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The Belgian registered trawler had tied up in Cobh
In Cork Harbour, the master and crew of a Belgian-registered trawler are self-isolating on board the fishing vessel in Cobh (last night, 24 Aug) pending the outcome of Covid-19 testing. As RTE News reports, the crew of the 'Vaya Con…
Daire Lynch of Clonmel Rowing Club after winning the Men’s Single Sculls Final
A busy few days of racing in the National Rowing Centre saw 503 crews competing over 55 categories from Friday to Sunday. There were over 130 races held with 52 finals this weekend. Highlights of the weekend included seeing UCC…
Rowing Ireland and Cork County Council hosted an official homecoming for the Irish Olympic Rowing Team at the National Rowing Centre, Farran, Co, Cork. The event was attended by the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan; An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin; Minister of State, Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Jack Chambers, TD; CEO of Rowing Ireland, Michelle Carpenter; President of Rowing Ireland, Eamonn Colclough; Cork County Council Deputy CEO, Clodagh Henehan and the Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Gary Gray. The Lightweight Men's Double Olympic gold medalists Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan with the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan and An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin.
The Irish rowing team has been given a heroes’ welcome after an historic performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Rowing Ireland and Cork County Council hosted a special homecoming at the Kinetica National Rowing Centre in Cork on Saturday.…
The beam trawler Mary Kate was bought in the Netherlands in 2007, with the Gaffneys borrowing €620,000 for the purchase
Irish MEP Sean Kelly has called on the government to “rethink” its refusal to assist an Arklow fishing family after it lost substantial funds over a vessel bought abroad which proved to be dangerously unstable. As the Times Ireland reports,…
BIM’s higher diploma in business in fisheries and aquaculture
Applications are being sought for a business diploma with a “salty air taste” run by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and the Institute of Technology (IT) Carlow. The closing date is September 3rd for prospective participants in BIM’s higher diploma in…
Roisin Cahill wins gold at the Ocean Racing European Championship at Cherbourg en Cotentin
After a strong performance this afternoon, Irish canoeist Roisin Cahill (U23W) has taken home the gold in Cherbourg en Cotentin. Roisin is a well-experienced competitor within this class, having won a silver medal at the U23 Worlds for Ocean racing…
Habitats and Conservation Scheme 2021
Seventeen projects in 11 counties are being awarded more than €770,000 under Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Habitats and Conservation Scheme 2021. Under two separate funds — the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund and the Midland Fisheries Fund…
Mussels on a longline. The grant awards will support total aquaculture investment of €2,917,572
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, today announced the award of €1 million in grants to 13 aquaculture enterprises under his Department’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme. The grant awards will support total investment…
In the Women’s Double Sculls A Final, Holly Davis and Rachel Bradley finished third to take the bronze medal
Ireland had three crews competing in the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships this week in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In the first race of the day, Ronan Gibbon, Fergus Bryce, Donagh Claffey and David Foley raced in the Men’s Quadruple Sculls A…
Painting at the Ulster Museum that depicts the sinking of La Girona in October 1588
Shipwreck divers have been warned not to disturb two protected sites off Northern Ireland’s North Coast, as the Newry Times reports. Wreck diving has become a popular pastime this summer due to prolonged periods of sunshine and calm seas. But…
File image of Aughrusbeg Lough in Connemara
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed the presence of pike in Aughrusbeg Lough in Connemara, Co Galway. IFI research staff made the discovery during a fish stock survey earlier this week. It is the first official record of pike being…
Overhead drone image of the Marine Institute’s Lehanagh Pool research site in Co Galway
A new, free online training course in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture has been developed as part of the IMPAQT research project. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) involves farming multiple, complementary species from different levels of the food chain together for their mutual…
File image of the Nenagh River in Co Tipperary
Works are planned for improving angling facilities on the Nenagh River and other tributaries of the River Shannon in Tipperary and Offaly, according to the Nenagh Guardian. Details are included in the latest annual report of the Shannon Fisheries Partnership,…
Dozens of wild salmon in a Limerick front garden
A Limerick councillor has hit out at what he branded as the “utter incompetence” of inland fisheries officers after images circulated on social media of as many as 60 salmon allegedly poached from the River Shannon. As the Limerick Leader…
File image of a white-clawed crayfish, Ireland’s only native crayfish species
A public consultation is now under way in respect of the future management of the crayfish fishery to protect critically endangered species. The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of those with an interest in the future…
Olympic Gold medal winners in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls, both Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen Rowing Club) and Paul O’Donovan (UCC Rowing Club) will compete in multiple senior events at the Irish Rowing Championships
Irish Olympic Gold medalists will feature in this month's Irish Rowing Championships 2021 later this month for the first time. Fresh off their incredibly impressive gold medal victory in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls, both Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen Rowing Club)…

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