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Dun Laoghaire Diaspora Centre Seeks Funding
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire's planned new diaspora centre will rival the likes of Sydney Opera House, according to the semi-state body behind the proposal. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/dun-laoghaire-news/ Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company estimates the cost of the project at €50 million. Most of this will…
€220m for 9km Pipeline to Cut Dublin Bay Pollution
Dublin Bay
Dublin City Council is proposing a mammoth 9km sewage outfall pipe to help make Dublin Bay cleaner - at a cost of €220m. http://afloat.ie/port-news/dublin-bay-news/ Herald.ie reports that the 5m-wide pipe - longer than the Dublin Port Tunnel - would dump…
Ferry Stops, 'Sea Water Baths' on the Way for Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
The last Stena line ferry sailing from Dun Laoghaire featured on the RTE News headlines last night. The ferry link is stopping because of a decline in passenger numbers and the high cost of fuel, say the operators, Stena. The…
Ex Sailing Chief Lashes 'Grandiose' Dun Laoghaire Harbour Plan
Dublin Bay
A former Irish Sailing Chief has added his voice to the growing concerns of sailors in Dun Laoghaire to a recently published Harbour Masterplan that Waterfront Yacht Clubs say threatens sailing in the port, Ireland's biggest sailing centre. The plans,…
Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs Voice Concern Over Plan
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs are voicing concerns about the impact on sailing if a 'cruise ship jetty' is constructed as part of the recently published harbour masterplan. Dublin Bay Sailing Club, Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, National Yacht Club, Royal…
Ringsend Skiff Breaks Three-Hour Barrier in Dun Laoghaire’s Hobblers Challenge
Dublin Bay
Ten boats comprising of men's, women's and mixed crews from four East Coast skiff rowing clubs set off yesterday on the end-of-season Hobblers Challenge, a gruelling 25km rowing race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to the Kish Lighthouse and back, writes…
Heritage Week: Maritime Lectures In Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
It's mid-way through Heritage Week (20-28 August) and as part of the numerous events organised nationwide there will be a maritime lectures seminar held this Sunday and run by the Maritime Institute of Ireland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The lectures will…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Sunday 'Family-Funday'
Dublin Bay
Something to do with the kids!....head off to Dun Laoghaire Harbour tomorrow for the 'Family Funday', an event full of activities held on the Carlisle Pier, writes Jehan Ashmore. There will be bouncing castles, a bottle-stall, clowns, face-painting, fortune-teller, goldfish,…
Square-Rigger Tallship & Cruiser-Yachts Celebrate 'Events' in Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
As part of today's celebrations to mark the 180th anniversary of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, in Dun Laoghaire, a flotilla of yachts 'dressed overall' set off on a cruise-in-company around Dalkey Island, writes Jehan Ashmore. The boats headed down…
Royal Irish Yacht Club Celebrates 180th Birthday
Dublin Bay
The Royal Irish Yacht Club celebrates its 180th birthday tomorrow, the oldest club in Dun Laoghaire harbour gives a nod to its 1831 roots with celebrations starting with a 'Victorian' themed breakfast. Back then the club might have been able…
Veolia Environnement Clocks 15 Knots on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
The exotic French Trimaran Veolia Environnement was in Dalkey Sound this morning. The high speed craft circled around the island in modest north westerly winds and returned into Dublin Bay for what appeared to be a helicopter publicity-photoshoot. According to…
Crosbie’s Café Lightship Plan Rejected
Dublin Bay
Dublin docklands property developer Harry Crosbie has been refused permission to relocate the former lightship Kittiwake in front of the O2 Theatre, according to a report in today's Irish Times. Crosbie had intended to convert the 1959 built Kittiwake into…
Royal Irish Launches 'Best in the Bay' Competition
Dublin Bay
The Royal Irish Yacht Club is gearing up to host the inaugural Best In The Bay 2011 Shootout this Sunday the 31st July 2011. The Best In The Bay is a new sailing event designed to take the top helms…
A Brighter Future for Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum
Dublin Bay
Two new stained glass windows were unveiled in the Maritime Institute of Ireland's (M.I.I.) maritime museum in Dun Laoghaire this week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The windows which are located in the former Mariners' Church, are the work of artist Peadar…
Dun Laoghaire 'Needs Master Plan To Move Harbour Forward'
Dublin Bay
In a letter to The Irish Times last week, the principal of Ireland's largest sailing school hails the introduction of the new 'master plan' for Dun Laoghaire Harbour. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/letters/2011/0709/1224300391391.html Alistair Rumball, director of the Irish National Sailing School (INSS), argues…
Road Closures, Volunteers Wanted for Focus Ireland Triathlon
Dublin Bay
Organisers of the Focus Ireland Triathlon in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday 31 July have announced a list of road closures in the area, and have also put out a call for volunteers to assist on the day. Full road closures…

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