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Waves breaking over Howth’s East Pier, seen here in 2016, are a danger to walkers in stormy weather
Irish Harbours
#Howth - The response was mixed from locals for plans for storm protection works at Howth Harbour, as The Irish Times reports. The Department of the Marine hosted an information day in the North Co Dublin village yesterday (Wednesday 17…
Cork’s coastline is dotted with many unmonitored harbours and piers
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - A new harbour patrol for the South Coast? That’s what Cork County Council is proposing in new measures to curb what’s being seen as a “free for all” along the county's  lengthy coastline. According to the Irish Examiner,…
'People on the Pier' photographs were beamed onto the Lexicon Library earlier this month to launch the public contributed project. The photos formed an exhibition which continues to be displayed in-doors at the iconic building until this Saturday, 16 December. The above displayed black & white photo was taken in 1942, at the height of WW2. Little did Fidelma O'Carroll's family dream where this photo would be seen many decades later!
Dublin Bay
#PeopleOnPier - Due to popular demand DLR Libraries “People on the Pier” exhibition has been extended giving the public the opportunity to view the free photographic indoor event. Afloat had reported of the exhibition launched earlier this month which involved an open-air…
The tug Tregeagle (a veteran dating to 1964) recently received dry-docking in Co. Donegal has returned to service for owners Foyle & Marine Dredging. The Tregeagle given its vintage has a resemblance to a trio of Dublin Port & Docks Board (now Dublin Port Co) tugs, in particular the Coliemore (built 1962) which was sold but became languished in Rushbrooke until scrapped by Cork Dockyard in 2011.
Boatyards
#boatyards – A Donegal boatbuilder, repairer and refurbishment company, Mooney Boats of Killybegs Harbour has completed works on a tug whose operator has offices based on both sides of Lough Foyle, writes Jehan Ashmore. The tug Tregeagle operated by Foyle…
At the Maritime Ball held in Arklow are Michele Roche; Paul Roche President of the Irish Institute of Irish Mariners; Andrew Sheen President of the Irish Chamber of Shipping and Ayshea Sheen.
Ports & Shipping
#MaritimeBall - From around the country over 160 people were treated to some top class hospitality as the Irish Institute of Master Mariners and the Irish Chamber of Shipping held the Marine Ball in the Arklow Bay Hotel, writes The…
Lecture on Dun Laoghaire Harbour where construction of the first pier began in 1817. Afloat adds that originally plans for the 'Asylum Harbour' consisted of a single pier but this was revised to include a second pier to form the harbour's West and East Pier (above). It was during construction of the harbour that George IV paid a visit to the town.This led to an officially renaming to Kingstown in 1821 in honour of the British monarch's visit. A centenary later the town reverted to its ancient Irish name by resolution of the town council in 1921.
Dublin Bay
#LectureOnHarbour - A lecture by esteemed Heritage architect Grainne Shaffrey, is to be held on Thursday, 30th November as part of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary celebrations. Grainne and her practice have an extensive knowledge of Dun Laoghaire harbour having…
Making a maiden call albeit offshore of Arklow, was newbuild Arklow Clan, the 5,054dwt short-sea trader had a brief stopover while en route between Germany and the UK. The port side anchor was lowered and left of the straight stem bow to maximise operational efficiency, is the entrance to Arklow and the disused gypsum factory located along the north quays.
Ports & Shipping
#ArklowAnchorage - Along Leinster's eastern seaboard, Afloat tracked newbuild Arklow Clan that made a maiden call albeit offshore of the shipowners homeport of the Co. Wicklow harbour town, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to Arklow Shipping Ltd (ASL) with headquarters on the…
Cllr Joe Folan at Rossaveal Harbour in Connemara, Co. Galway. The local councillor has called on the Government for a deep water berth to facilitate cruiseships to visit the region.
Irish Harbours
#IrishHarbours - From across the world tourists writes The Connacht Tribune could be flocking into Connemara by – if a proposal to carry out multi-million euro works at Rossaveal Harbour is adopted. But funding, to the tune of around €80…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's moorings require a new foreshore licence
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has applied for a foreshore licence for the continued provision and maintenance of the existing moorings within the harbour. The 10-year licence is intended to renew the previous decade-long foreshore lease, which has since…
Wicklow Port will benefit from €111,000 in spending from a national funding package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 51 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways
Irish Harbours
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of a €2.8m package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 51 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them (see…
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Of course the prawns! are the star of the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival held in Howth this St. Patrick's Weekend.
Coastal Notes
#SeaFoodFest - Linking in the St Patrick's Weekend is the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival (17-19 March) which offers three days filled to the brim with fun, food and delights to suit all. The festival located in the apt setting of…
Swami seen in Kinsale in recent years at the extended commercial quay. Also to berth at Custom Quay in late February this year was the 2016 built Arklow Cape loaded with malted barley. This was the cargoship's first call to the scenic west Cork harbour.
Ports & Shipping
#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene from among the following stories of the past fortnight. Scenic Kinsale with its marina and fishing fleet based in the west Cork harbour is widely renowned for its culinary status, however what…
Swami the former Arklow Swan of ASL whose 2016 built new cargoship Arklow Cape made a first call to the Port of Kinsale in recent days.
Ports & Shipping
#ScenicPort - Scenic Kinsale with its marina and fishing fleet based in the west Cork harbour is widely renowned for its culinary status, however what is probably less known is its commercial shipping activity, writes Jehan Ashmore. Around 100 cargoships…
Ireland's fishing fleet is advised of continued works in Rossaveal till July
Irish Harbours
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 4 of 2017 advises of the continued drilling and blasting of bedrock, construction of breakwater and resentment, installation of piles and pontoons and other associated works at Rossaveal Fishery Harbour Centre. As previously reported on…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
News Update
#DLHarbour - Councillors are set to debate a report that identifies issues with the ownership of key parts of Dun Laoghaire Harbour ahead of its transfer to the local authority. According to The Irish Times, the council-commissioned due diligence report…
Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey, Co Dublin
Waterfront Property
#BullochHarbour - Permission is being sought to develop a mixed housing and commercial scheme at the former premises of Western Marine at Dalkey’s Bulloch Harbour. The planning application by Bartra Property Ltd calls for the demolition of the existing warehouses…
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