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Annalise Cycles Dublin Ironman Before Flying Out for Aquece Rio Challenge
Dublin Bay
#ironman – With a divisonal ranking of seventh, Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy completed Sunday's Dublin Ironman race as part of a three person relay team. The Olympic Laser sailor completed the 90km bike section of the course while her sister Claudine…
Diving Bell Opens as Newest Dublin Visitor Attraction
Dublin Bay
#divingbell – The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, has officially opened Dublin's newest visitor attraction, Dublin Port's Diving Bell. As reported by Afloat.ie back in February, following a four month restoration project by Dublin Port Company,…
Are Dublin Bay Buoy Wind Speed Readings Correct?
Dublin Bay
#dlregatta – There's white water across Dublin Bay this morning and as sailors will tell you it's enough to blow dogs off chains. Curiously though the wind speed readings from the Dublin Bay Buoy in the middle of five Volvo…
New Cruise Berth Plans to be Lodged to An Bord Pleanala
Dublin Bay
#cruiseberth – Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company on behalf of the Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group will submit its planning application for a new cruise berth facility at Dun Laoghaire Harbour to An Bord Pleanála on Friday, 3rd July. The planning…
World's Oldest Dinghy Class Launches Water Wag No.46 at Royal Irish Yacht Club
Dublin Bay
#waterwag – Dublin Bay Sailing Club doyen Carmel Winkelmann officiated at the launch of the newest Water Wag dinghy, Mademoiselle, No. 46 on Sunday at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The new 12–foot clinker dinghy was built for Bay sailors…
Dublin Bay Designated As UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - Dun Laoghaire Marina brings our attention to some great news for Dublin Bay, which has been designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. As RTÉ News reports, the biosphere status has been expanded from Bull Island to cover the…
Pierce Brosnan & Anna Friel Posing at Dun Laoghaire Marina
Dublin Bay
#007 – The gossip that former 007 James Bond star Pierce Brosnan was filming in Dublin with British actress Anna Friel proved correct tonight when the pair arrived at Dun Laoghaire Marina.  The stars were on the Dun Laoghaire waterfront…
Dun Laoghaire's East Pier 'At Risk Of Corrosion And Failure'
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - A section of Dun Laoghaire's East Pier is at risk of structural failure and requires repairs at a cost of up to €5 million, according to an unpublished engineer's report obtained by RTÉ News. Afloat.ie previously reported on…
Dun Laoghaire Urban Beach & 'Badeschiff' To Open Summer 2016
Dublin Bay
#urbanbeach – Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company hopes to be in a position to open a floating swimming pool and urban beach at the historic East Pier of the Harbour for the 2016 summer season. Permission was granted in late-2014 by Dún…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Response to 139 Submissions On Cruise Ship Berth
Dublin Bay
#dharbour – RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTARY ARISING FROM STAKEHOLDER/PUBLIC CONSULTATION EXERCISE HELD IN MARCH/APRIL 2015 CRUISE BERTH PROJECT AT DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR For DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR COMPANY ON BEHALF OF THE DUN LAOGHAIRE CRUISE STAKEHOLDER GROUP The Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group has responded to concerns raised…
Dun Laoghaire 'Urban Beach' Plans Approved By An Bord Pleanála
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Dun Laoghaire's 'urban beach' proposal has finally been approved by An Bord Pleanála months after a last-minute appeal against the scheme. Originally greenlit by planners late last year, the project – modelled after Berlin's famous Badeschiff – faced a…
Coal Harbour Users Group (CHUG) Seek Public Marine Leisure Centre at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#chug – The Coal Harbour Users Group (CHUG) is a group that represents the interests of leisure users of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour & Boatyard, and also the interests of the public that use the resource. Consistent with this, CHUG…
Pam Kearney Resigns From Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company Board Over 'Master Plan' Dispute
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company director Pam Kearney has resigned over a boardroom dispute over the company's 'master plan', according to yesterday's Sunday Business Post. The article by Jack Horgan-Jones reports that Kearney tendered her resignation letter last week,…
Dublin's Sea Walls Created Invaluable Habitats For Marine Wildlife
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - "How many capital cities can boast such a rich marine megafauna?" asks the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's Dr Simon Berrow. It's an important question as Dublin last week celebrated 300 years of profound change since the decision…
Old Maps Show A Very Different Dublin Bay Before The Walls
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - Dublin Bay was we know it today looked very different three centuries ago, as TheJournal.ie highlights with a selection of enlightening historical maps. As reported yesterday on Afloat.ie, this week marks the 300th anniversary of the decision to…
Whale Dolphin Research Ketch Celtic Mist Heads for Dublin Bay Conference
Dublin Bay
#ConferenceKetch – The Irish Whale & Dolphin Group's ketch, Celtic Mist previously owned by former Taoiseach Charles Haughey is to call to Dublin quays tomorrow as part of the Dublin Bay Conference, writes Jehan Ashmore. Three hundred years ago this…

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