El Nino Ventures Acquires Significant Land Position in Ireland

    TSX.V: ELN
    Frankfurt: E7Q

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - El Nino Ventures Inc. ("El Nino") (TSX.V: ELN;
OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that it has recently been
granted eleven prospecting licenses in the Republic of Ireland. The licences
cover approximately 428 square kilometers and are located within the Central
Carboniferous Basin.
    Lower Carboniferous limestones host significant zinc, lead mineralization
in Ireland, which supplies a significant proportion of Western Europe's zinc
and lead requirements. There are currently three zinc and lead mines in
operation in Ireland owned by Anglo American Lisheen Mining Ltd, Boliden Tara
Mines Ltd., and Lundin Mining Exploration Ltd. Other major mining companies
exploring for base metals in Ireland include Xstrata Zinc and Teck Cominco
Ireland Ltd.
    El Nino has engaged Dublin based consultants CSA Consultants to carry out
an evaluation of all previous exploration on the licences and make
recommendations for additional work. Recommendations are expected to be
completed by the end of November and the company will report details of its
proposed 2008 program shortly thereafter.
    Jean Luc Roy, President & CEO commented that "the newly acquired land
position in Ireland provides us with excellent prospective ground for the
discovery of high grade zinc mineralization for which Ireland is renowned".

    About El Nino Ventures Inc.

    El Nino Ventures is a junior exploration company, exploring for base
metals in Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ireland. El Nino has
acquired a 70% interest in over 350 square kilometers in the world renowned
copper belt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to our copper
project in the Congo, El Nino is currently in the middle of a 25,000 meter
drill program on the Bathurst Mining Camp via an option/joint venture
agreement with Xstrata Zinc Canada.

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors

    Jean Luc Roy, President and CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

    CUSIPNo. 28335E-10-6

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the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact,
included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and
uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be
accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are
disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British
Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange
Commission. This email should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell
securities of this company.

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