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World's Oldest Dinghy Class Launches Water Wag No.46 at Royal Irish Yacht Club
Dublin Bay
#waterwag – Dublin Bay Sailing Club doyen Carmel Winkelmann officiated at the launch of the newest Water Wag dinghy, Mademoiselle, No. 46 on Sunday at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The new 12–foot clinker dinghy was built for Bay sailors…
Dublin Bay Designated As UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - Dun Laoghaire Marina brings our attention to some great news for Dublin Bay, which has been designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. As RTÉ News reports, the biosphere status has been expanded from Bull Island to cover the…
Pierce Brosnan & Anna Friel Posing at Dun Laoghaire Marina
Dublin Bay
#007 – The gossip that former 007 James Bond star Pierce Brosnan was filming in Dublin with British actress Anna Friel proved correct tonight when the pair arrived at Dun Laoghaire Marina.  The stars were on the Dun Laoghaire waterfront…
Dun Laoghaire's East Pier 'At Risk Of Corrosion And Failure'
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - A section of Dun Laoghaire's East Pier is at risk of structural failure and requires repairs at a cost of up to €5 million, according to an unpublished engineer's report obtained by RTÉ News. previously reported on…
Dun Laoghaire Urban Beach & 'Badeschiff' To Open Summer 2016
Dublin Bay
#urbanbeach – Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company hopes to be in a position to open a floating swimming pool and urban beach at the historic East Pier of the Harbour for the 2016 summer season. Permission was granted in late-2014 by Dún…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Response to 139 Submissions On Cruise Ship Berth
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire 'Urban Beach' Plans Approved By An Bord Pleanála
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Dun Laoghaire's 'urban beach' proposal has finally been approved by An Bord Pleanála months after a last-minute appeal against the scheme. Originally greenlit by planners late last year, the project – modelled after Berlin's famous Badeschiff – faced a…
Coal Harbour Users Group (CHUG) Seek Public Marine Leisure Centre at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#chug – The Coal Harbour Users Group (CHUG) is a group that represents the interests of leisure users of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour & Boatyard, and also the interests of the public that use the resource. Consistent with this, CHUG…
Pam Kearney Resigns From Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company Board Over 'Master Plan' Dispute
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company director Pam Kearney has resigned over a boardroom dispute over the company's 'master plan', according to yesterday's Sunday Business Post. The article by Jack Horgan-Jones reports that Kearney tendered her resignation letter last week,…
Dublin's Sea Walls Created Invaluable Habitats For Marine Wildlife
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - "How many capital cities can boast such a rich marine megafauna?" asks the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's Dr Simon Berrow. It's an important question as Dublin last week celebrated 300 years of profound change since the decision…
Old Maps Show A Very Different Dublin Bay Before The Walls
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - Dublin Bay was we know it today looked very different three centuries ago, as highlights with a selection of enlightening historical maps. As reported yesterday on, this week marks the 300th anniversary of the decision to…
Whale Dolphin Research Ketch Celtic Mist Heads for Dublin Bay Conference
Dublin Bay
#ConferenceKetch – The Irish Whale & Dolphin Group's ketch, Celtic Mist previously owned by former Taoiseach Charles Haughey is to call to Dublin quays tomorrow as part of the Dublin Bay Conference, writes Jehan Ashmore. Three hundred years ago this…
Fun & Fantasy in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#dlharbour – Say what you like about the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (and most people do), but it would seem that their corporate heart, however small, is in the right place comments W M Nixon. Apparently, they've decided to do…
Public Consultation On Dun Laoghaire Baths Opens Today
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - The public consultation on the proposed redevelopment of the old Victorian baths in Dun Laoghaire opened today (Monday 20 April). As previously reported on, last month the €2.5 million project was given the green light by the…
Dublin Bay
#lift–in – A Time-lapse video by Declan Tonge of the morning's lift-in at the National Yacht Club (NYC) Dun Laoghaire last weekend, squashing 3.5 hours into just under 3 mins. A mobile crane comes to the club at the start of…
Dun Laoghaire Coal Harbour Users Group Suggest 'Marine Activity Centre' As Part of Cruise–Liner Development
Dublin Bay
#cruiselinerberth – Dun Laoghaire harbour as a leisure facility, is in danger of being damaged by the proposal of a cruise liner berth according to the Coal Harbour Users Group (CHUG) who have submitted a written response to Dun Laoghaire Harbour…

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