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Dempsey Declared Mermaid Champion with Race to Spare
Jim Dempsey from Skerries with crew Scott Flanagan and Cian O'Regan won Mermaid week in Paul Winters' No. 183 Wannago (based on provisional results).  Dempsey was 2nd in today's Race 5, sailed in shifty 7-10 knot westerly breeze at Foynes on the…
'Wannago' Leads in Foynes After Four Races
Skerries sailor Jim Dempsey, sailing his clubmate Paul Winters' Wannago, totally dominated today's Race 4 at Mermaid Week in Foynes.  He led the 30 boat fleet the whole way around, with a constant battle and place swapping for 2nd place between…
Dempsey's 'Wannago' Consolidates Lead in Mermaids
There was a stiff NW breeze with gusts on the Lower Shannon today, where Mermaids sailed the third Championship race of Mermaid Week. The early part of the race saw a tussle for first among Paddy Dillon (131 Wild Wind),…
Racing Continues Apace at Mermaid Week
Race 3 of the National Mermaid Championship starts today at 15:00, followed by the annual 'crew' race.  Five times champion Derek Joyce in 187 Zuleika has a major challenge to stay in the running and really needs a win to…
Zuleika Dominates Second Race of Mermaid Week
Yesterday (Monday), Foynes lived up to it's reputation as being a tricky place in which to sail.  A strong ebbing tide and shifty 8-10 knot breeze dominated racing in the 33 strong Mermaid fleet in Race 2 of the National Championship.…
Carthy Wins Opening Race of Mermaid Week
After a two hour postponement the slack winds filled in for a Race Officer Liam Dinneen allowing him to run today's first race of Mermaid week in near perfect conditions with NW 9 knots and sunshine.  There are thirty three…
Mermaid Week Starts Today in Foynes
Mermaid Week starts today at Foynes Yacht Club, with sailing on the Shannon Estuary. There is more than 35 boats expected from Skerries, Rush, Clontarf, Dublin Bay, Wexford, Sligo and of course a large contingent of local boats. This is…
Foynes Prepares to Stage Mermaid Week
Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary is hosting the National Mermaid Championships, which will commence on Saturday, July 31, and which will be taking place for a full week at Cooleen Point. Quite an amount of preparation and organisation…

Shannon Foynes Port Information

Shannon Foynes Port (SFPC) are investing in an unprecedented expansion at its general cargo terminal, Foynes, adding over two-thirds the size of its existing area. In the latest phase of a €64 million investment programme, SFPC is investing over €20 million in enabling works alone to convert 83 acres on the east side of the existing port into a landbank for marine-related industry, port-centric logistics and associated infrastructure. The project, which will be developed on a phased basis over the next five years, will require the biggest infrastructure works programme ever undertaken at the port, with the entire 83 acre landbank having to be raised by 4.4 metres. The programme will also require the provision of new internal roads and multiple bridge access as well as roundabout access.

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