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#urbanbeach – Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company will tomorrow, Wednesday, 28th August 2013, launch a public consultation on the development of a floating swimming pool and urban beach within Dún Laoghaire Harbour. The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan was published in 2011 following extensive consultation with all relevant stakeholders. One of the exciting and innovate public projects within the Masterplan is the development of a floating swimming pool and associated 'urban beach' facility alongside Berth 1, adjacent to the renowned East Pier…
#ShackletonShips – Sir Ernest Shackleton who led the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1918 is remembered and honoured in different forms, writes Jehan Ashmore. Notably, three vessels of which two are named after the Irish-born explorer and the other is named after the ice-trapped exhibition ship, Endurance. The incident of course would result in the remarkable polar rescue mission as previously reported of the compelling exhibition currently on display in Dun Laoghaire. The present day HMS Endurance (A171) is awaiting a…
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:39

Exhibition: Dun Laoghaire & the 1913 Lockout

#1913Lockout – Dun Laoghaire & the 1913 Lockout is the theme of a commemorative exhibition which runs between 22 August-18 January 2014 in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland (NMMI) in Dun Laoghaire. The exhibition is to feature unique historic photos taken of the period of the harbour town. Myles Dungan, broadcaster and historian is to open the exhibition on 22nd August at 6.30 p.m. and the evening event will include readings by Martina Devlin and a performance on "Larkin"…
#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…
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