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Baltimore RNLI lifeboat
When Baltimore Lifeboat Station in West Cork was established the First World War was raging in Europe. That was back in 1915 when the original station was built, but due to the War no lifeboat arrived in Baltimore until 1919…
Trade at Belfast Harbour increased by more than 900,000 tonnes last year. Above Arklow Beacon a 'B' class short sea dry-bulk trader departing Belfast Lough and offshore of Co. Down. Note the orange 'free-fall' lifeboat of the Dutch flagged ship.
#belfastlough - A record 24.6 million tonnes of cargo was handled in Belfast Harbour last year thanks to a major increase in the number of freight vehicles passing through the port, which rose to a high of 532,000, latest figures…
A Salmon smolt
A new study shows low salmon survival leaving freshwater is an important factor in declining European salmon populations, according to early results from a project examining the early migration phase of salmon smolts (young salmon) from rivers across Europe. Leading…
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The original X 79 - over 500 have been built since 1979
The 10th February 1979 was a big day in the life of Danish Yacht Firm X Yachts. Niels Jeppesen and Birger Hansen officially started up the company at precisely 8 am. Lars Jeppesen, having recently finished his education as a…
Ulysses returns to service having had new propellers and new rudder components fitted
The MV Ulysses, the leading Irish Ferries freight and tourism vessel on the Dublin to Holyhead route, returns to Dublin today following an extensive dry dock investment at Cammell Laird shipyard in Merseyside. The four-week upgrade was undertaken to complete…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
A public meeting on the future on Dun Laoghaire Harbour will take place at the Dun Laoghaire Club on Eblana Avenue from 8pm on Thursday 28 February. ‘The People’s Harbour’ was also the topic of a recent meeting between Dun…
Wild brown trout are among the species popular with anglers on Lough Corrib
The owner of an angling centre from Moycullen was convicted at Galway District Court last Tuesday 5 February for the illegal use of a net and for possession of an unlawfully captured trout. The court heard that Michael Canney, with…
Red Bull’s cliff divers are also returning to Polignano a Mare in Italy this year
Sunday 12 May is the date to save for the debut of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. The capital hosts the annual high diving series for the first time after three previous visits…
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X Yachts Designs "L" Shaped Keels for Cruisers & Torpedo Keels for Performance Yachts
Danish yacht manufacturer X-Yachts has been explaining why it designs "L" shaped keels for its cruisers, and torpedo "T" shaped keels for its performance yachts range? Apart from an obvious advantage of the L shaped keel shedding seaweed and lobster…
Strangford Sailing Club was gutted by fire in September 2017
The Flying Fifteen class will return to Strangford Sailing Club for its Northern Championships this May, the first time the keelboat class has sailed at the County Down venue since the clubhouse was destroyed by fire in 2017. The new club…
SB20 sailing on Dublin Bay
SB20 Ireland Class President Colin Galavan introduces the 2019 Sportsboat season  SB20 Class Dinner The class dinner will be held on Saturday the 6th April 2019. The venue will be the Royal Irish Yacht Club and there will be prizes…
Port side profile of Stena Forecaster which transferred to the Irish Sea to begin Belfast-Liverpool (Birkenhead) service today
#ferries - On the Irish Sea Stena Line have transferred a ro-ro freightferry onto the Belfast-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route today.  The transfer of Stena Forecaster from Stena RoRo to the ferry firm is part of an ongoing development of the operators…
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Foynes Yacht Club Champion, Darragh McCormack
North Sails Ireland is offering the members of Foynes Yacht Club and visitors a presentation on the latest theory and techniques for improving and refining upwind trim and boat speed. North Sails Ireland will be hosting the Sail Trim &…
Some of the boat building team with a Lough Erne Cot produced in a joint effort between Cavan Town Men’s Shed and Lough Erne Heritage in 2016
A new community heritage project in Co Fermanagh focuses on raising awareness and preserving the heritage of traditional boat building and the cultural heritage of the people who lived on and around the shores of Lough Erne. The ERNE Programme,…
The J97 Windjammer
Windjammer crew members were in attendance for the Round Ireland Yacht Race lecture by Kenneth Rumball and John White at the Royal Irish Yacht Club last Thursday 7 February, which also highlighted a crew overboard incident on the J97 late…
Liffey “All in a Row” Challenge Raises Funds for RNLI Lifeboats & Irish Underwater Search & Recovery
The “All In A Row 2018” event on the capital’s River Liffey was supported by teams rowing 40 boats including skiffs, kayaks, canoes and currachs to exceed a 1,000km in eight hours, raising €12,000 for these charities. Starting from St.…
No time to be nervous…..Class 3 in action at the OCRDA event in Torquay, with Team Power Marine of Malahide in foreground as Alan Power and Sam Jackson zap out of the turn
Most people on the inside track in cruiser-racer tuning in Ireland will know of Alan Power, who does magic things with the top Half Tonners and other sharp end boats in his fibreglass workshops in Malahide writes W M Nixon.…
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Get In The Red For Valentine’s Day With Viking Marine
If red is to be your colour this season, then Valentine’s Day is the day to buy your red paint from Viking Marine. To celebrate Cupid, the Dun Laoghaire chandlery is offering 20% off red paint purchased in store on…
Laser racing in Howth on Sunday 10 February
Two races were sailed by the Lasers at Howth Yacht Club on Sunday 10 February in demanding conditions, writes Dave Quinn. We had westerly winds against a flooding tide, which generated a small but steep chop. Absolutely brilliant for reaching,…
Seized products bagged in the joint operation by officials that took place in Dublin Port
#dublinport - In a joint operation between the Department of Agriculture and Revenue Customs, FarmIreland writes of seized illegal meat at Dublin Port that took place recently. Some 3.7t of various meat products were seized as they did not comply with…

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