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All proceeds from the sale of The Lighthouse Storybook will directly support the work of Children in Hospital Ireland and the Northern Ireland Hospice
Young authors have contributed to a new book published by The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) which aims to benefit two charities. The organisation’s Young Storykeepers’ Project has put together The Lighthouse Storybook, a collection of stories written by young…
Anne McFarland provides an excellent road map in this easy to read book
Running a sports body has become increasingly onerous. Many sporting entities have become companies and now need to abide by the Companies Act. All entities funded by Sport Ireland must comply with a code of governance, adopted by Sport Ireland,…
RMS Titanic leaving Belfast with two-guiding-tugs visible
Old Ireland in Colour celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the Irish through the colour restoration of stunning images of all walks of Irish life, and the Irish abroad, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From the chaos of…
Author Alan McMahon, painted the boat name on the harbour wall in Porto Santo, his entrance point to the Atlantic
Dublin sailor Alan McMahon has published a book on his solo sailing adventures aboard a Hallberg Rassy 352 which he sailed across the Atlantic and back in 2018/19.  'Sailing Away' is an autobiographical account of one man's 13-month adventure, sailing…
One of the Great Blasket’s best-known residents, Peig Sayers
As if there wasn’t enough Kerry sadness with Fungie’s disappearance, along comes Peig Sayers... As The Sunday Independent reports today, a newly published collection of stories by one of the Great Blasket’s best-known residents shows her “grámhar or more flirtatious…
East Antrim's Tom Jobling Has a third Novel Out With a Nautical Backdrop
This is Thomas Jobling's third novel and as with the preceding books, Chasing Shadows and Arthur's Dead has a distinctly nautical backdrop which I suspect comes easily to a writer who was born and lived by the sea. Tom (as…
The city of river and sea. Modern Dublin and its port looking eastward
If you were asked to name the real centre point of modern Dublin, you'd probably dodge the question by saying that it's somewhere along a line through O'Connell Bridge and Trinity College, and on up Grafton Street or Dawson Street.…
Dunmore East RNLI History 'Dauntless Courage' is Launched
Dunmore East RNLI has been saving lives off the South East coast since 1884. Since then Lifeboats based in the village have launched nearly 1000 times and saved over 305 lives and aided 1315 people in distress on the seas…
‘Stories From The Waterside’ Celebrate Connections With Ireland’s Rivers, Lakes & Beaches
A unique collection of short stories celebrating individual connections with Ireland’s rivers, lakes and beaches has just been published. Stories from the Waterside is the result of a national story writing competition of the same name held in April and…
'Shaped By the Sea' Is Example of Northern Ireland's Literary Talent
There is a hidden wealth of literary talent in the North which deserves greater exposure and the book Shaped by the Sea produced by a team of volunteers in the East Antrim area is an excellent example writes Betty Armstrong…
A look inside the pages of Hegarty’s Boatyard, by Kevin O’Farrell
The Skibbereen boatyard where Ireland’s last trading schooner was painstakingly restored has been immortalised in a new book of photography, as The Irish Times reports. Hegarty’s Boatyard, on the River Ilen near Skibbereen, is the last surviving traditional boatyard in…
Drone-Eye View Adds New Dimension To Sailing Directions
For 90 years, the Irish Cruising Club’s Sailing Directions have been the standard text on small-craft pilotage of the Irish coast. As Afloat contributor Lorna Siggins wrote in her review for The Irish Times: “Approach any port without these navigational…
Kayaker Tim Flavin
“Stop for a quick apple and orange drink. Paddle on in flat water. Stop for cake and try throwing a lifebelt onto a beach...” “ Arrive Courtown at about 11.15 to champagne and a congratulations cake reception! A lifetime trip…
Lusitania launch - (Left to right) Ian Lawler, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Fionnbarr Moore, National Monuments Service, Connie Kelleher, National Monuments Service, Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Charise McKeon, National Monuments Service and Karl Brady, National Monuments Service. Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG) announced the publication of a new book on the RMS Lusitania - RMS Lusitania: The Story of a Wreck
High resolution scans of the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and expert opinion from divers, researchers and specialists feature in a new book on the ocean liner published this week writes Lorna Siggins  National Monuments Service underwater archaeologists Fionnbarr Moore,…
Book Launch For Story Of Baltimore’s Lifeboat Next Saturday
RTÉ’s Fergal Keane will be at Baltimore Sailing Club next Saturday 7 December for the launch of a new book celebrating 100 years of the West Cork village’s RNLI lifeboat service. Baltimore Lifeboat: A Community Story by Éamon Lankford is…
Enda O'Coineen's new book Journey to the Edge
Enda O’Coineen has many friends who sail Northern Waters. Now there’s the chance to meet up with him next week at the launch of his latest book, Journey to the Edge in No Alibis bookstore on Botanic Avenue, Belfast writes…

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