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Howth Yacht Club to Recreate Titanic Menu
#TITANIC – Howth Yacht Club members will experience and commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on Saturday 14th April, when the HYC head chef will meticulously re-create the final first Class dinner served on the fateful…
Head of the Shannon Cancelled
ROWING: The Head of the Shannon, scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, at Carrick on Shannon has been cancelled because of a forecast of high winds. The official forecast suggested that gusts could near 50 kilometres per hour on the day.
More Bananas Head for Cork
#PORTS & SHIPPING – As previously reported on Afloat.ie Maersk Line's newly launched liner service that includes the return of the banana trade to the Port of Cork continues as another shipment is due from Central America /Caribbean ports with…
Kitesurfer Ross Harte Catches Big Air on Video
#KITESURFING - Dublin kitesurfing pro Ross Harte takes our breath away with this video shot from the top of his 12-metre kite, via WorldIrish. The 30 knot winds are clearly no problem for this daredevil as he catches some big…
Management Plan for Galway Bay Fisheries On Track
#GALWAY BAY - Galway Bay FM reports that the National Parks and Wildlife Service is to work with the Marine Institute towards completing a management plan for Galway Bay. It comes two weeks after a group of oyster fishermen met…
Humpback Whale Spotted Off Achill
#MARINE WILDLIFE - The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has confirmed the sighting of a humpback whale off Achill Island in Co Mayo last weekend. Surfers off Keel Beach were credited with the discovery, after spotting a large whale of…
Baltimore Welcomes Home New Lifeboat
#LIFEBOAT – The people of Baltimore welcomed a new addition to their community today when the RNLI delivered a €3 million Tamar class to the west Cork village.  It is set to replace the Hilda Jarrett Tyne class lifeboat, which…
White Sails Fleet to Hold Pre-Season Meet
#WHITE SAILS – Dublin Bay's White Sails fleet meets at the Royal Irish Yacht Club on March 6th to discuss new progressive ECHO and the 2012 racing schedule. The meeting will also include details of training days for the class,…
Cruise Caller Line-Up for Galway Harbour
#CRUISE LINERS- Galway Harbour can look forward to welcoming nine cruise calls to the mid-west port this year, with the first visitor being Arion which is scheduled to arrive in Galway Bay during late May, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arion harks…
'Podium Athletes' Face Funding Cuts in 2013
#OLYMPICS - Yesterday Ireland's Olympic hopefuls celebrated recognition of their success in the 2012 round of funding. But cuts to the budget of the Irish Sports Council (ISC) have prompted a "major" review of high performance programmes from 2013 onwards,…
World Pairs Championship for Anglers This September
#ANGLING - A prize pool of more than £60,000 (€71,500) will be up for grabs at the Lakeland and Inland Waterways Ireland World Pairs Championship, coming to the border counties this September. Described by the organisers as "a pairs match…
NI Fields First Full Team at Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships
#ANGLING - Two Newtownabbey anglers are part of a six-man Northern Ireland team competing at the 2012 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships, which started yesterday in Tasmania. The Newtonabbey Times reports that Kenny Ferguson and team captain Alan R McDade set out…
Waterways Ireland Launch Marketing Strategy
#WATERWAYS IRELAND – The Waterways Ireland Marketing Strategy 2012-2017 has been launched by Minister Carál Ní Chuilín MLA, Minister Jonathon Bell MLA , and Minister Dinny McGinley, T.D. in Waterways Ireland's Enniskillen Headquarters. Waterways Ireland has a legislative requirement to…
Olympic Sailors Become 'Podium Athletes'
#OLYMPIC – Two out of three of Ireland's Olympic sailing teams cashed in on their performances at yesterday's pre-Olympic spend by the Irish Sports Council. Sailing picked up €120k to assist in preparations  for Weymouth this July. Both Annalise Murphy…
New €3m Lifeboat for Baltimore
#LIFEBOAT – Baltimore in West Cork welcomes its new lifeboat today when the RNLI delivers a new €3 million Tamar to the town. The boat named Alan Massey is the latest in life saving technology and it has been making…
Mustang 30 Leads in Sailing's Spring Chicken Series (Results here)
#DBSC – Peridot leads the overall standings in the Viking Marine sponsored Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay. The Mustang 30 leads Lula Belle (Beneteau 36.7) by a single point as the series approaches the half way point this Sunday.…
Jameson Producer Signs On as Volvo Ocean Race Fest Sponsor
#VOLVO OCEAN RACE - The producer of Jameson whiskey has been announced as the spirit and wine sponsor of the Volvo Ocean Race Festival in Galway this summer. The Galway Independent repors that Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard will be represented…
Home With Views of Belfast Lough is Sure to Impress
#WATERFRONT PROPERTY - A stunning four/five-bed home with extensive views over Belfast Lough could be yours for less than €500,000. Accommodation at 36 Loughview Village in Carrickfergus comprises a lounge with feature fireplace with a natural stone surround, as well…
French Routes Rivals Vie for Market-Share
#FERRY NEWS- Established ferry operators on routes to France are gearing –up for market share with the first battle for 2012 targeting the Spring Easter period, with recent T.V. advert campaigns launched by Irish Ferries and Brittany Ferries, writes Jehan…
Top German Surfer Tries Ireland's Waves for Size
#SURFING - One of Germany's top surfers was in Ireland last week to sample some of Ireland's biggest waves, InsideIreland.ie reports. Sebastian Steudtner was in Sligo to films a series of online views for Tourism Ireland in Frankfurt to pique…

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