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The Cork Harbour site known as The Dockyard in Passage West.
#waterfrontproperty - Plans in Cork Harbour, reports EchoLive.ie, to redevelop the dockyard in Passage West have been scuppered by Brexit. The planned redevelopment of the dockyard site into a modern, urban waterfront settlement had been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ for…
Fionn Lyden negotiates a wave in his home port of Baltimore
There was some high octane Finn dinghy sailing off Baltimore Harbour last week when Tokyo 2020 trialists Fionn Lyden, Oisin McClelland and visiting Finn sailors brought their boats to West Cork in the hope of some big wave experience. As…
Learn To Be A Competent Crew Or Day Skipper In West Cork This October Bank Holiday
#HowToSail - Looking to escape to the sea and learn the ropes of how to crew or be a day skipper offshore? This October Bank Holiday weekend, the West Cork Sailing and Powerboating Centre will host five days of clinics…
12 1720s competed at the Baltimore Cup
Twelve 1720s sportsboats were afloat for racing on Saturday afternoon at Baltimore Regatta in West Cork. PRO Colette O'Flynn and her team got three races away in light, shifty breezes with the Hegarty's on efolioaccounts.com taking two wins and Atara raced…
West Cork sailing at its best – Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI in action at Calves Week
West Cork, Ireland's own Lotus Land, should be designated a licensed substance writes W M Nixon. A licensed substance with a proper scientific code, to be administered only by highly-trained professionals. People in white coats. In a clinical setting. For…
Schull's new North Harbour pontoon has been completed ahead of schedule
Calves Week Regatta in West Cork gets a boost when it begins in two weeks time with the completion of the new North Harbour pontoon in Schull this week. The new pontoon that comes complete with a purpose-built walkway was…
Pile driving has been completed in Schull for the new North Harbour pontoon
Piledriving for Schull Harbour's new North Harbour pontoon is finished and the new pontoons are to be floated into position this week writes Bob Bateman.  A crane is now on site to lift the walkway into position. As Afloat.ie reported previously, the…
A jack up rig arrives in Schull Harbour, West Cork
The long-awaited pontoon at the popular boating harbour in Schull, West Cork looks to be finally underway with the arrival, this week, of a jack-up rig for pile driving. As Afloat.ie reported in April, the Department of the Marine gave…
Seabourn Quest at anchor in Bantry Bay, offshore of Abbey Pier
#CruiseLiners - A big cruiseship by Banty Bay standards involved notably a maiden call visit today to the scenic west Cork anchorage, writes Jehan Ashmore. The megayacht-like Seabourn Quest of 32,000 tonnes had yesterday called to Cobh, Cork Harbour, before…
Nesbit has pride of place on the Connolly farm near Ballinspittle
A houseboat with a difference adds to a growing number of quirky holiday options in Ireland. ‘Nesbit’ is a former naval tender that’s been transplanted to the farm Dawna Connolly shares with her husband and their two young children near…
A 32–foot Belfast-registered yacht had its propeller snagged in lobster pots near Dursey Island in County Cork
Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat was tasked this morning (Wednesday 13 June) at 5.22am by the Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of a 32 foot Belfast-registered yacht which had its propeller snagged in lobster pots near Dursey Island in…
Minkes are among the smallest baleen whales but can still measure 8-9 metres in length
#MarineWildlife - Galley Head was the place to see Ireland’s biggest recorded gathering of minke whales in recent weeks, as TheJournal.ie reports. Cork Whale Watch skipper Colin Barnes estimated more than 50 minke whales feeding off the coast of West…
An 8-acre waterfront site up for sale at the former Royal Victoria Dockyard located in Passage West, Cork Harbour. The site is owned by Doyle Shipping Group (DSG). Afloat adds that the property includes a quay (see cargoship's bow) that extends eastward (not included in the photo) to the left.
#WaterfrontProperty - Victoria Dockyard an eight-acre site in Passage West which is up for sale needs to be purchased by the State or Cork County Council in order for a development that benefits the town centre to be built there,…
The form of the re-born Saoirse is now sufficiently complete for meaningful comparisons to be made with the original
While the 56ft 1926-built restored ketch Ilen is a flurry of activity at Oldcourt near Baltimore in West Cork with the final stages of work before her re-launching late next month, in the Top Shed nearby where Conor O’Brien’s pioneering…
Neil Prendiville's Mary P at Cape Clear Marina, the new facility is an added location on the West Cork coastline
South Harbour in Cape Clear is a favourite anchorage of mine. There are other beautiful West Cork locations - Schull, Baltimore, Crookhaven, Glandore and Kinsale to be enjoyed, but I have really loved a calm, moonlit night lying at anchor…
The new humpback whale as spotted near Inchydoney on Saturday 31 March
#MarineWildlife - Amid a flurry of activity off the Bear Peninsula in West Cork last week was the discovery of a new humpback whale visitor to Irish waters. Using images captured by marine mammal observation officer Patrick Lyne near Inchydoney…

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