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Diving
Professional Association of Diving Instructors – PADI PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organisation. With more than forty years experience and 5,300 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from…
 Afloat.ie: Irish Fishing Boat Design Offered by Yamaha
Angling
An Irish designed boat is among the International line offered by engine giant Yamaha at this week's London boat Show. The Redfinn 6010 is manufactured in the UK by Irish marine duo Eugene McKiernan and Alistair Rumball. The design is…
Afloat.ie: McGowan Heads Out Across the Atlantic
Rowing
Seán McGowan of Shannon Rowing Club in Limerick took to the water off the Canary Islands yesterday afternoon in his boat, Tess, intent on rowing across the Atlantic in the much-postponed Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race reports Liam Gorman in the…
Afloat.ie: Bye-laws for Management of  Wild Salmon Approved
Angling
The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan T.D., has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon fishery in 2010. These will come into effect from the first day of January 2010. The maintenance of…
Afloat.ie: Wrasse Instead of Turkey on Christmas Eve?
Angling
A story about how an island fisherman is keeping up a tradition going back centuries gives a glimpse of how different island life can be especially at Christmas time. Malachy Beatty supplies wrasse to the islanders of Inis Mor. The…
Afloat.ie: Fish Barrier at Fermoy
Angling
Minister of State Conor Lenihan today announced he had reviewed the approach to resolving the barrier to fish passage at Fermoy. Minister Lenihan said, “Since taking up responsibility for inland fish I have been anxious that progress be made to…
O'Donovan Takes Two Titles
Rowing

O'Donovan Takes Two Titles

19th December 2009
Skibbereen man Mark O’Donovan took two of the inaugural national sculls titles at the Skibbereen head of the river at the National Rowing Centre. The 21-year-old, who headed the lightweight rankings at the National trials last weekend, won the single…
Afloat.ie: Salmon Fishing Licence Fees Reduced for 2010
Angling
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan co-signed an order today along with the Minister for Finance setting the rod angling licence fees for 2010 at 10% less than applied in 2009. The fees set ordinarily track the Consumer Price Index…
Afloat.ie: Hundreds in Cork for Rowing Season
Rowing
Hundreds of rowers are expected in Cork this weekend as Rowing Ireland’s new national head of the river competition format finally gets underway at the National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood, Inniscara, following a number of cancellations due to poor…
Skibbereen Head Postponed
Rowing

Skibbereen Head Postponed

27th November 2009
Skibbereen head of the river, which was due to be held at the National Rowing Centre on Saturday, has been postponed until a later date because of concerns about the weather.   Click this link for Irish Rowing details Click…
Afloat.ie: New Rowing Season Getting Underway
Rowing
Hundreds of rowers are expected in Cork this weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November) as Rowing Ireland’s new national head of the river competition format gets under way. The new format involves a series of time trial Head of…
Afloat.ie: New Schools Indoor Rowing Programme
Rowing
Rowing Ireland has introduced a new countrywide schools’ indoor rowing competition with the first event taking place on Saturday November 28th at the National Rowing Centre in Ovens, Co. Cork for schools in the Munster region. Rowing Ireland’s Development Officer,…
Fours Head Cancelled
Rowing

Fours Head Cancelled

14th November 2009
The Fours Head of the River in London, which would have featured a number of Irish crews, was cancelled because the organisers believed that the unfavourable wind could make conditions dangerous. 
Neptune Head of River Cancelled
Rowing
AFLOAT.IE  The Neptune Head of the River, scheduled for Blessington on Saturday, has been cancelled due to a forecast of high winds. The event, which was to feature the inaugural National Sculling Head, had already been postponed from last weekend…
Rowing Season Getting Underway at Blessington
Rowing
AFLOAT.IE Over 400 rowers are expected in Blessington, Co Wicklow this weekend as Rowing Ireland’s new season gets underway this Saturday with a new national competition format. The competition, originally scheduled for last weekend, was postponed due to adverse weather…
Postponement of Head of the River
Rowing
The National Sculling Head of the River Race due to be held tomorrow, Saturday 7th in Blessington, Co Wicklow has been postponed until Saturday 14th of November. The forecast for the area includes strong winds which make conditions on the…

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