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Cape Clear Lock Chamber Delivery & Installation
#capeclear – As reported earlier this month, L&M Keating Ltd, a building and civil engineering contractor, successfully towed and installed the contractor designed 1000t reinforced concrete lock chamber for a new storm gate on Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork from…
Cape Clear Harbour Works Continue With New Slip & Pier Works
#capeclear – Construction work continues apace at Cape Clear island in West Cork as this latest photo posted via Twitter reveals. As Afloat previously reported in March, the works have involved the construction of a slipway; replacement of the Bull's Nose…
Waterways Ireland Praises Tourism Potential Of Holy Island
#HolyIsland - Waterways Ireland's chief executive has said the agency would be "delighted" to work with Clare County Council to develop improved public access to Holy Island on Lough Derg. Dawn Livingstone was speaking following a visit to Holy Island…
Clare Council to Purchase Lough Derg's Holy Island
#holyisland –  Clare County Council today confirmed that it is an advanced stage of negotiations to secure the purchase of Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg, the largest lake on the River Shannon. Holy Island is one of the…
Possible 'Underground' Solution To Aran Islands Water Shortage
#AranIslands - 'Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink' has never been more true for residents of the Aran Islands who are facing their worst ever water shortage. Now reports on a call on Irish Water to tap…
Remembering The First Cable Car In Ireland At Garnish
#cablecar – Lehanmore Community Co-Op at Garnish on the Beara Peninsula are planning a re-enactment of what they describe as "the first-ever cable car journey to an island in Ireland." writes Tom MacSweeney. It will be held at Crow Head…
Achill Islander Finds Only Known Photo Of Life in 'Deserted Village'
#IslandNews - A native Achill Islander believes he's discovered the only photo of the area's famous Deserted Village taken while it was still inhabited. As Paddy Gallagher told The Irish Times, he was searching for images of Achill online when…
Island Festival to Re-Enact Ború's Killing of Limerick's Viking King
#scatteryisland  Brian Ború's 10th century invasion of the monastic settlement of Scattery Island in County Clare and the subsequent killing of the Viking King of Limerick and his two sons will be recreated this weekend. The Scattery Island Festival, which…
Skellig Michael Set For Film Shoot - Could It Be Star Wars?
#IslandNews - Could Star Wars be coming to the Skelligs? According to some reports, the 'Force' is with the Co Kerry islands - specifically Skellig Michael. The Daily Edge has confirmed with the Office of Public Works that a film…
Clare Island Raft-Building Championships & Family Fun Day
#clareisland – Buoyed by the recent profile received by Clare Island in the Irish Times Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland competition, Clare Island Adventures are planning an exciting new event for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Your mission,…
Brian Ború's Invasion of Shannon Estuary's Scattery Island to be Re-Enacted
#ScatteryIsland – Brian Ború's 10th century invasion of the monastic settlement of Scattery Island and the subsequent killing of the Viking King of Limerick and his two sons will be recreated in County Clare later this month. The Scattery Island…
Thrill Of The Hunt As Red Bull Cliff Divers Wow The Crowds On Inis Mór
#CliffDiving - British diver Gary Hunt trounced the competition at the weekend's Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series leg at the 'Serpent's Lair' in the Aran Islands. As previously reported on, the extreme sports event was making its long-awaited…
Dalkey Island Ferry-Boat Launched On Blue Seas and Under Blocking High Skies
#DalkeyIslandFerry – The Dalkey Island passenger ferry boat service from Coliemore Harbour, Co. Dublin, was finally launched into service and coincidentally on the opening of the 5th Dalkey Book Festival last Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. There had been no ferry…
New Slipway on Dalkey Island Officially Opened
#DalkeyIslandSlipOpens – Dalkey Island's newly constructed slipway harbour was officially opened today by An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr Carrie Smyth, writes Jehan Ashmore. Speaking at the launch at Coliemore Harbour, An Cathaoirleach said: "I am delighted to…
Red Bull Cliff Divers Return To 'Serpent's Lair' Next Month
#CliffDiving - The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will make its long-awaited return to Ireland this summer after dazzling spectators in the Aran Islands two years ago. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, reigning champion Artem Silchenko and cliff diving's…
Dalkey Island Harbour Slipway Work to be Completed by End of May-Tanaiste
#dalkeyisland – Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore says Dalkey Island harbour slipway works on Dublin Bay (as previously reported by are expected to be completed by the end of May. In his latest newsletter to Dun Laoghaire constituents, the local TD…
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