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Dalkey Island Harbour New Slipway Works Underway
#DalkeyIslandWorks - Work to upgrade the landing stage pier on Dalkey Island on south Dublin Bay have begun this Spring with completion due in May, writes Jehan Ashmore. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are confident that following the upgraded harbour,…
Second Edition For Book Chronicling Ireland's Coastal Islands
#Islands - Sea kayaking enthusiast David Walsh has published a second edition of Oileáin, his popular pictorial guide to Ireland's coastal islands, as TheJournal.ie reports. Now featuring some 574 islands - 503 of which the author has personally landed upon…
Cape Clear Island Construction Works at North Harbour on New Slipway & Storm Gate
#capeclear – Construction works are scheduled to commence at North Harbour, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. The works will take place at the mouth of the harbour (Co-ordinates 51° 26.5' North, 009° 30.22' West).  The works will involve the construction of a…
Aran Islands Ferry Visits Drop By A Fifth
#IslandNews - Galway Bay FM reports that ferry visits to the Aran Islands have fallen by 20% in six years. The latest numbers show that fewer than 160,000 people made the trip from Rossaveal in Connemara to the Galway Bay…
Aran Islander Fishes A Lotto Jackpot
#Jackpot - Galway Bay FM reports that a fisherman from the Aran Islands is celebrating a €350,000 windfall from the National Lottery. The lucky islander collected his winnings incognito from the Lotto offices in Dublin yesterday 2 December after winning…
Aran Islanders Represent Ireland In China
#IslandNews - Residents of the Aran Islands are currently in China accompanied by the mayor of Co Galway for a worldwide competition that's doubling as an opportunity to market the West of Ireland as a tourism destination. The delegation from…
Aran Islands Get Funding For New Hostel
#IslandNews - Islands development authority Comhar na nOileán Teo has been given ministerial sanction to approve funding for a new three-star hostel in the Aran Islands, as the Galway Advertiser reports. Some €200,000 in Rural Development Funding will go to…
Heir Island Regatta For Both Novice & Avid Sailors
#heirisland – Now in its sixth year the Heir Island Regatta in West Cork is a fun day out for both the avid and more novice sailor. Run by volunteers all the proceeds go to the RNLI Lifeboats. 
Shannon Estuary's Scattery Island Celebrates History of Clare Monastic Settlement
#medieval – Two medieval carvings that mysteriously went missing from Scattery Island in the Shannon Estuary more than 150 years ago have been located and are to be returned to the island as part of a Gathering event next month.…
Bull Island Action Group Announces New Clean Up Plans
The Bull Island Action Group (BIAG) has announced a renewed commitment by the Dublin Port Company to the environmental management of the Dublin Bay's Bull Island. The Dublin Port Company has pledged to support the work of the BIAG in…
Dalkey Island Slipway Plans Would Benefit Dublin Bay Boaters
A popular south Dublin boating spot is set to be back on the Dublin Bay boating map again this Summer thanks to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County council  (DLRCoCo) plans to install a new landing jetty on Dalkey Island. The proposal…
Plans for New West Cork Island Ferry Service
#IslandFerry – West Cork island ferry operator Cailin Óir Ferry Service which runs the Baltimore-Cape Clear route plans to operate a new service also from the island to Schull. The development follows a decision to no longer operate from this…
West Cork Island Festival Invites Visitors to be Islanders for a Weekend
The West Cork Islands of Bere, Dursey, Garnish, Heir, Long, Cape Clear, Sherkin and Whiddy are inviting visitors to 'explore the islands, experience island life' in a special island festival in June. The idea behind the celebration from June 15…
Helicopters Role in Proposed Upgrade of Dalkey Island Harbour
#DALKEY ISLAND FERRY – Up to 500 helicopter flights over an 8-day timeframe could be operating across the 300m wide Dalkey Sound, following proposed plans to upgrade the island's slipway harbour were unveiled last week, reports Jehan Ashmore. According to…
Dalkey Island Forum
#DALKEY ISLAND – St. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Dalkey will be the venue for the Dalkey Island Forum, on 24 November between 9:30am - 1:30pm. The forum will comprise of a panel of leading experts with presentations providing an overview…
Engineering Prize for Aran Islands Harbour
#ISLAND NEWS - Cill Rónáin Harbour in the Aran Islands has been voted by the public as Best Engineering Project of the Year for 2012. Silicon Republic reports on the announcement, made at the third Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards last…
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