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Coastal Development in Ireland
Duncannon Beach on Co Wexford
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett has congratulated a number of farmers in Duncannon, Co Wexford on improvements they have achieved in tackling water quality. Over two-and-a-half years of the department-funded…
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Vermilion Exploration & Production Ireland Limited is scheduled to carry out maintenance work at the Corrib subsea infrastructure from next Sunday 13 June. The maintenance work at the Corrib Gas Field will take place at Latitude 54° 20’ 20.413” N,…
Killiney Beach in south Co Dublin
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has closed two popular south Dublin beaches over elevated levels of bacteria in the water, as RTÉ News reports. The temporary notice advising against swimming at Killiney Beach and White Rock Beach was issued yesterday (Saturday…
Lahinch Beach in Co Clare
Irish beaches need full weekend lifeguard service at the very least this summer, a Co Clare surfing instructor says. Lahinch-based Ben Bennett told RTÉ’s Claire Byrne that lifeguard cover on Ireland’s coastal beaches lags behind that in the Frame and…
Portmarnock Beach in Fingal
Scientists at NUI Galway warn that a deadly bacteria found in many highly rated sea swimming spots in Ireland is not currently tested for as EU regulations do not require it. According to The Irish Independent, reseaechers with NUI Galway’s…
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Green Rebel Marine in Crosshaven intends to conduct geophysical survey operations off the South Coast between Cork and Waterford cities over an extended period of time, up to a year from this Thursday 3 June. The survey will be conducted…
Magheramore Beach in Co Wicklow
Public access to one of Co Wicklow’s most popular beaches could be interrupted by the sale of overlooking lands, as The Irish Times reports. A 21-acre site that serves as the route onto Magheramore Beach, north of Brittas Bay on…
Seaweed on the shore
The first week of the 2021 Oceans of Learning series focuses on how the ocean is key to our economy and essential to sustaining livelihoods and Ireland’s coastal communities. In the second episode of the Oceans of Learning podcast out…
After an absence of five years, Killiney Beach, Co. Dublin was given a Blue Flag among the record 93 awarded nationwide
Blue Flags totalling a record 93 have been awarded to beaches and marinas across the country for the 2021 bathing season. Four additional beaches are receiving the award this year, which is given for compliance with sewage treatment as well…
Oceans of Learning #SeaToMe competition
From sailors, surfers, scientists and seafarers, to those who prefer to wade in the shallows or watch the wildlife, our sea means so many different things to different people. As part of the Oceans of Learning programme that started on…
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Green Rebel Marine in Crosshaven is set to undertake a geophysical survey operation in the Celtic Sea from next week. The survey from next Wednesday 26 May to 23 June, weather permitting, will be conducted by the Roman Rebel (callsign…
Flying high - (L-R) Paul Daly, Weston Aviation, Sarah Kandrot, Head of Aerial Surveys with Green Rebel Group, pilot Gerry Humphreys, AFTA and Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport
The first digital aerial ecology surveys of Irish coastal waters to be undertaken by a domestic company are about to begin following the arrival of a new special mission aircraft owned by Green Rebel Group into Cork Airport. The company…
The new legislation is described as “a game-changer for our maritime area.”
Commenting on the passing of the legislation for the National Marine Planning Framework (NMPF) by Dáil Eireann Dr Conor Norton, President of the Irish Planning Institute, described the legislation as “a game-changer for our maritime area.” “The National Marine Planning…
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The latest Marine Notice for works on the Codling Wind Park project advises of the deployment of metocean equipment between today, Tuesday 11 and Friday 28 May. One wave buoy and one acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) frame will be…
File image of Dingle Harbour in Co Kerry
Dingle’s boatmen have been hit hard by the double whammy of pandemic restrictions on the tourism trade and the disappearance of Fungie last autumn. But as the Business Post reports, the boatmen of the Kerry Gaeltacht town have directed their…
Two units of Cork County Council's Fire Service in attendance at the scene of a fire on board the shipwrecked MV Alta near Ballycotton, Co. Cork.
Today, Friday (30 April) will see fire crews resume their attempts to put out a blaze onboard (Alta) a so-called ghost ship on the Cork coast. A spokesperson from Cork County Council (see related story) said firefighting operations ended around 9pm…

Coastal Notes Coastal Notes covers a broad spectrum of stories, events and developments in which some can be quirky and local in nature, while other stories are of national importance and are on-going, but whatever they are about, they need to be told.

Stories can be diverse and they can be influential, albeit some are more subtle than others in nature, while other events can be immediately felt. No more so felt, is firstly to those living along the coastal rim and rural isolated communities. Here the impact poses is increased to those directly linked with the sea, where daily lives are made from earning an income ashore and within coastal waters.

The topics in Coastal Notes can also be about the rare finding of sea-life creatures, a historic shipwreck lost to the passage of time and which has yet many a secret to tell. A trawler's net caught hauling more than fish but cannon balls dating to the Napoleonic era.

Also focusing the attention of Coastal Notes, are the maritime museums which are of national importance to maintaining access and knowledge of historical exhibits for future generations.

Equally to keep an eye on the present day, with activities of existing and planned projects in the pipeline from the wind and wave renewables sector and those of the energy exploration industry.

In addition Coastal Notes has many more angles to cover, be it the weekend boat leisure user taking a sedate cruise off a long straight beach on the coast beach and making a friend with a feathered companion along the way.

In complete contrast is to those who harvest the sea, using small boats based in harbours where infrastructure and safety poses an issue, before they set off to ply their trade at the foot of our highest sea cliffs along the rugged wild western seaboard.

It's all there, as Coastal Notes tells the stories that are arguably as varied to the environment from which they came from and indeed which shape people's interaction with the surrounding environment that is the natural world and our relationship with the sea.

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