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Time for a Sinking Fund? One cartographer’s version of Dublin’s chronic flood risk by 2050
Yet again we’ve had a journalist in Ireland’s “Paper of Record” ventilating at the weekend about the widely-held belief that not only are world sea levels rising – which we all accept – but that these absolute sea level rises…
Dun Laoghaire’s Coal Harbour already hosts the BigStyle stand-up paddleboarding school
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is offering an exciting opportunity for watersports providers to occupy premises in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The move is part of an effort by the local authority, which took control of the harbour in 2018, to grow…
Lock 4 on the Royal Canal between Mountjoy and Whitworth Road
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Royal Canal in Dublin’s north inner city of works on Lock 4 between Mountjoy and Whitworth Road from Tuesday 29 November. Over the next six weeks these works will comprise replacement of the middle…
File photo from fireball worlds at Lough Derg
On Monday 21st November, the Irish Fireball Class Association held its AGM on Zoom, with an attendance of twenty-six people, including a number of new faces who have made their appearance in the boat over the course of the 2022…
Tight racing in the fourth race of the 2022 AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series with from left the First 34.7 Black Velvet, Kenny Rumball's new RS21, the Trapper 300 Eleint, a past series winner, and one of the Royal St George's J70s
The J70 crew Jambiya who recently won this summer's DBSC Saturday Sportsboat Trophy have moved into the overall lead of the club's bumper Turkey Shoot Series. After four races sailed and one discard, Jambiya is on 19 nett points, some…
Tight racing in the Fireballs – Frank Miller & Neil Cramer (14915/White spinnaker), lead away from Louise McKenna & Hermine O’Keeffe (15016/ blue spinnaker/partially hidden), Alastair Court & Gordon Syme (15167/blue spinnaker), Owen Sinnott & Grattan Donnelly (14865/Red spinnaker), Cariosa Power & Marie Barry (14854/red spinnaker) and Paul & Morris ter Horst (14790).
After a single race Sunday two weeks ago and no races a week ago, there was some pressure, possibly self-inflicted, to get racing this past Sunday in the Viking Marine, DMYC hosted Frostbites. As usual, the assessment of what might…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat delivers a hamper to share some Christmas cheer with Kish lighthouse keepers in 1992
Dun Laoghaire Harbour RNLI hosted their first annual "Jingle Mingle" in their RNLI shop on Saturday, 26 November and brought in €2,500 for the charity.  While raising vital funds, this event brought together and celebrated all the volunteers at Dun…
Isle of Wight based Carisbrooke Shipping of Medina in Cowes has been using Wärtsilä's fleet optimisation solution (FOS) to significantly reduce CO2 emissions across most of their fleet. Among them, Paula C which today is in Belfast Harbour having sailed from Lorient, France and above Kimberly C captured by AFLOAT at the North Sea port of Hull, England. Also tracked today, the 6,805dwt cargsoship is in the Baltic Sea bound for Kokkola in Finland, where Wärtsilä (which in 2021 recorded net sales of €4.8 billion) is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Cowes, Isle of Wight based drybulk and general cargo ship operator, Carisbrooke Shipping has reported a saving of over 600 tons of CO2 emissions since the start of the year having implemented Wärtsilä's Fleet Optimisation Solution (FOS). Wärtsilä, a leader…
Stena Vision will increase frequency on the Ireland-France ferry route to six departure days a week
Irish tourists looking to holiday in France next year received a welcome boost today as Ireland’s leading ferry company Stena Line announced it was introducing a second cruise ferry on its Rosslare to Cherbourg service. Providing best-in-class comfort and choice…
Doolin Coast Guard station in County Clare
A former Doolin Coast Guard member has spoken publicly about why he says he was forced to quit the service after 31 years. Experienced rock and sea cave climber Conor McGrath says that after his resignation in October of last…
5o5 sailor Jacqui O’Brien was elected Commodore of dinghy sailing-oriented Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour at its weekend AGM
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club members elected Jacqui O’Brien as Commodore at their annual meeting on Sunday. Richie Harrington was appointed Vice Commodore and Alan Fehily Rear Commodore. Sandy O’Brien is Hon. Secretary and Kieran O’Leary Hon.Treasurer. Committee members are: Ewen…
Its annual report for 2021 records how it monitored over 47,000 landings of commercially caught sea fish valued at over €435 million
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) says there was a "low level of non-compliance" by the Irish fishing industry last year.  Its annual report for 2021 records how it monitored over 47,000 landings of commercially caught sea fish, valued at over…
Rescue and recovery of the limestone slab containing the fossil sea urchins at Hook Head, Wexford.
A group of sea urchins which died together on the seafloor almost 350 million years ago have been found in fossilised form at Hook Head, Co Wexford, by a team of scientists. "Experts from University of Galway’s school of natural…
Miller/Cramer lead Court/Syme at the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Fireballs are having a hot time of it at the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. At the first outing on November 6th, competitors faced challenging conditions with extreme gusts in the high twenties coming from unexpected…
Athletes’ Commission social event collage banner
Annalise Murphy, Sanita Puspure, Claire Lambe and the rest of the Team Ireland Athletes’ Commission are calling on all Olympians, past and present, and high performance athletes on their sports national team (both junior and senior) to join them for…
The Four Pots is a unique overflow structure located alongside the Grand Canal towpath between the Leinster Aqueduct and Digby Bridge
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal Greenway that the section from Digby Bridge to Sallins in Co Kildare will be closed from Monday 28 November to Tuesday 20 December in order to facilitate the restoration of the Four…
Boats on Belfast Lough taking part in the 2022 President’s Cup, with a Stena Line ferry in the background
Belfast Lough Sailability has had a lot to celebrate in recent months with sailors taking part in the 2022 President’s Cup, Hansa Irish Championships and 2.4mR Irish Nationals. In August, Belfast Lough Sailability hosted the 2022 President’s Cup which incorporated…
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys in Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co Kilkenny, where she marked the official opening of Ardra loop walk and Arboretum walk as part of a 14 million euro government to develop adventure tourism, including wild swimming and kayaking, as part of its national outdoor recreation strategy
The Government is investing 14 million euro to develop adventure tourism, including wild swimming and kayaking, as part of its national outdoor recreation strategy. The five-year strategy was published by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys in Castlecomer…
National Yacht Club Commodore Conor O'Regan presents the Rickard Cup for Bravery to NYC instructors Hal Fitzgerald and John Duffy, and there was special recognition also to Jack Hall and Nicola Ferguson
The annual NYC Junior Awards Ceremony occurred at the National Yacht Club on Saturday, 26th November. The awards night is when NYC juniors traditionally take over the club. This is when the achievements of our juniors in summer courses and…
The original Asgard during restoration in Dublin
John Kearon described in one of several interviews I had with him during the conservation of Asgard at the National Museum how he had “crawled in desperation to the aftermost beams, hoping to find some evidence to prove the beams…

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