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The current organic vegetable farm near Lahinch feeds 50 local families for most of the year
Surfing
#Surfing - Surfing farmers in Co Clare are hoping to raise €300,000 to expand their organic vegetable farm, as the Irish Examiner reports. Afloat.ie previously highlighted the Moy Hill Community Garden started by Lahinch surfer Fergal Smith and fellow wave-riders…
The Ireland women's eight has a laugh pre-competition.
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland finished fifth in the A Final of the women’s eight at the European Under-23 Rowing Championships today. The crew, stroked by Emily Hegarty were well behind the top four, which fought it out for medals, but beat Germany,…
Andrew Goff
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Andrew Goff finished fifth at the European Under-23 Rowing Championships in Poland today. Jan Cincibuch of the Czech Republic won gold. He finished ahead of Austria, Slovenia and Turkey, who battled it out for the other medals, with…
Andrew Goff
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Andrew Goff has qualified for the A Final at the European Under-23 Rowing Championships. In beautiful calm conditions with a slight headwind in Kruszwica in Poland, the UCD man took a good second place behind Jan Cibuch of…
Claire Feerick and Emily Hegarty of the Ireland women's eight.
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s women’s eight finished fifth in the race for lanes at the European Under-23 Rowing Championships in Kruszwica in Poland today. The crew of Emily Hegarty (Skibbereen RC), Sadhbh O’Connor (NUIG BC), Oisin Forde (Cork BC), Aoife Corcoran (DULBC),…
Andrew Goff (UCD) combines with Niall Beggan to test Paul and Gary O'Donovan at Cork Regatta
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Adrew Goff has qualified for the A/B semi-finals at the European Under-23 Rowing Championships. The UCD man finished third in his heat this morning in Kruszwica in Poland. Goff started well but, in difficult, headwind, conditions, he yielded…
Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen in action.
Rower of Month
#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for August are Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey. The Ireland double finished seventh at the World Rowing Junior Championships. The Lee/Skibbereen duo reached the semi-finals in Trakai, Lithuania, but while they could not…
Rise In Fish Kills Recorded In EPA Water Quality Report Disappointing Says Fisheries Agency
Angling
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has expressed disappointment at the findings of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s water quality review. According to the EPA report, published yesterday (Thursday 31 August), the total number of reported fish kills in 2013–2015…
Emily Hegarty, the stroke of the Ireland Under-23 eight.
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland will compete at the European Rowing Under-23 Championships this weekend. A team of athletes, along with coaches and management, departed for Kruszwica, Poland, earlier this week for the event which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, the 2nd and 3rd of…
150 Years Of The Shipping Forecast
Weather
#ShippingForecast - Do you know your Dogger from your Fisher? If so, it’s likely you know the Shipping Forecast, the 150th anniversary of which was marked last Thursday 24 August. But do you know how the specialised weather broadcast came…
Pacific oysters are one of a number of species cultivated in the Irish aquaculture industry
Fishing
#Shellfish - The Marine Institute, as the EU designated national reference laboratory for shellfish toxins and shellfish microbiology in Ireland, has launched a new shellfish safety website. Incorporating a range of user friendly info-graphics and maps, the site will provide…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#Crayfish - All water users are being urged to take precautions to stop the spread of crayfish plague after confirmation of an outbreak on the Lorrha River in North Tipperary, close to Lough Derg and the River Shannon. Numbers of…
Wicklow Lifeboat In Search For Overdue Kayakers
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 8.37pm last night (Monday 28 August) to search for an overdue kayak. The two kayakers on board were reported overdue to the Irish Coast Guard by a concerned relative after he lost…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan finished 10th in the women’s K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic today. In a dramatic race, Dora Bodonyi of Hungary came out with the gold medal after…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Patrick O’Leary finished ninth in the A Final of the KL3 200 metres at the Paracanoe World Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic. The race was won by Serhii Yemelianov of the Ukraine.  Jenny Egan finished eighth in…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan has qualified for the semi-finals of the K1 200 metres at the Canoe Sprint World Championships. The Irish paddler finished seventh in her heat this morning in Racice in the Czech Republic, taking a place as one…

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