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Jonny Moneley, Marina Manager at the 170-berth Carlingford Marina on the County Louth coast
As regular Afloat.ie readers will know, in August, Carlingford Marina introduced a “Universal Basic Berthage” rate for visiting boats, doing away with the tried and tested price per metre rate used by the majority of marinas around the world. They…
Schull's new North Harbour pontoon has been completed ahead of schedule
Calves Week Regatta in West Cork gets a boost when it begins in two weeks time with the completion of the new North Harbour pontoon in Schull this week. The new pontoon that comes complete with a purpose-built walkway was…
Pile driving has been completed in Schull for the new North Harbour pontoon
Piledriving for Schull Harbour's new North Harbour pontoon is finished and the new pontoons are to be floated into position this week writes Bob Bateman.  A crane is now on site to lift the walkway into position. As Afloat.ie reported previously, the…
The 170–berth marina at Carlingford in County Louth has introduced a new universal berthing charge for August
For the month of August, Carlingford Marina in County Louth will be trialling a “Universal Basic Berthage” rate for visiting yachts. The 170–berth marina, located on the East coast of Ireland, will be offering overnight berthage at a basic rate…
RIB City – Baltimore is proving a popular place for pleasure boaters to hang out thanks to the new pontoon facilities installed.
Baltimore Harbour's new landing pontoon and gangway to aid boating visitors and aquatic tourism are proving very popular as our photos by Michael Chester from the West Cork Harbour reveal. RIBS have proliferated like chickweed around the coast over the last decade…
A jack up rig arrives in Schull Harbour, West Cork
The long-awaited pontoon at the popular boating harbour in Schull, West Cork looks to be finally underway with the arrival, this week, of a jack-up rig for pile driving. As Afloat.ie reported in April, the Department of the Marine gave…
Youghal’s new pontoon and access ramp was installed in early May
Youghal’s long-awaited harbour pontoon is now open for business in what’s expected to be a major boost for the East Cork town. Mooring fees are €10 per day or €25 a week, applicable to all users — whether casual, commercial…
Youghal Harbour
Youghal in East Cork has been appointed its first full-time Harbour Master. According to the East Cork Journal, the move is expected to boost Youghal as a destination for boating visitors in tandem with the new harbour pontoon. Cork County Council…
Youghal Pontoon and access ramp
There is concern in the East Cork port of Youghal about the new marina pontoon which was installed in the past few weeks. A number of boat users have claimed is not available for use, according to the local radio…
The components for the new embarkation pontoon ready to be installed
#Youghal - The components for Youghal’s new marina pontoon have arrived, and the amenity is currently being installed in the East Cork town. Preparation for the new embarkation pontoon began last November with pile driving works in the harbour, as…
The extent of the damage at Holyhead Marina on 2 March after Storm Emma ripped through
#Holyhead - Debris from Storm Emma’s damage to Holyhead Marina has been found across the Irish Sea south of Dublin, as North Wales’ Daily Post reports. Polystyrene from pontoons destroyed during the extreme weather event over a month ago was…
An aerial shot showing the entrance, channel and basin at Pwllheli Marina. Work on clearing the entrance of silt using land-based machinery will start on 9th April
Important dredging work at Hafan Pwllheli marina in North Wales has been scheduled for 2018. The plan to dredge the harbour entrance and the main channel to maintain its design depth has already been agreed. Work on clearing the entrance…
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…
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…
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…

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