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A series of new lecterns (info boards) have been installed around Rosslare Harbour which focus on maritime aspects of the locality of the south-eastern ferry port in Co. Wexford.
At Rosslare Harbour, a series of information boards highlighting all that is great about the south-east ferry port and more have been installed throughout the Co. Wexford village. The seven lecterns, which focus on Rosslare Europort, shipping, the Royal National Lifeboat…
File image of Balbriggan Harbour in north Co Dublin
Last Wednesday (24 August), an Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to investigate a suspected grenade found at Balbriggan Harbour. Following a request from An Garda Síochána, the team arrived at the scene in Balbriggan at around 2.10pm and a…
A photo montage of Castletownbere Quay Extension showing what the site will look like when works are completed
Taking time out from his visit to Castletownbere and Union Hall, as part of a nationwide tour of fishery harbours, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Minister Charlie McConalogue TD, presided at the signing by his Department of…
The 55m long and 18m wide Danish platform ship WIND berthed at Wicklow Harbour earlier this week
Wicklow Harbour on the east coast of Ireland had an unusual visitor this week with the arrival of the Danish platform ship Wind from Wales.  The 55m long and 18m wide ship that is heavily involved in the offshore wind…
File image of Howth Harbour
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is seeking tenders for the resurfacing of repair bays within its boatyard at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre in North Co Dublin. The request for tender is divided into two lots and calls…
Cormac Devlin TD (left) and Councillor Justin Moylan at Coliemore Harbour on Dublin Bay which has been allocated €100,000 to repair the harbour following rockfall damage
Dublin harbours are set to receive over €8.4m in funding for harbours in Fingal (Loughshinny Harbour, Skerries and Balbriggan Harbours) with Howth Harbour receiving €8.2m for specific improvements and two harbours in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (Dún Laoghaire Harbour and…
€6.8m has been provided for the Dinish Island pier extension at Castletownbere on County Cork's Beara Peninsula. The 2021 programme sees a 35% increase in funding for Local Authority harbours. see details below
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, announced this morning details of a €38.3m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned harbour network including 79 Local Authority Harbours across 12 coastal Local…
File image of Bray Harbour in Co Wicklow
A new steering group has been established to work with consultants, councillors and stakeholders to progress the Bray Harbour improvement project. As reported last month on Afloat.ie, more than €7.1 million from the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund has been…
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…

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