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#riyc – It's that time of year again when the Dun Laoghaire waterfront club regattas begin and In a change to the usual running order, the Top Security Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) Regatta is scheduled for Saturday 24th May next. See regatta poster and entry form available to download below. That's Saturday fortnight so it's time to get yourself organised! This year, the regatta provides real value for money with two races using the ICRA Championship courses. There are courses…
#insc – It's been a busy last few weeks and weekends in the Irish National Sailing School based on the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour writes centre manager Kenneth Rumball. After wrapping up a successful DBSC Spring Series in the 1720 Sportsboats as part of our winter racing programme, our instructor trainees for 2014 were nearing their pre-entry exam for their Royal Yachting Association Dinghy Instructor Course. Not only were some candidates going forward for their RYA qualification but…
#dlmarina – A year after yacht clubs reacted to a cut in Dun Laoghaire Harbour's swinging moorings, the Royal St. George, has vacated it s long held east bight moorings at the request of the Dun Laoghaire harbour Company and relcoated to the town marina. The harbour company requires the east bight area to facilitate visiting cruise ships, a new area of revenue for the harbour. The Royal St.George, the country's biggest club, says 'As opposed to doing a partial withdrawal over…
#oldestyachtclubintheworld – Following WM Nixon's latest blog on Afloat.ie where he gives an account of early Irish yachts and yachting, leading yachting historian Hal Sisk has added to the story of how the sport was formed with claims the amateur sport of sailing became established in the 1850s on Dublin Bay. Sisk also reveals that contrary to the conventional foundation myth for yachting, the English did not introduce yacht racing in the 1660s. Instead, a once off race is recorded on…
#dlharbour – Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) says it hopes to take part in a competition – operated by Failte Ireland – to create a national diaspora centre. One of the key deliverables of the Harbour Company's master plan is the creation of a diaspora centre on the historic Carlisle Pier. Meanwhile, Fáilte Ireland – last week - issued a call for 'expressions of interest' in delivering a national diaspora centre. According to the CEO of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company,…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:08

Damp Puts Damper On Joyce Tower Museum Plans

#DublinBay - James Joyce scholars have received some unwelcome news with a new report finding that the Joyce Tower in Sandycove unsuitable for storing a first edition of the author's most famed work Ulysses, among other delicate materials. According to the Irish Independent, the report commissioned by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has identified that the seaside Martello tower in Sandycove - which featured prominently in Ulysses, and is due to reopen shortly following months of renovations - is unsuitable…
#gandelow–  Traditional Gandelow Rowing boat teams from Limerick challenge Dublin again On the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd April 2014, Gandelow Rowing teams from Limerick, where the title of Ireland's Capital City of Culture seems to have gone to people's heads, are launching another attack on Dublin by land, river and sea in their elegant Viking boats called Gandelows. They seem to do this sort of thing with a periodicity of a thousand years. The last time they tried it, they rather carelessly lost their king,…
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