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#COASTAL NOTES - Providence Resources has found light out with its first appraisal well off the south coast of Ireland, Offshore reports.

The company's semi-submersible GSF Arctic III drilled a well in 100m water to a depth of more than 2km on its Barryroe structure in the north Celtic Sea.

Indications of hydrocarbons were noted during the drilling, and further tests have confirmed the presence of 12.5m of 'net pay' (the thickness of rock that can deliver oil at a profitable rate) with as much as 87% hydrocarbon saturation.

The next stage will be a well flow test programme to determine whether future oil extraction can proceed.

“The confirmation of high quality light oil within a porous and potentially laterally extensive sandstone system is extremely encouraging," said technical director John O'Sullivan.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, plans by Providence Rescources to prospect for oil pn the east coast off Dalkey Island have been met with fierce opposition by mainland residents and environmental groups.

Offshore has more on the story HERE.

Published in Coastal Notes
Ever dreamt of owning your own coastguard station? Now you have the chance!
The Old Coastguard Station in Dromard, Co Sligo is an historic five-bedroom property on seven acres with 1,000ft of sea frontage and stunning views across Sligo Bay, on the market for €2,175,000.
Within, the preserved stone building - which dates from 1873 - has been refurbished as bright and spacious accomodation, with all internal woodwork in solid light oak.
Rooms are spread over two levels, comprising three reception rooms, a study, an office, library and the watchtower, as well as five bedrooms (for en suite), five bathrooms, the kitchen, utility room, pantry and other rooms once used for storing equipment and munitions during the building's former life.
The front of the property hosts a split-level lawn enclosed by stone walls and shrubbery to give protection from the elements. At the rear is a 300sqm sheltered courtyard with an original freshwater well and a number of modernised outbuildings, such as garages and a greenhouse.
The property also comes with its original boathouse and slipway to a small sandy beach.
Prospective owners can stay connected with full broadband and landline service, while the internet-accessible CCTV system will give extra peace of mind.
The Old Coastguard Station is located south of Ballisadare Bay just five minutes from Beltra and 18 minutes from Sligo town in an area known for its top-class golf courses and fishing spots. Yachtsmen especially will be pleased to know that Sligo Yacht Club is just a short sail away.
More details including photos are available from Waterside Properties and Knight Frank Estate Agents.

Ever dreamt of owning your own coastguard station? Now you have the chance!

The Old Coastguard Station in Dromard, Co Sligo is an historic five-bedroom property on seven acres with 1,000ft of sea frontage and stunning views across Sligo Bay, on the market for €2,175,000.

Within, the preserved stone building - which dates from 1873 - has been refurbished as bright and spacious accomodation, with all internal woodwork in solid light oak. 

Rooms are spread over two levels, comprising three reception rooms, a study, an office, library and the watchtower, as well as five bedrooms (for en suite), five bathrooms, the kitchen, utility room, pantry and other rooms once used for storing equipment and munitions during the building's former life.

The front of the property hosts a split-level lawn enclosed by stone walls and shrubbery to give protection from the elements. At the rear is a 300sqm sheltered courtyard with an original freshwater well and a number of modernised outbuildings, such as garages and a greenhouse.

The property also comes with its original boathouse and slipway to a small sandy beach. 

Prospective owners can stay connected with full broadband and landline service, while the internet-accessible CCTV system will give extra peace of mind.

The Old Coastguard Station is located south of Ballisadare Bay just five minutes from Beltra and 18 minutes from Sligo town in an area known for its top-class golf courses and fishing spots. Yachtsmen especially will be pleased to know that Sligo Yacht Club is just a short sail away. 

More details including photos are available from Waterside Properties and Knight Frank Estate Agents.

Published in Waterfront Property

Marine Wildlife Around Ireland One of the greatest memories of any day spent boating around the Irish coast is an encounter with marine wildlife.  It's a thrill for young and old to witness seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales right there in their own habitat. As boaters fortunate enough to have experienced it will testify even spotting a distant dorsal fin can be the highlight of any day afloat.  Was that a porpoise? Was it a whale? No matter how brief the glimpse it's a privilege to share the seas with Irish marine wildlife.

Thanks to the location of our beautiful little island, perched in the North Atlantic Ocean there appears to be no shortage of marine life to observe.

From whales to dolphins, seals, sharks and other ocean animals this page documents the most interesting accounts of marine wildlife around our shores. We're keen to receive your observations, your photos, links and youtube clips.

Boaters have a unique perspective and all those who go afloat, from inshore kayaking to offshore yacht racing that what they encounter can be of real value to specialist organisations such as the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) who compile a list of sightings and strandings. The IWDG knowledge base has increased over the past 21 years thanks in part at least to the observations of sailors, anglers, kayakers and boaters.

Thanks to the IWDG work we now know we share the seas with dozens of species who also call Ireland home. Here's the current list: Atlantic white-sided dolphin, beluga whale, blue whale, bottlenose dolphin, common dolphin, Cuvier's beaked whale, false killer whale, fin whale, Gervais' beaked whale, harbour porpoise, humpback whale, killer whale, minke whale, northern bottlenose whale, northern right whale, pilot whale, pygmy sperm whale, Risso's dolphin, sei whale, Sowerby's beaked whale, sperm whale, striped dolphin, True's beaked whale and white-beaked dolphin.

But as impressive as the species list is the IWDG believe there are still gaps in our knowledge. Next time you are out on the ocean waves keep a sharp look out!

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