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Carrickfergus Marina
The programme of dredging Carrickfergus Marina on the north shore of Belfast Lough has suffered delays, apparently due to operational reasons. The original date for completion was this past Thursday 24 March. Meanwhile, the status of dredging operations in the…
26 nursery cages were hung underneath F, G and H Pontoons at Bagor Marina and have produced a crop of Oysters
In November last year, Bangor Marina in partnership with the Ulster Wildlife Trust made plans to establish the first native oyster nursery in Northern Ireland. The earliest report of a recognised commercial oyster fishery in Belfast Lough was in the late…
Irish Marine Federation Chairman Paal Janson
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has welcomed the call by an international marina grouping to have marinas recognised as nautical tourism destinations and to be recognised officially alongside other tourist accommodation descriptions. as set out in the National Tourism Development Authority…
2021 saw the further enhancement of Cove marina with the addition of a new 20-metre breakwater located to the west of the marina.
Cove Marina has been given further protection with new anchors and moorings on the popular facility located in the heart of Cork Harbour at Cobh. 2021 saw the further enhancement of the marina with the addition of a new 20-metre…
Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club's new mixed waterports pontoon
Working closely with UK-based Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club, County Offaly based Inland and Coastal Marinas Systems (ICMS) has upgraded the club’s water access for a range of watersports, including sailing and kayaking. Replacing the existing uneven and slippery units,…
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There’s still time to make submissions in the public consultation on two Pathway Action Plans for the control of invasive species on Ireland’s waterways. According to the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Invasives.ie programme, the purpose of Pathway Action Plans (PAPs)…
The largest number of boats affected by dredging will be those berthed in Carrickfergus
Two marinas and two harbours in the Mid and East Antrim Council area will be dredged over the coming winter and following Spring. They are Carnlough Harbour and Glenarm Marina on the Antrim Coast Road and Carrickfergus Marina and Harbour…
The new boardwalk at Carrick on Shannon
Leitrim County Council has recently improved shoreside access to its Carrick on Shannon public marina, replacing its existing fixed boardwalk with a new 340m long by 2.4m wide floating walkway. Working with Deane Public Works, Inland and Coastal Marina Systems…
The new 120m pontoon at Glenarm Marina can accommodate 10-12 vessels
Glenarm Marina now has a new fully serviced pontoon increasing the berthing capacity of this Blue Flag popular spot to 50 within the picturesque village's historical limestone harbour on the east coast of County Antrim. Glenarm lies at the foot…
Dun Laoghaire sailors John Chambers (left) and Charlie Cullen have launched Park Turtle to help yacht clubs solve the problems of dinghy parking
Park Turtle is a new startup that has set out to simplify boat parking for yacht clubs and marinas. Developed by two Dublin Bay Waszp dinghy sailors and engineers John Chambers and Charlie Cullen, Park Turtle provides a mobile phone…
Headed up by Jon Challis, the Inland and Coastal Marina team received the trophy plus a Leatherman multi-tool each.
Eleven teams from across the UK marine industry set sail in RS 21 keelboats yesterday from Hayling Island Sailing Club (HISC) to compete in the 2021 Marine Industry Cup. The teams enjoyed breakfast and a pre-race briefing outside HISC’s club…
File image of Malahide Marina
Contradictory advice has emerged in the wake of the latest update to maritime travel restrictions from the Department of Transport. Following yesterday’s (Wednesday 23 June) update to Marine Notice No 16 of 2021, which can be downloaded below, Irish Sailing…
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems Port of Portland’s tugboat berth
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) of County Offaly has designed and manufactured a bespoke berth for the Port of Portland’s new tugboat in the UK. The Irish firm has been completing projects across the UK, and as Afloat reported…
Kinsale Yacht Club is West Cork has retained its Blue Flag status for 2021
All 10 marinas awarded a Blue Flag in 2020 have been awarded a Blue Flag for the coming season. Of the 26 counties, four have two Blue Flags and two counties have one. The International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award…
The Floating Lodge means anyone visiting the marina for a sailing course, a paddle boarding adventure with the team at Wesup or dining at the onsite restaurant can extend their stay
Expanding its appeal as a staycation destination for boaters, guests and watersports enthusiasts, MDL Holidays introduces floating marine lodges to Mercury Yacht Harbour and Holiday Park’s growing list of attractions. Fully equipped with a capacity of up to four guests,…
File image of Dun Laoghaire Marina, which is currently turning down requests from yachts seeking to come in from abroad
Anyone wishing to bring a yacht into an Irish port from abroad will have to wait a little longer as the official line remains “essential travel only”. Despite last week’s slight relaxation of movement restrictions within Ireland — with people…

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