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In a recent reconnoitre carried out by members of the Heritage Boat Association (HBA) and the Portlaw Heritage Group, long lost structures of our boating heritage were located and identified.

Four boats of the Heritage Boat Association, including Heritage Barges 68M and 72M, navigated the Clodiagh to Portlaw recently, the first time that barges have moored at the old Quay in 75 years.

They discovered the Portlaw Graving Docks at the Quay and based on the information in some of the historical documents at the Heritage Centre, these may date from as early as the 1820s and been built before the town. On the same site are the remains of a stone workshop and behind the cut stone quay, they found an old cobbled yard and track.

These structures are close to the old Lock Gate, whose design is reputed to be unique in the British Isles. The gate formed the entrance to the Portlaw Canal where raw materials were carried by barge into the Cotton Mill and the finished product was sent from here on the first stage of the journey to countries all over the world.

All concerned were excited about finding these structures which may pre-date the building of the town of Portlaw. Gerry Burke of the Heritage Boat Association stated "Finds like these are not only important to our boating heritage but give us insights into the social aspects of our ancestors and their amazing skills in creating innovative industrial artefacts by hand. It is important they are preserved for both their tourism value and for future generations to appreciate."

Brian Goggin, who writes about Irish Waterways' history, said "Portlaw's foundation as an industrial town is intimately linked with the use of the River Clodiagh, but there is little published information about the navigation or about how boats used it. These new discoveries add an extra dimension to our understanding and extend the boundaries of the area that should be conserved."

The Heritage Boat Association's aspiration is to protect, promote and celebrate the floating heritage on the inland waterways of Ireland. Our floating heritage provides us with a direct link to the past and includes both commercial and pleasure craft that plied the inland waterways.


Published in Inland Waterways
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Published in Racing
12th September 2011

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Look out for Afloat's Autumn 2011 issue published in the first week of October. The full colour issue includes the latest Irish sailing and boating news including exclusve reports on diving on the Lusitania, How the Rambler 100 crew were saved, Winterising Your Boat, Round Ireland in a Kayak, the build up to Dun Laoghaire's Youth Sailing Worlds, boat reports, all our regular columns including inland news, Tom MacSweeney's column, WM Nixon's Soundings, the latest Irish boats for sale listings and lots, lots more.
Published in Racing

Ireland has battened down the hatches because of fears Hurricane Katia would wreak widespread havoc with storm-force winds and giant waves. The Coast Guard has issued a weather alert warning people to stay away from cliff edges. Boaters are also warned of the dangers of walking near exposed quays.

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Hurricane Katia as seen from the space station

Published in Marine Warning
Afloat.ie is looking forward to the results of a new survey on boating holidays in Ireland.
Fáilte Ireland is looking to hear from anyone who has recently enjoyed a boating holiday in Ireland to learn about their experiences, and identify if any improvements can be made.
Those who participate in the survey will also be entered into a draw for a €500 holiday voucher in Ireland.
For details visit www.discoverireland.ie/survey

Afloat.ie is looking forward to the results of a new survey on boating holidays in Ireland.

Fáilte Ireland is looking to hear from anyone who has recently enjoyed a boating holiday in Ireland to learn about their experiences, and identify if any improvements can be made.

Those who participate in the survey will also be entered into a draw for a €500 voucher towards a holiday in Ireland.

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Published in Aquatic Tourism

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FINGAL COUNTY DUBLIN AIRPORT EASON DUBLIN AIRPORT
CORK 13/17 PATRICK STREET EASON CORK
GALWAY 33, SHOP STREET EASON GALWAY
Dublin City EASON HEUSTON STATION EASON HEUSTON STATION
Dublin City 40-42 LOWER O'CONNELL STREET EASON O'CONNELL STREET
CORK POINT ROAD CENTRA CROSSHAVEN
CORK DOUGLAS SHOPPING CENTRE PORTER'S DOUGLAS
CORK MAHON POINT SHOPPING CENTRE EASON MAHON POINT
KERRY 25 THE MALL EASON TRALEE
CORK CORK AIRPORT EASON CORK AIRPORT
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN 5, UPPER GEORGES STREET EASON DUN LAOGHAIRE GEORGE ST.
LIMERICK 9 0'CONNELL STREET EASON LIMERICK
FINGAL COUNTY PAVILION SHOPPING CENTRE EASON SWORDS
Dublin City COLLINS CENTRA, 8 MAIN ST CENTRA MAIN ST HOWTH
CORK MAIN STREET SUPERVALU CARRIGALINE
Dublin City LEVEL 3, DUNDRUM SHOP/CTR EASON DUNDRUM
WESTMEATH EASON ATHLONE TOWN CENTRE EASON ATHLONE
CORK THE SQUARE HICKEY SKIBBEREEN
CORK ROCHESTOWN ROAD CENTRA ROCHESTOWNS
CORK WILTON SHOPPING CENTRE PORTER'S WILTON
Dublin City READS READS OF NASSAU ST
CORK FAVOURITES FAVOURITES KINSALE
CORK PEARSE STREET ING STORES LTD KINSALE
CORK 15 CASEMENT SQUARE M. ENGLISH
Dublin City UNIT 5 SUPERQUINN CTRE KEOGH'S SUTTON CROSS
Dublin City 155-241,BLANCHARDSTOWN SHOP CT EASON BLANCHARDSTOWN
CORK 42 PATRICK STREET PORTER'S PATRICK ST
CORK 43 MAIN STREET MCCARTHY MIDLETON
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN 48 SANDYCOVE ROAD SPAR SANDYCOVE
GALWAY UNIT 25 WATLAN SALES GALWAY
WICKLOW BRIDGEWATER SHOPPING CTR EASON ARKLOW
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN DALKEY NEWS CNTR DALKEY NEWS DALKEY
WATERFORD UNIT 4 DUNGARVAN SHOP/CTR EASON DUNGARVAN
CORK 83 NORTH MAIN STREET READ & WRITE YOUGHAL
Dublin City 89 MOREHAMPTON ROAD DONNYBROOK FAIR MOREHAMPTON RD
Dublin City LIFFEY VALLEY EASON LIFFEY VALLEY
Dublin City THE SQUARE EASON TALLAGHT
WICKLOW ABBEY STREET EARLS WICKLOW
CORK REGIONAL HOSPITAL CROWLEY CORK REG HOSPITAL
CORK UNIT 10/11 BALLINCOLLIG SHOP/C EASON BALLINCOLLIG
KILKENNY 10 HIGH STREET BOOK CENTRE KILKENNY
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN UNIT 12-13, BLACKROCK S/C COLEMANS BLACKROCK
GALWAY 22 WILLIAM STREET O'BRIEN NEWSAGENTS GALWAY
SLIGO 45, O'CONNELL STREET EASON (CONWAYS) SLIGO
CORK PAUL STREET, SHOPPING CENTRE PORTER'S PAUL ST
CORK MAIN STREET EUROSPAR SHULL
CORK NEW STREET SUPERVALU BANTRY
KERRY 2 MAIN STREET QUIRKE CAHIRCIVEEN
TIPPERARY 2/3 QUENTIN'S WAY, PEARSE ST. EASON NENAGH
WATERFORD UNIT 34 CITY QUAY SHOPPING CTR CARDS & THINGS WATERFORD
Dublin City ASHLEAF SHOPPING CENTRE EASONS ASHLEAF
KILDARE BARKER & JONES BOOK CENTRE NAAS
LOUTH 17/18 WEST STREET EASON DROGHEDA
MAYO T/A EASON FRANCHISE EASON CASTLEBAR
WICKLOW UNIT 5-6 TESCO SHOPPING CENTRE CARDS & THINGS GREYSTONES
CORK 86/87 SOUTH MAIN STREET O'FARRELL BANDON
CORK MAIN STREET CENTRA INISHANNON
CLARE ENNIS ROAD WHELANS VIVO KILRUSH
CLARE MCLOUGHNEYS LTD MCLOUGHNEYS SHANNON
FINGAL COUNTY FIRST STOP FIRST STOP SKERRIES
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN 74 UPPER GEORGES STREET ALEX'S
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN 4 CARRICKBRENNAN HEWETTS MONKSTOWN
Dublin City 119 BRAEMOR ROAD SPAR BREAMOR RD
KILDARE 16 MANOR MILLS SHOP/CENTRE EASON MAYNOOTH
LAOIS LYSTER SQUARE EASON PORTLAOISE
MAYO TONE STREET EASON BALLINA
MAYO SPAR 8 - 12 SPAR MCLOUGHLINS WESTPORT
SLIGO BURNS BUS STOP BURNS BUS STOP SLIGO
TIPPERARY 19-20 GLADSTONE STREET EASON CLONMEL
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN MARINE RD EASON DUN LAOGHAIRE MARINE RD.
Dublin City IRISH LIFE CENTRE EASON TALBOT ST.
LEITRIM MAIN STREET MULVEY CARRICK ON SHANNON
LOUTH UNIT 34 THE MARSHES SHOP/CTR EASON DUNDALK
MEATH NEW ASHBOURNE TOWN CENTRE EASON ASHBOURNE
MEATH NAVAN TOWN CENTRE EASON NAVAN
CORK MAIN STREET THE GIFT SHOP BANTRY
KERRY MAIN STREET BROSNAN DAY TODAY TARBERT
Dublin City 14 ROYAL HIBERNIAN WAY TUTHILLS DAWSON ST
Dublin City UNIT 5 A MERRION CENTRE THE NUTLEY MERRION RD
Dublin City 25 THORMANBY ROAD THE SUMMIT STORES HOWTH
Dublin City PAPERLANE, RATHFARNHAM S/C PAPERLANE RATHFARNHAM
GALWAY THE SQUARE EASON TUAM
LONGFORD BALLYMAHON STREET EASON LONGFORD
WICKLOW QUINNSBORO RD THE GEM BRAY
LOUTH 26 CLANBRASSIL STREET MCEVOYS CENTRAL STORES
CORK DOREEN CAREY FITZGIBBON CROSSHAVEN
CORK MARKET STREET SPAR SKIBBEREEN
CORK MAIN STREET CENTRA SCHULL
WEXFORD 14 SOUTH STREET NOLANS NEW ROSS
WEXFORD SELSKAR STREET SCHOOL & OFFICE SUPPLIES
WATERFORD SUPERQUINN SHOPPING CENTRE NEWSWORLD WATERFORD
WATERFORD LISDUGGAN SHOPPING CENTRE BOOK & THINGS LISDUGGAN
WATERFORD DOCK ROAD POWER CENTRA DUNMORE EAST
WATERFORD ARDMORE QUINNS FOODSTORE ARDMORE
CLARE 19 MARKET STREET O'CONNORS ENNIS
CLARE LIMERICK ROAD PETROGAS ENNIS SERVICE STATION
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN DALKEY POST OFFICE & NEWSAGENT POST OFFICE DALKEY
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN UNIT 113 DUN LAOGHAIRE S/C NEWSCENTRE DUN LAOGHAIRE
Dublin City 88 TERENURE ROAD EAST NOELS NEWSAGENTS
Dublin City 108 GREENLEA RD. THE FAVOURITE SHOP
Dublin City THE PARK SPAR CABINTEELY
Dublin City NEWSCENTRE DONAGHMEADE CENTRE NEWSCENTRE, DONAGHMEADE S/C
GALWAY CORRIB SHOPPING CENTRE HEADLINES EYRE SQUARE
GALWAY MAIN STREET NEWS N'CHOOSE LOUGHREA
GALWAY ORANTOWN CENTRE MANNION ORANMORE GALWAY
KILDARE EMILY SQUARE THE WINKLE ATHY
KILDARE SHOP/CTR RATHANGAN ROAD KELLY MONASTEREVIN
LONGFORD MAIN ST O'BRIEN LANESBORO
MAYO BRIDGE STREET MC GREEVY WESTPORT
OFFALY UNIT 5-6 THE BRIDGE CENTRE CARDS & THINGS TULLAMORE
WICKLOW 21 WEXFORD RD KAVANAGH ARKLOW
CORK T/A CUNNIAC LTD CORK RD SPAR/ESSO SKIBBEREEN
CORK MAIN STREET COTTERS GALA BALTIMORE
CORK UNIT E MARKETGREEN S/CENTRE WELCOME MIDDLETON
CLARE CHURCH STREET WHELAN'S KILLALOE
Dublin City BUSARAS UNIT 2 EASON BUSARAS
GALWAY WILLIAMSGATE STREET HOLLAND NEWSAGENTS GALWAY
GALWAY 220 UPPER SALTHILL M & W O'CONNELL LTD
LEITRIM BRIDGE STREET GARTLANS CARRICK ON SHANNON
MAYO THE QUAY THE HARBOUR STORE WESTPORT
CORK NO.7 BLACKPOOL SHOP/CENTRE RYAN'S NEWSAGENTS CORK.
CORK ROSEABBEY ELONA BIUZIENE CORK
CORK EASTERN ROAD DAYBREAK KINSALE
CORK 226 CONNOLLY ROAD DAWSON BALLYPHEHANE
CORK WESTSIDE SERVICE STATION HURLEY WESTSIDE SERVICE STN.
CORK MAIN ST DOWN SUPERVALU BALLINCOLLING
CORK UNIT 2 BALLINCOLLIG S/CENTRE CITY WEST NEWSAGENT
CORK BLACKROCK ROAD TOPAZ BLACKROCK CORK
CORK MCHUGH HOUSE GRAND PARADE HERLIHY'S CENTRA QUI
CORK PEMBROKE STREET FITZGERALD PEMBROKE ST.
CORK 53/54 OLIVER PLUNKETT ST HERLIHYS CENTRA
KILKENNY GREATGAS SERVICE STATION MAHER STATOIL CALLAN
CORK 63 TOWNSEND STREET CROWLEY SKIBBEREEN
CORK MAIN STREET THE VILLAGE GROCER DURRUS
CORK BALLYLICKEY COSTCUTTER BALLYLICKEY
CORK MAIN STREET SPAR GLENGARRIFF
CORK THE SQUARE SPAR CASTLETOWNBERE
CORK EYERIES O'SULLIVANS EYERIES
WEXFORD ROSSLARE HARBOUR MURPHY'S SUPERVALU
WEXFORD STRAND ROAD XL STOP & SHOP ROSSLARE STRAND
WEXFORD BALLASK P.J. MURPHY KILMORE
WEXFORD THE BURROW BRADY KILMORE QUAY
WEXFORD LADY'S ISLAND LONDIS LADY'S ISLAND
KERRY MARKET STREET GREANEY'S SPAR
KERRY MAIL ROAD MORANS DINGLE
KERRY SKEHANAGH CASTLEMAINE RD SPAR TRALEE
KERRY LISTOWEL ROAD SPAR TRALEE
KERRY 3 THE SQUARE MAUREENS SUPERMARKET KENMARE
LIMERICK UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK O'MAHONY BOOKSELLERS
LIMERICK MAIN STREET KELLY'S FOYNES
TIPPERARY T/A EASONS EASONS THURLES
TIPPERARY 88 CARRICK ON SUIR CLEARY CARRICK-ON-SUIR
CORK MAIN ST. DICKS SUPERVALU
CORK MACE SHOP MCCARTHY'S (MACE)
CORK CENTRA 30/31 LOWER CORK STREET CENTRA MITCHELSTOWN
CORK CENTRA SPA GLEN CENTRA MALLOW
CORK CHURCH STREET HANNON NEWMARKET
WATERFORD THE ARCH NEWSAGENTS SHERIDAN TRAMORE
WATERFORD 27 GRATTAN SQUARE O NEILLS SWEETSTORE DUNGARVAN
WATERFORD 16 O'CONNELL STREET WHELAN DUNGARVAN
WATERFORD BALLYBRICKEN RELLIS WATERFORD
WATERFORD POWER CHEEKPOINT POWER CHEEKPOINT
WATERFORD 59 FOUNTAIN STREET WALSH LOTTO SHOP FERRYBANK
WATERFORD UNIT 4 DOCK ROAD DINGLEY'S
CORK BALLINREA MAXOL MACE CARRIGALINE
CORK UPPER AGHADA O'SHEA
CORK SALLYBROOK GRANDONSFOOD FAIR GLAMIRE
CLARE CRATLOE SHOPPING FOODSTORE ASHLING'S FOODSTORE
CLARE DRUMQUIN, TIERMACLANE CARRIG COSTCUTTER/TEXACO
FINGAL COUNTY STRAND ROAD CENTRE POINT PORTMARNOCK
FINGAL COUNTY UNIT ONE, THE GREEN EUROSPAR MALAHIDE
FINGAL COUNTY MAIN ST EUROSPAR RUSH
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN CENTRA, 105 MARINE ROAD CENTRA MYERS DUN LAOGHAIRE
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN 46A GEORGES STREET THE CORNER SHOP DUN LAOGHAIRE
Dublin City SPAR SPAR MILLTOWN CENTRE
Dublin City EUROSPAR GULLIVER RETAIL PARK 8910 EUROSPAR NORTHWOOD SANTRY
Dublin City SUPERQUINN S/C NEWSPRINT BALLINTEER
Dublin City 5 BALLINTEER AVE SPAR BALLINTEER
Dublin City SUPERVALUE FIRHOUSE S/C SUPERVALU FIRHOUSE TALLAGHT
GALWAY SOCIETY STREET EASON BALLINALSOE
GALWAY NORTHGATE ST THE GIFT CENTRE ATHERNY
GALWAY DERRY NEE WALSHS SER/STAT COSTELLO G'WAY
GALWAY CILL CHIARAIN SIOPA MHIC DHONNCHADA
GALWAY SIOPA DOWD SIOPA DOWD ESSO
GALWAY JOYCES, THE SQUARE JOYCES THE SQUARE CLIFDEN
GALWAY MAIN STREET O'CALLAGHAN GORT
GALWAY INVERIN SIOPA ON PHOBAIL
GALWAY TULLY JR SUPERMARKET RENVYLE
GALWAY LETTERGESH KINGS FOODSTORE RENVYLE
KILDARE UNIT 7 GLENROYAL S/C NEWS 4 U
KILDARE WHITEWATER SHOPPING CENTRE EASON NEWBRIDGE
KILDARE UNIT 10-11 NEWBRIDGE S/C CARDS & THINGS NEWBRIDGE
LAOIS THE OSSORY BRESLINS SUPERVALU
LAOIS CENTRA MAIN ST CENTRA PORTARLINGTON
LOUTH XL STOP 7 SHOP XL STOP 7 SHOP DUNDALK
LOUTH UNIT 9 LONGWALK SHOP/CNTR CARROLL NEWSAGENT DUNDALK
LOUTH 3 DUBLIN STREET GRANT DUNDALK
LOUTH WOTTONSTOWN EAMHKR WOTTONSTOWN LOUTH
LOUTH MARKET STREET T. MOLONE
LOUTH DROGHEDA ROAD MACE CLOUGHERHEAD
LOUTH UNIT 5 SOUTHGATE S/C JUST A THOUGHT DROGHEDA
MAYO PEARSE STREET HALLAHANS NEWSAGENTS BALLINA
MAYO KILLALA ROAD CLRAKES CONVENIENCE STORE
MAYO KEOHANES KEOHANES AARAN ST BALLINA
MAYO GEORGE ST MCDONALDS EXCEL KILLALA
MAYO BROGAN'S EUROSPAR EUROSPAR BROGAN BELMULLET
MAYO MONEEN CORRIB OIL MONEEN
MAYO 14 MAIN STREET CHAMBERS NEWPORT
MAYO BRIDGE STREET JOHN O'GRADYS
CAVAN 64-66 MAIN STREET EASON MAIN ST CAVAN
MEATH 44 FLOWER HILL LONDIS NAVAN
MONAGHAN CHURCH SQUARE EASON SUPERVALU
ROSCOMMON NEW ST SUPERVALU BALLAGHADEREEN
ROSCOMMON THE SQUARE EASON ROSCOMMON
SLIGO CASTLE SERVICE STATION SASTLE S/S TOPMAX CASTLEBALDWN
SLIGO 21 O'CONNELL ST BRODRICKS LTD.SLIGO
SLIGO MURPHYS SUPERMARKET, MAIN ST. EUROSPAR TUBBERCURRY
WESTMEATH HUDSON BAY STORES, KILTOOM HUDSON BAY STORES - XL
WESTMEATH HARTENS, MAIN STREET HARTENS MOATE
WICKLOW 44 FERRYBANK RELCO NEWSAGENTS ARKLOW
WICKLOW 48 LR MAIN ST BURKES LR MAIN ST ARKLOW
WICKLOW 2 ALBERT AVE DEVENEY BRAY
WICKLOW DAVID'S MARKET DART STATION DAVIDS MARKET BRAY
WICKLOW SUPERQUINN S/C TABLOID NEWS
WICKLOW SUPERVALU, MAIN STREET SUPERVALU BALTINGLASS
WICKLOW GRATTAN COURT DONNYBROOK FAIR GREYSTONES
WICKLOW CHURCH ROAD EUGENE'S GREYSTONES
WICKLOW GALA WHITEGATES SERV/ST GALA WHITEGATES SS WICKLOW
WICKLOW MALONE'S BOOKSHOP MALONES BOOKSHOP WICKLOW
SOUTH COUNTY DUBLIN BALLYOWEN CASTLE S.C. EUROSPAR BALLYOWEN
SOUTH COUNTY DUBLIN 1 THE MALL BYRNES
CORK 5 OLD BLACROCK ROAD O'CONNOR CORK
WEXFORD 68 SOUTH STREET NUGENTS NEW ROSS
KERRY LOWER MAIN STREET J P GRIFFIN & SON
KERRY GALA FENIT GALA FENIT
KERRY SOUTH SQUARE MACE SNEEM
LIMERICK RYANS SUPERVALU, SARSFIELD ST SUPERVALU RYAN KILLALLOCK
TIPPERARY 2 LIBERTY SQUARE LONG'S
CORK MAIN ST. O'CONNOR BUTTEVANT
CORK 9/11 PATRICK STREET BERMINGHAM FERMOY
CORK NEWSAGENT 19 MAIN STREET MCCCARTHY MACROOM
CORK MAIN STREET SUPERVALU MACROOM
Dublin City 101 LR LEESON ST 101 NEWS, LEESON ST, D1
Dublin City 6 WILLOWFIELD PARK JOES DAYBREAK
Dublin City LONDIS UNIT 1&2 ATRIUM LONDIS GRIFFIN
Dublin City UNIT 27C LEVEL 1 DUNDRUM S/C NEWS MALL DUNDRUM
CARLOW 16 DUBLIN STREET LAMBERT CARLOW
GALWAY GERALDINE O`TOOLE GERALDINE CO GALWAY
GALWAY MAIN STREET THE PAPER SHOP CLIFDEN
GALWAY BURKE'S LONDIS LONDIS BURKES KINVARA GALWAY
GALWAY EUGENE FARRELL & SONS LTD FARRELL KNOCKNACARRA
GALWAY MAIN STREET FERRONS ROUNDSTONE
LOUTH RATHMULLED RD CENTRA LEISURE, DROGHEDA
MAYO ACHILL SOUND SWEENEY SUPERVALU
MAYO ACHILL SOUND ACHILL SOUND, BRETT, ACHILL
MAYO LONDIS, ROYAL SHOPPING MALL LONDIS PADDEN ROYAL MALL MAYO
MEATH ASHBOURNE TOWN CENTRE J RS FIRST STOP
MEATH SUPERVALU RATOATH SUPERVALU RATOATH
WEXFORD MAIN STREET O'LEARYS BUNCLODY
DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN CENTRA 11-12 BARNHILL RD CENTRA DALKEY
Published in Landing Pages
In one of the busiest racing weekends of the Irish sailing calendar a vintage Quarter tonner sailed by six friends lifted the top prize in Dun Laoghaire. We report on Supernova's success. In a weekend of extremes for the biennial 'big one' we have reports, photos and video from Day one, two, three and overall. Plus how one VDLR competitor skipped the ferry and sailed over, from Wales in a dinghy. We have the DBSC likely first series winners too. On Friday, John Twomey and his crew qualified in Weymouth for next year's Paralympic Games. Yesterday in Croatia Sophie Murphy took a race win at the ISAF Youth Worlds for Ireland. From a lead at the halfway stage Peter McCann ended up eighth at the Oppy worlds in Portugal.We have less serious Optimist action from Crosshaven too.

In offshore news, the Transatlantic Race 2011 Nears a Finish, and RORC yachts that headed West did best in the St Malo from Cowes race. Ireland's entry in the Tall Ships race, Celtic Mist, is safely in Scotland. WIORA starts this week in Clifden, thirty boats are expected.

Two top Cork performers are in Cowes for this week's Quarter Ton Cup.

In other boating news, rower Siobhan McCrohan won bronze at the World Rowing Champs in Lucerne, Kiteboarding debuted in Dun Laoghaire. There were Medals for Irish Kayakers at Athens Special Olympics.

And finally after a Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander is set for hero's welcome this week as she becomes the first woman from Northern Ireland to circumnavigate the island of Ireland.

All on our home page this morning, thanks for your interest in Irish Sailing and Boating.

Published in Racing

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Published in Landing Pages
4th December 2009

Port of Greenore

Port of Greenore

greenore_sm.jpgGreenore is a small town and deep water port on Carlingford Lough in Co. Louth, Ireland. The population of Greenore and the surrounding rural area (electoral area) was 898 in the 2002 Irish census.

Greenore has the only privately owned port in Ireland. It has three berths and can handle vessels of up to 39,999 gross tons. In 1964 the port was used to fit out the ships used for the pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and Radio Atlanta (later Radio Caroline South). In the 1970s there was regular freight shipping from the port to Bristol. In 2005 Greenore was Irelands's 10th port with 649,000 tonnes of goods handled.

Port of Greenore – Port Authority: Greenore Ferry Services Ltd., Greenore Port, Greenore, Co Louth, Ireland. Tel: 353 42 937 3170. Fax: 353 42 937 3567. Email: [email protected]

Published in Irish Ports

Waterford Motorboat and Yacht Club

dsc_0117.jpgWMYC was formed in 1996 and is based at Waterford City Marina, in the south east of Ireland. Its principal activities include cruising in company: River Nore, Barrow and Suir, Waterford estuary, and the South and East Coasts of Ireland. Autumn League sailing races are held over five weekends during September/October each year. Other on-the-water activities include predicted log, duck races and boat handling competitions. There are also various social events held on dry land throughout the year.

Waterford Motorboat and Yacht Club, Waterford Cit. Contact: Ena Phelan, Knockroe, Passage East, Co. Waterford. Tel and Fax: 051 382 767, email: [email protected]

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