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The ferry operation will serve communities all along Cork Harbour, including Cobh, Monkstown, Passage West the new Docklands, and the city quays.
A €15m tourist and commuter ferry network plan proposed for Cork Harbour, which will create up to 70 jobs, are to be lodged with local authorities shortly. A group of private investors, reports the Irish Examiner, are aiming to have the…
Blueways Ireland Launches New Website At Holiday World This Weekend
Blueways Ireland launches its newly upgraded website this weekend during the Holiday World show in the RDS. The site offers, maps and information on where to stay, eat and the exciting outdoor experiences available on the Shannon Blueway, Lough Derg…
Oisin McClelland struggles with the lighter breeze in Thursday’s racing
Northern Ireland’s Oisin McClelland was off form on Friday (24 January) on Biscayne Bay as two seventh-place finishes saw him slip from the third place he’d held in recent days to fourth overall, heading into the Finn medal race at…
The Children of Danu – since this photo of Ruari and Lilian was taken as they departed from the Fastnet last June, they and their parents have been in some mighty mountain ranges, crossed oceans, navigated up jungle rivers in the tropics, and sailed to treasure islands.
Last June, in what was meant to be the mid-summer period, Ireland was experiencing notably unseasonal weather with winds in the northerly sector which were cold - as anyone who took part in the biennial Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race will…
Eve McMahon
Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club, current Gold Medal holder in the Laser Radial U17s World League after success in Canada last summer, has added yet more valuable metal to her collection by emerging as U17 Gold Medal winner in…
Artemis Technologies CEO Iain Percy (right) with Adrian Doyle of the Odyssey Trust
A high-performance Belfast maritime design firm could work with ship repair and engineering firm Harland & Wolff in the future, its chief executive has said. Iain Percy, a double Olympic gold medallist and chief executive of Artemis Technologies (see: previous story),…
Navigation Interruptions In Grand Canal In Tullamore For Fate Replacement Works
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal in the Cappincur area of Tullamore, Co Offaly of interruption to navigation on the inland waterway in the coming weeks. Water levels will be reduced and navigation will be closed in order…
Oisin McClelland racing in Biscayne Bay this week
Northern Ireland’s Oisin McClelland maintains third place in the Finn class at the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami as cold temperatures, wind chill, rain, strong breeze, and more typical South Florida conditions challenged the 182 sailors from 45 nations…
Recycling and re-use of plastic constituents used in fishing gear is at an early stage in Europe
Skateboards, sunglasses, bicycle baskets, bird feeders and socks can all be manufactured from recycled fishing gear, a seminar at NUI Galway has heard writes Lorna Siggins Nets, gear and other plastic material washed up on the coast could provide business opportunities…
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The Project E yachts are 62 to 73-feet in length and designed for long distance cruising
French giant Beneteau has announced the launch of two passage-making yachts at Boot Dusseldorf this week. The aim, according to James Kirwan of Irish agents BJ Marine, is to capitalise on the success of its Swift Trawler range, and the…
Ocean-Tramp at-Anchor
On 1st December last year, ‘Team South’ departed Ushuaia, Argentina, and headed south across the Drake Passage. Damian Foxall, Niall MacAllister and Lucy Hunt are ‘Team South’ - the three-person crew of highly experienced sailors and marine scientists leading a…
Monkstown Bay Laser sailors - (from left to right)  Alan Fehily, Philip Doherty, Ronan Kenneally, William O'Brien, Paul O'Sullivan, Chris Bateman, James Long, Charles Dwyer, Luke Fehily and Richie Harrington
Saturday, January 18th marked the first day of the 2020 Monkstown Laser Frostbite League, with a fleet of Laser sailors gathering to race on the waters of Cork Harbour. A misty-eyed winters morning dawned. The sun shone low in a…
Fish stock assessment bursars Paul Brady and Conor Conway at the Salmon Leap fish trap in Newport in July 2019
The Marine Institute is inviting marine science undergradutes to apply for a number of work experience placements as part of the 2020 Summer Bursary Scholarship Programme. In 2020, the programme will offer a number of eight- to 12-week placements for up to…
Reduced Water Levels On Grand Canal Naas Branch
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal that water levels will be reduced in the Sallins area (Level 15 from Killeen Golf Club to Digby Bridge) over the coming weeks. This in order to facilitate lock gate replacement works…
Vera Quinlan and Peter Owens with the Argo float on board their yacht Danu
The Quinlan-Owens family from Galway gave the Marine Institute a helping hand recently when they deployed an Argo float in the Atlantic Ocean while sailing their yacht Danu. Vera Quinlan, Peter Owens and their two children Lilian and Ruairi deployed…
Stena Superfast X has ended a career on the Irish Sea having served on the Dublin-Holyhead route since 2015 and recently albeit briefly out of Belfast serving Cairnryan, Scotland. AFLOAT adds today the 'Superfast' set a southerly course to Rosslare Europort to cover a dry-docking period of the Ireland-France (Rosslare-Cherbourg) route routine ropax ferry Stena Horizon.
The recent introduction of Stena Estrid, the brand new ferry on Stena Line's Dublin-Holyhead led to the direct replacement of a ferry that from today will temporary serve on the operator's Ireland-France route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Stena Superfast X with…
Poolbeg Vice Commodore Eileen Murray carried out the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle on the bow of the Tolka
Dublin Port Company has today officially christened its new Pilot Boat, DPC Tolka, in a short ceremony held at Poolbeg Yacht Club. The state-of-the-art vessel arrived in Dublin Port in December. Father Ivan Tonge of Ringsend Parish and Reverend William…
Barry Hayes
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland is at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay to talk about sail trim and boat optimisation for cruiser-racers on January 30th. Hayes worked as a sailmaker in Ireland for five years under…
Mermaid sailor, the late Joe Boylan of Skerries

Joe Boylan RIP

23rd January 2020 Mermaid
The DBSC Mermaid Class and Skerries Sailing Club have lost one of their iconic long-standing members when Joe Boylan (88 years of age) died peacefully last Monday surrounded by his family in his home writes Roger Bannon. Joe will be…
An exhibition of art funded by the UK National Heritage Lottery Fund AFLOAT adds is currently on display on board HMS Caroline as above in Alexandra Dock, Belfast Harbour
On board HMS Caroline an exhibition of artworks produced by a community group in Belfast forms part of a National Heritage Lottery Fund project. As the Belfast Telegraph writes, Members of Forthspring Inter-Community Centre have used their artistic talents to…
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