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Countdown to Cork Harbour Open Weekend
#CORK HARBOUR – The Cork Harbour Open Weekend (15 & 16th September) as previously reported on, will be a fun-filled action packed programme for all with activities on and off the water. The weekend is a great opportunity for…
Cork Harbour Open Weekend Events Announced
#CORK HARBOUR - Due to the success of previous years’ festivals, Cork Harbour Open Day has now been expanded to a two-day Open Weekend for 2012, with activities for all ages taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September.…
Cathedral Abseiling Challenge to Support Cobh People's Regatta
#COBH REGATTA - A parish priest is set to join a group of Cobh residents who will abseil from the turrets of the town's cathedral in an effort to save the Cobh People's Regatta. According to the Irish Examiner, the…
Divers Recover Anchors from Wreck of Easter Rising Gun Running Ship
#CORK HARBOUR NEWS - Two anchors were recovered recently from the wreck of the historic Easter Rising gun running vessel in Cork Harbour, as The Irish Times reports. Divers led by Eoin McGarry from Dungarvan and archaeologist Laurence Dunne from…
Sunshine and Breeze Produces Titanic Day for Cork Harbour
#CORK HARBOUR – The world's second largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney, Australia) sprang to life yesterday with a variety of sailing and boating activity from Crosshaven, Monkstown and Cobh writes Claire Bateman. Sunshine, breeze and a harbour…
Meitheal Mara to Run Cork Harbour Summer School
#CORK HARBOUR – Following 2011's successful Cork Harbour Summer School, Meitheal Mara is repeating the event this year in a similar format, at the same venue; the Port of Cork board-room, on Friday June 8th. The theme of the Summer…
'Troika' Skipper Visits Cork
#ROWING – Debra Searle MBE, Atlantic rower and motivational speaker addresses Cork business people today. Searle defied the odds and the critics when she rowed single-handedly across the Atlantic in her boat The Troika. She is to deliver a major…
Cork Harbour Marina Event in Aid of Joe English Fund
#CORK HARBOUR  – A benefit 'Marina Overnight' event is planned for Easter Saturday April 7th at the brand new Cork Harbour Marina in Monkstown Bay. The event is being planned by friends of international sailor Joe English, who is suffering…
Haulbowline Toxic Waste Site Will Be Cleaned Up by 2014 Says Govt
#CORK HARBOUR - The Government has finally set a deadline for the clean-up of the toxic waste site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, under threat of massive fines from the European Commission. RTÉ News reports that a two-and-a-half year…
Mystery of Cork's 'Floating Penguins' Revealed
#CORK HARBOUR - Amateur birdwatchers in Cork were in a tizzy last week over the sighting of what appeared to be two penguins floating on an 'ice floe' near Crosshaven, the Cork Independent reports. The mystery was answered at 'press…
Port of Cork Schools Initiative Looks at Transport History of Cork Harbour
#CORKHARBOUR – Calling all 5th Class Teachers! Win a Free Boat Trip around Cork Harbour for your class. The Port of Cork has launched their Schools Initiative for 2012 and is calling on all 5th class primary school teachers to…
Cove Salute Media Couple for 'Contribution to Sailing'
#CORKSAILING – Cove Sailing Club's annual prizegiving hosted by Commodore Derry Allister was held with a certain vibrancy at the weekend. Members are buoyed up with the news that its new Junior section at Whitepoint has recruited 152 members, a…
New Book on Cork Documents Development of Harbour City
#CORK HARBOUR - A never-before-seen collection of images and memorabilia from Cork celebrating the harbour city and its heritage has just been published, the Cork Independent reports. Pure Cork features photos, postcards, maps and other items collected by Blarney…
Recognising Cork Harbour's Major Asset, Its Coastline
Recognising that Cork's long and varied coastline is one of its greatest assets, the Mayor of Cork County, Councillor Kevin Murphy, and the County Manager, Martin Riordan, launched two major reports on Cork's coastal areas earlier this Summer; a Marine…
Govt Signs Off On €40m to Clean Up Haulbowline Waste Site
The Government has signed off on a €40 million package to begin clean-up of the toxic waste site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, the Cork Independent reports. As previously reported on, the site at the former Irish…
€40m Clean Up of Cork Harbour Toxi Dump Ordered
Sean Kelly MEP has welcomed today's impending confirmation that the government will allocate €40 million to clean-up the Haulbowline toxic dump in Cork Harbour over the next two years. "This is going to come as an enormous relief to the…

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