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New 2012 Timetable for Cape Clear Ferry
#ISLANDS -The Cape Clear Ferry which operates the service between the Wst Cork island and Baltimore, has outlined revisions to sailing schedules for this year. The proposed changes follow a consultation process held with the islanders, as previously reported on…
Cape Clear Islanders to Discuss Ferry Service
#ISLANDS – A public meeting between the islanders of Cape Clear and the Cailín Óir Ferry Service will be held on Saturday 28th January, so  to discuss proposed changes to the ferry schedule in 2012. The meeting is to be…
New Facilities for Access to Skellig Michael Ferry
#ISLAND NEWS - The Irish Times reports that pontoons are to be installed at Portmagee in Co Kerry to provide easier access to ferry services for Skellig Michael. http://afloat.ie/resources/island-news http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news Some 10,000 people visit the Unesco world heritage site every…
Working Group to Decide Future of Ireland's Only Cable Car
#ISLAND NEWS - Cork County Council has set up a working group to examine the future of the Dursey Island Cable Car. http://afloat.ie/resources/island-news http://afloat.ie/resources/island-news The group, established with the objective of securing the future sustainable operation of Ireland's only cable…
Prices Drop On Private Islands
It's never been easier to own your own private island, with some going for less than €200,000, according to The Irish Times. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/island-news/ Cork-based estate agent Dominic Daly currently has islands on his books in west Cork, Donegal and the…
North Bull Island Springs to Life
Pale bellied Brent Geese, Oystercatchers and pure yellow sand. Island life on one of Dublin's islands is described in detail in the Irish Indepdendent newspaper this weekend and its hard to believe that marine wildlife adventures such as this can…
Aran Island Fast-Ferries Sold to Mauritius Operator
Two former Aran Islands fast-passenger ferries have been sold to a buyer in Mauritius, the island nation which lies southeast off the African continent in the Indian Ocean, and some 900km east of Madagascar, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ferries Clann…
Auction of Aran Islands Passenger Ferry Sisters
Two passenger ferry vessels which operated on routes to the Aran Islands will be put up for auction next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sister vessels are the MV Clann Eagle I (2005/169grt) and MV Clann Na N'oileain which was…

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