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Baltimore Maritime Centre to Expand West Cork Sailing Courses in 2015
#baltimore – BMC/Glenua was formed in 2013, in order to continue the sailing activities of Les Glénans in Baltimore, West Cork, and we have now completed our first season in operation writes Chairman Michael O'Meara.  Baltimore Maritime Centre ran a limited…
Wild Atlantic Way Is Magazine's Choice For 'Best Tourist Attraction'
#WildAtlanticWay - The Wild Atlantic Way was recognised as ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ at the third InBusiness Editors' Choice Awards at a ceremony in Dublin's Hibernian Club. Fáilte Ireland says it invested €10 million during 2014 in what's Ireland’s first long-distance…
Loop Head Named As Top Sustainable Tourism Destination
#Tourism - Loop Head Peninsula has been named as one of the world's top 100 sustainable travel destinations, as The Irish Times reports. The breathtaking Clare coastal spot is featured with the likes of the UK's Lake District and New…
Wild Atlantic Way Heritage Tourism Project Launched
#WAW – A pilot project that has resulted in the development of a heritage trail on 60km of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is being hailed as a template for future similar developments along the West of Ireland coastal route…
Northern Ireland's Top Spots For Surfing, Birdwatching
#Tourism - Where's the best place to go surfing or coastal birdwatching in Northern Ireland? The Belfast Telegraph has got you covered. Benone Strand was previously highlighted on Afloat.ie as a top 'coastal experience' for surfing kids, and it shows…
NI's Coastal Landmarks Losing Out To Republic In Tourism Marketing Says Board Chief
#Tourism - Northern Ireland's outgoing tourism chief says the likes of Galway Bay are getting too much exposure at the expense of NI coastal landmarks such as the Giant's Causeway in all-Ireland tourism marketing. And as the Belfast Telegraph reports,…
Baltimore Maritime Centre Receives Widespread Support
#westcorksailing – Balitmore Maritime Centre (BMC) was formed in 2013, in order to continue the sailing activities of Les Glénans in Baltimore, West Cork which have ceased. Here BMC chairman Michael O'Meara outlines the work of the centre since it started…
Sun Protection Advice for Sailors
#sunprotection – Sailors and boaters are constantly outdoors pursuing their sport, so it is essential they are aware of the great increase in melanoma and skin cancer due to exposure to the sun's radiation. They need to taking the most…
Baltimore Group Blasts Decision To Sell Off Former Glenans Base
#Tourism - A Baltimore maritime group says Fáilte Ireland's commitment to coastal tourism "rings very hollow" in light of its proposed sale of the former Glenans sail training school premises in the West Cork town. Last September Afloat.ie reported on…
Holiday World Show Dublin Returns to RDS
The annual Holiday World Show Dublin, returns with holiday offers – including some auatic offerings –  from 24th to 26th January in RDS Simmonscourt. Celebrating its 25th year of making holidaymakers dreams come true, the Show is a one-stop shop…
West Cork Holiday Deserves Its Accolades
#Tourism - While angling on Ireland's waterways is undoubtedly a big attraction, there's more to this island's picturesque spots than great fishing, as Brian Gallagher of Scotland's Daily Record discovered on his recent holiday to the south-west. Gallagher's three-day whistle-stop…
Marine Tourism Spots Miss The Cut In Fáilte Ireland's Long List
#Tourism - The world-class surfing hotspot of Sligo has failed to make the grade in Fáilte Ireland's long list of leading tourism towns for 2013, according to the Irish Independent. The north-east county was among a surprise selection of areas…
Minister for Transport Takes the Helm in Dun Laoghaire
#glenans – Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport took up the offer of a sailing lesson in Dun Laoghaire harbour last Sunday after performing the official launch of the 2013 Les Glenans Ireland brochure at the National…
Glenans Sailing School Launch 2013 Season in Dun Laoghaire
#glenans – Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar launched Glenans 2013 season this afternoon at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. As Europe's largest sailing school the French club has bases in Baltimore in West Cork and…
Sligo's Seaweed Spa A Hit With Locals and Tourists Alike
#Tourism - How's this for a unique winter break in Ireland - a visit to a century-old seaweed bathhouse in Sligo, anyone? That's what Guardian writer Nick Fisher did recently when he and his family spent a week in the…
Maritime & Coastal Tourism Plan to Benefit Ireland
#maritimetourism – The Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly says the strategy, due to be published next year, should prioritise sustainable tourism, taking safety and environmental concerns into consideration. Promoting competitiveness, job creation and benefits for local communities are also pivotal…

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