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The new sight on the beach - a quad bike and trailer - showing East Cork community dedication to the preservation of a clean maritime environment
Ballynamona Strand on the East Cork coastline is internationally renowned for a long list of bird life including Shrikes, Larks, Citrine Wagtails, Sandpipers, Pipits, American Coot and Red-necked Stint. There is a new sight to be seen there, writes Tom…
The fin whale carcass was discovered washed up on Arranmore over the weekend
#MarineWildlife - Residents on Arranmore off the Donegal coast were surprised to find a rare whale carcass washed up on their island over the weekend. According to BBC News, the 20-metre cetacean is believed to be a fin whale, an…
Marine Notice: Monitoring Buoy Deployment In Killybegs Bay
#MarineNotice - TechWorks Marine advises that it is planning to deploy a marine monitoring buoy in Killybegs Bay that will be in place from this month till March 2018. Part of the oceanographic monitoring for the Department of Agriculture, Food…
Caitriona Lucas was posthumously awarded the State's highest honour for bravery earlier this month
#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard management faced a protest march at the weekend over Kilkee’s lack of a full rescue service — and one restricted further since the death last year of coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas, as The Irish Times…
Lacken Pier in Co Mayo has a memorial to the lives lost in the October 1927 drowning tragedy
#ClegganBay - The Irish Times writes on Saturday’s (28 October) memorial service for lives lost in the Cleggan Bay Disaster 90 years ago. Forty-five men, many of them from Connemara, died after a sudden and severe storm hit a small fleet…
Ice is no obstacle on land or sea to Paddy Barry, lecturer and author who will be at Glenua's talk series held next Thursday, 2 November in Poolbeg Y&BC, Ringsend, Dublin
#Lecture - Friends of Glenua are to have a lecture 'Adventures in Antarctica' and launch of an autobiography 'So Far, So Good' by Paddy Barry this Thursday 2 November at 20:00. The venue will be in the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat…
Marine Notice: Offshore Survey Operations For ‘Celtic Interconnector’ Project
#MarineNotice - The survey vessel Kommandor Iona is conducting offshore survey operations associated with the proposed Celtic Interconnector, on behalf of EirGrid. As with last month’s nearshore survey, the current works are in two main corridors to three landfall points…
Sightings of Portuguese men o’war, like this one beached in the Bahamas, have spiked in recent days
#Ophelia - Storm Ophelia may have brought on a repeat of last year’s infestation of Portuguese men o’war, an Irish zoologist has warned. As The Irish Times reports, Dr Tom Doyle of NUI Galway is appealing for caution along Ireland’s…
Rescue 116 over Dundalk Bay this morning after reports of windsurfers in difficulty
#Ophelia - Windsurfers on the Louth coast have been roundly criticised on social media as they prompted a major rescue operation before the arrival of Storm Ophelia, as reports. The four windsurfers, originally thought to be kitesurfers, made their…
Ophelia: Information issued from Met Eireann, the National Emergency Coordination Centre, Dublin Port and AA Newsroom advise of safety precaution, updates on ferry travel and incidents
#OpheliaDublinPort - Met Eireann and the National Emergency Coordination Centre are advising everyone throughout the country to stay away from coastal paths, cliffs and harbours during the forecasted extreme weather event. Dublin Bay  For safety reasons there will be no…
Jellyfish To Blame For Major Salmon Farm Fish Kill
#Jellyfish - Four-fifths of the farmed salmon stock at Killary Harbour has been lost to fatal jellyfish stings over the last few weeks, according to The Irish Times. The Marine Institute has confirmed that naturally occurring swarms of the tiny…
Fire Damage To Connemara Shellfish Research Base
#Connemara - Galway Bay FM reports that a shellfish research centre in Connemara was damaged in a fire earlier this week. The blaze broke out in a section at the centre in Carna dedicated to studying the control of sea…
Aill na Searrach at the Cliffs of Moher
#CliffsOfMoher - An inquest into the death of a BASE jumper at the Cliffs of Moher earlier this year has heard how his parachute opened in the wrong direction as he was in free fall from the top of the…
Michael O’Neill (skipper) at the wheel of his 37ft X-Yacht, Axiom, having a lively sail on Lough Ness en route to Norway with from left, Paul O’Neill, Donal O’Mahony and Adam Grennan
#lecture - Michael O’Neill, a former member of Glenans is to present the opening Friends of Glenua's Winter 2017-2018 lecture series in Dublin early next month, see details below. The opening lecture is 'The Lure of Sailing North to the…
Survey operations will be carried out by the Severn Guardian
#MarineNotice - RMS Submarine Ltd advises that they will be conducting nearshore survey operations associated with the proposed Celtic Interconnector on behalf of EirGrid, at three coastal locations in Co Cork — namely Ballinwilling Strand, Redbarn Beach and Claycastle Beach.…
Scenic Ulster: Ferries Part of Ireland’s Largest Domestic Operator
#ferry –This summer saw the much awaited launch of Scenic Carlingford Lough service, however the Limerick based owners introduced another ferry in Ulster this season, writes Jehan Ashmore. To recap firstly is the new historic first Carlingford service which saw operator,…

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