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Windy Conditions on Shannon Estuary No Dampener to Foyne's Commodore's Day
#shannonestuary – On Sunday last at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary, Commodore's Day was held with a superb turnout of member's and the public to make the day one of the best in the annals of the club…
Foynes Yacht Club Prepares for Commodore's Day
#foynes – Foynes Yacht Club annual Commodore's Day takes place next Sunday writes Gerry Ryan. Proceedings will 'kick-off' for this fun day with all classes on the water at 2pm for racing. Class 1, 2 and White Sails will be racing…
Foynes Yachts to Sail to Limerick for Riverfest Celebrations
#foynesyachtclub – This coming weekend a flotilla of yachts will sail from Foynes to Limerick city as part of the annual Riverfest celebrations, which is in its tenth year. Some of the yachts will be sailing on Friday, while the remainder…
Sailing Season Under Way at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary
#foynes – With the vessels launched on Saturday last the sailing season is getting underway for Foynes Yacht Club writes Gerry Ryan. Quite an interesting programme of fixtures are scheduled for what is described to be an 'adventurous season ahead'.…
New Maritime Museum at Foynes Flying Boat Visitor Attraction Reopens for Season
#NEWmaritimeMuseum – Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum reopens today, this will be the first 'full' season to include the maritime section of the visitor attraction since its launch last September, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported, the maritime museum…
Stricken Tanker Under Tow to Shannon Estuary
#Tanker- The stricken tanker MV Hellesport Charger which lost main engine power off the Clare coast at the weekend is currently under tow at the mouth of the Shannon. As previously reported, the 16,000dwt chemical oil tanker which had been…
Stricken Tanker Under Tow to Shannon Estuary
#Tanker- The stricken tanker MV Hellesport Charger which lost main engine power off the Clare coast at the weekend is currently under tow at the mouth of the Shannon. As previously reported, the 16,000dwt chemical oil tanker which had been…
Environmental Award For EU-Funded Project On Lower Shannon
#Shannon - The MulkearLIFE project in the Lower River Shannon Catchment is the recipient of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management's (CIWEM) Irish Environment Award for 2013. MulkearLIFE is a European Commission LIFE+ Nature project working to restore…
Shannon Estuary Strategic Plan Launched
Jan O' Sullivan, TD, Minister for Housing & Planning, today launched a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland's largest estuary, the Shannon Estuary. The launch of the Strategic Integrated Framework…
Limerick Yachts Compete for Shannon Estuary's Historic Sailing Prize
#shannonestuary – First won in 1832 by the Knight of Glin, the coveted Rinevella plate has become a much sought after prize amongst the sailing community on the West Coast of Ireland and its pride of place remains at the…
Former Irish Lights Dun Laoghaire Harbour Based Buoy-Tender Sports New Shannonside Colours
#BuoyTender - Puffin, a former Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) buoy-tug tender which spent a career of almost three decades in Dun Laoghaire Harbour has recently been spruced up in new colours for current owners Shannon Workboats, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Foynes Yacht Club Applauds Maximus & Marengo September Series Winners
The September series of racing concluded at Foynes Yacht Club on Sunday last writes Gerry Ryan. The south-easterly wind with 15 knots of breeze ensured that superb racing took place east of Foynes Island. The Officer of the Day, vice commodore,…
New Maritime Museum in Foynes Officially Opened by Tourism Minister
#NEWmaritimeMuseum – Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum welcomed Michael Ring TD, Minister of Tourism & Sport who officially opened yesterday the mid-west tourist attraction's new maritime museum. Minister Ring said "This new Maritime Museum adds greatly to the overall…
SFPC Welcomes 'Game-Changing' New Foynes Port-Limerick Road Scheme
#FoynesPort – Shannon Foynes Port Company CEO Pat Keating has described the procurement of engineering consultancy services for the Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme as a hugely significant moment in realising the enormous investment and employment potential of the…
New Maritime Museum in Foynes to be Officially Opened
#NEWMaritimeMuseum - Minister of State at Department of Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD, will attend the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum on Tuesday 24 September to perform the official opening of the new maritime museum. As previously reported…
Large-Sized Energy Project Vessels Dock in Foynes Port
#FoynesPort - Shannon Estuary with its enormous investment potential and capability in handling large vessels due to deep-water channels, was clearly evident with the call last month to Foynes Port of the giant 55,000 tonne Santa Fe. The 200m long…

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