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Foynes Yacht Club Applauds Maximus & Marengo September Series Winners
Shannon Estuary
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
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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…
Foynes Yacht Club Promotes Sailing on Shannon Estuary
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
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
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’
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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 Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
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 Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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
Shannon Estuary
#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…

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