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Irish Coastal Marinas News and Updates
There's been a big shout out for the Irish Marine Federation (IMF) stand at this week's London Boat Show from UK boaters who have been 'surprised to learn' of the range of sailing club and marina facilities available around the…
MDL Marinas, one of Europe’s largest leading marina operators has invested £250,000 in a new, super fast WiFi service across its network of UK marinas. The new hardware will offer super quick internet access across all of MDL Marinas’ 19…
City of Edinburgh Council planning committee have granted planning consent to the revised masterplan for Edinburgh Marina. ­The 300 berth marina, residential, retail and spa hotel developmentwill be the focal point of Granton Harbour’s regeneration, just 2.5 miles from Edinburgh…
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…
#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…
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
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
#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…

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