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Coonanna is a sheltered harbour north-east of Valentia Island
The death of three men whose upturned fishing boat was found off Coonanna in Co Kerry last night has “devastated” the local community, as BreakingNews.ie reports. Post-mortems will be carried out today (Monday 1 October) on the bodies of the…
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Helly Hansen crew insulator jacket
Viking Marine’s end-of-season sale continues with great deals on winter-ready clothing such as the Helly Hansen crew insulator jacket, now only €115.95. Save €100 on Helly Hansen’s Aegir race jacket or race smock, while the XXL size of the new…
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Watch Officer in the Irish Coast Guard
The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG), a Division of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has vacancies for Watch Officers at its three Rescue Coordination Centres in Dublin, Malin Head, Co Donegal and Valentia, Co Kerry. The IRCG provides a…
The MV Fugro Helmert is carrying out the cable route survey east-northeast of Loughshinny
#MarineNotice - Fugro is currently carrying out marine operations in the Irish Sea on behalf of Alcatel Submarine Networks for the Havhingsten Subsea Cable System project. The works from Loughshinny in North Co Dublin on an east-northeasterly route were scheduled…
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Brian and John Hall's J109, Something Else from Dun Laoghaire
Mark Mansfield, Professional sailor and UK Sailmakers Ireland agent, goes through some tips for improving your boat rating relative to its speed. Mark has been involved in many campaigns and projects from Quarter Tonners, Half Tonner, J109’s, Commodores Cup boats,…
Irish Sailing’s Cork-Based Senior Instructor Course Rescheduled
Irish Sailing’s Cork-based course for senior instructors has been rescheduled for two weekends in Oysterhaven this November. The course will now run on Friday 2 to Sunday 4 and Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November, with the Friday session each…
Safehaven Marine's New Norwegian 'Masculin' Order
The Norwegian crew and pilot transfer company Fonnes Batservice AS have ordered a second vessel from Safehaven in County Cork. Four years after taking delivery of his Wildcat 53 ‘Feminin’ Tommy Fonnes signed contracts for an Interceptor 48, pilot &…
The Destination County Cork stand at Southampton. The boat show runs till this Sunday
#MarineTrade - Cork Harbour is ably represented at the Southampton Boat Show this week. The Port of Cork has teamed up with the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Bantry Bay Port Company to promote the Rebel County’s marinas and cruising…
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Darragh McCormack, the Mermaid Nationals winner flying his North Sails
On the 19th June 2018, an email landed into my inbox from Darragh McCormack making an enquiry about Mermaid sails from my loft, North Sails Ireland writes Nigel Young. I have been corresponding with Darragh since 2014 but in most cases,…
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UK Sailmakers Ireland is offering percentage discounts off our year-round pricing for orders placed and paid for in September, October, and November 2018.
Although there is plenty of sailing to be had at Autumn Leagues around the country, the 2018 Sailing Season is drawing to a close for the majority of us. But this is not a time for despair - rather a…
Irish Lights Hiring eNavigation & Maritime Services Director
#Jobs - The Commissioners of Irish Lights are hiring a Director of eNavigation and Maritime Services. Reporting to the chief executive, the successful recruit will lead on policy, regulatory and technology assessment relevant to the maritime safety domain, and engagement…
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Made to measure – Dublin Tailor Louis Copeland (left) runs a rule over Gerry Salmon's new Prestige model that the Dublin Boat dealer is exhibiting in Southampton this week
Enterprising Dublin boat dealer Gerry Salmon of Dun Laoghaire left no stone unturned in MGM Boat's pre-show preparations for this month's international boat shows at Cannes and Southampton running until this Sunday 23rd September. Salmon's publicity drive included a visit…
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The 1720 Antix
A great end of season series of results has put the icing on a fine season for UK Sails Ireland, the first season under the new ownership of Barry and Claire Hayes and Graham Curran. In the 1720 Nationals, just…
The ‘island’ holds the ruins of a farmhouse and abandoned machinery on elevated land that was flooded in 1940
#Poulaphuca - The remains of an old homestead submerged by the Poulaphuca Reservoir have resurfaced, as RTÉ News reports. Images captured by the Garda Air Support Unit in Wicklow clearly show the ruins of a house and a piece of…
Revenue are also involved in the international drug smuggling surveillance operation
#Crime - Three men are in custody and their yacht impounded in Cork on suspicion of drug trafficking. As RTÉ News reports, the Naval Service detained the vessel, which had sailed from South America, off the Kerry coast yesterday (Wednesday…
Henri Lloyd are to launch a whole new Performance range of marine clothing
This summer marine clothing firm Henri Lloyd was acquired by the Swedish company, Aligro Group. Since the beginning of July, a new Brand Headquarters has been established in Gothenburg, Sweden. After a period of silence in the market during which the…

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