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Failte Ireland's Geraldine Larner with overseas buyers on a trip to Scattery Island with Irene hamilton of Scattery Island Tours off the Co Clare coast
Six times as many tourists can now experience the hidden gem that is Scattery Island as Scattery Island Tours has secured a new 70 passenger ship for its daily trips to the monastic island.  Following on the success of its…
#ShannonEstuary -  A private meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and management of the Russian-owned alumina producing plant in Askeaton, Co Limerick, was held yesterday as “concern” mounted over the plant’s continued operations, and the future of its 450 workforce. As…
The plan to transform 75 acres of Limerick docklands (including Ted Russell Docks) into an economic hub will involve at least €100m of development.
#ShannonEstuary - Plans to transform 75 acres of Limerick docklands estate writes The Irish Times, into an economic hub will create more than 1,000 jobs and involve a minimum of €100 million of development, organisers have said. The Shannon Foynes…
One of the most attractive boats to be built in Ireland in the past decade, the 25ft Shannon Estuary cutter Sally O’Keeffe will be the focal point of a pub gathering in Carrigaholt on the Loop Head peninsula on the night of Friday 23rd February.
Though it may not look it on a map which emphasises the extensive low water limits, at high water the Loop Head Peninsula in southwest County Clare is almost an island writes W M Nixon. Only a couple of small…
#ShannonEstuary - Another boost this week for Shannon Foynes Port Company, is the news that funding worth more than €4m is on the way from the European Union. As the Limerick Leader writes the company has been cleared for almost…
A festive group of Foynes sailors pictured during the open dinghy series on the Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary finished on a high for the 2017 season just in time for Christmas with a festive theme for the final day of Sylver Refrigeration Open Dinghy November Series running every Sunday in the month. Organisers…
Cllr Emmett O'Brien after rowing from Ringmoylan to Labasheeda
Leisure rowers and adventure tourists could be enjoying the delights and challenges of the Shannon Estuary if a new wave of eco-adventure tourism is realised, writes Andrew Carey in Limerick. That is according to Emmett O'Brien, the Pallaskenry native and…
Declan McDonald, Partner, PwC presents the Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year award to Pat Keating, CEO, Shannon Foynes Port Company.
#ShannonEstuary - Shannon Foynes Port Company was announced as the winner of Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year at the Marine Industry Awards 2017. In the third annual hosting of the event (click here), SFPC – which oversees commercial…
Delegates in Barcelona including Shannon Port Authority who were awarded by ESPO for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification.
#PERSaward - The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has awarded Shannon Port Authority and four other ports for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification. Congratulates went also to the Port of Barcelona (Spain), Port Authority of Melilla (Spain), Niedersachsen…
Cargoship handling at Limerick Port and Foynes (above) reported record year on year growth of 11% tonnage levels for 2016
#RecordGrowth - Limerick and Foynes both key ports of Shannon Foynes Port Company have reaffirmed the company’s strong performance and contribution to the regional economy in 2016 with growth of 11.4% in year on year tonnages. For the second successive…
The exercise will centre on a major spillage of crude oil having occurred from an oil exploration platform located approximately 220km off the south west coast of Ireland and oil coming ashore at Spanish Point in County Clare
A training exercise testing the response capabilities of Shannon Foynes Port Company, local authorities and other organisations who operate in the vicinity of the Shannon Estuary will take place at Spanish Point, County Clare, on Wednesday and Thursday of next…
#EUvisit - Professor Péter Balázs, a leading representative for the European Commission’s programme that funds major EU transport infrastructure projects has said that Shannon Foynes Port Company’s current investment programme is taking it in the right direction in a post-Brexit EU. The…
Superimposed area of infilled Foynes Jetty Extension project, one of two contracts awarded by SPFC to Abco Marine
#JettyExtension - Two contracts have been awarded to ABCO Marine that will involve works to be carried out in Foynes Port and at Durnish.  The contracts were secured from the Shannon Foynes Port Company. Work at Foynes Port is for…
Turning right at Loop Head – Chris Egan is going Round Ireland again this Summer
Four years after he sailed around Ireland as part of a fundraising campaign, Limerick cancer survivor Chris Egan will take to the seas again - only this time he's battling a debilitating sight condition writes Andrew Carey. In 2013, Chris…
At the Foynes YC celebrations on Sunday were (left to right) Tom Neville TD, Patrick Finucane Hon Treasurer FYC, Simon McGibney FYC, Harry Hermon CEO ISA, David Lovegrove President ISA, Elaine O'Mahoney FYC, James McCormack Commodore FYC, Patrick O'Donovan Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Adam Teskey Limerick County Council, Kieran Keary Limerick County Council, and Kevin Bartley Secretary FYC.
Leading figures in sailing, national politics and regional industry and commerce joined with many members at Foynes Yacht Club on Sunday in honouring its award of the Volvo ISA Training Centre of the Year title for 2016 at the FYC…
The port of Foynes looking westward. While the commercial harbour in the foreground is busy, there’s still ample space beyond for a sheltered corner where Foynes Yacht Club has been so active and successful that it is the new Volvo ISA Training Centre of the Year. It will be visited by ISA President David Lovegrove this weekend for a Family Day and a special awards ceremony
They’re keen on their sailing in Foynes Yacht Club in its sheltered channel behind the island on the south shore of the majestic Shannon Estuary writes W M Nixon. And they’re keen on their teaching too. Elaine O’Mahoney stood down…

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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