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Jessika Robson, centre, won the Seaside Revival Pickie to Pier Swim in Bangor, County Down, for the second year in a row with a time of 9 minutes 15 seconds over the 800m course. Her sister Holly (left) took second place with Sian Clements (right) finishing third.
From Skippingstone Beach on the west side of Bangor Bay on Belfast Lough to the RNLI slipway in the Harbour is 800 metres and last week 200 swimmers raced that distance in the swim called the 'Pickie to Pier' named…
Fergus “Gussie” Farrell was medically evacuated from his transatlantic rowing challenge
Former rugby player Fergus “Gussie” Farrell who was medically evacuated from rowing vessel Cushlamachree 600 nautical miles out in the Atlantic late last month has said he is gutted at having had to leave his rowing partner Damian Browne. Speaking…
Aquaculture affected by Brexit - the scheme will be open to aquaculture producers who will purchase and install new machinery and equipment, as well as construct new premises
A 20 million euro scheme to support the Irish aquaculture sector affected by Brexit has been approved by the European Commission under EU State aid rules.” The scheme is aimed at “mitigating the adverse impact on employment in the coastal…
Spectators at the finish of the Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West at Blackrock in 2012
Swimmers transiting Galway Bay and tight rope walking across the city’s Claddagh basin will make for busy activity on Galway’s waterways today (Sat July 16) during the hot weather spell. A total of 130 swimmers have registered to cross the…
Floating offshore wind - One of the key advantages of floating offshore wind is that turbines are located further away from shores in areas with higher average wind speeds without depth constraints
If you can’t beat em, join em, and that’s one view of a surprise move by the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) to become a partner in a two-gigawatt floating wind farm project off the coast of Donegal. The KFO has…
Team Sea Legs with Newcastle RNLI. The team called at the station to express their thanks for the rescue
Larne Lough Weekend Regatta, held on the first weekend in July, drew visitors from Carrickfergus SC and Ballyholme YC on Belfast Lough, and a surprise visit too when Sea Legs, one of the rowing boats taking part in the GB…
Coastal Rowing competitors get ready to start a race at the Stella Maris Regatta on the River Liffey on Sunday
Stella Maris Rowing Clubs' first post-pandemic regatta on the River Liffey at Poolbeg Marina on Sunday will go down as one of the best in many years, not necessarily for the on-water success enjoyed by the host club throughout the…
Skibbereen rower Paul O'Donovan finished off the event with his fastest race, coming across the finish line with a time of 6:47.15, a new World Cup record
Paul O'Donovan has upheld his streak of success, winning gold in his return to the international rowing scene, as well as setting a new World Cup Record. Paul was the only Irish athlete competing this weekend at World Cup III…
Marine Minister, Charlie McConalogue
Fishing and seafood organisations say they are “shocked and disappointed” at the Minister for Marine’s failure to address the fuel crisis facing the sector. A joint statement from eight representative organisations calls on the Government and marine minister, Charlie McConalogue,…
The RNLI’s water safety team with swimmers at Baginbun
As the summer season begins, Fethard RNLI’s new volunteer water safety officer Rebecca Doyle commenced her role by organising a swim safely clinic. Local swim group Hooked on Swimming and the local triathlon club attended the clinic, which was provided…
Trawlers in Killybegs Harbour
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue claimed a “productive” dialogue after meeting with representatives of the fishing industry to discuss a number of important issues facing the seafood sector today, Thursday 7 July. “The meeting gave me the opportunity to engage directly…
Stella Maris women rowing
Stella Maris Rowing Club will be holding its annual regatta on the River Liffey this coming Sunday 10 July with the competition getting underway from 10 am at Poolbeg Marina in Dublin’s Docklands. The day is so far promising dry…
Off the menu - traditional fish and chips?
Eight Irish fishing industry groups have warned that traditional fish and chips “may not be on Irish restaurant summer menus” due to Government inaction on high energy prices. “Rising fuel prices are crippling the Irish seafood sector, including fishermen, aquaculture…
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Jose Perez and Andrew Crosbie on foot patrol
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it carried out 3,000 more patrols in 2021, boosted by its new Mobile Support Unit and Delta seagoing fleet. Out of a total of 36,379 patrols, the State agency responsible for the protection and conservation…
The team had to conduct a lot of research beforehand to narrow its search area 
The world’s deepest shipwreck on record has been found by a team of explorers in the Philippine Sea. The hull of the USS Samuel B Roberts, or Sammy B as it was known, was located at 22,916 feet (6984.7 metres)…
Galway adventurers Damian Browne and Fergus Farrell in their boat Cushlamachree departing New York in mid June
Galway adventurer Damian Browne’s transatlantic rowing partner Fergus Farrell has been referred for tests to a New York hospital after he was forced to leave their vessel, Cushlamachree, after almost 13 days at sea. The pair had set off from…

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