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Bruce Watchorn while walking along the Great South Wall of Dublin Port happened upon the 'Projection Support Structure' by Fiona McDonald
Dublin Port
#portperspectives - While taking a stroll along the Great South Wall was Bruce Watchorn (pictured above) from Blackrock, Co. Dublin, who happened upon the 'Projection Support Structure' by Fiona McDonald. The structure forms part of the final installation of Dublin…
Harbour porpoise like this one in Denmark have been protected by a Special Area of Conservation across Dublin Bay since 2013
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - This weekend Dublin Port is deploying data buoys in Dublin Bay to monitor marine wildlife activity during the controversial dredging works at Alexandra Basin. According to The Irish Times, the four boys will provide live data on any…
The River Liffey's only dedicated sight-seeing tour boat 'Spirit of Docklands' berthed at Bachelors Walk on the north quays close to O'Connell Bridge.
Dublin Port
#riverliffey - Operating on the River Liffey of our capital city is Dublin Discovered Boat Tours which this summer welcomed overseas visitors, so who were the top five nationalities? to have taken the cruise, writes Jehan Ashmore. But before these…
As part of Open House Dublin, a unique opportunity by boat-tour is to view works underway of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) project, part of the port's masterplan.
Dublin Port
#dublinport - Beginning a month from today is Open House Dublin 2017, the annual event this year takes place on the weekend of (13-15 October). As part of the weekend of venues and events organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation…
On the left is Dublin Port's Alexandra Basin (under redevelopment to cater for larger and deeper draft cargoships). On the right is the adjacent Alexandra Basin East. It’s estimated there are around 300 porpoises in Dublin Bay.
Marine Wildlife
#marinewildlife - Concerns have been voiced by campaigners about the safety of the Dublin Bay porpoise as Dublin Port commences dredging. The Journai.ie writes that the Dublin Port Company (DPC) plan to remove up to a million tonnes of material…
Jeanie Johnston may be relocated to a new nearby berth alongside the Epic Ireland museum along Dublin's North Wall Quays.
Tall Ships
#tallships - A €15m Irish replica famine ship, Jeanie Johnston may be on the move to a new berth alongside the Epic Ireland museum on the north Dublin quays. As the UK's The Times writes, Dublin city council is assessing…
Transit Gateway “Dublin Port from 1947 to 1964/ Reconstruction” is the seventh seminar in this series.
Dublin Port
#TransitGateway - As part of “Port Perspectives”, Transit Gateway is a project that documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. Transit Gateway is an artistic mapping cartography that shows…
Dublin Port Company is a step closer to opening up its surrounds to the public following the installation of a four tonne Stainless Steel Ball
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company is a step closer to opening up its surrounds to the public following the installation of a four tonne Stainless Steel Ball. Casting Port Centre in a new light, the Ball is inspired by the Time Ball…
Port volumes in Dublin are up almost 30% in past five years – preliminary work is starting on a second major Masterplan Project to provide capacity for future growth.
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has published its latest trade figures showing half-year growth of 2.9%, putting Dublin Port on track for a third successive record year. As Afloat.ie reported yesterday, overall volumes in Dublin Port have grown by 28.8% in just…
Dublin Port's trade in exports and imports as measured by tonnage rose 2.9% in the first six months
Dublin Port
#dublinport - The worst of the potential fallout this year from Brexit has been avoided by Dublin Port even though its rate of expansion is down to the slowest pace for four years, despite a booming economy. As The Irish…
The Green, White & Orange: The not so Irish cargoship, Arklow Resolve which made a rare call by such a ship type by docking along Dublin’s old inner former working port that is now the ‘Docklands’ financial quarter. Despite the green hull and white superstructure of Arklow Resolve with the backdrop of the preserved Diving Bell painted in orange, the colour is also identified with Dutch history and given the cargoship's relationship with a port of registry in Rotterdam.
Dublin Port
#RareQuayCall - A rare sight of a commercial ship took place this week along Dublin Port’s inner Liffey quays with the arrival of an Arklow Shipping cargoship, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Arklow Resolve of almost 5000dwat had sailed from Belfast…
A mid-summer time call to Dublin by the small sized cruiseship Aegean Odyssey involved an overnight call to the capital permitting cruise-goers a leisurely stay.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - An Oxford based cruise operater whose single ship docked Dublin at the site of the planned new dedicated cruise terminal had spent an overnight call in the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. Aegean Odyssey at only 11,500 gross tonnage…
Pictured at the annual Casting of the Spear re-enactment was Lord Mayor of Dublin and newly invested Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Mícheál Mac Donncha. The Casting of the Spear is a maritime tradition to commemorate the setting of the city’s boundaries dating back to 1488
Dublin Port
The new Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha, today took to the waters of Dublin Bay to take part in the annual “Casting of the Spear” ceremony. The “Casting of the Spear” is a tradition dating back 529 years…
The leadship of the 'Archer' /P2000 class HMS Archer. A pair of sisters are to make a call to Dublin Port from today.
Naval Visits
#navalvisits - A pair of 25 knot fast patrol and training boats from the British Royal Navy will be making a two-day visit to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ‘Archer’ class patrol boats HMS Dasher and HMS Express are…
The Transit Gateway project is at Mapping Phase 6: Dublin Port from 1930 to 1946 / Emergency. To book a place at the next seminar make sure to register
Dublin Port
#TransitGateway - Transit Gateway A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler continues with the next seminar to take place on 26 July.  The Transit Gateway project is at Mapping Phase 6: Dublin Port from 1930 to 1946 / Emergency…
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Volvo Regatta
With light to moderate breezes anticipated for much of this year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 which starts tomorrow afternoon, savvy sailors will be cognisant that the Full Moon, which occurs early in the morning of Sunday July 9th, will…

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