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#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…
Cargo Ships Collide in Shannon Estuary
Separate investigations are underway as to why two cargoships were involved in a collision in the Shannon Estuary on Sunday morning, according to a report in today's Irish Times. The incident occurred off Kilrush, Co. Clare around 5am when the…
Foynes Prepares to Celebrate Commodores Day
Next Sunday, May 29, Commodore's Day will be celebrated at Foynes Yacht Club. This sailing day is very special in the annals of the Cooleen Point based club, because it has been celebrated for the last 49 years. Commodore Tom…
Foynes Prepares for Gold Leaf Trophy
Next weekend members of Foynes Yacht Club will be racing to the most westerly port in Europe at Fenit, Co. Kerry for the annual Gold Leaf sailing trophy. The current holder of this trophy in the club is Brian O'Donnell,…

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