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Patrick O'Leary
#Canoeing: Patrick O’Leary realised his dream of qualifying his boat for his second successive Paralympic Games today. The Ireland canoeist finished fifth in the A Final of the VL3 200 metres at the canoe sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.…
Carnroe Weir on the Lower Bann south of Coleraine
Waterways Ireland is proposing extensive refurbishment works to the weir at Carnroe on the Lower Bann between Lough Neagh and Coleraine. The cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways says Carnroe Weir is essential to the retention of water levels and…
The swim course to kick off IRONMAN 70.3 this Sunday
Ireland’s biggest triathlon of 2019 comes to Dun Laoghaire this weekend as IRONMAN 70.3 Dun Laoghaire brings premier athletes from across the island and around the globe to Dublin Bay. Sunday 25 August is the date for the three-part race…
Sneem celebrate after winning the Senior Women's Title
#Coastal Rowing: Myross carried off the senior men’s title at the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Dingle. Sneem won the women’s senior title. Kerry club, Workmen’s, did very well in women’s events, as did Kilmacsimon in men’s. Hundreds of crews…
Óstan Thóraigh is located right at Tory Island’s main harbour
Brexit uncertainty as well as VAT increases have been cited by the estate agent handling the sale of a Tory Island hotel for its failure to secure a buyer, as The Irish Times reports. Afloat.ie noted in April that the…
Mediterranean slipper lobster (Scyllarides latus) in its usual habitat
Warming waters are bringing more marine wildlife considered unusual for Ireland to our shores, according to a rare fish specialist. The Irish Sun spoke to Dr Kevin Flannery of Dingle Oceanworld who discussed recent arrivals at the Kerry aquarium, including…
The Limerick ketch Ilen in fine order at Narsaq in southwest Greenland this week
The traditional restored 56ft trading ketch Ilen of Limerick, under the command of Paddy Barry, is serenely continuing her progress homewards along Greenland’s southwest coast despite that rugged and sparsely-populated coastline suddenly becoming global news, thanks to the revelation that…
The RS400 UK and Irish dinghy National Championships will be held on Belfast Lough
The Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club hosts the RS 400 UK and Irish National Championships on Belfast Lough this weekend. This is the first time this event has been hosted in Ireland waters, and also the first time that…
Researchers Discover Vikings Arrived in Ireland When the Population was in Serious Decline
New research has found that the population of Ireland was in decline for almost 200 years before the Vikings settled. The research from Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Natural and Built Environment is the first of its kind and has…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is inviting tenders for expert economic and strategic advice for Dun Laoghaire Harbour, which came under its control late last year. The request for tenders (RFT), which is open until Tuesday 17 September, says the local…
The works are being carried out from the AMS Retriever
Geophysical surveys are being undertaken in the Irish Sea in outer Dundalk Bay from this week. The work is required to provide bathymetric and subsurface information for the development of the Oriel Wind Farm project. Survey work was expected to…
View of the area proposed for land reclamation by Harry Crosbie
Clontarf residents will likely be wide-eyed at a recent “radical” proposal by Docklands developer Harry Crosbie to reclaim land from the sea off the North Dublin suburb. According to The Irish Times, the property mogul suggests using Dutch engineering knowhow…
Ireland’s Eye just off Howth in North Co Dublin
Howth’s iconic Ireland’s Eye has been purchased by investment group Tetrarch Capital, TheJournal.ie comfirms. The island — which is an important breeding spot for many seabirds — was included in the recent sale of Howth Castle and demesne by the…
Royal Irish's Saskia Tidey (second from right) on the podium in Enoshima with her bronze medal
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey has won bronze with Charlotte Dobson at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic test event and must now wait to see if the stand out results achieved this week is enough to satisfy selectors and secure…
Finn Lynch - fighting for medal race place in the men's Laser class
Ireland's only chance of a medal race finish at the Ready Steady Tokyo, the Olympic Sailing Test event in Enoshima this week lies in the men's Laser class with National Yacht Club sailor Finn Lynch today who is three points outside…
Among the finalists in the first ever Maritime UK Awards to be held during the Southampton Boat Show will be the Port of Dover, the UK's busiest ferry port. AFLOAT adds above is a DFDS ferry serving Calais/Dunkerque and cruiseship of Hapag Lloyd, Europa. Noting beyond the Strait of Dover is the coastline of France.
Recently announced were the finalists for the inaugural Maritime UK Awards which will be held next month during the Southampton Boat Show. According to the British Ports Association (BPA) the winners will be announced in front of 400 of the…
Detention of a fishing vessel took place off Dublin coastline by the LÉ George Bernard Shaw
The Irish Defence Forces, reports Journal.ie, have detained a fishing vessel off the coast of Dublin (yesterday) for allegedly breaching fishing regulations. The vessel was stopped 20 nautical miles northeast of Howth in Co Dublin by the Naval Service Vessel…
Atlee Kohl and Chris Bateman in action on Lake Garda
Royal Cork's Atlee Kohl (18) and Chris Bateman (18) sailing for the US Virgin Islands are seventh overall after the second day of the 29er European Championship on Lake Garda, Italy with winds at 9 to 12 knots, a bit lighter than…
Ross O'Leary was the winner of the second race of the DBSC Laser Standard fleet
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Asterix, 2. Papytoo, 3. Saki Combined Cruisers: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Extreme Reality Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Alias, 3. Diane II B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Bees Wing, 3. Isolde B211 Echo:…
An RS400 start in Galway Bay
As the RS400 fleet comes together on Belfast Lough this weekend, the newly crowned RS200 champion Chris Bateman reviews the recent RS gathering at Galway Bay Sailing Club that provided a weekend of racing in tight competition.  As Afloat previously…

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