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A photomontage of the envisaged development at Castletownbere upon completion in 2020
#Harbours - Works on the €23.5 million quay extension at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre are due to begin by September. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Marine Minister Michael Creed attended the signing of the contract for the 216-metre Dinish Wharf extension with…
A photomontage of the finished development at Castletownbere
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., attended the signing of a contract for a €23.5 million, 216m long quay development project and associated works on Dinish Island, Castletownbere in County Cork. Welcoming the signing of…
A misty morning yesterday greeted visitors to Killybegs on the visit of MS Queen Elizabeth, the largest cruise ship ever to have berthed in the Co. Donegal fishing harbour. Afloat adds the 90,900 tonnes 'Vista' class cruiseship operated by Cunard Line followed the call of slightly smaller sister Queen Victoria to the harbour also this season.
#CruiseLiners - Donegal received its biggest ship ever in Killybegs yesterday, Friday 20 July.  As Donegal Now reported the 'Queen Elizabeth' has over 2,000 passengers and a crew of more than 1,000. The luxury ship, part of the Cunard Line,…
Seafood plant in Connemara could face closure because of fishing quotas: above mackeral
#Fishing - The management of Iasc Mara Teoranta seafood plant in Ros a Mhíl, Connemara say that unless they can find a new owner, the plant will close. As the Galway Daily reports Iasc Mara Teoranta has been processing herring and…
At the Launch of Childrens book "You'd Be Filled With Wonder", published to commemorate the Bicententenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. L to R front : Susan Gibney BEC director, Jean Duffy Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D., Eithne Scott-Lennon Dun Laoghaire Harbour Co chairperson, Grainne O'Malley co-author of the book and Ileane Pierce. L to R back: Gerry Dunne DLHCo CEO, Noel Brien, Carolyn Hanaphy DLHCo commercial executive, Rob Goodbody, Colin Scudds co-author of the book, Seamus Cannon, Author of "You'd Be Filled With Wonder" and Anna Scudds also a co-author.
#DunLaoghaireBook - “You’d Be filled With wonder, The Story of Dun Laoghaire Harbour! is the title of a new publication to celebrate last year's Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The harbour which began construction in 1817, has caught the imagination…
Youghal’s new pontoon and access ramp was installed in early May
Youghal’s long-awaited harbour pontoon is now open for business in what’s expected to be a major boost for the East Cork town. Mooring fees are €10 per day or €25 a week, applicable to all users — whether casual, commercial…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Solicitors for Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company called for the retraction of “damaging and disparaging statements” made at a council meeting on the transfer of the port to local authority control, it has emerged. According to today’s Sunday Times (6 May), the…
The project will double landing space on Dinish Island   
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today welcomed the formal granting of planning permission for a 216 metre quay extension project on Dinish Island, Castletown Bere. Welcoming the decision by Cork County Council the Minister…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Transport Minister Shane Ross must ensure there is “no delay” in the transfer of Dun Laoghaire  Harbour to the local authority, as Dublin Live reports. Earlier this week it emerged that Minister Ross had made his determination that…
Some harbours in Co. Galway are to receive funding for projects.
#IrishHarbours - According to Galway Bay fm, €225,000 has been ringfenced for harbour projects in the county. €112,000 will be spent on slipway and pier infrastructure at Crumpan Pier, Carna. A further €112,000 will go towards slipway and pier extension…
Buoy Change At Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 13 of 2018 advises that the No 3 Green Perch at the entrance to Castletownbere  Fishery Harbour Centre in West Cork has been removed due to damage. The No 3 Green Perch has been replaced by…
South Quay at  Wicklow Port has been awarded €112,500 for strengthening works to quay walls. Following works and survey carried out in 2017 voids were identified in Wicklow's quay walls. It will be necessary to utilise a dive team and specialised equipment for this works
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of a €2.2m package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 52 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them (see…
Ros a Mhil in Connemara where Galway Council Council has approved funding for harbour
#IrishHarbours - Ros a Mhil in Connemara, is to get a new deep water quay, now that Galway county council has approved for the project. According to Galway Bay Fm, the Department of the Marine has secured planning permission for…
Trawler fleet moored at Ros a Mhil in Connemara.
#Fishing - Funding for a new slipway has been allocated for the harbour at Ros a Mhil in Connemara. According to Galway Bay FM, it’s part of a 27.9 million euro fund for 2018 Capital projects at Ireland’s six fishery harbour…
Waves breaking over Howth’s East Pier, seen here in 2016, are a danger to walkers in stormy weather
#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
#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,…

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