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Trump International Golf Links & Hotel at Doonbeg, Co Clare
Coastal Notes
#Doonbeg - Clare County Council’s decision on the controversial rock wall planned for the Trump golf resort in Doonbeg has been delayed till early next year, as the Clare Champion reports. It follows the granting of a three-month extension requested…
Wreckage from the Spanish Armada ships visible on the beach at Streedagh
Coastal Notes
#SpanishArmada - A Sligo-based group dedicated to promoting the northwest coastal area’s links with the historic Spanish Armada has been honoured by the King of Spain in a special ceremony this week, as RTÉ News reports. The Plate of the…
An artist's impression of how the Maritime Museum will look when completed
Coastal Notes
#coastalnotes - The political stalemate in Northern Ireland at Stormont writes The Derry Journal is delaying efforts to secure funding to start work on Derry’s planned new Maritime Museum. Derry City & Strabane District Council has confirmed that several million…
Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman, John Mullins (right) were on hand to open the new 40–boat marina
Irish Marinas
Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new Bantry Harbour Marina yesterday (Friday, 11th August 2017). Over 40 boats visited the new marina which was officially unveiled by Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company…
The world-famous visitor attraction reached the figure today (Friday, 11 August 2017), 11 days ahead of the date the figure was reached in 2016
Coastal Notes
For the fourth year in a row, the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in County Clare has recorded one million visitors within a calendar year. The world-famous visitor attraction reached the figure today (Friday, 11 August 2017), 11 days ahead…
Seen berthed at an Italian port during humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean, LÉ James Joyce which is scheduled to visit Rathmullan, Co, Donegal this August Bank Holiday Monday.
Navy
#navy - A special visitor this Bank Holiday weekend writes Donegal Now will make an appearance at the Annual Regatta and Community Festival in Rathmullan on the Monday. As previously reported on Afloat, the Irish Navy's LÉ James Joyce is…
Vision of Connemara and Galway Bay cruising. Lunchtime stopover for Drascombes on passage from Kilkieran towards Roundstone
Galway Harbour
Irish sailors don’t need their attention mesmerized by the horses and people clattering around the Galway Races Week to be well aware that in sailing matters too, it’s not a question of whether or not the West’s awake writes W…
Looking back ashore, boaters got a unique view of the air display off the County Wicklow Coast
Coastal Notes
An estimated 1,000 boaters in a fleet of 200 boats gathered off the County Wicklow coast this afternoon for a spectacular edition of the Bray Air Show. A selection of pleasure craft from small fishing boats and RIBs right up…
 The second newest OPV90 class / Playwright sister LÉ James Joyce is to visit Rathmullan Pier. Lough Swilly on Sunday 6 August
Navy
#navy - A Donegal T.D. Joe McHugh has announced LÉ James Joyce is to pay a visit to the county in time for the Rathmullan Community Festival and annual Regatta. Subject to operational commitments writes the Donegal Now, LÉ James…
A Whiterocks lifeguard cleans graffiti from the vandalised beach unit
Coastal Notes
#Vandalism - Vandals have caused an estimated £800 (€900) worth of damage to an RNLI lifeguard unit at Whiterocks on the Causeway Coast. Following two of the busiest days of the summer season so far in Northern Ireland, the RNLI…
Marine Wildlife watching boats at Cape Clear Harbour
Island News
It may be just three miles long by one mile wide but there's heaps of maritime activity on Ireland’s southern most inhabited Gaeltacht island, Cape Clear.  Removed from the hustle and bustle of mainland life, Cape Clear offers relaxation, nature…
Pleasure craft from small fishing boats, runabouts and RIBs to larger yachts are rafted up at North Harbour on Cape Clear in West Cork. New pontoon facilities will be installed this Summer
Coastal Notes
The good news for West Cork boaters is that the €200,000 pontoons procured for Cape Clear island's North Harbour will be installed this Summer. And as our photo taken this week shows there's little doubt that they will be put…
Dog’s Bay in Connemara, with its distinctive white sand
Coastal Notes
#TopBeaches - The weather might not agree but summer isn’t over yet, and there’s still plenty of time to explore Joe.ie’s pick of amazing beaches around the Irish coast. Seaside beauty spots like Inch Beach in Co Kerry (famous for…
Killiney Beach was re-opened to swimmers on Monday following a bathing ban for high levels of E.coli detected before the weekend
Coastal Notes
#Pollution - RTÉ News reports that a swimming ban was lifted yesterday on bathing spots at Seapoint and Killiney on Dublin Bay’s southern shore after high levels of E.coli were detected last Friday (30 June). The bathing ban remains at…
Dunmore East Harbour Master Harry McLoughlin in his control centre atop the new Harbour Services Building, with the busy new Visitors Pontoon beyond
Coastal Notes
Time was when Dunmore East was known among the cruising fraternity as The Glue Pot writes W M Nixon. In a time now barely within living memory, it was a picturesque little port which was at its busiest with the…
Swimming is prohibited at Dollymount (above) and Sandymount pending the results of water quality tests
Coastal Notes
#Pollution - The beaches at Dollymount and Sandymount on Dublin Bay have been closed to swimmers after a sewage spill in the Liffey caused by heavy rain on Thursday (8 June). According to BreakingNews.ie, swimming is banned at both of…

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