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The Fló Beo team are experienced open water swimmers ready for the challenge ahead
A trio of self-described ‘ordinary’ women will be attempting the extraordinary later this summer when they set out to swim the length of the River Shannon for charity. Fló Beo, which means ‘the living flow’, developed from an idea that…
Symbol for a voyage – the Salmons Wake logo inscribed on Ilen’s squaresail in the Ted Russell Dock in Limerick
The historic ketch Ilen of Limerick puts to sea again from her home port this weekend at the beginning of a complex 2019 sailing programme which will see the restored ship voyage in July towards southwest Greenland writes W M…
One of the new signs in place at Whitestrand at Miltown Malbay in West Clare
Permanent signage now in place at Spanish Point and Whitestrand Miltown Malbay beaches in west Clare hopes to rid the beaches of the scourge of plastic litter. The signs (not made of plastic) ask beachgoers to take away three pieces…
Additional capacity could ease congestion in Dublin Port, says chief executive of SFPC. The largest port on the estuary is at Foynes where above is bulker Foxtrott
#ShannonEstuary - The port of Shannon Foynes writes The Irish Times, could take any post-Brexit strain off Irish east coast ports should Border checks lead to congestion, its chief executive has said. Pat Keating, chief executive of Shannon Foynes Port…
Limerick Docks plan of a floating data centre in Ted Russell Dock, where AFLOAT adds among vessels are two Arklow Shipping short-sea traders.
#Shannon - A €35m revolutionary floating data centre in Limerick Docks is being planned in a move which could create 124 jobs. As The Limerick Leader writes the city has beaten a number of locations across Europe to the investment,…
General cargo short-sea trader Celtic Spirit docked in Limerick (Ted Russell) Docks which comprises of a single dock basin, one of only two such ports in Ireland, the other is Galway. The scene in Limerick Dock was taken in 2008, just over a decade ago in the month of October, along with the Inland Fisheries Ireland patrol cutter Costantoir Bradan. Both ship and craft have since been sold. Behind the timber loading crane but not visible flows the Shannon Estuary
#ShannonEstuary - The recent return to the Shannon Estuary, almost 100 years later of restored ketch trader Ilen, which Afloat highlighted, sees the sole surviving Irish built ocean-going timber sailing vessel back home in Limerick Docks, writes Jehan Ashmore After…
 The IRC winning J24 Janx Spirit, Tadgh O'Loinsigh from Tralee Bay Sailing Club     
The final races of the Combined Clubs October Series being hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland were tough and demanding of crews with a strong northerly wind which reduced temperatures to single figures. The Race Officer Peter…
Competitors lock out a Kilrush Marina for the Combined Club October Series being hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland
All changed at the top of the leaderboard of the Combined Club October Series being hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland on the Shannon Estuary. Last Sunday the 21st of October, the fleet of twenty-six boats were…
Shannon Estuary Cutter 'Sally O'Keeffe' in winning mode
The largest fleet to have gathered for an October Series along the west coast in a number of years came together this Sunday on the Shannon Estuary in the Combined Clubs October Series being hosted by the Royal Western Yacht…
A tug assists a tanker off a jetty on the Shannon estuary.
#ShannonEstuary - The Limerick Leader writes that an environmental NGO has secured permission to bring a High Court challenge against An Bord Pleanala's decision to extend planning permission to develop a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal on the Shannon Estuary.…
Handling of wind-turbine blades from a vessel docked at Foynes Port, Co. Limerick, the main port on the Shannon Estuary is part of SFPC operations.
#ShannonEstuary - Maintaining a strong growth pattern last year, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC), delivering a record EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) of €6.6million, its annual report reveals. In what was the third consecutive year of record profits…
Liadh Ní Riada, Ireland South MEP has hit back at Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan
#ShannonEstuary - Liadh Ní Riada, the Ireland South MEP writes Limerick Leader has hit back at Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan, after he criticised her for supporting a maritime cluster in Cork and neighbouring ports. Limerick TD O’Donovan, Fine Gael,…
A Motorways of the Seas seminar is to take place on Friday, 18 May at the Savoy in Limerick City.
#ShannonEstuary - Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) will host a 'Motorways of the Sea' seminar at the Savoy Hotel, Limerick City on this Friday, 18 May. The event is free though in order to attend, registration in advance is essential…
The expansion will create capacity for the worlds largest cargo vessels to travel and unload at Foynes where above Afloat adds is the bulk-carrier Foxtrot. Also berthed are Mainport Group's Celtic Rebel and Celtic Isle - the latter tug is currently in Cork City Quays.
#ShannonEstuary - This month work will begin on the first element of a major restructuring of the port of Foynes in Co Limerick. According to RTE News, it is part of a €50m investment in transforming the port into one…
Failte Ireland's Geraldine Larner with overseas buyers on a trip to Scattery Island with Irene hamilton of Scattery Island Tours off the Co Clare coast
Six times as many tourists can now experience the hidden gem that is Scattery Island as Scattery Island Tours has secured a new 70 passenger ship for its daily trips to the monastic island.  Following on the success of its…
At close quarters: the amidships of Arklow Mill, a 14,990dwt bulk-carrier at the Aughinish Alumina facility's jetty from where the majority of bauxite processed at the plant on the Shannon estuary is imported from Guinea in west Africa, with the remainder of the rock sourced from Brazil.  The finished product, alumina, is then exported for further processing through smelting.
#ShannonEstuary -  A private meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and management of the Russian-owned alumina producing plant in Askeaton, Co Limerick, was held yesterday as “concern” mounted over the plant’s continued operations, and the future of its 450 workforce. As…

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