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Several small motorboats, RIBs, and the southern section of the marina infrastructure were partly sunk or damaged in the collision with the trawler
A marina pontoon and several small craft berthed at Dingle Harbour in County Kerry were damaged on Saturday, November 26th, by a trawler manoeuvring in the harbour. Local reports say the visiting trawler was reversing at the time of the…
The new 70m wave attenuating breakwater at Haslar Marina built by Inland and Coastal Marinas of County Offaly
Berthing at boatfolk’s Gosport-based Haslar Marina in the UK is being boosted with the installation of a 70m wave attenuating breakwater in an exposed area of the marina. As part of this two-phase project, pontoon and water access specialist Inland…
The Irish Coast Guard Service Crosshaven RIB on its new drive-up pontoon berth at Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina
Crosshaven Coastguard has installed a new drive-up pontoon for its RIB rescue boat in Cork Harbour.  The floating pontoon, that has been installed at the Royal Cork Yacht Club marina gives the local Coastguard unit a much safer and quicker response…
ICMS staff at the 20-Year-Celebrations
Pontoon manufacturer and water access specialist, Inland and Coastal Marina Systems, is celebrating the company’s 20th anniversary on its stand (J150) at the Southampton International Boat Show, 16-25 September 2022. Born out of Banagher Precast Concrete (BPC), an Irish precast…
Westport Quay with Croaghpatrick beyond. Phase One of the proposed marina would be along the straight line of quayside in the foreground, with depths retained by a barrier and sea lock
The almost absurdly picturesque township of Westport at the head of Clew Bay has been variously acknowledged and nationally recognised as “Ireland’s Best Place to Visit”, and Ireland’s “Best Place to Live”. Even if dedicated misanthropes would argue that any…
Elements of the floating pontoon being prepared for Cheekpoint at Inland and Coastal Marina Systems in Banagher
Work will commence in the coming weeks on a new floating pontoon at Cheekpoint harbour in Co Waterford. It comes a year after the Cheekpoint Boat Owners Association received planning permission for the 63-metre pontoon, which is being supplied by…
Along with nine other marinas, Kinsale Yacht Club Marina in West Cork has retained its blue flag status for 2022
All ten Irish marinas awarded in 2021 have retained Blue Flag status for the coming season. 85 Beaches and 10 marinas were awarded the Blue Flag for 2022 by Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral…
Kinsale Yacht club Marina in West Cork with a moored visiting superyacht at the facility
One of the country’s leading marinas will become unusable for keelboats unless urgent action is taken to address increasing silting in the harbour area writes David Forsythe in West Cork Kinsale-based Fine Gael councillor Kevin Murphy told the recent meeting of…
Carrickfergus Marina
The programme of dredging Carrickfergus Marina on the north shore of Belfast Lough has suffered delays, apparently due to operational reasons. The original date for completion was this past Thursday 24 March. Meanwhile, the status of dredging operations in the…
26 nursery cages were hung underneath F, G and H Pontoons at Bagor Marina and have produced a crop of Oysters
In November last year, Bangor Marina in partnership with the Ulster Wildlife Trust made plans to establish the first native oyster nursery in Northern Ireland. The earliest report of a recognised commercial oyster fishery in Belfast Lough was in the late…
Irish Marine Federation Chairman Paal Janson
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has welcomed the call by an international marina grouping to have marinas recognised as nautical tourism destinations and to be recognised officially alongside other tourist accommodation descriptions. as set out in the National Tourism Development Authority…
2021 saw the further enhancement of Cove marina with the addition of a new 20-metre breakwater located to the west of the marina.
Cove Marina has been given further protection with new anchors and moorings on the popular facility located in the heart of Cork Harbour at Cobh. 2021 saw the further enhancement of the marina with the addition of a new 20-metre…
Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club's new mixed waterports pontoon
Working closely with UK-based Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club, County Offaly based Inland and Coastal Marinas Systems (ICMS) has upgraded the club’s water access for a range of watersports, including sailing and kayaking. Replacing the existing uneven and slippery units,…
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There’s still time to make submissions in the public consultation on two Pathway Action Plans for the control of invasive species on Ireland’s waterways. According to the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Invasives.ie programme, the purpose of Pathway Action Plans (PAPs)…
The new boardwalk at Carrick on Shannon
Leitrim County Council has recently improved shoreside access to its Carrick on Shannon public marina, replacing its existing fixed boardwalk with a new 340m long by 2.4m wide floating walkway. Working with Deane Public Works, Inland and Coastal Marina Systems…
The new 120m pontoon at Glenarm Marina can accommodate 10-12 vessels
Glenarm Marina now has a new fully serviced pontoon increasing the berthing capacity of this Blue Flag popular spot to 50 within the picturesque village's historical limestone harbour on the east coast of County Antrim. Glenarm lies at the foot…

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