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Foynes Flying Boat Museum Flies High
#foynes – The Foynes Flying Boat Museum took a major step toward receiving full accreditation from the Heritage Council under a programme that aims to raise minimum standards in the sector. The County Limerick tourist attraction, which entered the Museum…
Over 30 Yachts to Contest WIORA Sailing at Foynes on the Shannon Estuary
#wiora – Over 30 yachts are coming from clubs in Sligo, Mayo, Westport; Galway, Clifden; Kerry, Fenit; Kilrush, Lough Derg, Inniscealtra and Dromineer, Mountshannon, and from the east coast, Howth Yacht Club to race on the scenic Shannon Estuary in next weeks…
Preparations for WIORA Sailing Week Continue with Carrigaholt Yacht Race
#foynes – On Sunday next Foynes Yacht Club willl be hosting the annual Carrigaholt race, where all classes will participate in racing writes Gerry Ryan. Classes 1, 2, White Sails and the Mermaid fleet will be competeing for the Carrigaholt trophy. It…
Former Champion Lifts Mermaid Trophy
#MERMAID – Last weekend the weather did not dampen the spirits of the participants who took part in Munster Mermaid Championship's at Foynes Yacht Club to coincide with the Foynes Irish Coffee writes Gerry Ryan. Thirteen boats travelled from the…
Foynes Irish Coffee Festival
#FUN ON THE SHANNON – Today is the last day of the Foynes Irish Coffee Festival, where there is still plenty to do and see during this afternoon's line-up of the festival programme. In port the public will be able…
Shannon Estuary Venue for Mermaid Munster Championships
#SHANNON ESTUARY – This coming bank holiday weekend the Munster Mermaid Championships will take place at Foynes Yacht Club with an entry of 15 boats so far writes Gerry Ryan. Racing will take place over two days, one race on…
Foynes Yacht Club Looks Back on Fifty Years Sailing on the Shannon Estuary
#FOYNES YC –  On Sunday last Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary celebrated Commodore's Day, which was a very nostalgic event, because a special handsewn tapestry with the club logo, and with the words 'Foynes yacht club' and the…
Foynes Yacht Club Prepares for Commodore's Day
#FOYNES – Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary celebrates Commodore's Day this Sunday writes Gerry Ryan. Traditionally, it is the biggest annual social occasion when member's entertain their family and friend's with a 'fun day' at the Club and…
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…

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