rocks near Glenarm Marina. The volunteer crew was requested to launch both their all-weather…
Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaks, Monica Buckley and Peter Shanahan of The Fresh Fish Deli in Rosscarbery, Marine Minister Michael Creed, BIM chief Jim O'Toole and Finian O'Sullivan, chair of FLAG South pictured at Ballycotton Harbour at the announcement of a €3.6 million Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) fund for Ireland’s seven coastal regions
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister visited Ballycotton Harbour in Co Cork yesterday (Thursday 8 June) to announce a range of successful projects that will deliver a total investment of €3.6 million covering 153 projects under the Fisheries Local Area Action Group…
For the first time in Ocean to City’s history, there has been a significant change of race route, due to the high winds forecast for Cork Harbour
Coastal Rowing
The 200-boat Cork Harbour Festival’s Ocean to City coastal rowing race that has been shortened to begin at Blackrock to avoid the weekend's high winds. Cork Harbour Festival grows each year, and its flagship event Ocean to City - An…
Sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is now inviting submissions from the public on the development of a national sea trout policy. Sea trout in Ireland, in the context of legislation and management, has traditionally been closely identified with salmon…
Inland Fisheries Ireland staff electrofishing on the River Barrow as part of the research
Angling
#Angling - New research from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has revealed the state of fish stock levels and the different species present within the River Barrow catchment. The River Barrow is Ireland’s second longest river after the River Shannon, and…
Red-hulled cargoship Ceg Cosmos, seen after a Workington-Wicklow passage, however the ship normally trades from Scottish ports and loaded with 'round' timber. Just two miles south of the east-coast port town is the picturesque beach of Magheramore Strand where scenes of 'Redwater' took place but mostly the drama used Dunmore East, Waterford.
Ports & Shipping
#Redwater – ‘Redwater’ the BBC Studios in association with RTE produced drama spin-off of Eastenders, mostly shot in Dunmore East, Waterford, is home to a fishing fleet and likewise of Wicklow Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The east-coast port of Wicklow…
NUIG's women's senior eight in action at Dorney Lake at the weekend.
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish crews had a very successful second day at the Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake. Monika Dukarska of Killorglin and the Skibbereen double of Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey won in the top single and double sculls races, but…
Dispute Over Kayaking School In East Belfast
Kayaking
#Kayaking - A Northern Irish businessman has spoken out over what he claims is lack of support from the Alliance Party for an indoor kayaking facility in East Belfast. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, jewellery retail entrepreneur Peter Boyle says…

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