Strangford Lough


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Strangford Lough

(străng`fərd lŏkh), inlet of the Irish Sea, 17 mi (27 km) long and 4 mi (6.4 km) wide, between Ards and Down dists., E Northern Ireland, entered through a 5-mi (8-km) strait, the Narrrows. The Narrows, with its strong tidal currents, is the site of a commercial tidal energy demonstration project (operational 2008). One of the largest of the inlet's many small islands is Mahee island, which is the site of ancient monastic ruins.
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Strangford Lough Enda Bolger 3rd, 2m maiden hurdle, Down Royal, October 31 The jumps season is picking up despite the prevalence of ground a little drier than normal for the time of year, and some of the maiden hurdles run during the week were quite informative.
A quarter-sized prototype was deployed in 2013 and is undergoing sea trials in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.
From Holywood, I explore the Ards Peninsula, following the eastern shore of Strangford Lough, the largest sea inlet in the British Isles, to Newtownards.
Danny Kennedy, Transport Minister stated: The Department for Regional Development currently operates a vehicle ferry service in Strangford Lough between Strangford and Portaferry with two vehicle ferries and a back-up passenger ferry.
The casualties were mostly suffering from the effects of hypothermia after more than 200 people competing in 87 sailing dinghies were hit by a sudden change in the weather on Strangford Lough, the Maritime and Coastguard agency said.
The casualties were mostly suffering from the effects of hypothermia after 80 sailing dinghies in the Strangford Lough were hit by a sudden change in the weather.
From Belfast, guests will travel to the shores of Strangford Lough, location of 18[sup.
A quarter-scale prototype of Deep Green, also known as "the underwater kite", is currently producing electricity in the waters off Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.
The company has successfully developed and tested its prototype tidal devices in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.
At Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland, adult terns have been struggling to keep eggs and chicks warm and dry through the relentless wet weather and it could be a year when no common, Arctic or Sandwich terns fledge from the site.
The cash will help support the firm's deployment of its first tidal turbine scheme at Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough and develop the Anglesey project.
Located in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough, SeaGen works in principle much like an "underwater windmill" with the rotors driven by the power of the tidal currents rather than the wind.