Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

Dublin Bay Sailing and Boating News
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…
New Yacht Sees 'Sailing in Dublin' Club on Crest of a Wave
Dublin Bay
#sid – Sailing in Dublin Club (SID Club) has just acquired an additional cruising boat to add to its growing fleet writes Jessica O'Donnell. Silver Wind, a 35ft Sun Odyssey boat, was purchased thanks to the assistance of a grant…
'No Commercial Benefits' In Dun Laoghaire Cruise Berth Plan
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Plans by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company to build a 400m berth for cruise liners have raised the ire of local dinghy sailors - whose petition to save their sport has attracted nearly 1,500 signatures. Now local resident Roger…
Online Petition To 'Save Dun Laoghaire Dinghy Sailing'
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - An online petition to 'save Dun Laoghaire dinghy sailing' has attracted nearly 1,400 signatures. Set up by local Fireball sailor Peter Doherty, the petition rails against recently unveiled plans by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company to build a…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan Shortlisted for Prestigious Award for Planning Excellence
Dublin Bay
#dlmasterplan – Dun Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan has been shortlisted in the 'Excellence in Planning to Create Economically Successful Places' category at the 2015 Planning Awards for Excellence. The Awards, run by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) will be held…
Final Stena HSS Sailing 'Scene' to Reflect on Proposed Cruise Plans
Dublin Bay
#HSStoCruiseScene - Had Stena Line retained running HSS Stena Explorer this year on the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead route, this would have been her 20th year and with sailings scheduled to have begun last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. However, the final chapter…
APRIL FOOL!: Radical Solution to Dun Laoghaire Harbour New Cruise Liner Problem
Dublin Bay
#sdls –  A new group, Save Dun Laoghaire Sailing (SDLS), has come forward with radical proposals for a re-configuration of the harbour in order to accommodate the proposed Cruise Liner Berth in the harbour, (plans of which were revealed on…

Featured Clubs

National Yacht Club

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

vdlr sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Chandlery

chmarine sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
Tom MacSweeney - This Island Nation
RTE Seascapes
BSB sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating