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GP14s contest a start at July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
The final event of the Irish GP14 year sees the national fleet travel to Lough Erne Yacht Club this weekend. The closing event of 2019 follows Shane MacCarthy & Damien Bracken's emphatic win of August's National Championships at Skerries Sailing Club.…
Winter mooring on the Shannon Navigation comes into force on November 1
Waterways Ireland advise masters that the winter mooring period for public harbours on the navigations will commence on 1 Nov 2019 and will end on 31 Mar 2020. Masters wishing to avail of Winter Mooring are required to pay the…
Rear View: Sharkbait with Team Ted hunting Martin McNamara, Luke Groarke & Jude Kilmartin
There was fun on and off the water for SB20s at the Freshwater Keelboat Regatta season finale in Lough Derg Yacht Club last weekend writes Class President John Malone. Fabulous weather, great race management lead by Geoff O'Donoghue and legendary…
The 1903 shipwreck SS Manchester Merchant located in Dingle Bay, Co. Kerry surveyed in 2019 by INFOMAR’s RV Keary
The annual INFOMAR Seminar is a celebration of the year’s work by Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme. INFOMAR is funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and is jointly managed and operated by Geological Survey Ireland and…
Ben Saxton (right) and Toby Lewis collect the Endeavour Trophy for the fifth time in a row
Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis fought back in today's breezy conditions to secure the overall win of the Investec-sponsored Endeavour Trophy, for the sixth time and a record fifth time in a row at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. In total contrast to the…
The Barcolana Regatta in the Gulf of Trieste attracted more than 2,000 boats and 15,000 sailors from Australia, the UK, the USA, Korea, Ukraine and China
More than 2,000 boats and 15,000 sailors take to the seas off the coast of northern Italy to compete in the historic Barcolana Regatta yesterday at Trieste. It started off as an informal race between 51 locals in 1969 and…
David O’Caoimh and Nicole Carroll at the ANOC World Beach Games
Irish wakeboarders David O’Caoimh and Nicole Carroll narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games, which are taking place in Doha this week. In the Men’s Wakeboard, three times European Champion O’Caoimh’s point…
Lough Derg RNLI
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a family of three, two adults and a child, on a 21ft cruiser suffering engine failure near the County Clare shore today. Weather conditions were calm with Force…
Valentia RNLI escorting the fishing vessel to Dingle Harbour
Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat this morning to assist a fisherman with suspected spinal injuries following a collision. At 1.17 am the Valentia Coast Guard requested Valentia RNLI all-weather lifeboat to launch to an injured fisherman onboard a…
The annual lift out underway at the National Yacht Club today.
The annual lift-out of yachts and boats in Dun Laoghaire Harbour at the neighbouring Royal St.George and National Yacht Clubs took place in fine weather conditions on Dublin Bay today. Boats will be stored ashore now on club platforms for the…
Announcing funding for the Royal Canal Greenway's second phase this past Thursday 10 October
Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD announced midweek a significant package of funding totalling €1m for Phase 2 of the Royal Canal Greenway. When launched in early 2020, it will be the longest greenway in Ireland, totalling 130km in length along…
The National Yacht Club's new fleet of Elliott 6m Sportsboats will be used for the new match racing series
No sooner than it has successfully completed the Flying Fifteen World Championships last month, the National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay has launched its inaugural Winter Match Racing Series. The East Pier club has acquired a fleet of…
Scroll down the page for a live stream of Dublin Bay
This live stream (below) looks northwards from the Scotsman's Bay shoreline at Sandycove out into Dublin Bay. Left of screen is Dun Laoghaire's West Pier lighthouse, the harbour mouth and the back of the East Pier itself, showing the town…
The floating Lidar Metocean Buoy
A Metocean Buoy will be towed out from Drogheda Port and deployed at the Oriel Windfarm, Outer Dundalk Bay according to the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.  The duration of deployment is 1 day, and it will be carried out…
Dr Peter Heffernan
Dr Heffernan has served as the CEO of the Marine Institute since 1993 and has held a highly successful role in building and leading the organisation. The semi-state agency has grown from a staff of one to 230, which now…
Dredging and Quay Wall Construction Works at Smooth Point, Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Donegal
Dredging and quay construction works will be underway at Smooth Point, Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre from late October 2019 until July 2020. Plant on site shall include the Capall Mara Backhoe Dredger (Callsign: MBSF3), modular pontoon dredgers, split hopper barges,…
Jamie Powell from Sphere 17 Youthgroup in Darndale, Dublin,  returns a fish to water during a fishing expedition to Gaulmoylestown, Westmeath in June
Over 250 young people from the Greater Dublin Area took part in the Dublin Angling Initiative, a novice fishing programme delivered by Inland Fisheries Ireland, during the summer. The initiative aims to promote, develop and improve angling among children and…
Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta racing in Sanremo
The Irish team are still celebrating on Day three of the Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta in Sanremo, Italy this week. After opening success from Kinsale team Daniel Murphy and Brian Goggin on Tuesday, Howth Yacht Club's Laura Dillon helming GBR770 ‘Storm’ picked up…
Artist’s interpretation of Carboniferous tetrapod from Scotland by Rachel Carr, copyright National Museums Scotland. Inset: Fossil amphibian bone from County Clare.
The fossilized bones of a tiny amphibian-like creature that scurried around the shores of County Clare 325 million years ago have been discovered by Dr Eamon Doyle, a geologist for the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark and…
Tokyo 2020 trialist Aisling Keller. Special funding earmarked to support National Governing Bodies, such as Irish Sailing, in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games has been released by Government
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today welcomed the announcement made by Minister Shane Ross and Minister of State Brendan Griffin that Budget 2020 will deliver on the progressively increased funding for Irish sport set out in the 2018-2027 National Sports…
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