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Two Investigations Underway into Weekend Boating Accident
Gardai launched a full investigation into the weekend boating tragedy where two men died in Inishboffin harbour.The men were identified locally as former Mayo footballer, Ger Feeney, and businessman, Donal McEllin, both from Castlebar. It is understood the pair left the…
Crotty Stays on Top in 1720s
The sun may have been missing from the scene this morning at Crosshaven and the skies may have been dark and overcast but the wind was blowing, the buzz was very definitly in the the air and the spring was…
Two Men Die in Inishbofin Boating Accident
Two men died in a boating accident off the coast of Inishbofin in Co. Galway early this morning. The pair, aged in their late 50's and early 60's had arrived on the island yesterday on a 40ft motor cruiser and…
Storm Wins IRC 1 in Howth
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. AUTUMN LEAGUE (RACE) 10/10/2010 Class 1 IRC: 1, Storm P Kelly HYC; 2, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly HYC; 3, Equinox R McDonald HYC; Class 1 ECHO: 1, Storm P Kelly HYC; 2, Equinox R McDonald HYC; 3, Aztec…
Five Incidents in Four Days for Cork Harbour Lifeboat
Crosshaven Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat has had a very busy few days as they were tasked to five incidents in four days. On Thursday evening at 17.59, the Lifeboat was tasked to the upper reaches of Cork Harbour near the city to…
Jacob's Ladder Reaches Seventh Heaven
Sean Jacob set a new record when he won his seventh Dublin Sculling Ladder time trial at Islandbridge on Saturday. Fellow UCD student Claire Lambe was the fastest woman and Trinity were the best overall rowing club. Last weekend’s time…
Concern for RIB on Passage from Rathlin to Bangor
Belfast Coastguard spent two hours this evening trying to locate a missing RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) after it was reported leaving Rathlin in very poor weather conditions with four people on board, HM Coastguard report. Concern for the occupants of…
Ireland Joins Ironman Calendar for 2011
Galway will play host to Ireland's first ever Ironman triathlon next year. Registration opens next Monday 11 October for the Ironman 70.3 event on 4 September 2011, which will comprise a 1.9km swim in Galway Bay, a 90km bike ride…
The Boat Factory Premieres In Belfast
A new play based on the lives of Belfast shipyard workers had its world premiere in East Belfast last Tuesday (5 October). The Boat Factory tells the story of Davy Gordon, beginning as he follows in his family's footsteps onto…
Ireland Victorious In 19th Pike International
Ireland celebrated victory over Britain in the 19th International Pike Championships last week in Galway and Roscommon. The 10-strong Irish squad secured the win after a hard-fought two-day contest on the river Suck, despite traling behind by 23lb in the…
Tankers Thresher To Twaite Break Drogheda Records
On Wednesday, the 105.5m Twaite, became the longest liquid petroleum gas (LPG) tanker to berth at Drogheda's Flogas terminal, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,720dwt Dutch flagged-vessel docked in Drogheda after loading a cargo from the Whitegate Refinery, Cork Harbour. Later…
Lifeboat Launches for Swimmer in Difficulty on Dublin Bay
A swimmer in difficulty was brought to safety at lunchtime today by the RNLI inshore lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire when a large swell caused problems at the popular 40-foot bathing-place at Sandycove, Co. Dublin. The incident occurred when the female swimmer was…
Irish Built Trimaran Ends up on a Beach in Hawaii?
A trimaran reportedly built in Ireland has ended up wrecked on a beach in Hawaii.  A large portion of the massive craft was washed ashore on Kailua beach last week forcing island authorities to cut it up and remove it.…
Ireland's Research Vessel Celtic Explorer to Undertake Surveys for Newfoundland
Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has signed an accord with their Newfoundland counterparts Minister Clyde Jackman and Deputy Minister Alastair O'Reilly…
Four Championships (and a Mega Party) Planned for Dun Laoghaire 2011
There is a new helmsman at the wheel of Dun Laoghaire regatta next season and after taking soundings from local Dublin Bay classes, new event boss Adam Winkelmann is expecting in excess of 500 boats, despite the hard times. 'We…
Could Waterford Lead a Tall Ships Revival?
I am aware that a number of groups are examining the possibility of launching a national sail training programme. I wonder if Waterford could be the place to lead it and be the base for national sail training. The marine…
Sea Songs and Shanties Make a Winning Combination
A wonderful weekend of maritime celebration took place in Rosses Point in August. It was the inaugural festival of Shanty and Seafaring organised by a local committee. The event took place over three days in the in the village which…
Liverpool FC Face Another Battle...of the Ferries!
The boardroom battle surrounding the takeover of Liverpool FC is not the only battle that faces fans of the English Premier League football club, writes Jehan Ashmore. On the 16 October, Liverpool FC will meet Everton FC in a Battle…
Who Will Win ICRA's Boat of 2010?
Will it be Antix, Marinerscove or Roxy's year? It might be hard to ignore the sailing performance of 2010 but there have been some fine non-Commodore's cup performances too. The judges decision may well be final at the Irish Cruiser…
AGM of the Maritime Institute of Ireland
The Annual General Meeting of the Maritime Institute of Ireland (M.I.I.) will be held on Saturday 9th October in the Dun Laoghaire Club, 3 Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. Regristration and light refreshment from 11am, AGM commencing at 12 noon. The…

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