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House or Boat Rental on Ireland's Inland Waterways There are plenty of companies in Ireland that have boats, barges, canoes, houses, and accommodation near waterways to hire for holiday recreation, relaxation and fun. Have a look at the guide below… Stormforce RIB on the Market
Red Bay Boats in Count Antrim have added an 11 metre RIB to the boats for sale site. The twin diesel engined RIB is capable of long cruises with 2 x Yamaha ME370 Diesel Sterndrives. The Stormforce boat was built… Sunk Barge at Connaught Harbour
On inland waterways on the Shannon Navigation, Connaught Harbour-Portumna – a barge with green topsides has sunk at the canal entrance to Connaught Harbour, the channel width is restricted and the vessel is a hazard to navigation. Due care and… Barton Lend a Hand to 'Boating on a Budget Campaign'
Barton Marine, one of the world's leading manufacturers of marine deck hardware, has lent their support to the RNLI lifeboat station in Burnham-on-Crouch which is trying to raise money for their boathouse appeal. The volunteer crew at the lifeboat station… Surprise Visit of Stars Gleeson and Cheadle to Wicklow RNLI
Well-known actors Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle took time out of a busy filming schedule yesterday (Wednesday 2 December 2009) to drop in and say hello to Wicklow RNLI lifeboat volunteers and to get a tour of the lifeboat station.… Jeanneau Merry Fisher 925 for Sale
A very clean Jeanneau Merry Fisher 925 has just been added to's boats for sale. The 2008 version of this popular motor-cruiser is easy to handle in the marina because of its bow thruster. It's for sale through broker… 'Camlin Star' Collision Report Published
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board have published a report into a pleasure craft “Camlin Star” that collided heavily with the Carrick Craft jetty at Banagher, Co. Offaly on the inland waterways. The vessel was holed above the waterline on the… Christmas Annual Out Now!
Stop and think – The VOR stopover in Galway showed that there are untapped riches from the sea, writes David O'Brien. This story and a review of the 2009 season is in Afloat's Christmas annual out now! More details here.

Drogheda Port

3rd December 2009 Irish Ports
Drogheda Port Drogheda Port is one of Ireland’s premier multi modal ports strategically located on the east coast with direct motorway access to the country’s key industrial and commercial centres. The port is continuing to develop and expand by offering…

Port of Belfast

3rd December 2009 Irish Ports
Port of Belfast The Port of Belfast is Northern Ireland's principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. About 60% of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade and 20% of the entire island's is… New Antares 30S from Beneteau
Beneteau's Antares 30S from BJ Marine is described as 'a perfect synthesis of space, performance and competitiveness' by the manufacturer. And they may have a good point: designed for cruising, the boat retains all the advantages of the Antares 30,…
Irish sailing and boating fans will be delighted to hear that Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have attained an excellent 3rd place in the Australian 49er National Championships. The racing was over four days and the boys were consistent, in… Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Broadcast on Sky Sports
Highlights of the Summer's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta are to be broadcast on Sky Sports TV later this month. The country's biggest regatta will be the focus of a 30-minute documentary slot in the Watersports World Series to be aired… On Our Forum This Week
Ezgoing asked some weeks ago on where can children go when their Optimist gets too small? Recent responses were the Mirror or 420 for more ambitious sailors (Gordon Davies); though Peadar1987 disagreed with the 420 choice due to the… Scora to Debate Handicap Issues
The knock on effect of changes in handicaps to other classes will be hotly contested when South Coast Cruiser-Racer Association meets to discuss class bands at its agm on Wednesday, December 9th at the Royal Cork YC. SCORA organisers have… British Sailors Released by Iran
Statement from Andrew Pindar OBE, Chairman of Sail Bahrain: We received confirmation from the Foreign Office at 0830 this morning that our sailors had been released by the Iranian authorities. We are all absolutely thrilled with the news. It has…
Chartering a Boat for Sailing Holiday in Ireland On this page we will try to provide you with up-to-date information on companies that provide both skippered and bareboat charters all along the coast of Ireland.     Arch'd Reid (Ireland)… Christmas Annual Out Now!
Afloat, Ireland's dedicated boating magazine, hits the shelves this week with a bumper 100-page Annual. Packed with all the latest news and reviews from across the sailing, motorsports and water sports worlds, Afloat's 2010 Annual also looks at the future…
Waterford Motorboat and Yacht Club WMYC was formed in 1996 and is based at Waterford City Marina, in the south east of Ireland. Its principal activities include cruising in company: River Nore, Barrow and Suir, Waterford estuary, and the South…
Waterford Harbour (Dunmore East) Sailing Club Founded in 1934 this is a family club with around 200 members. The clubhouse was extensively renovated in 2004. Visitors are most welcome and a limited number of visitor berths are available. Showers and…

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