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Foynes Yacht Club Promotes Sailing on Shannon Estuary
#foynes – On Saturday next the annual Glin Castle race will be sailed on the Shannon Estuary between the Royal Western Yacht Club in Kilrush and Foynes Yacht Club in Cooleen Point writes Gerry Ryan. This particular race has been…
Foynes Port Welcomes First Cruiseship Caller of the Season
#CruiseshipFoynes- Foynes Port today welcomed its first cruise-caller Prinsendam of the Holland America Line, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 700 passenger vessel is on a 14-night cruise of British and Irish Ports having departed Amsterdam. Yesterday, the 38,848grt cruiseship had sailed…
Shannon Foynes Posts Record Profits
#ShannonPortProfit – Record financial profits by Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) is down to an increase in shipping activity levels not seen since 2008. SFPC posted an operating profit of just over €3 million for 2012, which after financing costs…
Estuary Bell, Sail for Cancer, Crew Courses & Mermaids at Foynes Yacht Club
Members of Foynes Yacht Club are gearing up for the first leg of the Estuary Bell race, which will be taking place on Saturday, May 26. It's only of a number of activities happening at the Shannon Estuary club with its own…
First for Europe as Shannon Exercise Involves ‘Smart Technologies’
#ShannonEXERCISE- A two-day exercise held on the Shannon Estuary last week was a first in Europe, in that it involved testing Smartly Remotely Operated Submarines and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The exercise replicating the scenario of a 43,000 tonne container ship…
New Maritime Museum to trace Shannon’s Past, Present and Future? … Vision 2041
#NewMaritimeMuseum – As previously reported, Shannon Foynes Port Company's master plan 'Vision 2041' looks forward to the future and soon the past will be explored when a new maritime museum opens next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. It was at the…
Master Plan for Shannon Estuary Launched
#Shannon - The Shannon Foynes Port Company has launched its master plan for the development of port infrastructure and services along the Shannon Estuary. RTÉ News reports on the 30-year plan, titled Vision 2041, which will involve the construction of…
Time Called for Submissions to Shannon Estuary Plan
The agencies behind a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along the Shannon Estuary have advised that the closing date for submissions is this Friday (February 15th 2013). #shannoestuary – The Draft…
Illustrated Talks On Shannon's Natural Heritage Throughout February
#Shannon - MulkearLIFE and Inland Fisheries Ireland have announced details of a series of free illustrated talks taking place in Limerick throughout February on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of Ireland, and in particular the Lower Shannon. The talks form…
Shannon Estuary Plan to Develop Ireland's Second Biggest Port Goes to Public Consultation
#shannonestuary – The people of Clare, Kerry and Limerick are being invited to attend one of a series of public consultations on a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland's largest…
London 2012 Weighs Anchor off World Famous Golf Course
#OLYMPIC SHIP - A 82,562 dwt dry bulk-carrier, London 2012, weighed anchor today having recently docked at the Aughinish Alumina jetty, on the Shannon Estuary, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Liberian flagged vessel which has a draft of more than 14m…
Masterplan Sets Out 30 Year Vision for Ports on Shannon Estuary
#SHANNON PORTS- A draft masterplan Vision 2041, to develop port infrastructure and services for the Shannon Estuary over the next three decades, has been published by Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC). The masterplan for Ireland's second largest port which has…
Foynes Yacht Club Holds 50th AGM, Commodore Re-Elected
#foynes – The 50th annual general meeting of Foynes Yacht Club was held recently at its Shannon Estuary Clubhouse writes Gerry Ryan The attendance was, as Commodore Tom Murray described, 'overwhelming' for this very special golden jubilee annual meeting of…
Galway Councillors Put Shannon Flooding Decision On Hold
#SHANNON FLOODING - Galway Bay FM reports that Galway county councillors have postponed making any decision on an Oireachtas report into flooding in areas adjacent to the River Shannon. The move was taken on the suggestion of Cllr Dermot Connolly…
Shannon Foynes Port Company Records €2.9m Profit
#SHANNON FOYNES – An operating profit close to €2.9m for last year (up from €2.5m in 2011) was recorded by Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) according to yesterday's Irish Times. SFPC recorded a 2.2 per cent rise in turnover to…
Foynes Yachts Take Line Honours in Cappa Race
#foynes – The last long race of the Foynes Yacht Club season took place last Sunday to the Clare coastal village of Cappa for members of Foynes Yacht Club writes Gerry Ryan. The Officer of the Day, Ger Reidy sent…

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