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Seascapes met up with Michael to discover more about the Ha’penny bridge across the River Liffey in Dublin
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of Seascapes your maritime programme, this week we’re featuring The Ha’penny Bridge” by Michael English published by Dublin City Council and Four Courts Press to coincide with the bi–centenary of the iconic structure…
A video grab of the two INSS 1720s in last weekend's DBSC Turkey Shoot last weekend. See video below.
Dublin Bay
You would be forgiven for thinking that in the marine industry, especially with a business that is mostly on the water, that the winter would be long and dark with little activity. This Autumn has been one of the busiest for…
SPOT THE 'SEAL': Bulloch Harbour and namesake castle built in the 12th century by Cistercian Monks, overlooks the south Dublin Bay working harbour in Dalkey. Asides planning permission sought for a mixed development property scheme at the former premises of Western Marine, other developments to improve marine facilities of the harbour took place in recent months. Also above is Northwestern I, the only large inshore fishing boat based in the harbour which is popular for anglers hiring boats in the summer out to waters off Dalkey Island.
Dublin Bay
#BullochHarbour – Afloat in October reported of a planning application for a mixed development scheme at the former premises of Western Marine at Dalkey’s Bulloch Harbour, whose waters are under pilotage district of Dublin Port Company, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Cruise Liners
#CruiseBerth - Afloat.ie has learned that the Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs (DLCC) will not seek a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s approval of a scaled-down cruise berth for Dun Laoghaire Harbour. DLCC members, who welcomed the 250m limit on…
As Dublin City Council debates floatels, a five star cruise ship such as the SunBorn flotel in Canary Wharf, London is envisaged for Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#Floatels - The idea of floatels is still been worked out by Dublin City Council as it decides whether to move ahead with the idea of this concept of homes on big boats for students, workers or tourists.  As the Dublin…
Something to celebrate. Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s glory days and the Bicentenary of the harbour will be honoured with a large Classics Section in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from July 6th-9th. This photo is believed to be from 1900, and it shows the Viceroy Lord Dudley crossing the in-harbour finish line in his new Dublin Bay 25 Fodhla close ahead of other DBSC 25s, and in company with the first of the new-style Water Wags.
W M Nixon
The notion that the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 from July 6th to 9th should include a significant Classics and Old Gaffers element to mark the Bicentenary of this great harbour surfaced only relatively recently. Yet this week a high-powered…
DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR 200TH: Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor at the Bicentenary Steering Group held in the historic Harbour Lodge Boardroom
Dublin Bay
#Bicentenary - Minister for Jobs & Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor today became Patron of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary programme. Convening in the historic Harbour Lodge in Dun Laoghaire, the Minister met members of the Steering Group, which includes the…
The INSS has recently acquired the J109 race boat Jedi
Offshore
Building on the growing numbers in the ISORA racing throughout the last season and in response from boat owners and crews alike, the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School has announced an all new programme for ISORA and sailors all…
Dun Laoghaire harbour – Ireland's marine leisure capital where pooling yacht club resources will be key to the future growth of the sport
Dublin Bay
Combining efforts and pooling resources are key to securing the future of yacht racing from Dun Laoghaire’s legacy waterfront clubs, writes David O’Brien Welcome to Dun Laoghaire, the cradle of world yacht racing. It's here that the modern rules for…
The Dun Laoghaire waterfront building was closed as a ferry terminal in 2015
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - The Irish Times is reporting that the former ferry terminal at St Michael’s Pier in Dun Laoghaire is available to rent. A 10-year lease at €215 per square metre is being quoted by letting agent Lisney for the…
Mixed reaction from businesses in Dun Laoghaire follow the decision by An Bord Planeala to grant the multi-million single cruise-berth for ships but with a restriction of 250m in length
Dublin Bay
#CruiseBerth - Mixed reaction from local businesses follows the decision to grant a new cruise ship berth with planning permission in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes the Herald.ie The €18m development will allow ships of 250 metres in length to enter the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ireland's biggest sailing centre, where a new cruise ship terminal will be built limited to 250 metres in length
Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire's Combined Clubs (DLCC) say in a joint statement that 'Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company lost its application to develop a facility for super-sized cruise ships'. The clubs have 'welcomed' yesterday's decision of An Bord Pleanala to limit any proposed development…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#CruiseBerth - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has welcomed the granting of planning permission for a new cruise liner berth. As reported earlier today on Afloat.ie, An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for a scaled-down development, accommodating cruise vessels at…
Wind Surf making the last cruise call of the season to Dun Laoghaire Harbour on 31 August
Dublin Bay
#CruiseBerth - An Bord Pleanála’s long-awaited decision on the proposed new cruise berth for Dun Laoghaire is in — and gives the green light for the cruise liner berth. In a statement on the ruling as seen by Afloat.ie, the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company Partners With Online Platform For Leasing Event Space
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has announced a new event space partnership with online platform Fillit. Four locations in the harbour will be available for rent on short-term lease for various events, pop-ups and other promotions via the new…
The restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle, currently based in southern Brittany, would be a star turn in the Classic Yachts section in next year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta if she could be persuaded to return for the celebration of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2017.
W M Nixon
It could be argued that Dun Laoghaire Harbour has never been completely finished writes W M Nixon. To varying degrees, it has always been Work in Progress. Construction started in 1817, yet it was maybe all of twenty or even…

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