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Marinas Awarded Blue Flags in Record Year for Northern Ireland
Irish Marinas
#IRISH MARINAS - Two marinas were among the 11 resorts on the Northern Ireland coast awarded Blue Flag status this year. It marks a record year for Northern Ireland's water quality standards as the EU's benchmarks grow increasingly strict, and…
Waterford City Marina Earns Three Gold Anchor Award
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS – A third Irish marina on the South Coast has earned a Gold Anchor Award this season from the Yacht Harbour Association (YHA). The small but modern Waterford city marina is located on the quays of Waterford on the…
Fishguard Marina Gets Green Light as 450-Berth Plan Approved
Irish Marinas
#MARINA NEWS - Outline planning permission has been granted for a new 450-berth marina in Fishguard, according to BBC News. An 80-acre site comprising much of the south side of the harbour, near the Stena Quay used for ferry services…
Marine Minister Officially Opens Cork Harbour Marina
Irish Marinas
An 88-berth Cork Harbour Marina located in Monkstown was officially opened on Saturday (7th of April) by Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD. Phase one of the planned 300-berth marina facility in Monkstown Co. Cork, aptly named 'Cork Harbour…
Castlepark Marina Awarded Four Gold Anchors
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS – In a month when Royal Cork marina in Crosshaven was rewarded for its efforts by the Yacht Harbour Association another Munster marina, Castlepark marina in Kinsale has also been granted an award under the internationally recognised marina standards…
New North Coast Marina Facilities Open at Ballycastle
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS – Marine Tourism facilities on the North coast get a boost today with the official opening of Portnagree House, Harbour and Marina Visitor Centre at Ballycastle harbour. The new coastal marina facility provides a welcome boost to the local…
Irish Marinas
Royal Cork Yacht Club's marina has been awarded five gold anchors by the Yacht Harbour Association and becomes the fourth facility on the coast of Ireland – and the only one on the south coast – to win the distinction.…
Sandy Bay Only 'Realistic' Spot for New Marina in Larne
Irish Marinas
#MARINAS - Sandy Bay is the only "realistic" location for the development of a new marina in the Larne area, according to a local council majority. The Larne Times reports that a feasibility study of the borough, looking into the…
New Study for 200–Berth Marina at Portush Harbour
Irish Marinas
#PORTRUSH – A study of Portrush harbour in County Antrim is being carried out to investigate the feasibility of creating a marina facility of up to 200 berths in the Northern port.  The study is sponsored by the Sail West…
New Marina for Cork to Create 32 Full Time Jobs
Irish Marinas
#JOBS – Cork County Council have issued a notice of intention to grant planning permission to allow the expansion of Cork Harbour Marina, Monkstown to a larger and more comprehensive 285 fingered berth marina as reported previously on Afloat.ie. The…
Italian Marinas Facing a Tough 2011
Irish Marinas
In a bad omen for marinas in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe, Italian marina operators are facing a further decline in fortunes, according to boat industry website IBI Plus. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/irish-marinas/ The site highlights a report in Italian newspaper Il Sole…
'Cork Harbour Marina' is Ireland's Newest Coastal Marina
Irish Marinas
Phase one of a planned 300-berth marina facility in Monkstown Co. Cork, aptly named 'Cork Harbour Marina', is Ireland's newest coastal marina and is offering all year round berthing facilities for pleasure craft. The new addition to the seaside village…
New Mooring Facilities on River Foyle
Irish Marinas
The Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners have signed a contract with McLaughlin and Harvey for development of mooring facilities on the River Foyle, as part of an EU funded project. Works will be sited just downstream of the city centre…
Dun Laoghaire Marina Keeps the Standards High
Irish Marinas
The Yacht Harbour Association has announced that Ireland's largest marina has retained its 5 Gold Anchors after a recent re-assessment. Dun Laoghaire's superb coastal marina based in the suburbs of Dublin has 820 berths and first opened in 2001. There…
France Supports Marina Berth Creation Project
Irish Marinas
French government support of marina projects will see the creation of an extra 4,000 berths this year. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/irish-coastal-marinas/ IBI PLus reports that nine marinas out of 25 submissions have been chosen to benefit from the government's funding of the Ports…
Oban Marina Gets Ready for Busy Season
Irish Marinas
It's not part of the necklace of marinas around the Irish coastline but at just 150 miles from Carlingford, Oban Marina in Scotland is one of the closest to it. The modern marina is based on the picturesque Isle of…

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