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#DublinArray - A model of the proposed Dublin Array wind farm for Dublin Bay will not now go on display at Dun Laoghaire Public Library as reported yesterday. Cllr Fitzpatrick has tweeted Afloat.ie this morning to say: 'A model of the Dublin Array proposal will NOT be on display in Dún Laoghaire library tomorrow.Apologies' Submissions from the public on the proposals will be accepted before Saturday 1 June. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Dublin Array scheme would comprise 145…
Ireland has an opportunity to become an example of best practice in diaspora engagement and policy. That's according to the organisers of the European strand of the Global Diaspora Forum, which is taking place in Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel in Killiney over the next two days (14th and 15th May). Opening the conference, Gerry Dunne, CEO of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, said: "Despite its size, Ireland punches far above its weight when it comes to diaspora issues. This makes us so…
#Sailathon – 60 members of the Irish National Sailing School's Junior Club (aged between 7 - 18 years) took to the water to sail in Dun Laoghaire Harbour as part of Sail-a-thon 2013, a sponsored charity sailing marathon in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital. This free charity event  started at 9.30am on Sunday morning (April 7th) and was organised event by Maelstrom Project Management Team (the INSS's Senior Instructor Andrew Abbott and his project management team from UCD Michael Smurfit…
#dmycfrostbite – Winter ought to be over by now and the DMYC Frostbite series has come to the end of its 42nd year. Quite an institution. However, winter doesn't seem to be finished with us quite yet so 25-35 knot winds and temperatures of 2 degC confronted the fleets instead of the hoped-for Spring warmth. The organisers and sailors left the decisions as long as possible in the hopes of one last race. There was no let up in the…
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 16:19

Timing is Everything at DMYC Frostbites

#frostbite – Racing on St. Patrick's Day should have been a sunny green affair. The weather forecast on Saturday was for a nice breeze, moderate temperatures and sunshine. The DMYC committee took the sensible approach of planning to race outside the harbour and to complete two races if at all possible. Sadly, the morning of St. Patrick's Day in Dublin had snow and sleet and very light winds forecast. Ah well... The fleets drifted slowly towards the starting boat, which…
#Harbour2Harbour - There's not much time left to register for the 2013 Harbour2Harbour Walk in aid of Aware on St Patrick's Day. The 16.2 mile walk around Dublin Bay begins at 10.30am on Sunday 17 March, taking four to five to complete, and it's your choice whether you begin at Howth Harbour and walk to Dun Laoghaire Harbour or vice versa. Organisers say over 1,200 people took part in las year's walk, raising more than €40,000 for Aware. Apart from…
Monday, 11 March 2013 15:08

Big Waves Roll Over Coliemore Harbour

#Dalkey's Coliemore Harbour on the Dublin coast succumbed for a time to today's North easterly gales with large waves breaking over the ancient harbour walls at high water (and big waves in Dalkey Sound too) as the above video from Ronan Beirne at Lenister Boats shows.
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