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Foynes Yachts Make Successful Cruise to Limerick
#FOYNES – On Saturday last the annual cruise to Limerick city took place with a flotilla of yachts leaving Foynes Yacht Club at 2pm as part of the Riverfest celebrations writes Gerry Ryan. This is the fourth year that this particular cruise…
Foynes Hosts Emergency Ship Fire Drills
#SHANNON ESTUARY – The Maritime Journal reports that a simulated fire and rescue drill simulating a fire on board a ship took place in Foynes Port this week. Limerick County Fire & Rescue Service with the assistance of Shannon Foynes…
Foynes Prepares for Mermaid Race
#FOYNES – Next Sunday the Dublin Bay Mermaid fleet of Foynes Yacht Club will be in action on the waters of the Shannon Estuary for the 'Inaugural' golden jubillee race writes Gerry Ryan Mermaid class captain, Darragh McCormack is hoping to…
Over Forty Yachts Sign up for WIORA week on the Shannon
46 craft have put pen to paper for WIORA, and it is envisaged that 50 craft will be taking to the water's of the Shannon Estuary for Foyne Yacht Club's golden jubilee and it hosting of the West of Ireland…
Mass to Launch Foynes Yacht Club Golden Jubilee
#FOYNES –  LAST Friday evening the first 'kick-start' to the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the founding of Foynes Yacht Club was held writes the Club's Gerry Ryan. A mass was concelebrated for deceased members, and present members by…
Foynes Yacht Club Prepares for Jubilee Year
#FOYNES – Preparations are getting under way at Foynes Yacht Club for the golden jubilee of the club this year. On Sunday, January 22 a traditional Irish music session will take with the group, Creeves Wrenboy's taking to the stage…
Racing Switches to Kilrush for October Series
The sailing season at Foynes Yacht Club has virtually ended, except for some of the boats, who are taking part in the October series of racing at the Royal Western Yacht Club in Kilrush writes Gerry Ryan.Those participating are Golden…
Masterplan for Shannon Foynes Port Company
A masterplan for Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC), the state's second largest port operation, is to look into the marine infrastructural requirements for the next three decades along the 500 sq km Shannon Estuary, writes Jehan Ashmore. SFPC's Masterplan Achieving…
Cargo Ships Collide in Shannon Estuary
Separate investigations are underway as to why two cargoships were involved in a collision in the Shannon Estuary on Sunday morning, according to a report in today's Irish Times. The incident occurred off Kilrush, Co. Clare around 5am when the…
Foynes Prepares to Celebrate Commodores Day
Next Sunday, May 29, Commodore's Day will be celebrated at Foynes Yacht Club. This sailing day is very special in the annals of the Cooleen Point based club, because it has been celebrated for the last 49 years. Commodore Tom…
Foynes Prepares for Gold Leaf Trophy
Next weekend members of Foynes Yacht Club will be racing to the most westerly port in Europe at Fenit, Co. Kerry for the annual Gold Leaf sailing trophy. The current holder of this trophy in the club is Brian O'Donnell,…
Foynes Flotilla Sails into Riverfest
A north-easterly force 3 wind accompanied the flotilla of yachts that set out from Foynes Yacht Club, who sailed to Limerick city on Saturday afternoon to participate in the Riverfest celebrations. Daniel Butler co-ordinator took members of the Northside We're…
Foynes Yacht Flotilla Set Sail for Riverfest
Foynes Yacht Club members will be sailing to Limerick City on Saturday, April 30 to participate in the 2011 Riverfest, which the people of the city celebrate every year. The flotilla consisting of 15 vessels will leave Foynes at 2pm…
Glen Cahill and the crew of the J109 Joie de Vie from Galway Bay Sailing Club were crowned overall winners of the West Coast Super League 2010 in both IRC & Echo at the prize giving held last Saturday night…
Bulker Becomes Largest Vessel to dock at Foynes
The 61,000 dwt bulker Sibulk Prosperity became the largest ship to date to dock at Shannon Foynes recently according to The Limerick Leader. The Panamanian registered vessel carrying a cargo from Santo in Brazil. At 200 meters long and a…
Message in a Bottle Washes Ashore at Loop Head
When Adam Flannery joined his family on holiday to Kilbaha, Co Clare this summer, little did he know that he would be assisting in a school science project that began some 6,000km away. Yet that's exactly what happened when the…

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