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#FortyFoot - It's a big victory for women at the famous Forty Foot swimming spot in South Dublin as the adjacent - and formerly staunchly male-only - Sandycove Bathers' Association has decided to accept female members. The move follows more than a year after the club's last vote on the motion to accept women members saw it rejected by 24 to 17, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. According to The Irish Times, reform at the Sandycove club comes almost four…
#drive-in Cinema – As Afloat.ie reported previously, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company in partnership with Underground Cinema have today (13.03.2014) launched Dublin's first drive-in cinema ahead of the St. Patrick's bank holiday weekend. The Drive In is located inside the standage area of the Ferry Terminal at Dún Laoghaire Harbour. Family favourite 'Grease' will kick off the screenings on Saturday (15.03.2014) at 7pm followed by classic thriller 'Jaws' at 9pm. There will be a further four screenings over the over the…
#FerryportMovies– Before Stena Line's HSS operated Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead seasonal service reopens in April, the harbour's ferry terminal is to be used as a drive-in cinema on selected weekends this month, writes Jehan Ashmore. Underground Cinema in partnership with Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company will locate the drive-in cinema within the ferry terminal's vehicle compound area with spaces for 80 drive-in movie cars provided. The screenings start on the St. Patrick's Day weekend (15,16 and 17 March) with a movie programme offering…
#inss – The Irish National Sailing Club (INSC) Race Training Team that usually competes on a Sunday morning in the DBSC Spring Chicken series were welcomed yesterday morning in Dun Laoghaire by gusts of 30-40 kts writes Kenneth Rumball. The mood in the INSC was of disappointment that for the second time in this series the race training crews would be unable to go racing on the INSC 1720 Sportsboats. Later while travelling over to the Royal Irish Yacht Club…
#riyc – The Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) in Dun Laoghaire is staging a tactics & strategy class in advance of the forthcoming season. The sessions will be spread over four Tuesday nights in March (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) at the RIYC. The sessions by sailing coach Maurice O'Connell will start at 7pm and finish at 10pm with a 15 minute coffee break. The cost is €50.00 and its possible to book online here or by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Topics will inlcude…
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:50

DMYC PY Fleet Is Dead Heat at the Top

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#dmyc – With only ten boats on the water there was a little more room than usual on the start line in Race 1, which Sheehy's OK Dinghy took advantage of with a clean pin end start, tacking and crossing the fleet. Half way up the first beat the lead had gone. Results for both races are downloadable below. Pierre Long had picked a good left shift and was coming across on port in his IDRA14. He had caught right…
Thursday, 23 January 2014 14:17

Dun Laoghaire's Wild West Pier Has Them Foxed

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#dlharbour – Locals like to think of Dun Laoghaire's West Pier as being like a bit of Ireland's Atlantic seaboard, rugged and untamed in contrast to the smooth expression of urban order which is the East Pier. This week, while researching the western half of the harbour for the Sailing on Saturday blog which will feature Dun Laoghaire developments in detail on January 25th, we found dramatic evidence that this is where the wild things are. A fox was strolling…
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