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Nolly, and her apartments ‘Harland’ and ‘Wolff’, berthed at Belfast Harbour Marina
Two chic barge berths at Belfast Harbour Marina are available for bookings for those looking for a different base to explore Northern Ireland. The berths — named ‘Harland’ and ‘Wolff’ after the city’s iconic shipyard — comprise the renovated barge…
Fáilte Ireland chief Paul Kelly greets Waterways Ireland acting CEO John McDonagh at the latter’s office at Dublin’s Grand Canal Quay
The chief executives of Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland met last week to discuss their new Strategic Partnership Programme to develop tourism along the latter’s network of inland waterways. The agreement is focused on delivering “a programme of works to…
Cutting the ribbon on Phase 3 of the Shannon Blueway
The third phase of the Shannon Blueway has been opened by Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, in the company of Waterways Ireland’s acting chief executive John McDonagh and Leitrim County Council Cathaoirleach Enda McGloin. The project has…
Galley Cove in Crookhaven, Co Cork
Ireland is a veritable bounty of beautiful beaches, as TripAdvisor’s latest list of Ireland’s best can attest. But beyond the most highly rated bathing spots around the Irish coast, there exists a number of hidden gems to attract those seeking…
The River Barrow at Bagenalstown, Co Carlow
Proposals for a new blueway along the River Barrow have been blocked by planners who objected to the scheme for a hard surface along the 115km of towpath. But as The Irish Times reports, many locals and users of the…
Lough Corrib, second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh, which is the focus of a new community partnership to transform it into Ireland's lake district for walkers
Oscar Wilde’s surgeon dad waxed lyrical about it, Vikings lost their weapons in it, and poitín makers and anglers have shared their knowledge of its rocks and islands. The Corrib – this island’s second largest lake after Lough Neagh –…
The boat tourism sector sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism, a 65% growth since 2013, according to British Marine
New figures out today from British Marine, the leading trade association for the UK leisure marine industry, highlight how the marine sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism expenditure in 2018, a 65% growth since 2013.…
The 330m Royal Princess  cruise ship arrives in Dublin in 2018 carrying more than 3,000 passengers and crew
Dublin Town, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to reconsider its decision to cut cruise ship calls to the city by more than 50%, from…
Go-ahead UK firm Wildwind is based in Vassiliki, Greece
Good news for Irish sailors planning a Greek sailing holiday. Go-ahead UK firm Wildwind, based in Vassiliki and run by Simon Morgan, is now offering free supplemental flights to London and accommodation at the Hilton Hotel in Gatwick during the early weeks…
Dublin Port’s Cruise Call Cutbacks ‘Will Have Catastrophic Effect On Industry’
Dublin Port’s decision to reduce cruise liner visits from 2021 has sparked concern among the wider tourism industry in Ireland. As covered last month on Afloat.ie, rising freight volumes and the need to create space due to Brexit will mean…
Plans for a larger marina in Cobh faltered a number of years ago
Cobh may finally get a new marina in what’s being touted as a major boost to marine tourism in the Cork Harbour town, as plans are prepared for public display. The East Cork Journal has details on the new €450,000…
Banna Strand on Tralee Bay is TripAdvisor users’ favourite of Kerry’s beaches this year — but loses out on the top spot to Inchydoney in Cork
#TopBeaches - Kerry dominates TripAdvisor’s list of the best Irish beaches for 2019, with the Kingdom taking six of the top 10 places. Ladies Beach at Ballybunion (9th), Coumeenoole (6th), Derrynane (5th) and Inch Beach (3rd) all make return appearances…
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…
‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ To Showcase Tourism In Midlands Waterways
#Tourism - ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ is the new tourism brand for the Midlands region, with a particular emphasis on its inland waterways. More than 10,000 consumers gave their put to Fáilte Ireland on the development of the brand, which hopes…
The new 40–berth Bantry Harbour Marina is among the facilities being marketed to potential visitors at the Southampton Boat Show over the next week
#Tourism - The Port of Cork, Bantry Bay Port Company and the Royal Cork Yacht Club are joining forces to promote marine leisure in Cork at the Southampton Boat Show. The three organisations are in attendance at Stand J047 from…
Waterville in Co Kerry
#Tourism - Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust is hosting an information event on opportunities in angling tourism for business owners and the public in Waterville and surrounding areas later this month. The event, which takes place at The Sea Lodge…

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