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Welcome to Wicklow Maritime the online photographic diary of marine activity along the scenic Wicklow Coastline. The website run by Tommy Dover has been online since January 2003 and is regularly updated with new photos and news. We also feature railway and aviation activity and anything that has a maritime theme.

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Check the Latest photos link above for new photos – added Sunday 14 July.

A Red Flag flying at Wicklow on Friday evening due to poor water quality in the harbour. Photo:Tommy Dover/Wicklow Maritime

Latest News – Swimming Ban at Wicklow harbour in operation over the weekend
There is a swimming prohibition notice in force within Wicklow harbour which will be in place over the weekend and possibly beyond.
There was a substantial discharge of raw sewage into the river from an overflow adjacent to Parnell bridge. A red flag is flying and notices are placed around the harbour.
Update – The Red Flag was still flying on Monday 22 July.

Tellus Aerial Survey over the Wicklow Coast

Twin Otter ( C-GSGF ) conducting a low level pass over Wicklow bay on Tuesday 9 July 2019.

The Tellus Air survey undertaken by the Geological Survey Ireland is part of a national programme that gathers geochemical and geophysical data across Ireland to examine the chemical and physical properties of soil, rocks and water. The Aircraft begun flying in May and will continue until late autumn 2019. More details here

Protest by Fishermen @ Greystones Harbour

Over 200 people gathered at Greystones harbour at noon on Saturday 22 June to support a Protest by three local fishermen, who are asking the harbour operators for facilities and a designated area to land catches.
According to press reports a meeting was scheduled for the following week , where it was expected all involved would meet to try and come to an agreement.
Update – Friday 5 July. According to the fishermen’s Social media page, the meeting took place but the issue is not been resolved yet. Watch this space.

Dates for Your Diary

Bray Air Display 2019
The Airshow will take place thisSaturday and Sunday 27/28 July. The line-up has been announced and details can be found on the website here This is a free event and definitely not to be missed.

Wicklow Regatta Festival 2019
The Festival which is one of the oldest in the Country takes place at the End of July. It is run by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts , who work tirelessly to maintain a tradition that dates back centuries. The Festival Programme is now on sale around Wicklow for €4.50

Arklow Maritime Festival 2019
The Festival takes place over the August Bank holiday Weekend and will have lots of maritime based activity around the harbour.