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IDRA 14 stalwart Charles Sargent of Sutton Dinghy Club and granddaughter caoimhe were winners of the IDRA14 Kenilworth Cup at this weekend's final races of the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Autumn Open series.  
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This weekend the River Liffey and surrounding areas come to life in celebration of Dublin’s rich maritime heritage and local boating communities, past and present, with a mix of free open air spectacles and events for the public to enjoy…
Dublin Bay
A well-attended and widely-representative Public Meeting in the Kingston Hotel in Dun Laoghaire last night heard that those who wished to save Dun Laoghaire Harbour from a disproportionately large new Cruise Liner Berth – and a hidden agenda of excessive…
Dublin Bay
#DredgingConcerns- To attract big cruise ships involving separate proposals, An Taisce say they ‘should be assessed together’ According to The Irish Times, plans by Dublin Port to deepen its navigation channel and dump 10 million tonnes of silt at sea…
10m Tonnes of Waste Planned to be Dumped in Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
#DumpingWaste - The Dublin Port Company has been accused of 'pre-meditated and cynical' timing of notification, reports The Irish Times. Leaflets received by thousands of households about plans to dump 10 million tonnes of dredge waste in Dublin Bay, following…
ISA Supports Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs Over Cruise Terminal Concerns
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has announced it will formally support the Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs (DLCC) – Dublin Bay Sailing Club, the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, the National YC, the Royal Alfred, the Royal Irish and…
Annalise Cycles Dublin Ironman Before Flying Out for Aquece Rio Challenge
Dublin Bay
#ironman – With a divisonal ranking of seventh, Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy completed Sunday's Dublin Ironman race as part of a three person relay team. The Olympic Laser sailor completed the 90km bike section of the course while her sister Claudine…
Diving Bell Opens as Newest Dublin Visitor Attraction
Dublin Bay
#divingbell – The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, has officially opened Dublin's newest visitor attraction, Dublin Port's Diving Bell. As reported by Afloat.ie back in February, following a four month restoration project by Dublin Port Company,…
Are Dublin Bay Buoy Wind Speed Readings Correct?
Dublin Bay
#dlregatta – There's white water across Dublin Bay this morning and as sailors will tell you it's enough to blow dogs off chains. Curiously though the wind speed readings from the Dublin Bay Buoy in the middle of five Volvo…
New Cruise Berth Plans to be Lodged to An Bord Pleanala
Dublin Bay
#cruiseberth – Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company on behalf of the Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group will submit its planning application for a new cruise berth facility at Dun Laoghaire Harbour to An Bord Pleanála on Friday, 3rd July. The planning…
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. Afloat.ie 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
#dharbour – RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTARY ARISING FROM STAKEHOLDER/PUBLIC CONSULTATION EXERCISE HELD IN MARCH/APRIL 2015 CRUISE BERTH PROJECT AT DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR For DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR COMPANY ON BEHALF OF THE DUN LAOGHAIRE CRUISE STAKEHOLDER GROUP The Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group has responded to concerns raised…

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