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Green Light Expected Soon On Foynes Jetty Project
Shannon Estuary
#FoynesJettyProject - The Limerick Leader writes that the name of the successful contractor who will carry out a multi-million upgrade of the east jetty at Foynes will be announced shortly by Shannon Foynes Port Company. The project, which the SFPC…
Shannon Foynes Port Celebrates Record Profits For Fourth Year Running
Shannon Estuary
#ShannonFoynes - The Limerick Leader reports on the Shannon Foynes Port Company's announcement of record profits in 2013. Ireland's second largest bulk port company declared a 35% increase in its operating profits in the 12 months since its 2012 annual report,…
President Higgins Praises Limerick Boat–Building Project & City's Heritage
Shannon Estuary
President Michael D Higgins has been in Limerick this week in honour of its status as Ireland's City of Culture 2014. In addition to other events, a highlight was his award of the Freedom of Limerick, something very special to…
Limerick's Boat Building Tradition Enters New Phase With 'City One' Dinghy Launch
Shannon Estuary
#cityone – Limerick's long tradition of boat building has entered a new phase with the innovative 'City One' design from the Ilen school and network for wooden boat building taking to the water this weekend writes Andrew Carey. The school,…
New Limerick City One Dinghy Seeks Design for Sails & Hull
Shannon Estuary
#cityone – The Ilen School CityOne Design Competition invites designers to submit designs for the sails and hull of a new CityOne performance sailing dinghy. Four of these CityOne dinghies are currently under construction through an innovative social educational programme…
Windy Conditions on Shannon Estuary No Dampener to Foyne's Commodore's Day
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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
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
Shannon Estuary
#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
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
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 Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
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
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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.…

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