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Coastal Development in Ireland
#CoastalNotes - Heavy rains last week caused the latest in a series of landslides that has cut off a coastal village in Co Kerry, as 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 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…
#SmokeMortar - Lifeguards set up an exclusion zone at Murlough Beach on the Co Down coast for the second time in two weeks after another smoke mortar was found on the beach, according to Belfast Live. As previously reported on…
#CoastalNotes - Some of Ireland's most remote coastal spots will soon be available to visit virtually from anywhere in the world as Fáilte Ireland takes loan of a Google Trekker backpack. Previously used to add the likes of Shackleton's island…
#CliffFall - A German teenager is being treated in hospital for leg and head injuries after falling from a cliff on the Loop Head Peninsula in Co Clare on Saturday (1 August). According to, the 14-year-old holidaymaker was walking…
#SmokeMortar - Murlough Beach on the Co Down coast was red-flagged by attending RNLI lifeguards on Thursday afternoon (23 July) after the discovery of an object that turned out to be a smoke mortar. Lifeguards sprang into action after a…
#Whitegate - The parent company of Whitegate Oil Refinery, has confirmed it may yet be sold, is significantly loss-making according to its most recent annual accounts. Texas-based Phillips 66, which owns the refinery in Co Cork, confirmed to the Irish…

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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