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Spirtle is easily identified by her distinctive skin markings
Sightings of an unusual looking bottlenose dolphin off the East Coast in recent weeks have turned out to be a Scottish scrapper named Spirtle. Images of the dolphin seen off South Dublin and North Wicklow earlier this month showed what…
Mexican sail training tall ship Cuauhtémoc is in Belfast this weekend
Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc is the star attraction at the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival which continues till tomorrow, Monday 27 May. The sail training ship is among the host of vessels — including Naval Service OPV LÉ Samuel Beckett —…
TY students from Lanesboro Community College visiting their local angling hub last week
Chronic lack of maintenance of the Lanesboro Angling Hub on the River Shannon at Lougg Ree is putting the amenity at risk, as the Longford Leader reports. Hub secretary Philip Gordon warned that “several serious issues” are affecting the area’s…
Racing on the final day of the 2019 Laser Europeans in Porto
Some dazzling performances in the week’s final races saw Howth Yacht Club youth prospect Jamie McMahon sail 11 points clear of his closest rival to clinch the U21 Laser Radial title at the Laser European Championships in Porto yesterday (Saturday 25…
Layout of Pont-Aven and where technical issues led to cancelled sailings on the Cork-Roscoff route. In addition to the French route there was an issue with Connemara which also serves Santander in Spain. In total 1,500 passengers were affected by the cancellations.
Cancellations of four Brittany Ferries services to and from Cork is unfortunate but the onus has to be to look after the passengers affected, according to chief executive of the Irish Travel Agents Association Pat Dawson. As Echolive.ie reported (yesterday's)…
In class three, Howth Half Tonner Harmony, (Jonny Swan) continues to lead
After four races sailed at the Scottish Series in Tarbert, Dublin Bay boats continue to lead two of the four IRC classes on Loch Fyne yesterday. In the RC35 class, Irish J109s are in total control. Royal Irish's Andrew Craig on the J109 Chimaera leads a 14-boat class by six points…
Martin Byrne’s Jaguar Sailing Team at the recent European Cup event in Cascais with Brian Matthews & Mark Pettit.
Royal St. George's Neil Hegarty sailing Phantom took the lead in the Dragon East Coasts yesterday in Dun Laoghaire winning both races in difficult sailing conditions. Defending champions Martin Byrne on Jaguar Sailing Team were joint leaders overnight in the…
Lively Lady (Rodney and Keith Martin) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was second in IRC and ECHO in the DBSC Cruisers Zero class
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Ruth, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Dear Prudence, 2. Prima…
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The Portaferry Sails & Sounds Festival will be held on Strangford Lough from 20th – 23rd June
Portaferry is preparing for a four-day Sailing and Music and family fun festival which will be the biggest maritime event to come to Ards Peninsula since the very popular ‘Galway Hooker Festival’ of many years ago. The event is being…
Molly Curry with the Internationals Cup at Dorney Lake.
#Rowing: Molly Curry won the Girls Championship Singles final at the National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake today to take the Internationals Cup. The Coleraine Grammar School rower had over two seconds to spare over Lauren Henry in the A…
Georgia O'Brien after her win at Metro
#Rowing: Commercial won the men's eight in a close and exciting final race of Metropolitan Regatta at Blessington today. UCD and the Irish champions were neck and neck in the final stages, but UCD had the advantage until the sprint…
Commercial's women's quad win at Metro
#Rowing: UCD fours won on the double at Metro Regatta today. The club in blue and saffron took the Division One men's coxless four in a battle with Commercial, while their coxed four also won. Bann's junior 18 eight were…
Hundreds of School Children Take Part In 2019 Biodiversity Week Programmes On Ireland’s Waterways
More than 600 primary level students across Ireland and Northern Ireland participated in Biodiversity Week workshops through Waterways Ireland’s education programme. Biodiversity Week is one of seven different education programmes organised free of charge by Waterways Ireland both in the…
The Wright brother's Mata is lying fourth after two races sailed in IRC class three
Dublin Bay boats lead two of the four IRC classes after the opening races of the Scottish Series in excellent sailing conditions at Tarbert on Loch Fyne yesterday. After two races sailed, Royal Irish's Andrew Craig on the J109 Chimaera leads a 14-boat RC35 class…
The restored Ilen of Limerick sails into Dublin Bay for the first time in 21 years for visits to Poolbeg, Dun Laoghaire and Howth. This weekend, she’s back in her birthplace of Baltimore
Three million euro - every bit of €3 million writes W M Nixon. That’s what the late Theo Rye, internationally-recognised expert on the restoring and re-building of classic and traditional craft, reckoned that breathing new life into Ireland’s historic 56ft…
Cowes Week Title Sponsor Appoints Administrators Amid Investigation By Financial Regulators
Island Echo is reporting that Cowes Week title sponsor Lendy Ltd has entered administration just weeks before this year’s edition of the annual Isle of Wight sailing fixture. The Portsmouth-based property finance firm today (Friday 24 May) appointed administrators following…
Finn Lynch working hard on an upwind leg of the Laser European Championships
Going into tomorrow's final day of competition Finn Lynch (23) is now 16th overall at the 2019 Laser Senior Europeans Championships & Open European Trophy in Porto, Portugal. Ten races have been sailed and two discards applied in the 105-boat fleet.…
Jenny Egan and Barry Watkins
#Canoeing: Barry Watkins advanced to the semi-final of the K1 500 at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan in Poland today. He is set for the B Final of the K1 1,000, as he took sixth in the semi-final.…
Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew spent nine hours at sea last night to help bring a sick fisherman to safety.  The crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard at 9.45pm last night (Thursday…
ESPO chairman Eamonn O’Reilly (left) and colleagues at the presentation ceremony awarded to ports among them Shannon Foynes Port Company for achieving an EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS).
At the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) annual Conference held in Port of Livorno, Italy, three ports were congratulated today among them Shannon Foynes Port Company for achieving the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). The other ports that received PER status…

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