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Sandy Bay Only 'Realistic' Spot for New Marina in Larne
#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
#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
#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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
Bangor Marina Flying 5 Gold Anchors
The Yacht Harbour Association has announced that Quay Marinas Bangor has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors for a fourth time, maintaining their high standards. Bangor marina is one of two 5 Gold Anchor marinas in Ireland, the other is Dun…
Daring Night Raid on 60 Shannon Boats
Gardaí in Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating a serious raid at a marina that saw as many as 60 boats vandalised. The Irish Times reports that the attack early on Tuesday morning involved a five-strong masked gang using a number of vehicles,…
Marina Manager Course Held in Dublin
12 marina managers from Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK attended an 'Advanced Marina Managers' course held in Dun Laoghaire last week. The course was organised by the British Marine Federation (BMF) for the Certified Marina Managers organisation. During the course…
Proposed 800 berth Cork Marina Would Rival Dun Laoghaire
A €750 million regeneration project at a city centre industrial site was unveiled in Cork on Wednesday and at its heart is an 800 berth marina. If it all goes ahead the new marina at Marina Commercial Park (MCP) will match the…

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