Údarás na Gaeltachta becomes an Associate Partner in the Cool Route project

The Cool Route partners are delighted to welcome Údarás na Gaeltachta http://www.udaras.ie/en/ as a new Associate Partner in the project. Established in 1980, Údarás na Gaeltachta is the regional authority responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of the Gaeltacht, which is the Irish Speaking area of Ireland . The overall objective of Údarás […]


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The next meeting of the Cool Route Steering Committee takes place in Donegal on the 27th and 28th October 2015, to review progress on the project.

The next meeting of the Cool Route Steering Committee will take place on the 27th. and 28th. October, at Donegal Donegal Town. The meeting, which is being hosted by Cool Route Partner Donegal County Council, will review all aspects of progress on the project and in particular  the initial work on the route logistics and […]


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Marine Blast Sailing App

New alliance between Marine Blast and MalinWaters creates biggest mobile marine directory

Marine Blast and MalinWaters have come together to expand the extensive marine directory that exists on the Marine Blast mobile app to now include listings for North West Ireland including Donegal and Sligo, plus Northern Ireland. This app now provides a one stop shop for information on sailing and other coastal activities in these regions. […]


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Scotland-National Survey of Marine Recreation

Monday August 3, 2015 Source: http://www.sailscotland.co.uk/news/posts/2015/national-survey-of-marine-recreation/ Marine Scotland is launching its first national survey of recreation and tourism around the Scottish coast and seas. It covers a vast array of activities and tourism businesses in, on or next to the sea. The survey, run by consultancy LUC, aims to provide data to support marine planning and […]


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Oban Harbour Scotland

New Oban Harbour Website Launched

Coinciding with the beginning of West Highland Yachting Week, today marks the launch of the new Oban Harbour website developed by Oban Harbour Management Group: www.obanharbour.scot Developed as part of a longer term project targeting improved marine safety in Oban Harbour, in a partnership between Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), Argyll and Bute Council, Northern […]


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The Sailing Camino

The partners’ view that if given sufficient attention and marketing that the route will be seen as a type of “Sailing Camino” following initially the Wild Atlantic Way and of course being very complimentary to the excellent work being done by Fáilte Ireland and others in that regard. The route then enters Northern Ireland, where […]


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Early Projects Tasks

One of the early projects tasks being led by the Scottish Partner GCU, will be a logistical survey of the entire route identifying all of the layover locations and facilities. This will be followed by a gap analysis which will study and recommend how best to fil these gaps, be they in terms of distance […]


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Varied Partners

Apart from our fellow Irish Partners in the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Donegal County Council, the consortium includes Derry City Council, Blue Sea Marinas and the Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland. The Port of Torshavn in the Faroe Islands and the Western Norway Research Institute are also partners. The project also greatly benefit from […]


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Stakeholders Sea and Land

The objective of the Cool Route project, which has just commenced and will run to March 2018, is to research all aspects relating to the logistics, development, business and marketing planning for the route which starts at Cork Harbour and goes around the West of Ireland, across Northern Ireland and on to Scotland and eventually […]


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