Here’s the best stories from the Irish coast this week this week. Enjoy!
National Heritage Week has started! The week long programme see’s events happening all around the country, celebrating it’s rich heritage and beautiful natural landscape. For those of you who love the outdoors and walking there are lots of options that will interest you. Here’s a run down of the best coastal walks happening this week.
The impressive SS Arabic was built in the shipyards of Belfast and part of the illustrious White Star Line. She was sailing on her usual route from Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh) when without warning she was fired upon by a German submarine. This attack would for a while reshape German war engagement policy.
This weekend Galway is the place to be with the Cruinniú na mBád Festival. It’s one of Ireland’s best maritime spectacles, drawing on the regions great boating traditions and is a fantastic way to see out the summer.
Annalise Murphy did her country proud when she won a silver medal for sailing
It’s great seeing so many fantastic tall ships sailing in Dublin Port lately. This beautiful and historic Norwegian ship sailed in yesterday and was open to the public to view as part of Heritage Week.
6. Coast Exercises – Clifden RNLI all-weather lifeboat tows naval vessel LE Orla in training exercise
The Cliften RNLI and Irish Naval Service LE Orla engaged in a number of training scenarios off the Connemara coastline.