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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…
Environmental Award For EU-Funded Project On Lower Shannon
#Shannon - The MulkearLIFE project in the Lower River Shannon Catchment is the recipient of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management's (CIWEM) Irish Environment Award for 2013. MulkearLIFE is a European Commission LIFE+ Nature project working to restore…
Shannon Estuary Strategic Plan Launched
Jan O' Sullivan, TD, Minister for Housing & Planning, today launched a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland's largest estuary, the Shannon Estuary. The launch of the Strategic Integrated Framework…
Limerick Yachts Compete for Shannon Estuary's Historic Sailing Prize
#shannonestuary – First won in 1832 by the Knight of Glin, the coveted Rinevella plate has become a much sought after prize amongst the sailing community on the West Coast of Ireland and its pride of place remains at the…
Foynes Yacht Club Applauds Maximus & Marengo September Series Winners
The September series of racing concluded at Foynes Yacht Club on Sunday last writes Gerry Ryan. The south-easterly wind with 15 knots of breeze ensured that superb racing took place east of Foynes Island. The Officer of the Day, vice commodore,…
New Maritime Museum in Foynes Officially Opened by Tourism Minister
#NEWmaritimeMuseum – Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum welcomed Michael Ring TD, Minister of Tourism & Sport who officially opened yesterday the mid-west tourist attraction's new maritime museum. Minister Ring said "This new Maritime Museum adds greatly to the overall…

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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