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'People on the Pier' photographs were beamed onto the Lexicon Library earlier this month to launch the public contributed project. The photos formed an exhibition which continues to be displayed in-doors at the iconic building until this Saturday, 16 December. The above displayed black & white photo was taken in 1942, at the height of WW2. Little did Fidelma O'Carroll's family dream where this photo would be seen many decades later!
#PeopleOnPier - Due to popular demand DLR Libraries “People on the Pier” exhibition has been extended giving the public the opportunity to view the free photographic indoor event. Afloat had reported of the exhibition launched earlier this month which involved an open-air…
Noel Butler (pictured above) & Marie Barry  in Fireball 15061 lead the fast PY fleet at the DMYC Frostbites
It was most probably a combination of the weather forecast, the actual weather or the time of year (two Sundays before Christmas), but yesterday’s Frostbite fleet was considerably reduced and only two Fireballs answered the starter’s call writes Cormac Bradley.…
Join in the celebrations tomorrow, Wednesday 6 December where a free display of the 'People on the Pier' photos will be projected onto the outside of the dlr LexIcon Library from 6.45pm.
#CelebratePiers – Tomorrow evening, Wednesday 6 December, is a time to celebrate and join in the People on the Pier photo exhibition as part of events for the 200th anniversary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour in 2017. Over the many years,…
Frostbite Mug winners, Fast PY Fleet, Race 2 – Neil Colin & Margaret Casey
The fifth round of the 2017/18 Frostbites, hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, saw two races held inside the harbour, a four lap trapezoid course to start proceedings followed by a three lap windward-leeward course which I am reliably…
Kish Bank Oil Prospect: Green Party representatives Una Power and Sinead Mercier protesting in the Forty Foot, Sandycove on south Dublin Bay. Dalkey is another coastal suburb where Dublin Bay meets Killiney Bay.
#DublinBayOil - The Dublin Bay suburb of Sandycove writes Dublin Gazette could be affected by offshore oil drilling that would damage local “delicate habitats”, according to local Green Party reps. Una Power, Green Party Representative for Killiney-Shankill is calling on…
ASL it transpires have acquired a second ship from the Flinter Group (that was bankrupted last year) the ship is the Flinter Aland recently renamed Arklow Day. Above is a another sister of the former Dutch group, Flinter Arctic at anchorage off Dalkey in south Dublin Bay.
#Ports&Shipping – Arklow Shipping it transpires have also taken into its Irish flagged fleet a sister of Arklow Dawn that was recently acquired from the Flinter Group that went into liquidation late last year, writes Jehan Ashmore. At 132m long…
Alistair Court and Gordon Syme (14706) led the Fast PY Fleet into the leeward mark – followed by Colin & Casey (14775), Butler & Barry (15061) and Miller & Bradley (14713).
The fourth Sunday of the 2017/18 Frostbite Series, hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, saw blustery conditions from a westerly direction and cool temperatures under a blue sky that clouded up as the afternoon wore on! The XCWeather forecast…
Flossie (right) and friend filling bags with junk from the breakwaters in Din Laoghaire Harbour earlier this month
#DublinBay - Litter in the water is a longstanding issue in Dun Laoghaire and Sandycove — but one local schoolgirl has taken it upon herself to do something about it. Ten-year-old Flossie Donnelly started this past summer calling for volunteers…
Shane McCarthy sailed the second lap as a sausage but sailed all the way back to the gybe mark to correct his mistake
After having to call off last Sunday’s racing due to an excess of wind at the DMYC dinghy Frostbite Series, the challenge today was to get a race in in a dearth of wind writes Cormac Bradley. Though the forecast…
DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full…
Lecture on Dun Laoghaire Harbour where construction of the first pier began in 1817. Afloat adds that originally plans for the 'Asylum Harbour' consisted of a single pier but this was revised to include a second pier to form the harbour's West and East Pier (above). It was during construction of the harbour that George IV paid a visit to the town.This led to an officially renaming to Kingstown in 1821 in honour of the British monarch's visit. A centenary later the town reverted to its ancient Irish name by resolution of the town council in 1921.
#LectureOnHarbour - A lecture by esteemed Heritage architect Grainne Shaffrey, is to be held on Thursday, 30th November as part of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary celebrations. Grainne and her practice have an extensive knowledge of Dun Laoghaire harbour having…
More breeze for race two of the Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay. Scroll down for photo gallery below
In a second week of strong winds and exhilarating sailing, leading J109 yachts competing in the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot recorded speeds of 15–knots today. After a short upwind leg and a gybe at the outfall mark off…
 William Byrne (Chief Stokers Relative) and Holyhead Mayor Cllr Ann Kennedy at the launch of ‘The Last Voyage of the Leinster’
Relatives of victims and survivors of the Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead mail boat Leinster were joined on Thursday night by the Mayor of Holyhead Cllr Ann Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Tom Murphy, and representatives of the Australian and Canadian…
Mail boat passenger steamer RMS Leinster departing Carlisle Pier, Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) was almost a 100 years in WWI struck by a torpedo from UB-123 with the dramatic loss of more than 500 lives. This tragedy was one of the greatest  losses of life in the Irish Sea during the 'Great War'.
#BookLaunch - An Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Councillor Tom Murphy, will officially launch this evening, 9 November, the centenary book of the Irish Sea 'mail-boat' steamer RMS Leinster. The launch of the book “The Last Voyage of the…
Ireland’s annual winter visitors, light-bellied brent geese pictured on Bull Island
#DublinBay - Dublin City Council will be hosting an open day on North Bull Island this Saturday 11 November 2017 from 10am till 4pm to celebrate the return of the light bellied brent goose to Dublin Bay. The event, held…
Laser Frostbite race winner, Radial sailor Claire Gorman from the National Yacht club collects her prize from DMYC's Neil Colin
The 47th running of Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series got underway yesterday in blue sky, sunny conditions and a brisk N-Westerly that reduced in strength as the afternoon wore on writes our special correspondent. Stalwart of the event,…

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