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Dublin Bay Sailing and Boating News
#FlightFest – L.E. Emer's (P21) last large-scale public duty in Dublin Port took place at yesterday's Flight Fest flyover spectacular which according to organisers drew around 130,000 spectators, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Naval Service's eldest fleet member was built by Verolme Cork Dockyard in 1978 and she berthed at North Wall Quay in front of the impressive backdrop of the National Convention Centre. Tours were available onboard the sell-listed OPV on what would be the last such opportunity during her…
#FlightFest – L.E. Emer (P21) as previously reported will officially launch tomorrow's Flight Fest spectacular above Dublin Port and she will be open to public tours before retiring with less than a week to go, writes Jehan Ashmore. The eldest member of the Naval Service fleet is berthed at North Wall Quay which is downriver from the Samuel Beckett swing-bridge which will not be accessible for vehicles but kept open to plane-watchers. Organisers of the festival involving street events starting…
#FlightFest - Though the weather forecast isn't looking great for the day, organisers of FlightFest on the River Liffey say the full schedule is proceeding as planned for this Sunday 15 September. The once-in-a-lifetime aviation celebration, in conjunction with The Gathering 2013, will see more than 30 aircraft - old and new - take part in a spectacular low-level fly past to dazzle onlookers in Dublin's Docklands Thousands are expected to line the quays between the Custom House and Dublin…
#SeaThePlanes - Dublin Bay Cruises are offering a special sailing up the river Liffey next Sunday (15 Sept.) to view the spectacular Flight Fest flyover of aircraft over Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sailing departs Howth Harbour at 12.30 pm and sails across Dublin Bay and up through the port as far the East Link Bridge area which will afford an excellent vantage point to view this amazing event. Aircraft stretching seven decades will be represented as they fly…
#dlhc – As Afloat.ie reported yesterday, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) has today launched a public consultation on the development of a floating swimming pool and 'urban beach' alongside the renowned East Pier of Dún Laoghaire Harbour. The proposed facility has the potential to attract 140,000 visitors and to generate up to €1 million per annum for the local economy, according to the Harbour Company. The project has been inspired by the popular Badeschiff facility in Berlin, a floating swimming…
#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…
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