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Naom Éanna Given Months Stay of Execution by Seanad Éireann
#NaomÉanna- The historic heritage ship, Naom Éanna, a former Aran Islands ferry has been granted a month's stay from scrapping, following a decision by Seanad Éireann, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sudden turn-around of events follows less than a week ago,…
Department of Arts & Heritage Rejects Appeal to Save Naom Éanna
#NaomEanna – The campaign to save the Ballycotton Lifeboat is secure however the fate of former Aran Islands ferry Naomh Éanna despite support of some T.D.'s to save her is according to The Irish Times rejected by the Department of Arts,…
Famous Ballycotton Lifeboat Saved Leaves Fate of Naom Éanna Open to Dáil Questions?
#FamousLifeboat – Former Ballycotton RNLB lifeboat, Mary Stanford, arguably the most famous vessel to serve the institution, is due to return 'home', following years of neglect in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock, leaving the fate of Naom Éanna much to be…
'Save Naomh Eanna' Campaign Courts TDs To Support Heritage Ship's Future
#NaomhEanna - Campaigners hoping to preserve the heritage ship Naomh Eanna have circulated a letter among Dublin TDs to gather support for their restoration plans. Earlier this week Afloat.ie reported that the vessel, described as the 'last Irish heritage ship',…
International Boat Builders Gather in Roxboro School for Ilen City One Project
#cityone – An international and local team of boat builders and naval architects have assembled at the Ilen School, Roxboro, as part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 celebrations. The school is well underway towards the rollout of its…
Heritage Ship 'Naomh Eanna' Set For Scrapping
#NaomhEanna - A vessel considered the 'last Irish heritage ship' is set to be cut up this week as a campaign mounts to save her from the scrapheap. The Naomh Eanna was built in 1956 in Dublin's Docklands and previously…
Cowes Classic Week Attracts New Sponsor
#classicboat – Charles Stanley has announce it has agreed headline terms of sponsorship for the 2014 Cowes Classics Week sailing event. The regatta, organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, is one of the highlights of the Classic sailing circuit…
Lecture: The Ketch Ilen - Ireland's Sole Surviving Sail Trader
#LectureILEN - "The Ketch Ilen-Ireland's Sole Surviving Sail Trader" will be the public lecture presented by Gary Mac Mahon next Thursday (7 November) in the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Ringsend. The talk which forms the members of Les Glénans…
Gandelow Races for Limerick City
#gandelow – This year, the Ilen School Gandelow Races will be held on Saturday 21st September 2013 at 5.00pm, off Clancy Strand, at full tide over the Curragour Falls, between Sarsfield and Thomond Bridges, Limerick, Ireland's Midland Seaport. The Gandelows have been built…
Dun Laoghaire Marina Greets Classic Schooner 'Astor' Visitor
#classicboat – Schooner 'Astor' built by the famous Wm. Fife & Sons of Scotland in 1923. Teak planks over English oak frames. Originally commissioned for Dr McCormick of Sydney, Australia, Her homeport since 1987 is Newport, California, USA. Although used…
Glandore Classics Conclude as Jolie Brise Takes Boat of Regatta Award
#glandoreclassics – The 2013 CH Marine Glandore Classic concluded last weekend with the final prize-giving on the balcony of the Marine Hotel. The committee was delighted that the new format regatta was so well received by all throughout the week.…
Shannon One Designs Celebrate River Boat MV Harklow on Lough Ree
#shannononedesign – Lough Ree Yacht Club, the recent hosts of the Round Ireland on the inside race and more recent Laser Connaughts, held a special regatta at the weekend (27th-28th July) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of a remarkable river boat the…
Centenarian Jolie Brise Pilot Cutter Rounds the Fastnet Rock Again
#glandoreclassicboats – Star of this year's Glandore Classic Regatta Jolie Brise, arguably one of the most famous cutters in the world, rounded the Fastnet Rock today as part of the 80–boat historic boat Glandore fleet that featured in last Saturday's…
Glandore Classic Boat Regatta Welcomes Jolie Brise, First Fastnet Race Winner
#glandoreclassic – The 11th Glandore Classic regatta opens next Saturday in Glandore Harbour. This regatta for historic boats has been hosted every other year since 1992 by the Glandore Harbour Yacht Club. Among the  line up of classics for this…
Classic Yachts Looking for Wind off Cowes
There may have been no sailing on the opening day of a British Classic yacht week in Cowes, but that didn't stop the competitors having a fabulous time. The schedule called for the Panerai Classic Around The Island Race, with…
Preserved Liverpool Docks Tug to Visit Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#PreservedTUG - Brocklebank, a preserved Liverpool based tug which is still in sea-going condition is to visit Dun Laoghaire Harbour next Monday (8 July), writes Jehan Ashmore. The tug is to make an afternoon arrival and subject to tides, the…

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