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11th February 2012
Thanks for Your Comments on Afloat.ie, Keep 'em Comin!

Thanks for your feedback. Each Afloat.ie posting has the opportunity to comment at the end of the story and we're delighted so many readers are getting involved. Join us on facebook, debate on the forum or simply leave a comment on a story. Here's a recent selection:

Loop Head Lighthouse Will Open To Public in 2012

Loop Head Lightkeepers House is available to rent as self catering holiday accommodation through the Irish Landmark Trust. This unique holiday cottage was rescued and restored by the Trust and is a wonderful seaside holiday. To view this holiday home http://tinyurl.com/3lvno34 To make a reservation call Karen on 01 6704733 or book online at www.irishlandmark.com

Julie

LE Ciara Returns to Sea after Hull Repairs
As a nation we should preserve at least one - preferably two - examples of our ships when they retire soon. As far as I know, NOT A SINGLE IRISH NAVAL SERVICE SHIP HAS EVER BEEN PRESERVED IN OVER 80 YEARS. All have been scrapped or sold. Incredible! Other countries keep some of their historic vessels. We need to save 2 vessels as museum ships open to the public, say in Cork (home port) and Dublin (large visitor population inc. tourists).

Peter Lynch

Tralee's Sophie Browne is January Sailor of the Month

A well-deserved distinction for all her effort... Good job Sophie!

Lola Resano


'2k' Format Will be New Lease of Life for Team Racing

This is exactly what I plan to organise for the Dragon Class this October, in the South of France or Italy. I already run a Match Race event in Cascais, Portugal in March. But aim to invite up to 10 European Countries to participate in this 2k format. I have enough International Dragon's at my disposal... Any help would be much appreciated...

Martin Payne

Irish Sea Far From 'Dirty, Lifeless' Says New Website

It is another attack on Ireland and the Irish reputation.We all know many a mammal and fish is traveling away from their usual waters to our waters as ours is safest and one of the cleanest.Now all we have to do is protect it from those who would wish to fish and take advantage of it.Like the EU.If they get a hand anymore on our country god help our seas also.I fear for Ireland and its seas and future.They all but fished and decimated their own seas and oceans now trying to attack ours. Ireland need's to protect and block any who would seek to try and take our borders in our sea and land.

Grainne

First Sail for Galway Hooker in Arab Waters

Great to see a galway hooker sailing in Abu Dhabi. The Dhow sailing in galway bay will be a wonderful Site too. Good luck to all involved.

Thomas Taaffe

Dalkey Meeting to Discuss Proposed Oil Drilling

Don't do it - completely against the destruction of a beautiful area. Seán Dublin Bay may no longer be there but we must preserve what's left of Dublin Bay. The SPA must be maintained in this area.

Trish Corbett

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