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Howth Harbour in the 1860s, back to being a fishing port after the Mailboats had been transferred to Kingstown
Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association invites you to join their next Zoom session, which will be on The Building of Howth Harbour and presented by Rob Goodbody on Thursday, 8th April at 20:00hrs. The present Howth Harbour celebrated its Bicentenary…
DB 500 data buoys like these will be deployed in Tralee Bay by TechWorks Marine for the next five weeks
TechWorks Marine advises that it is set to deploy two marine monitoring buoys in Tralee Bay as part of environmental oceanographic monitoring for Fenit Harbour. The DB 500 data buoys will be deployed tomorrow, Friday 26 March, weather depending, and…
Wakame or Japanese kelp in Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow
Scientists from NUI Galway and Seasearch Ireland are asking divers and marina users to keep an eye out for Undaria pinnatifida, commonly known as Wakame or Japanese kelp. This species was first recorded in Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland in 2012,…
Howth Dredging - It is proposed to reuse the dredged material to create an area for the public realm on the west side of Howth's West Pier.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), the harbour authority for Howth Harbour Fishery Centre in North County Dublin, is proposing to dredge seabed material from within the harbour to provide better water access to the fishing, leisure,…
The proposed facilities for ferry docking and the river deepening will open up tourism and marine leisure commercial activities
Bray can once again become a proud harbour town with the €7.1m of Urban Regional Development Funding for the rejuvenation of Bray Harbour and the surrounding area. of Urban Regional Development Funding for the rejuvenation of Bray Harbour and the surrounding…
Artist’s impression of the quay extension and other works at Dinish Wharf in Castletownbere, West Cork
Major expansion works were set to begin today (Thursday 4 March) for Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre at Dinish Wharf. Works on the €23.5 million project, which had been due to begin in late 2018, will continue on the site until…
North Down Borough Council plans to create within the harbour a 'recreational area' (in blue) outside of the inner portion but still within harbour limits
The opinion is divided in Donaghadee about the Ards and North Down Borough Council plans to create within the harbour a 'recreational area' outside of the inner portion but still within harbour limits. The recreational area would be a safe…
Annalong Harbour's North Pier - the Grade 2 listed structure is in need of restoration
Annalong Harbour lies on the South Down coast with the Mourne Mountains' stunning backdrop and was famous as a centre of the herring industry. As reported by BBC News, it was also an export point for the famous Mourne Granite…
Donaghadee Harbour on thre County Down coast
Plans are afoot to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the building of the present harbour at Donaghadee, a small port on the north coast of County Down, but unearthing the Time Capsule, buried 24 feet below the pier during construction,…
Schull Harbour in West Cork
Cork county councillors have expressed further frustration at the local authority’s decision not to submit the Schull Harbour regeneration project for rural development funding. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, hopes for the multi-million-euro improvement scheme for the West Cork sailing…
Schull Harbour in West Cork
Hopes for funding for a massive regeneration of Schull Harbour have been dashed as its planning permission is running out. According to the Southern Star, in the West Cork sailing centre has twice been proposed by Cork County Council for…
Dunmore East harbourmaster Capt Deirdre Lane. Scroll down for podcast interview
Master mariners, meteorologists and marine biologists are some of the professions held by about 160 women working in the Irish maritime sector. Two mariners, Capt Caitríona Dowling and Capt Deirdre Lane know what it is like to pursue a career…
A festive maritime scene at Arklow Harbour
Boats lit up for Christmas at Arklow Marina are certainly proving a popular draw at the County Wicklow Harbour. In COVID-19 lockdown, boat owners have responded to the need to brighten up peoples lives by decorating their boats for the…
File image of Newcastle Harbour
A spate of boat vandalism at Newcastle Harbour in Co Down is putting lives at risk, a former coastguard chief claims. John Lowry told the Belfast Telegraph that a number of boats in the Northern Ireland harbour have been damaged…
Dingle Harbour in Co Kerry
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has confirmed that bathroom and shower facilities at Dingle’s harbour and marina will reopen by the coming weekend. Marina users had expressed dismay that facilities at the fishery harbour had remained…
Donaghdee Harbour
Good news for those boaters keen to get back on the water in Ards and North Down in Northern Ireland. All the Harbours and slipways operated by Ards and North Down Council will be open from this morning (Wed 27th…

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