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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys in Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co Kilkenny, where she marked the official opening of Ardra loop walk and Arboretum walk as part of a 14 million euro government to develop adventure tourism, including wild swimming and kayaking, as part of its national outdoor recreation strategy
The Government is investing 14 million euro to develop adventure tourism, including wild swimming and kayaking, as part of its national outdoor recreation strategy. The five-year strategy was published by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys in Castlecomer…
Civil Defence vehicles on a beach reports that two bodies have been recovered from waterways in Co Clare over the weekend following in two separate incidents. In Ennis, a body was recovered from the River Fergus on Saturday afternoon (26 November) after it was found…
Windsurfer Oisín van Gelderen is looking to break the 50-knot barrier in Namibia
Dublin Bay Windsurfer Oisín van Gelderen has broken his previous Irish Sailing Speed Record while participating at the 'Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia. Van Gelderen is taking part in the World Record Attempt, and after three 'fruitless weeks' of moderate…
The Yacht Racing Forum / Design & Technology Symposium was a two day conference in Malta
What is the state of our sport following two years of disruption? How can its status, visibility and commercial attractiveness be improved? What will be the future of our sport, both from a technological and commercial point of view? These…
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Irish Lights is hosting Navigating To 2050 – A safe and sustainable maritime future, a two-day hybrid conference bringing together key national and international leaders to debate a safe and sustainable route to 2050.  The event will be held in…
Sian Reynolds
The Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales has announced the appointment of Sian Reynolds as chair of its board. Sian’s appointment makes history as she is the first female chair and also the youngest chair of RYA Cymru Wales’ board. She…
Tourists totalling 338,000 from continental Europe visited Ireland last month, down 5% on 2019
International tourists of nearly 900,000 visited Ireland in September, down 9% on the same month in 2019. New figures from the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) show so far this year, visitor numbers are down 20%. 338,000 people visited from…
SS Parthenon
Ocean Infinity is set to begin a subsea survey of two World War II-era shipwrecks off the southwest coast this week. The SS Songa was a Norwegian-flagged cargo steamer that was torpedoed by a Nazi U-boat in January 1940. All…
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RYA Cymru Wales has issued a statement confirming the resignation of its chair, Mike Butterfield. Brian Oulton, as senior independent director, will assume the position of interim chair until a new chair is appointed. Oulton said: “The members of RYA…
Kinvara Pier in County Galway
Emergency services were tasked to Kinvara, Co Galway this evening (Thurs 18, August) when a car left the pier and tumbled into the sea. No one was in the vehicle at the time, and it is believed the Volkswagen may…
The main deck crane on EDT Jane
Vermilion Exploration & Production Ireland Limited will carry out a maintenance campaign at the Corrib Gas Field’s subsea infrastructure from next weekend. The works are due to commence in field next Sunday 14 August and last for up to 21…
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Greenlink Interconnector Ltd (GIL) is proposing to develop an electricity interconnector between the southeast of Ireland, from Great Island in Co Wexford, to southwest Wales at Pembroke. As part of these proposals, a pre-construction survey is expected to be carried…
Hospital ship charity Mercy Ships newbuilding, the 36,600gt Global Mercy at its Dakar (Senegal) inauguration in July 2022 alongside the charity’s existing 16,572gt converted former Danish rail ferry Africa Mercy built in1980.
Mercy Ships, the hospital ship charity's first ever purpose-built newbuilding has been inaugurated in Dakar, Senegal in a ceremony and ribbon cutting overseen by the west African country’s president. President Macky Sall cut the ribbon to the 36,600-gt Global Mercy…
The team had to conduct a lot of research beforehand to narrow its search area 
The world’s deepest shipwreck on record has been found by a team of explorers in the Philippine Sea. The hull of the USS Samuel B Roberts, or Sammy B as it was known, was located at 22,916 feet (6984.7 metres)…
Petty officers Edgar Evans and Tom Crean (left) mending reindeer sleeping bags on 16 May 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13
The latest Library Blog post from the Royal Irish Academy celebrates the heroics and legacy of Irish polar explorer Tom Crean. Collecting a number of revealing images — including a drawing of Crean’s Co Kerry home from the RIA’s own…
Rush Sailing Club Regatta 2022 is back next weekend
North Dublin's Rush Sailing Club Regatta 2022 will take place next weekend, 2/3 July after an unscheduled break over the last couple of years.  The club will no doubt use the annual occasion to celebrate its success last weekend at…

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