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Kevin O'Farrell and Rob Collins
An Irish crew, the Salty Pair, will row the Atlantic ocean next year. Dubliners Rob Collins and Kev O’Farell will be part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, which is set to leave the Canary Islands in mid December heading…
The St Joseph's juniior 18 eight
St Joseph's of Galway were the fastest crew in the shortened second head at the Head of the Shannon rowing event in Carrick on Shannon today. The men's junior 18A eight rowed well and set a provisional time of nine…
Team Takes on Impossible Row
Jamie Douglas-Hamilton is attempting to enter the history books with a world first, rowing 750 miles unassisted and without wind power from Cape Horn in South America to mainland Antarctica across Drake Passage, considered the most dangerous ocean crossing in…
Cork Registered Fishing Vessel Raised from the Seabed off Ardglass
Ardglass, on the southern coast of County Down, has one of the Northern Ireland’s main fishing harbours, is home to over 30 fishing vessels and is the main hub for the region’s pelagic fish processing industry writes Betty Armstrong As…
Neptune and Belfast BC Crew Set the Pace at Head of the Shannon
The Neptune/Belfast Boat Club masters men's eight were the fastest crew home in the first head of the Head of the Shannon rowing event in Carrick on Shannon today. In reasonably good conditions they went off first and set a…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Seeks Views In Survey On Angling Participation
Keen to encourage more people of all ages to discover and enjoy angling as a sport and pastime, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking to gather the views of the public around fishing via an online survey. IFI says its…
Lusitania launch - (Left to right) Ian Lawler, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Fionnbarr Moore, National Monuments Service, Connie Kelleher, National Monuments Service, Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Charise McKeon, National Monuments Service and Karl Brady, National Monuments Service. Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG) announced the publication of a new book on the RMS Lusitania - RMS Lusitania: The Story of a Wreck
High resolution scans of the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and expert opinion from divers, researchers and specialists feature in a new book on the ocean liner published this week writes Lorna Siggins  National Monuments Service underwater archaeologists Fionnbarr Moore,…
Carrick on Shannon on Head Day
Muckross Head of the River, set for Saturday, has cancelled but rowing people will be glad to hear that the big Head of the Shannon event in Carrick-on-Shannon is set to go ahead.  The organising committee of Muckross Head said…
Lough Currane in October this year
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has recently commenced a comprehensive sea trout assessment and monitoring programme in the Lough Currane catchment in Kerry. The project, called Currane STAMP, aims to identify potential factors contributing to the apparent decline of sea trout…
Winners of the Urban Neighbourhoods / Villages with a population of 1000 - 2000 Ringsend (St Patricks Rowing), Dublin with Cathoirleach of Kilkenny County Council Cllr Peter Cleere; Tom Dowling, Chairperson, Pride of Place; Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Ireland and George Jones, Chairman, IPB Insurance pictured at the IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-op
St. Patrick’s Rowing Club Ringsend has received a national IPB Pride of Place award for their commitment to the community. The 17th Annual All-Ireland Pride of Place Gala Awards Ceremony was held in the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny last Saturday…
Local fisheries officers Martin Dennehy and Stephen O’Donoghue with the recently refurbished ‘Angler’s Fancy’ boats which are available for hire
Shepperton Lakes in West Cork will now be eco-friendly following the introduction of measures to reduce the carbon footprint of anglers fishing the popular Shepperton (Shreelane) fishery. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is introducing regulations which will only permit battery-powered engines…
Prospect of Whitewater Course Gives Canoeing a Lift
Irish canoeists are generally very pleased that the whitewater course on the Dublin Docklands as been given the greenlight. Though the idea for the course did not orginate from Canoeing Ireland, it opens up the welcome possibility of slalom canoeists…
Artist's impression of the proposed white water course for George's Dock
Dublin City councillors have voted to approve controversial plans for a white water rafting course in the city centre’s George’s Dock that has already seen the council spend half a million euro, as The Irish Times reports. Plans for the…
Five of the UCD 1969 Eights Champions of Ireland: Paul McElwee, Niall Sheehy, Rodney Mearns, John Riney and Frank Durkin.
The UCD Boat Club Annual Dinner was a celebratory end to an outstanding year for the rowing club. The victory of the men’s senior eight at the Irish Championships was marked with a special presentation - the club had also…
The National Inshore Fisheries Forum November meeting
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today hosted the 19th meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) at Agriculture House, Dublin. The Inshore Fisheries Forums, established in 2014, are currently going through a renewal…
Still from an animation showing the proposed rafting centre in operation
Costs for the proposed white water rafting centre at George’s Dock have doubled to nearly €23 million, as The Irish Times reports. The news comes as controversy over plans for the site in Dublin’s Docklands caused a storm on social…

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