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Public Meeting for Kinsale Clipper Stopover Carnival Parade
The Kinsale Carnival Parade is planned as part of the Clipper Stopover weekend on Sunday 4th July and organisers are looking for the people of the town and surrounding areas to be part of the big welcome and attend a…
Docklands Maritime Festival on the River Liffey
Dublin's thriving Docklands area is the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend, with the seventh annual Docklands Maritime Festival running from 4th of June to 7th of June 2010. Hop on board a ship and see what life…
Rechristening of arrested vessel for its new role in Mercy mission to Gaza
The MV Linda is to be rechristened the Rachel Corrie on Wednesday, May 12th, at 10am in Dundalk Port, in honour of the 23 year old American peace activist who was killed during a non-violent protest to stop Israeli forces…
City Council to Conduct Major Investigation Works on Dublin Bay
Dublin City Council is to conduct a major marine site investigation works in Dublin Bay to provide a detailed understanding of the sub-seabed. The works will assist the Council in determining the feasibility of constructing a tunnel to extend the…
Work Begins on Cork City Pontoons
Cork Port Company is in the process of installing a 100 metre pontoon facility at the South Custom House Quay which is expected to be in operation from mid- June and this will provide an opportunity for users to overnight…
Naval Vessel to circle South America
The Irish Naval Service patrol vessel, the LE Niamh, is underway on a 14,000-mile diplomatic trip around South America. The trip, which will cost upwards of €500,000, has gone ahead despite criticism of the cost at a time when Ireland…
Laser coaching clinics throughout June
Thomas Chaix, Barry McCartin and George Kingston have set a series of open-to-all laser clinics in June. The courses will provide a platform for Irish laser sailors of various age and ability to push themselves, progress and achieve their goals,…
McWilliam League Starts on Friday
Just as Kinsale's Spring league ends the McWilliam Sailmakers May League takes place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC), Crosshaven, County Cork starting next Friday. All the details are here: 1          RULES 1.1       The Regatta will be sailed under…
Youth Champs wrap up in Dublin Bay
Despite losing one day of racing to light wind, the 256 sailors entered for the Mitsubishi Motors Youth Championship in Dun Laoghaire enjoyed near-full race series and perfect conditions on their final day on Dublin Bay. Sailors from 26 clubs…
Light and Shifty End to Kinsale Spring League
The final races of Kinsale's Spring Series, sponsored by Ron Holland Design, were sailed on Sunday in trying conditions for both competitors and race management alike. The wind, what little of it was there was from a south westerly direction,…
Lola Leads Kinsale Squib Event
Frank Whelan's Lola from Dublin Bay leads the 13-boat Squib champs in Kinsale. The results are here and event photos here. 
South Coast Squib Pics Online
Photos from the first days action of the South Coast Squib championships are online in our gallery.
Marinerscove to the Fore in Kinsale League
Marinerscove conlcuded Kinsale's Spring 12 division Series yesterday with a two point win over Anthony O'Leary's Antix in Class IRC Zero. With yesterday's races sailed with everything from warm sunshine to hail and with wind from 3 to 23 knots,…
Fire at Cork Boatyard Extinguished
Three units of Cork Fire Brigade dealt with a fire that broke out close to a diesel tank in a boatyard in Crosshaven today. No one was hurt in the blaze that broke out at lunch time and there was…
Squibs Set Sail in Kinsale
The Irish South Coast Squib Championship sponsored by Marine Motors Matthews of Cork, & Calco Ireland Ltd. takes place in Kinsale Yacht Club, in conjunction with the National Squib Owners Association, from Saturday 1st May to Sunday 2nd May with…
Baltimore Harbour Hotel for Sale
Situated on an elevated site with superb views in a popular coastal base. The Baltimore Harbour hotel in Co. Cork is for sale by private treaty. The site includes hotel suites, 6 town houses and 12 self contianed apartments. More…

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