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The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat was christened the Christine and Raymond Fielding at the Union Hall Pier by crew Chris Collins (Helmsman), Darren Collins, Riona Casey and Hugh McNulty
Volunteers at Union Hall RNLI in West Cork held a special ceremony and service of dedication on Saturday (25 June) for their Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Christine and Raymond Fielding. A crowd gathered on Keelbeg Pier for a special ceremony and service…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat off Roches Point
Courtmacsherry RNLI was alerted by Valentia Coast Guard on Wednesday afternoon (22 June) to two people onboard a 42ft yacht with mechanical problems 25 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork. Shortly after 3.30pm the all-weather lifeboat…
Squib National Championships racing at Kinsale Yacht Club
The weather came in and the Bandon Co-op Squib Nationals fleet left the harbour to embark on a three-race day, the gentle breeze turned southerly and the first race today was race four of the Championships, a nice 10 knots…
Union Hall, is a small fishing village in West Cork located on the west side of Glandore Harbour
Data from the M3 and M5 buoys off the South Coast is being recovered for analysis by the Marine Institute to ascertain whether it can explain the cause of a tidal drop of 70 cms reported at Union Hall and…
Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat tows a yacht disabled by its propellor tangled in fishing gear
Baltimore RNLI lifeboat were called out to provide assistance to a yacht with two people onboard that got into difficulty off the coast of Cape Clear Island, West Cork, earlier on Tuesday (21 June). The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their…
File image of the Old Pier at Keelbeg in Union Hall, West Cork
Experts have been puzzled by reports of strange tidal activity on the South Coast at the weekend, as TheJournal.ie reports. On Saturday afternoon (18 June), Union Hall in West Cork saw levels in its harbours drop by as much as…
The forecasted rain has not appeared in Kinsale but despite some promising sunshine the clouds have kept the much hoped-for sea breeze away
The third day of the Bandon co-op Squib National Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club gave the competitors the chance to do boat repairs and check out the settings of the competition as the race officer, Peter Crowley, was forced to…
Sunshine and sunscreen were both needed today in the Squib National Championships after Sunday's freezing cold conditions. Day Two had two races scheduled and the combined fleets ran out of Kinsale harbour this morning with their colourful mace sails and…
Kinsale locals Colm Dunne and Rob Gill won the ‘Practice’ race of the Squib Nationals in Allegro
Day one of the Bandon Co-op Squib National championships in Kinsale started in a strong 16kt northern breeze with significant gusts. The Traditional Practice race gave visitors a good beat and run across the racecourse before Race 1 officially got…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat arriving at the West Cork harbour’s pontoon with the 40ft yacht
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s volunteers called out early this morning (Saturday 18 June) at 4.35am to go to the aid of a 40ft yacht in difficulties 21 miles south east of the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork. The all-weather lifeboat…
Baltimore RNLI crew member Rob O’Leary was put aboard the casualty vessel to assist in rigging a tow passed to the yacht from the lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI were called out earlier today (Thursday 16 June) to provide assistance to a yacht with two people onboard that was taking part in a race. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 11.45am, following a request…
Cork County Council has engaged a contractor for the removal of the wreck of the fishing trawler, MV Sceptre, at Union Hall, West Cork and work has commenced. The wreck will be removed by barge for transport to an overseas…
Union Hall RNLI’s crew and shore crew following a callout on Monday 13 June
The volunteer crew at Union Hall RNLI were requested to launch their inshore Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Christine and Raymond Fielding at 12.15pm on Monday (13 June) to a 10m fishing vessel with two people onboard that had got propped…
Martin Lane’s Oceanis 331 Chatterbox was the May League winner at Schull Harbour Sailing Club
Martin Lane’s Chatterbox won the May Cruiser League at Schull Harbour Sailing Club (SHSC) in West Cork. Michael Murphy’s Shelly D was second and Frank O’Hara’s Samphire third. The Summer Series begins at SHSC on Saturday, June 11th.
Dursey Clipper is a seine boat, sixty to seventy years old, which had lain unused for about eleven years on nearby Dursey Island
“There was a lot of work, hull planking, fitting the stem post, caulking, filling, fairing, sanding, priming and painting. We lost over two years on the project due to Covid and this old girl was in a worse condition than…
The popular West Cork boating harbour of Courtmacsherry where dredging is underway
Long-awaited dredging at the popular West Cork boating harbour of Courtmacsherry is underway but restrictions are now in place for visiting boats for three to four weeks as the harbour's pontoon is unavailable and the slipway blocked off. Local fishermen are…

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