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Simon McGibney has been appointed the new manager at Kilrush Marina in Co. Clare
West coast sailor Simon McGibney, originally from Tarbert in Co. Kerry has been appointed the new manager at Kilrush Marina in Co. Clare. As Afloat.ie reported at the time, the marina came under new ownership in 2014 and has undergone…
Winners of the Marina Awards included Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina that won the International Marina Award at the London Boat Show yesterday. From left: RCYC Admiral John Roche, RCYC Marina Manager Mark Ring, Simon Haigh, Chairman of The Yacht Harbour Association and RCYC's Gavin Deane
Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina has won International Marina of the Year 2018 at the London Boat Show. The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) announced the winners of their prestigious NMU Marina of the Year Awards on Thursday evening (11 January) at the…
The Royal Cork's marina in Crosshaven is a key element of the Cool Route strategy
#CoolRoute - The growing superyacht market is a target audience of the new Cool Route initiative, which is pitching the string of coastal marinas between Ireland and Norway as a top-tier cruising destination. But is the project’s research up to snuff?…
Youghal Port in East Cork
The east Cork port of Youghal will soon have its own Harbour Master following the recent advertisement posted by Cork County Council on its website. The local authority is seeking a 'full-time and pensionable' Harbour Master for the port that…
The much anticipated Cape Clear pontoon is now in place
Marina pontoon installation work has been installed at Cape Clear Island's North Harbour where pontoons to the value of €200,000 are now in place at the West Cork island harbour. As our pictures below show the new facility is a…
Construction of an embarkation pontoon is underway in Youghal, County Cork
An 'Embarkation Pontoon' at Youghal Co. Cork is underway allowing boating visitors to get on and off their boats without having to resort to dinghies. According to the local 'Build a Marina in Youghal' Facebook page, pile driving will be…
The Irish Marina Operators are one of a number of Irish Marine industry stands at Southampton Boat Show
Award winning actress, Kym Marsh, helped celebrate all the fun and excitement on the opening weekend of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. Coronation Street star, Kym, was joined by her partner, Matt Baker and daughter, Polly along with other friends and…
The new 40–berth Bantry Harbour Marina is among the facilities being marketed to potential visitors at the Southampton Boat Show over the next week
#Tourism - The Port of Cork, Bantry Bay Port Company and the Royal Cork Yacht Club are joining forces to promote marine leisure in Cork at the Southampton Boat Show. The three organisations are in attendance at Stand J047 from…
Marina installation works at Cape Clear Harbour are underway
Marina pontoon installation work is well underway at Cape Clear Island's North Harbour where pontoons to the value of €200,000 have been procured for the West Cork island harbour. Under the 2017 fishery harbour and coastal infrastructure capital programme, Junior Minister Andrew…
Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman, John Mullins (right) were on hand to open the new 40–boat marina
Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new Bantry Harbour Marina yesterday (Friday, 11th August 2017). Over 40 boats visited the new marina which was officially unveiled by Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company…
Yachts on visitor moorings in Youghal
#Youghal - Newly installed mooring buoys in Youghal Harbour are being examined after claims that a tangled chain almost pulled a visiting yachtswoman overboard. According to the Irish Examiner, the woman and her husband commented in Youghal Sailing Club’s Facebook…
Vision of Connemara and Galway Bay cruising. Lunchtime stopover for Drascombes on passage from Kilkieran towards Roundstone
Irish sailors don’t need their attention mesmerized by the horses and people clattering around the Galway Races Week to be well aware that in sailing matters too, it’s not a question of whether or not the West’s awake writes W…
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017. The town’s potential to host such events of international standard is made possible by the quiet yet efficient presence of Dun Laoghaire Marina
With the success of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 now universally acknowledged in highlighting the developing role of Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a major waterborne recreational centre, it is timely to remember the vital contribution made to the contemporary scene…
Bunagee Pier Safe Haven Set For Official Opening Tomorrow
#Marinas - Minister of State Joe McHugh will officially open the new €1.3 million Bunagee Marine Development on the Inishowen Peninsula tomorrow afternoon (Friday 9 June). The new safe haven for coastal cruisers, including a breakwater and pontoons to accommodate…
Flag raisers– (from left) Ian Diamond, An Taisce, Gavin Deane of Royal Cork and Senator Gerry Buttimer raise Royal Cork Marina's Blue Flag in Crosshaven yesterday
Seven Irish Marinas were awarded Blue Flags yesterday at the annual awards scheme hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour. Royal Cork's own marina was one of the seven facilities to receive an award. Greencastle Marina in County Donegal raises the…
Yachts on visitor moorings in Youghal
Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton has welcomed the funding announcement of €112,500 for the development of a pontoon and gangway in Youghal.  News of the proposal broke on Afloat.ie…

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