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Dun Laoghaire Harbour based St Michael's Rowing Club won the ladies race in 26 hours
Coastal Rowing
Irish crews were to the fore in last weekend's grueling 150km row across the Irish Sea from Arklow to Aberystwyth. The Vartry Rowing Club from Wicklow won both the overall Challenge Trophy and the Mens Race in just under 19…
Dublin University Boat Club, the winners of the 1977 Ladies' Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta. Pictured are KJ Mulcahy, EM O'Morchoe, DJ Sanfey, JPD Murnane, EDG Weale, DMJ Hickey, RI Reilly, JA Macken, JMP McGee, Coach: RWR Tamplin.
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One of the great days for Irish club and university rowing will be marked at Henley Royal Regatta this year. The Henley stewards have asked the Trinity eight which won the Ladies’ Plate in 1977 to mark the fortieth anniversary with…
19 Companies To Benefit From New Seafood Grant Awards
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#Seafood - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the award of a further €1,324,040 in grants to 19 seafood enterprises in nine different counties under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grant…
Surfer Rescued Off Northern Irish Coast After 30 Hours At Sea
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#Rescue - A surfer was rescued from the sea off Northern Ireland yesterday evening (Monday 1 May) after more than 30 hours in the water. Belfast Coastguard co-ordinated the search for the missing man who had gone surfing near Campbeltown…
The Queen's novice eight which took gold in the BUCS Regatta at Nottingham.
Rowing
#Rowing: Queen’s University, Belfast, had some excellent results at the British University (BUCS) Regatta at Nottingham. Their men’s crews won 11 medals including three golds. The Beginners’ eight and coxed four won, as did Miles Taylor in the men’s intermediate…
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 10.52am yesterday morning (Saturday 29 April) to search the bay for a missing fisherman. The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Nick Keogh with a volunteer crew, proceeded north to the fisherman’s…
Belfast Rowing Club's Alice Boyd, Nicola Katthager, Bronagh Kelly and Sophie Flynn, the senior quadruple winners at Portadown.
Rowing
#Rowing: Portadown had an excellent day at their own regatta, taking the men’s Club One eights final. Bann, who also did very well, took the women’s club two eight. Belfast Rowing Club took the women’s senior quadruple title and UCD…
Kintyre Express that operates the KE IV is seen berthed in Campbeltown, Mull of Kintyre. The sign is a reflection of the political times facing Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Ferry
#ScottishService - Ballyscastle, Co. Antrim not only has a ferry route to Rathlin Island but also to Scotland where the UK Prime Minister today is making a first campaign ahead of June's snap general election, writes Jehan Ashmore. Operator, Kintyre…
The UCD Senior Men's Eight.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for April are the UCD men’s senior eight. The crew, stroked by David O’Malley, beat Commercial, the champions of Ireland, at Skibbereen Regatta. They went on to Trinity Regatta and beat the hosts…
Casting off at Mount Falcon during the recent retreat for breast cancer survivors
Angling
#Angling - Breast cancer survivors gathered at Mount Falcon in Ballina last weekend for a angling retreat organised by Casting For Recovery and supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Thirteen women from Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Mayo and Cambridge…
Follow Salmon Smolts In River Erriff Via New Online Tool
Angling
#SalmonSmolts - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched the SMOLTRACK project, which gives the public the opportunity to follow the numbers of juvenile salmon making their journey down the River Erriff. The EU-funded NASCO project will see IFI work alongside…
Cox Chris Doorly with St. Michael's Rowing Team  Brina Archer, Melissa Mardon, Amy Smyth and Liz Doyle
Coastal Rowing
Irish Flying Fifteen National Champion Chris Doorly is back on the water early this season but before he takes up his usual role at the sharp end of a National Yacht Club keelboat he can be found, as shown in…
Intermediate School, Killorglin, winners of the Junior 16 coxed Quadruple at the Irish Schools Regatta. Included are coach Mike Fleming, Anna Thyter, Rhianon O'Donoghue, Molly O'Grady, Mara Treacy and cox Alannah Dolan.
Rowing
#Rowing: It was a very tight battle for overall honours at the Irish Schools Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. St Colman’s College and Laurel Hill shared the honours on 23 points. St Joseph’s of Galway were just one point further…
Cork Boat Club, the women's junior 18 eight winners at Limerick Regatta. Included are coaches Stephen Murphy and Terence McGrath.
Rowing
#Rowing: Cork Boat Club had a good day at Limerick Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. They won the the men’s intermediate eight and senior pair and the women’s junior 18 eight. UCD won the women’s novice eight and Daire Lynch…
The large-scale dive search follows a ‘360-degree’ terrain survey of the island off Co Mayo
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - More than 100 divers have joined a major search since early this morning (Saturday 22 April) for Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith, the two Irish Coast Guard crew members still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy over a…
Ministers Michael Creed and Zhi Shuping shake on the new export agreement for Ireland’s agri-food sector in the Chinese market
Fishing
#SeafoodExports - Food and Marine Minister Michael Creed and his Chinese counterpart have agreed an export certificate which will permit the resumption of live crab exports to the critically important Chinese market. The Irish seafood sector has been extremely anxious…

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