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Kinsale Harbour in West Cork. The Port is to get a new €1.2m fisherman's pontoon under Brexit adjustment funding announced by Government
Funds to help regions 'adjust' to Brexit will be used to fund major improvements at 14 harbours across West Cork it was announced earlier this week. As Afloat reported earlier, the grant is the largest ever funding announcement of its…
Union Hall RNLI Crew and shore crew from left to right - Jim Moloney, Peter Deasy, Chris Collins, Riona Casey, Sean Walsh, Paddy Moloney, Niamh Collins, Haulie Hurley and John Kelleher
The volunteer Union Hall RNLI crew in West Cork were requested to launch their inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat Christine and Raymond Fielding, by the Irish Coast Guard at 7.56 pm on Sunday 24th April to a 33-foot vessel with two persons…
Attending the Garda Síochána Centenary ceremony on the water were Courtmacsherry and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats
A public event was organised on Sunday by An Garda Síochána to remember the first-ever members of the Cork West Garda Division. Attending the ceremony on the water were Courtmacsherry and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats and the local civil defence RIB. The…
Chris Power Smith's potent J/122 Aurelia (meaning The Golden One) from the Royal St. George Yacht Club is the only Dublin entry so far for May's inaugural Inishtearaght Race from Kinsale
A competitive eight boat fleet is building in Kinsale for the inaugural Matthews Inishtearaght Race taking place in less than a month's time.  The race, promoted as an 'ideal shakedown race' for boats entering June's Round Ireland Race, has attracted top…
Starting at the Fastnet (above) off the Co. Cork coast, one of the world’s finest lighthouses, Great Lighthouses of Ireland, series two, programme one airs on Sunday, May 8th, RTÉ One
The hugely popular* Great Lighthouses of Ireland is back for a second series with more stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them, including the lightship keepers whose working…
Baltimore Sailing Club staged a superb weekend on and off the water.
Baltimore Sailing Club welcomed over 80 ILCA/Lasers for the Munster Championship this Easter bank holiday weekend. The magnificent West Cork setting that is Baltimore delivered superb sailing conditions with South/South Westerly winds averaging between 15-18 knots over the course of…
The Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat crew under Coxswain Mark Gannon arriving back from the call
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out this evening, Sunday, April 10th, at 7.50 pm, by the Valentia Coast Guard Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre when persons on the shore noticed that two surfers appeared in difficulties off Dunworley…
Boats alongside the Old Pier at Keelbeg in Union Hall, West Cork
Following recommendations from an independent inspection of the Old Pier at Keelbeg in Union Hall, Cork County Council says that “in order to improve safety” it is obliged to close the pier to public access. The move has been met…
Joe Woodward in 2004 with the William Van der Hagen 1738 painting of the Water Club sailing in Cork Harbour, which made for one of his most historic auctions.
Joe Woodward of Cork, who has died aged 90, was the very personification of the spirit of Cork city and harbour as a place where the good things in life are there to be enjoyed, and enjoyed in style. This…
Yachts start an offshore race at Kinsale Yacht Club. The club's inaugural race to the westernmost Blasket Island in May will be an all-in start either in or outside Kinsale Harbour
With 50 days to go to the start, Kinsale Yacht Club in West Cork has opened the online entry for its inaugural Inishtearaght Race. The new Irish offshore fixture race will take place on Friday, 20th May with a first starting gun…
Major repair work is needed on the country’s only cable car, at an estimated cost of €240,000
Dursey Island cable car service in West Cork is to close this Friday. Cork County Council wants the Government to provide funding for a replacement ferry to the island. Major repair work is needed on the country’s only cable car,…
The start of Schull Sailing Club's Calves Week Race in 2021
Schull Harbour Sailing Club is already preparing for Calves Week in August and has issued the Notice of Race for the West Cork major annual event. “After all the uncertainty which the pandemic created for the past few years, we…
Bacardi Cup - Star Day 3
Baltimore Sailing Club Star keelboat duo Peter and Robert O'Leary are lying fourth after three races sailed at the 95th Bacardi Cup. Mateusz Kusznierewicz/Bruno Prada hold onto the series lead but did not take the race win on day 3. Spectacular…
Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat Coxswain Dean Hegarty with crew David O’Donovan, Martin Cronin, Dave Fenton, Seamus Harrington, Marc O’Hare and Donagh Murphy who went to the assistance of the Irish Navy vessel L.E. George Bernard Shaw
Castletownbere RNLI was launched last night (Wednesday 09 March 2022) just after 22:00 to go to the assistance of a crewman onboard the Irish Navy vessel L.E. George Bernard Shaw who had become injured during sea exercises off the coast…
Gougane Barra - courtesy Cork Tourism Guide Website
Seven thousand people from forty countries are reported to have signed a petition protesting planning permission for a wind farm overlooking the historic spot where the River Lee begins its course to the sea at Cork Harbour. The petition describes…
The coconut found recently on Owenahincha Beach in Rosscarbery
A young reader from West Cork has contacted Afloat.ie to appeal for information about a coconut he discovered washed up on a local beach. Michael Kearney (14) writes: Recently I got very excited when I found a coconut washed up…

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