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New Website for Cork Harbour
A new website for Cork Harbour has been launched at CorkHarbour.ie providing up-to-dae information for local residents and anyone who uses the harbour. The site features videos and photo galleries of habour life as well as links to groups and…
Cork Celebrates All Things Maritime at Ocean to City 2011
Ocean to City, Cork Harbour's annual maritime festival, takes place this year from 3-12 June. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/cork-harbour-news/ The yearly celebration of Cork’s maritime history and its unique harbour begins on Friday 3 June when members of the public can voyage through…
Marinas Could Make a Difference to Cork Tourism
Developing marinas on the Cork coastline is a top priority for county manager Martin Riordan. Speaking to the Evening Echo recently, Riordan outlined plans to exploit tourism for job creation, focusing on Cork Harbour and the county's 680 miles of…
Questions for Minister over Haulbowline Dump
Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan is set to be quizzed over plans to deal with the toxic waste site on Haulbowline island in Cork Harbour, the Irish Examiner reports. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/cork-harbour-news/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, two weeks ago the…
Hot site in Cork Harbour
As Cork Harbour yachts cross tacks along the Cobh shoreline, passing the naval dockyard at Haulbowline, how many realise they are cruising past one of Ireland's environmental hot potatoes? Haulbowline island is making headlines because of cancer-causing residue, left over…
'Three Months to Clean Up Haulbowline' Says Europe
The Government has three months to start cleaning the toxic waste site in Haulbowline or risk court action by the European Commission, the Irish Examiner reports. The site at the former Irish Steel plant contains an estimated 500,000 tonnes of…
Midleton Pupils Take Top Prize in Port of Cork Schools Initiative
The winners of the 2011 Port of Cork Schools Initiative have been announced. St John the Baptist National School in Midleton took the prize for best project in this year's contest, with the theme of ‘Making Cork Harbour a Green…
Military Vessels Call to Cork Harbour
A number of Military vessels are in Cork Harbour this weekend and moored at Kennedy and Horgan Quays in the city centre. The ships include the Estonian 52 metre Naval/Military Ship Admiral Cowan, the 55m Norwegian Hinnoey and two Polish Military ships…
Department Denies Haulbowline Report
A spokesman for the Department of the Environment has disputed newspaper reports which suggests that the Government could face immediate fines of between €20,000 and €100,000 a day if it does not act quickly to clean up the former Irish…
Cork Harbour Fort Attracts Thousands of Visitors
Thousands of people from all over Ireland visited Fort Camden, Crosshaven during September when the fort, officially named as Fort Meagher, was open to the public for the first time. The partnership project, which is being spearheaded by Crosshaven Tourism…
'Unauthorised' Harbour Moorings to be Removed
The Port of Cork intends to remove all unauthorised or illegibly marked moorings in Cork harbour this winter and has written to harbour users about the removal which will start next month. The Port Company recently completed a detailed survey…
Spike Island Revisited
It's unclear how Spike Island, now a tourism and heritage site, will be marketed says Mary Morrissy in today's Irish Times HERE
Cove SC Prepares for SCORA Championships
The South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) Championships will take place out of Cove Sailing Club in Cork harbour on September 25th/26th. A flyer is attached.
Cork Harbour Town Welcomes Over One Million Visitors
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O'Keefe TD told Cobh and Harbour Chamber of Commerce last week that over one million visitors had come to Cobh in the past year and how the famous port had played a vital…
Hundreds Gathered for Cork Harbour Open Day
Cork Harbour Open Day proved to be a great success with hundreds of people enjoying the harbour and the free family events on offer. Throughout the day, the LE Aoife at Horgan's Quay welcomed families and children on board where…
Cobh to Blackrock Race was Scorching Success
The 2010 Cobh to Blackrock Race on Saturday was an outstanding success and no bigger compliment could be paid than to say it was reminiscent of the event some twenty years ago as it had approximately 100 boats on the…

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