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Irish Coastal Marinas News and Updates
Irish Marinas
The AGM of the Irish Marina Operators Association (IMOA) took place this month at the end of another successful season. The news from around the coast is that visitor numbers are excellent with Irish marinas attracting large numbers of boats…
Irish Marinas
#WinterBerths - The winter mooring period for 2015-16 is coming up fast, and Ireland's boat owners will undoubtedly be looking for the best deals available. Last week we put out a call for details on winter packages available from Ireland's…
Irish Marinas
#WinterBerths - With the winter mooring period for 2015-2016 fast approaching, what are the berthing options for Ireland's sailing and boating communities? Howth Yacht Club, for one, has got a head start on the competition with their comprehensive winter package,…
Lough Derg Marina Sold To Local Investor Well Above Guide Price
Irish Marinas
#Marinas - Lough Derg Marina in Killaloe might be set for a revamp after its sale to a local investor for more than three times its guide price, as The Irish Times reports. The marina, on the Tipperary side of the Shannon opposite the Kincora House Hotel,…
Dun Laoghaire Marina Keeps Its 5 Gold Anchors
Irish Marinas
#IrishMarinas - Dun Laoghaire Marina announced today (Monday 27 July) that it has retained its 5 Gold Anchors status, the highest rating awarded under The Yacht Harbour Association's (TYHA) Gold Anchor Award Scheme. The news comes not long after TYHA…
Kilrush Marina Welcomes Largest Ever Visitor, French Three–Masted Vessel Calls
Irish Marinas
#kilrushmarina – Kilrush Marina on the Shannon Estuary has welcomed the three masted French Schooner Rara Avis. The 1958 built steel three master arrived into the marina yesterday from Brest. She was built in Holland to a Phillip Rhodes design and…
British Marina Industry Shares Knowledge With Ireland On Summer Networking Tour
Irish Marinas
#IrishMarinas - The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) from the UK received a warm welcome from marinas throughout Ireland during their recent summer networking event. Over the three-day tour earlier this month, 21 British marina professionals visited and shared knowledge with…
Shannon Estuary's Kilrush Marina Celebrates Upgrade & New Owners
Irish Marinas
#kilrushmarina – Kilrush Marina recently celebrated 12 months under new ownership having carried out an extensive upgrade and modernisation to the facilities costing in excess of €1m. As Afloat.ie reported back in March, Kilrush Marina was taken over in July 2014 from…
Portmagee Marina Pontoons Set For Second Season in County Kerry
Irish Marinas
#irishmarinas – Portmagee Marina pontoons are set for a second season of operation, built by L&M Keating Ltd, for Kerry Co Council, the 20–berth facility was opened in 2014 in the pretty port of Portmagee. It is operated by Kilrush Marina…
20 Irish Boats Swell Visitor Numbers At Whitehaven Marina
Irish Marinas
#whitehavemarina – Whitehaven Marina in Cumbria, operated by specialist consultancy Marina Projects, has announced an increase in annual berthing numbers for 2015.  "Spring is in the air" which is traditionally the time of year when the majority of boat owners…
Kilrush Marina Gets Overhaul For 2015 Season, Channel Dredging To Commence in April
Irish Marinas
#kilrushmarina – Work on lock gates at Kilrush marina on the Shannon Estuary was completed in March, just in time for the first sail of the year over St Patricks weekend. The 120 berth Kilrush Marina has recently been undergoing…
Annual Sea Lock Maintenance Completed at Whitehaven Marina
Irish Marinas
Whitehaven Marina on the on the North West Coast of England and convenient for Irish boaters has completedits annual Sea Lock maintenance in readiness for the coming summer season. The lock gates, that have successfully protected the marina and the 400…
Edinburgh Marina Set to Lead Scottish Marine Tourism Growth
Irish Marinas
#marinas – Edinburgh Marina - the 400 berth marina, residential, retail and spa hotel development that will be the focal point of Granton Harbour's regeneration, is set to be at the forefront of Scottish Marine Tourism's strategic growth, as announced…
Royal Cork Retains Five Gold Anchor Marina Status
Irish Marinas
#royalcork – Royal Cork Yacht Club has retained its Five Gold Anchor Marina award as well as an ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) Clean Marina Award. The Royal Cork became the first Yacht Club in Ireland to be…
New Marina For Arklow, County Wicklow
Irish Marinas
#arklowberths –In a further boost for marine lesiure and the necklace of Irish marinas around the coast, the 'Garden County' has announced 20 new berths for Arklow Harbour. It's a bid, says Arklow Harbourmaster Paul Ivory, 'to generate tourism and providing…
Cove Sailing Club Marina at Whitepoint To Open in Cork Harbour in 2015
Irish Marinas
#corkharbour – Cove Sailing Club will finally have a home in Cork Harbour and Cobh town will get a marina, according to Commodore of Cove Sailing Club Adrian Tyler on Friday. The new Cork Harbour marina facility adds another important…

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