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Connemara Celebrates Sea Week
Coastal Notes
The annual Sea Week festival is underway in Connemara, with events taking place throughout the region till Monday 25 October. Now in its 26th year, Connemara's Sea Week celebrates the marine environment with an eclectic mix of music, poetry, science…
Local Mooring Association Created to Manage Glenuig Bay Moorings
Coastal Notes
After community consultation in Scotland, brokered by The Crown Estate, agreement has been reached on the allocation of moorings in Glenuig Bay, on the Sound of Arisaig south of Mallaig. The issue of moorings in the Bay had been contentious…
Coastal Harbours Benefit from Infrastructure Funding
Coastal Notes
Malahide is one of over a dozen harbours around the coast to benefit from an announcement by Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today that funding has been approved for harbour development…
Ireland Missing Out on Wind Energy Boost
Coastal Notes
Ireland's failure to exploit our offshore wind resources means we are losing out on serious economic and employment growth, according to a wind energy lobby group. Michael McBennett, president of the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland (NOW Ireland), spoke…
Corrib Project is 'Safe' Says Shell
Coastal Notes
Any potential risk from the Corrib gas pipeline off Ireland's west coast has been "overstated", according to representatives from Shell. On the final day of the An Bord Pleanála hearing into the final phase of the pipeline, the oil company's…
Survey of Irish Coast Begins Next Weekend
Coastal Notes
Boat owners may be able to help survey Ireland's shoreline this October in a European wide eco-audit of the continent's coastline.Members of the public are being urged to volunteer for the first survey since 2005. It starts in Ireland next…
New Website to Promote 'Tralee's Hidden Gem'
Coastal Notes
Fenit Harbour Company has launched a new website to promote its harbour and marina facilities, one of the most westerly marinas in Europe. Using the slogan, 'Tralee's Hidden Gem', Chairman of the Harbour commissioners, Brian O'Sullivan outlined plans for the…
Politicians Aim to Restart Courtown Marina Project with EU Cash
Coastal Notes
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has thrown its weight behind MEP Nessa Childers' efforts to raise funds in Europe for a stalled marina in Courtown. Wexford Councillors and County Council officials have come together to seek European assistance to help…
Clyde's Rhu Marina Gets £1.4 Million Investment
Coastal Notes
The Crown Estate is pleased to announce that it is making a significant financial investment of £1.4 million in Rhu marina on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. By early 2011 the sailing community will benefit from a safer and all year…
Father Ted Wreck Celebrated
Coastal Notes
The wreck made famous in the opening credits of the TV series Father Ted hs beign feted this weekend, the 50th anniversary of its demise on the rocks. Irish Times marine correspondent Lorna Siggins writes of the celebrations on Inisheer…
Old Gaffers Hit the Liffey
Coastal Notes
The first opening of the Samuel Beckett Bridge to accommodate a flotilla of sailing craft dressed overall will be the highlight of water activity on the River Liffey in the coming weekend. Organised by the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association…
Schull Harbour Marina Edges Closer
Coastal Notes
Schull has been planning a development of their beautiful harbour for the last number of years and at long last it looks like coming on stream. The committee in charge of the project is now very keen to get an…
Schull Marina Survey Calls for Interest
Coastal Notes
A marina in Schull is to be completed in Schull by 2011 according to a survey that seeks feedback from interested parties in taking a berth in the new facility. A marina and breakwater has been in the pipeline for…
New website for Royal Western YC
Coastal Notes
Co Clare's Royal Western YC has unveiled a new-look online presence, complete with a swanky chart viewer for the Shannon Estuary. The viewer (here) allows users to scroll through all the Admiralty Charts for the Shannon Estuary area. The new…
New Cork Chart for RIBs
Coastal Notes
Admiralty Leisure, which is part of the UK Hydrographic Office is currently expanding the range of Tough Charts and the latest to be published is a Tough Chart of Cork to Kinsale which will be available next month.  The new…
Youghal Marina Planned
Coastal Notes

Youghal Marina Planned

15th March 2010
A marina is planned for Buttimers Dock in the heart of Youghal boosting moorings in the south coast town from 2 visitor moorings to 56 berths. Although still at the planning stage the building of the marina is to commence…

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