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Loop Head Landmark Lights up the Wild Atlantic Way
#loophead – The historic Loop Head Lighthouse reopens to the public this Friday. The 19th century West Clare landmark will be looking to capitalise on its designation as a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way by exceeding the 20,368…
Port of Foynes €50m Investment Redevelopment
#FoynesPort - Work on a major restructuring of Foynes Port, Co. Limerick according to RTE News involving the first element is to begin this month. The project is part of a €50 million investment in transforming the port into one…
Foynes Yacht Club Dinghy Fleet Numbers On The Rise
#foynes – Foynes Yacht Club dinghy fleet has exploded this summer and is going from strength to strength writes Elaine O'Mahoney. It started with a conversation in the club bar in the latter part of the summer amongst a small…
Shannon Estuary Land Zoning Builds 'Investor Confidence' – Clare County Council
#shannonestuary – Clare County Council says the zoning of more than 345 hectares of land along the Shannon Estuary will give 'greater investor confidence' for anyone considering large-scale marine related development proposals. The Council's 28 Elected Members last evening (Monday)…
Green Light Expected Soon On Foynes Jetty Project
#FoynesJettyProject - The Limerick Leader writes that the name of the successful contractor who will carry out a multi-million upgrade of the east jetty at Foynes will be announced shortly by Shannon Foynes Port Company. The project, which the SFPC…
Shannon Foynes Port Celebrates Record Profits For Fourth Year Running
#ShannonFoynes - The Limerick Leader reports on the Shannon Foynes Port Company's announcement of record profits in 2013. Ireland's second largest bulk port company declared a 35% increase in its operating profits in the 12 months since its 2012 annual report,…
President Higgins Praises Limerick Boat–Building Project & City's Heritage
President Michael D Higgins has been in Limerick this week in honour of its status as Ireland's City of Culture 2014. In addition to other events, a highlight was his award of the Freedom of Limerick, something very special to…
Limerick's Boat Building Tradition Enters New Phase With 'City One' Dinghy Launch
#cityone – Limerick's long tradition of boat building has entered a new phase with the innovative 'City One' design from the Ilen school and network for wooden boat building taking to the water this weekend writes Andrew Carey. The school,…
New Limerick City One Dinghy Seeks Design for Sails & Hull
#cityone – The Ilen School CityOne Design Competition invites designers to submit designs for the sails and hull of a new CityOne performance sailing dinghy. Four of these CityOne dinghies are currently under construction through an innovative social educational programme…
Windy Conditions on Shannon Estuary No Dampener to Foyne's Commodore's Day
#shannonestuary – On Sunday last at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary, Commodore's Day was held with a superb turnout of member's and the public to make the day one of the best in the annals of the club…
Foynes Yacht Club Prepares for Commodore's Day
#foynes – Foynes Yacht Club annual Commodore's Day takes place next Sunday writes Gerry Ryan. Proceedings will 'kick-off' for this fun day with all classes on the water at 2pm for racing. Class 1, 2 and White Sails will be racing…
Foynes Yachts to Sail to Limerick for Riverfest Celebrations
#foynesyachtclub – This coming weekend a flotilla of yachts will sail from Foynes to Limerick city as part of the annual Riverfest celebrations, which is in its tenth year. Some of the yachts will be sailing on Friday, while the remainder…
Sailing Season Under Way at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary
#foynes – With the vessels launched on Saturday last the sailing season is getting underway for Foynes Yacht Club writes Gerry Ryan. Quite an interesting programme of fixtures are scheduled for what is described to be an 'adventurous season ahead'.…
New Maritime Museum at Foynes Flying Boat Visitor Attraction Reopens for Season
#NEWmaritimeMuseum – Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum reopens today, this will be the first 'full' season to include the maritime section of the visitor attraction since its launch last September, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported, the maritime museum…
Stricken Tanker Under Tow to Shannon Estuary
#Tanker- The stricken tanker MV Hellesport Charger which lost main engine power off the Clare coast at the weekend is currently under tow at the mouth of the Shannon. As previously reported, the 16,000dwt chemical oil tanker which had been…
Stricken Tanker Under Tow to Shannon Estuary
#Tanker- The stricken tanker MV Hellesport Charger which lost main engine power off the Clare coast at the weekend is currently under tow at the mouth of the Shannon. As previously reported, the 16,000dwt chemical oil tanker which had been…

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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