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Coastal Notes
#StarWars - Star Wars may be returning to Kerry for more filming in the New Year – this time on the mainland. According to RTÉ News, producers with Disney Lucasfilm have signed contracts with landowners at Ceann Sibéal on the…
#Oil&Gas - Providence Resources is divesting almost a third of its interest in its Spanish Point prospect, as The Irish Times reports. The Irish oil and gas exploration company intends to sell off a 32% "non-operated interest" in the area…
The county of Donegal at the North West tip of Ireland boasts two major Irish mountain ranges, over thousand kilometres of coastline, one hundred sea stacks and many diverse climbing locations writes Ian Miller. Donegal currently plays host to many…
Irish climbers take an amazing path up from the north Atlantic Ocean to the top of Ireland's most Northerly Point - Malin Head using dizzy drone footage of Donegal rock climbing! Bren Whelan and Wild Atlantic Way Climbing, show case…
During his visit to the South East, The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, took the opportunity to inspect progress on the €6m dredging works at Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre. The works which involve removing…
#CoastalNotes - Heavy rains last week caused the latest in a series of landslides that has cut off a coastal village in Co Kerry, as TheJournal.ie reports. Only pedestrian access is currently permitted on the Cliff Road to Rossbeigh after…
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is taking place this weekend 18th-20th of September all along the Irish coastline. Clean Coasts is teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy once again for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year 560,000 volunteer…
#CoastalNotes - Two tourist attractions on the south coast will receive funding under the Government's new 'Ireland's Ancient East' initiative. Cobh's Titanic Connections attraction and guided tours of Hook Lighthouse in Co Wexford are among 12 projects that will share…
#CoastalNotes - Emergency services rushed to the aid of an elderly man who fainted on the new cliff walk at The Gobbins in Co Antrim on Thursday (3 September). As BelfastLive reports, the 79-year-old collapsed half-way along the "white-knuckle" coastal…
#CoastalNotes - Northern Ireland's coastline is plagued by 5,000 pieces of rubbish for every 1,000 metres of beach, according to new surveys. And that's just the average, as BelfastLive reports, with the latest results from a three-year initiative by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful singling…
#BathingBan - Dubliners hoping to make the most of the fleeting sunshine today should leave their swimming togs at home as Dublin City Council has suspended swimming at Dollymount Strand due to elevated bacteria levels. As TheJournal.ie reports, waters at…
#MessageInABottle - The Boston Globe has news of a remarkable recent discovery by Irish diver Rory Golden on the Connemara coast - a bottle with a message from thousands of miles across the Atlantic. Golden, a veteran during expert and…
#CoastalNotes - Just days after the Hibernia Express arrived in Cork comes news of another transatlantic internet cable, this time between New York and the Mayo coast. As RTÉ News reports, the $300 million Aqua Comms fibre optic cable will…
#meteorbaltimore – The Beacon in Baltimore was just one place last night to see the ongoing Perseid meteor shower, which will be visible in the Irish night sky until tonight.Wednesday night saw the highest level of activity for the shower,…
#CoastalNotes - Kilkee bathers looking forward to the return of diving boards at Newfoundout will have to wait at least another year, as the Limerick Leader reports. The news comes after Clare County Council refused to allow the installation of…

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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