Your Sunday Roundup – Best stories from the Irish coast this week

Here’s the best stories from the Irish coast this week this week. Enjoy!

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1. Get Active – Best walking tours of National Heritage Week (20th- 28th August)

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.

2. Maritime Stories – SS Arabic: Bound for America, sunk off Kinsale

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.

3. It’s Festival Time – Cruinniú na mBád Festival, Kinvara (19th – 21st August)

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.

4. Olympic Success – Annalise Murphy sails home with Olympic silver

Annalise Murphy did her country proud when she won a silver medal for sailing

5. Things of Beauty – Magnificent Norwegian tall ship visits Dublin this weekend

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.

About the Author

Ann Robinson
Has a passion for coastal heritage and maritime history. Loves sharing the best of the Irish coast online. Contact me ann@coastmonkey.ie or follow me on Twitter @AnnRobinson22