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Something to celebrate. Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s glory days and the Bicentenary of the harbour will be honoured with a large Classics Section in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from July 6th-9th. This photo is believed to be from 1900, and it shows the Viceroy Lord Dudley crossing the in-harbour finish line in his new Dublin Bay 25 Fodhla close ahead of other DBSC 25s, and in company with the first of the new-style Water Wags.
W M Nixon
The notion that the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 from July 6th to 9th should include a significant Classics and Old Gaffers element to mark the Bicentenary of this great harbour surfaced only relatively recently. Yet this week a high-powered…
DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR 200TH: Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor at the Bicentenary Steering Group held in the historic Harbour Lodge Boardroom
Dublin Bay
#Bicentenary - Minister for Jobs & Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor today became Patron of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary programme. Convening in the historic Harbour Lodge in Dun Laoghaire, the Minister met members of the Steering Group, which includes the…
The INSS has recently acquired the J109 race boat Jedi
Offshore
Building on the growing numbers in the ISORA racing throughout the last season and in response from boat owners and crews alike, the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School has announced an all new programme for ISORA and sailors all…
Dun Laoghaire harbour – Ireland's marine leisure capital where pooling yacht club resources will be key to the future growth of the sport
Dublin Bay
Combining efforts and pooling resources are key to securing the future of yacht racing from Dun Laoghaire’s legacy waterfront clubs, writes David O’Brien Welcome to Dun Laoghaire, the cradle of world yacht racing. It's here that the modern rules for…
The Dun Laoghaire waterfront building was closed as a ferry terminal in 2015
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - The Irish Times is reporting that the former ferry terminal at St Michael’s Pier in Dun Laoghaire is available to rent. A 10-year lease at €215 per square metre is being quoted by letting agent Lisney for the…
Mixed reaction from businesses in Dun Laoghaire follow the decision by An Bord Planeala to grant the multi-million single cruise-berth for ships but with a restriction of 250m in length
Dublin Bay
#CruiseBerth - Mixed reaction from local businesses follows the decision to grant a new cruise ship berth with planning permission in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes the Herald.ie The €18m development will allow ships of 250 metres in length to enter the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ireland's biggest sailing centre, where a new cruise ship terminal will be built limited to 250 metres in length
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire's Combined Clubs (DLCC) say in a joint statement that 'Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company lost its application to develop a facility for super-sized cruise ships'. The clubs have 'welcomed' yesterday's decision of An Bord Pleanala to limit any proposed development…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#CruiseBerth - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has welcomed the granting of planning permission for a new cruise liner berth. As reported earlier today on Afloat.ie, An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for a scaled-down development, accommodating cruise vessels at…
Wind Surf making the last cruise call of the season to Dun Laoghaire Harbour on 31 August
Dublin Bay
#CruiseBerth - An Bord Pleanála’s long-awaited decision on the proposed new cruise berth for Dun Laoghaire is in — and gives the green light for the cruise liner berth. In a statement on the ruling as seen by Afloat.ie, the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company Partners With Online Platform For Leasing Event Space
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has announced a new event space partnership with online platform Fillit. Four locations in the harbour will be available for rent on short-term lease for various events, pop-ups and other promotions via the new…
The restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle, currently based in southern Brittany, would be a star turn in the Classic Yachts section in next year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta if she could be persuaded to return for the celebration of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2017.
W M Nixon
It could be argued that Dun Laoghaire Harbour has never been completely finished writes W M Nixon. To varying degrees, it has always been Work in Progress. Construction started in 1817, yet it was maybe all of twenty or even…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Close to 100 people attended a meeting last night (Thursday 27 October) in the Royal Marine Hotel organised by the Save Our Seafront (SOS) community group, writes our special correspondent. SOS campaigns for the public interest in the…
Ro-Ro freight trailers and Lo-Lo containers are the mainstay of Dublin Port’s business
Dublin Port
Dublin Port has announced new figures showing a 6.8% increase in trade volumes for the first nine months of the year. The current pace of growth puts Dublin Port on course for a record year for the third year in…
Nightmare scenario? A cartoonist’s impression for Save Our Seafront of how Dun Laoghaire Harbour might look if all recent development proposals were incorporated in it
Dublin Bay
With An Bord Pleanala due to give its decision on permission for a giant cruise liner berth in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the coming weeks after almost a year of delays, the Save Our Seafront movement is pulling out all…
The Spinal Injuries Ireland RIB on a trip out from Dun Laoghaire
RIBs
As part of its annual fundraising campaign, Spinal Injuries Ireland is seeking support from the sailing and boating community on its 'Colour me Friday' campaign day today.  Spinal Injuries Ireland is the only support service for people who have sustained…
An artist's impression of the urban beach for Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
The €2.75 million urban beach proposed for Dun Laoghaire Harbour is 'currently on hold' pending 'organisational restructure', according to a report in the Irish Times. A spokesman for the state company told the newspaper 'we hope to have it back…

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