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Dun Laoghaire’s currently vacant ferry terminal building
Planning permission is being sought to convert the ground flood of Dun Laoghaire’s ferry terminal building into a ‘food court’. A site notice posted Tuesday 3 December on behalf of Lapetus Investments Ltd announces the intention to replace the proposed…
The Grand Soleil 34 Just Tina is lying third overall in the  DBSC Turkey Shoot. See Handicaps and Start times for Sunday's race below
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has warned that the penultimate race of its Turkey Shoot Series on Sunday may be in danger of cancellation due to a strong wind forecast.  XC Weather forecaster indicates winds Westerly winds will blow as hard…
ICRA will offer an initial Capital Grant that will help clubs buy a keelboat for their U25 squad
The Irish Cruiser Racing Associaton (ICRA), supported by Irish Sailing, believe it is important to encourage young sailors to stay active in the sport and to foster their continued commitment as members of your clubs writes ICRA Commodore Richard Colwell.…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Seeks Views In Survey On Angling Participation
Keen to encourage more people of all ages to discover and enjoy angling as a sport and pastime, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking to gather the views of the public around fishing via an online survey. IFI says its…
Tovar Mirsky and Robert O’Leary got their first bullet on day three in the Bahamas
Star of day three in the Star Sailors League was Australian Torvar Mirsky sailing with Ireland’s Robert O’Leary, as the pair cruised into the top 10 on a day where young talent shone through amid lighter 6-12 knot conditions on…
Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) has called for the reopening of the rail-link to the Port of Foynes, the main terminal on the Shannon Estuary where above AFLOAT adds a project cargo of wind turbine blades where discharged from the vessel earlier this year.
Since the announcement in October by Transport Minister, Shane Ross TD, of the €450m project to upgrade the N69 between Limerick and Foynes by 2026, pressure has been growing for funding to be provided for the currently mothballed rail line…
Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) competing in Auckland
Plucky World Under 23 bronze medallists Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) are now 24th overall in the world championship and Olympic qualifier in New Zealand with two days of racing left to sail. As they chase…
Lusitania launch - (Left to right) Ian Lawler, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Fionnbarr Moore, National Monuments Service, Connie Kelleher, National Monuments Service, Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Charise McKeon, National Monuments Service and Karl Brady, National Monuments Service. Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG) announced the publication of a new book on the RMS Lusitania - RMS Lusitania: The Story of a Wreck
High resolution scans of the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and expert opinion from divers, researchers and specialists feature in a new book on the ocean liner published this week writes Lorna Siggins  National Monuments Service underwater archaeologists Fionnbarr Moore,…
Carrick on Shannon on Head Day
Muckross Head of the River, set for Saturday, has cancelled but rowing people will be glad to hear that the big Head of the Shannon event in Carrick-on-Shannon is set to go ahead.  The organising committee of Muckross Head said…
Red Sails by Pete Hogan
Dublin Bay-based lone circumnavigator and maritime artist Pete Hogan will exhibit his latest works in his 'Open Studio' next Thursday, December 11th.  The works entitled 'Red Sails' form part of the display and feature Galway Hookers and other traditional sailing…
InfraStrata moved in to rescue the ship yard after its previous owner got into financial difficulty.
Harland & Wolff's new owner is to take possession of the historic Belfast shipyard today as it pays £3.3m to the administrators of the business. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Infrastrata plc plans to use the shipyard which built the Titanic…
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Jeanneau celebrates its Award in London for the Sun Odyssey 410
Irish agents MGM Boats are celebrating Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 410 win in the “British Yachting Awards” in the category of “Cruiser of the Year” 2019 this week. The Sun Odyssey 410 received the honours last Monday during the Awards celebration…
Andy Jones, Chief Executive at the Port of Milford Haven, and Sam Leighton, Managing Director of Bombora Wave Power, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
At the Welsh Port of Milford Haven, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed this week with Bombora, to highlight their commitment to the marine energy industry in Pembrokeshire. Originating in Australia, Bombora opened offices in Pembroke Dock in 2017…
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There are plenty of Free Downloads here to give you a real taste of what North U is all about
North Sails Ireland have enjoyed a strong connection with Bill Gladstone and the North U program over the last few years.  Back in the early years of North Sails Ireland Bill came over and did two tours of duty around…
The discovery of migrants was made on Wednesday evening at Belview Port (above) near Waterford city.
A total of eight migrants discovered “hiding” on board a cargo ship at a port near Waterford city on Wednesday are likely to be sent back to France in the coming days. The discovery, reports The Irish Times, was made…
Firefly dinghy racing in front of the National Yacht Club. The Dun Laoghaire Harbour club will celebrates its 150th birthday next June with a special regatta
Two evenings and one day of racing is the celebratory programme outlined to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire next June.  As reported by Afloat in its 2020 Preview of the Irish Sailing Season,…
Naneen, the Dublin Bay 21 sailing on the Shannon Estuary
“They are drop dead gorgeous.” Those words came to mind this week when, amongst the collection of many Emails, phone texts and post that arrive each week there was a photograph which nicely illustrated those words. Stephen Morris sent me…
New Online Resources Bring ‘Ireland’s Deep Atlantic’ Into The Classroom
TV documentary Ireland’s Deep Atlantic will feature in new online classroom resources for Junior Cert students, it has been announced. Ireland’s Deep Atlantic — produced by Sea Fever Productions and supported by the Marine Institute, BAI and the Environmental Protection…
49er World Championship Gold Fleet Success for Dickson & Waddilove, Seaton & Guilfoyle in Silver
In only their third-ever appearance at a  senior event, World Under 23 bronze medallists Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) have qualified for the 49er World Championships Gold fleet after a high stakes day in Auckland Harbour…
Lough Currane in October this year
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has recently commenced a comprehensive sea trout assessment and monitoring programme in the Lough Currane catchment in Kerry. The project, called Currane STAMP, aims to identify potential factors contributing to the apparent decline of sea trout…

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