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Entrance of the former Stena HSS terminal at St.Michaels Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, where the Beatyard event is to take place this weekend. In the distance the concrete pillars that once supported the passenger gangway for the HSS Stena Explorer
Dublin Bay
#Beatyard - The former Stena Line ferryport, Dun Laoghaire, notably this week has been a flurry of activity as St. Michaels Pier has been transformed in readiness for this weekend’s Beatyard, a multi-event attraction, writes Jehan Ashmore. Heaps of scrap…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - The Transport Minister maintains that transferring the operation of Dun Laoghaire Harbour to the local authority is the best move for its sustainable development. Responding to a Dáil question earlier this month from Dun Laoghaire TD Seán Barrett,…
A five star cruise ship as a flotel such as the SunBorn flotel in Canary Wharf, London (above) is envisaged for Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company is seeking expressions of interest to operate a “Flotel” in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.   According to a notice posted yesterday on the Goverment's etender website, operators are sought to run a “Flotel” in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.…
Superyacht Ganesha is a 38.90 metre cruising sloop
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire harbour welcomed the Maltese flagged cruising superyacht 'Ganesha' this morning. The 46 metre sailing yacht arrived into the Irish east coast port and took a prime marina berth, she's the second superyacht appearance in a month for Dun Laoghaire, record…
Dun Laoghaire's regatta site is revealed in this drone footage. Scroll down for video
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire harbour and marina looks great in the summer sunshine but most of all this latest drone footage to promote a Global CoderDojo Conference in October reveals Dun Laoghaire's compact and very complete regatta site with the close proximity of…
The Poolbeg incinerator under construction faces fresh opposition after US firm behind the Dublin project did not meet emissions standards at Canadian plant
Dublin Bay
#ConcernsIncinerator - Concerns have been raised over development of Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator by US waste firm Covanta, writes The Irish Times, following the failure of emissions tests by a Canadian plant built by the company. Covanta last May had to…
Dun Laoghaire's proud tricolour was stolen last night but quickly recovered
Dublin Bay
The giant Irish flag 'stolen' from its prominent position on Dun Laoghaire's East pier has been recovered. The tricolour went missing last night from the flag pole at 7pm.  Afloat.ie sources tell us that it is now back with its…
Ger Dempsey's SB20 competing in today's Teng Tools Royal Irish Regatta. Scroll down for photo gallery
Dublin Bay
27 classes competed in today's Teng Tools sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta on Dublin Bay. Having just finished the Round Ireland Race on Thursday, the club's own JPK1080 Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) was back on the water again, winning…
Artist's impression of the proposed Dublin Bay bypass as a span across Sandymount towards the M50
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - A motorway across Dublin Bay? City councillors are opposed, but State policy may make its construction inevitable, as Louisa McGrath writes in the Dublin Inquirer. Proposals for a new stretch of high-capacity road running across or under Sandymount…
The IDRA 14 Starfish sailed by Alan Carr of Sutton is the DMYC's Pursuit Race Winner in today's King of the Bay Challenge. Results below. Photo Gallery by Joe Fallon below.
Dublin Bay
DMYC has published the prizewinners of the first King of the Bay Challenge run as part of its annual regatta off Dun Laoghaire today.  The Gods looked favourably on the bay in the earlier part of the day with sunshine…
100 Enter DMYC's King of the Bay Challenge Tomorrow
Dublin Bay
The DMYC say a late surge in entries means nearly 100 boats will race for their King of the Bay Challenge tomorrow, offering the cruisers a semi–coastal race and the dinghies a combination of a pursuit race and a standard…
Sailing in Dublin club yachts include a Ruffian keelboat
Dublin Bay
In a year when sailing will share the limelight with the other sports in the Olympics, the more leisurely and local aspects of the sport received some well-deserved coverage when RTE journalist Marie Louise O'Donnell was recently invited to try…
ICRA Date Clash Prompts New 'King of the Bay' Idea for DMYC Regatta
Dublin Bay
Radical new ideas are coming to the fore for next month's Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) regatta. The Notice of Race just published outlines a “King of the Bay Challenge” open event. (Downloadable below). In a change from the format over…
The new Dublin Bay 'rock' pictured off Dalkey this week
Dublin Bay
Last season Dublin Bay sailors hit rocks off Dalkey Island prompting Dublin Bay Sailing Club, the largest leisure users of the bay, to issue a warning over the hazard. Known locally as 'Leac Buidhe', the rocks in Muglins Sound gave some sailors…
The Sailability programme in Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
Four Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs have come together to launch the Dún Laoghaire Sailability Programme 2016 for Children aged 8-17 with physical and sensorial disabilities The DMYC, the National Yacht Club, the Royal Irish Yacht Club and the Royal St George Yacht Club have…
In 2015 the SID saw the successful introduction of a new cruising yacht 'Silver Wind' a Sun Odyssey 35
Dublin Bay
The Sailing In Dublin (SID) Club AGM was held in the National Yacht Club on Thursday 7th April. There were presentations from the Club Chairperson Aine Kennedy and other club officers covering last year’s activities and plans for 2016.  In…

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