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Solo sailor – Former GP14 world champion Shane MacCarthy in his Solo dinghy
A modest fleet of 25 boats opened the second half of the 2017/18 Frostbite Series hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club earlier today, Sunday 7th January writes Cormac Bradley. While XCWeather had a forecast for 14:00 of 11 – 16…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has issued its first notices to mariners for 2018, superseding all previous marine notices. Regarding fairway priorities, the harbour fairways and approaches are generally to be kept clear and free. It is prohibited to…
Planning Permission Sought For Bus Depot In Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DunLaoghaire - Planning permission is being sought to park as many as 20 buses overnight for up to seven years at the former Stena HSS vehicle compound in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Details of the application on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County…
Victor Boyhan – the Independent Senator has called on Minister for Transport Shane Ross, who has overall government responsibly for national ports policy to make a decision on the future governance of Dun Laoghaire harbour.
A decision on the future governance of Dún Laoghaire harbour needs to be made by government without delay, according to Senator Victor Boyhan a former director of Dún Laoghaire harbour company. The Independent Senator has called on Minister for Transport Shane…
Today, new plans are to be filed for a mixed development in picturesque Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, 10 months after a similar, controversial scheme was refused permission.  Afloat adds the site of the proposed development is where Western Marine had a warehouse showrooms, workshop and boatyard for almost 50 years until they sold the premises last year. The firm moved out and continue operating as a business.
#BullochPlans - Today, new plans are to be filed for a residential and commercial development in picturesque Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, 10 months after a similar, controversial scheme was refused permission. As The Irish Times writes, Bartra Capital Ltd, founded by…
Fireballers Noel Butler and Stephen Oram
The forecast was for wind! The Frostbite organisers were expecting wind as they posted on Facebook that although the wind in the earlier part of the day was strong, it was due to moderate by the start of the afternoon…
On her maiden call to Dublin Port was CLdN’s MV Celine, the largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel in the world with a capacity of 8,000 lane-metres, capable of carrying over 600 freight units. She will operate on a new service between Dublin Port and the ports of Zeebrugge and Rotterdam, providing additional capacity on routes to Continental Europe
2017 has been a very productive year for Dublin Port. There has been sustained, significant growth across the business, from cargo to cruise, and it has also been a year of firsts on a number of fronts. Trade  Latest trade…
'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…

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