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LexIcon Library: Soundings - Collective Memories of the Sea
Dublin Bay
#LexIconExhibition – Soundings: Collective Memories of the Sea is the inaugural exhibition programme currently held in the new Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Library headquarters – the dlr LexIcon. Soundings which is exhibited in the Lexicon's Municipal Gallery, explores the relationships between…
DMYC Frostbite Dinghy Racing Cancelled Again Due to Strong Winds
Dublin Bay
#dmycfrostbites – With both XCWeather and Windfinder forecasts suggesting similar conditions for 15:00, northerly winds of 20 knots with gust to 27/28 knots, air temperatures of 5/6˚, but, ironically sunny conditions, the organisers of today's DMYC Frostbites pulled the plug…
Dun Laoghaire 'Urban Beach' Faces Fresh Planning Objection
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Despite getting the green light from planners six weeks ago, Dun Laoghaire's 'urban beach' project faces an appeal made against it to An Bórd Pleanála. According to The Irish Times, councillors in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown have been told of…
No Wrecks Found in Search of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Form Part of Related Planning Process of Proposed New Cruise Berth
Dublin Bay
#WreckSurvey- Survey work for possible wrecks within Dun Laoghaire Harbour as previously reported, have the port company confirmed are related to the preparation of a planning application to An Bord Pleanala for a proposed new cruise pier berth, writes Jehan…
DMYC Dinghy Frostbites Cancelled Again Due to Strong Winds on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
#dmyc – Due to an adverse forecast and being the Sunday that it is, the last before Christmas, today's DMYC dinghy sailing Frostbite racing was cancelled yesterday evening. It is the third such cancellation in a row for the popular…
INSS Stage Mini Frostbite Series After DMYC Cancellation
Dublin Bay
#frostbites – After the baptism of fire from the morning's DBSC Turkey Shoot racing series, it was never a sure thing that the DMYC Frostbite Series would go ahead writes Kenneth Rumball. As predicted at approximately 12:15 the code flags…
DMYC Frostbiters Suffer Second Cancellation
Dublin Bay
#frostbites – For the second Sunday in succession DMYC frostbites was cancelled due to strong winds.  N over A is flying from the DMYC flagpole (at 12:32) with a confirming Facebook post that Frostbite racing is cancelled again - too…
Big Winds Don't Deter INSS. No Racing, No Problem!
Dublin Bay
#inss – A blustery forecast and strong winds passing through Dun Laoghaire on Saturday night was not a good omen for the DBSC Turkey Shoot on Sunday morning. Indeed the code flags N over A were flying from the committee…
DBSC 'Turkey Shoot Sailing' & DMYC Dinghy 'Frostbites' Cancelled in Strong Winds
Dublin Bay
#frostibtes –Strong and gusty westerly winds gusting to over 30–knots at times put paid to both cruiser racing and dinghy competitions from Dun Laoghaire today writes Cormac Bradley. First to be scrubbed was Rathfarnham Ford's DBSC's Turkey Shoot series for…
Gardaí Take The Plunge For Special Olympics At The Forty Foot
Dublin Bay
#PolarPlunge - Near freezing temperatures didn't stop a troupe of hardy gardaí from leaping into the drink at the famous Forty Foot in Sandycove for their annual Polar Plunge yesterday (6 December). As the Irish Independent reports, the 150-strong group…
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company Welcomes Planning Permission for Urban Beach Project
Dublin Bay
#urbanbeach – Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) has welcomed the award of planning permission for its proposal for a floating swimming pool and urban beach at the historic East Pier of the Harbour. Permission was granted by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown…
Dun Laoghaire 'Urban Beach' Greenlit By Planners
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Plans for an 'urban beach' at Dun Laoghaire's waterfront first mooted more than a year ago have been given the green light by planning authorities, according to the Irish Independent. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the €2.5 million…
GSI Investigates: Suspected Buried Timber Wreck Within Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#SuspectedWrecks – According to the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) they suspect a buried timber wreck lies close to the entrance of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. In recent days the GSI's South African built research vessel RV Keary,…
Forty Foot Swimming Club Will Vote On Dissolution After Losing Insurance Cover
Dublin Bay
#FortyFoot - It's grim news for the Forty Foot's swimming club as members agreed this week to put its future up to vote. The Irish Times reports on Thursday night's (27 November) extraordinary general meeting held in the wake of…
Forty Foot Bathing Club's Future Up For Vote At EGM
Dublin Bay
#FortyFoot - The Sandycove Bathers' Association will hold an EGM this Thursday 27 November on its future at the famous Forty Foot after its insurer withdrew cover. According to The Irish Times this morning, the club announced in a letter…
Sutton Dinghy Club Celebrate 75 Years of Dinghies
Dublin Bay
#suttondinghyclub – With over two hundred in attendance, the black-tie Gala Dinner last Saturday (November 15th) marking Sutton Dinghy Club's 75 years of sailing in Sutton Creek was a Who's Who of many of Ireland's top sailors. The event, staged…

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