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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…
Kinsale Harbour is one of 58 harbours and slipways that will benefit from the new package for local authority works
Marine Michael Creed has today (Tuesday 19 May) announced details of a €3.1m package to assist 10 coastal local authorities in 58 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them. The package provides funding for maintenance and…
Bray MD Cathaoirleach Steven Matthews with consultants RPS Group signing the contract this past week
Wicklow County Council last week (Wednesday 29 January) signed a contract for a study of Bray Harbour with consultants RPS Group. The project requires the consultants to carry out detailed surveys, and report on the options available to protect the…
Rossaveel Harbour, Connemara
Construction of amenity facilities has been granted planning permission at Rossaveel Fishery Harbour Centre in Connemara, reports Galway Bay FM.  The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have been awarded the permission to progress the works at the small…
Wexford Harbour
New limits for Wexford Harbour will be set from next Wednesday 1 January, according to the latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Transport Minister Shane Ross has signed into law the Harbours Act 1996 (Limits…
Kilkeel Harbour in Co Down
Co Down woman Danielle Rooney has started her “dream job” as harbour master at Kilkeel, as The Irish News reports. The 28-year-old is believed to be the first woman to hold such a role within the Northern Ireland Fisheries Harbour…
Howth will next week get a Seabin water cleaning device much like this one
A campaign to raise funds for Howth Harbour’s first Seabin has been successful, and the first device will be switched on at a special event next Wednesday morning (21 August). Earlier this year, local man Rowan Byrne launched a crowdfunding…
Smooth point - the project will add a further 120 metres of workable quay space in the County Donegal harbour
As part of Project Ireland 2040, The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, announced the signing of a €14.7 million capital works contract to deliver a 120m long quay development and associated works at Smooth Point,…
The ADCPs will be depleted from vessel An tOileanach
Marine Notice No 25 of 2019 from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport advises that there will be a deployment of ADCP current meters on the sea floor in Castletownbere, Co Cork from tomorrow, Thursday 25 July. Current meters…
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD inspecting harbour works at the official opening of the harbour administration building in Castletownbere with harbourmaster Cormac McGinley, Tony O’Sullivan, engineer and Kelly Guiney, Engineer
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., officially opened the new Harbour Administration building in Castletownbere and took the opportunity of his visit to the town to inspect progress on the €23.5m, 216-metre long fishing quay…
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