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Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Close to 100 people attended a meeting last night (Thursday 27 October) in the Royal Marine Hotel organised by the Save Our Seafront (SOS) community group, writes our special correspondent. SOS campaigns for the public interest in the…
Ro-Ro freight trailers and Lo-Lo containers are the mainstay of Dublin Port’s business
Dublin Port
Dublin Port has announced new figures showing a 6.8% increase in trade volumes for the first nine months of the year. The current pace of growth puts Dublin Port on course for a record year for the third year in…
Nightmare scenario? A cartoonist’s impression for Save Our Seafront of how Dun Laoghaire Harbour might look if all recent development proposals were incorporated in it
Dublin Bay
With An Bord Pleanala due to give its decision on permission for a giant cruise liner berth in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the coming weeks after almost a year of delays, the Save Our Seafront movement is pulling out all…
The Spinal Injuries Ireland RIB on a trip out from Dun Laoghaire
RIBs
As part of its annual fundraising campaign, Spinal Injuries Ireland is seeking support from the sailing and boating community on its 'Colour me Friday' campaign day today.  Spinal Injuries Ireland is the only support service for people who have sustained…
An artist's impression of the urban beach for Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
The €2.75 million urban beach proposed for Dun Laoghaire Harbour is 'currently on hold' pending 'organisational restructure', according to a report in the Irish Times. A spokesman for the state company told the newspaper 'we hope to have it back…
A buoyant Flying Fifteen fleet on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
This coming weekend the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships are being hosted by the National Yacht Club and local fleet captain Joe Coughlan is hoping to have up to thirty entries. With great numbers out in Dublin Bay all…
Bull Island is an especially sensitive area, unique also as host to both species of Irish seals, hauling out, feeding and breeding within the boundaries of the Capital city
Marine Wildlife
The Irish Seal sanctuary (ISS) is calling on the public to be vigilant and keep dogs away from seals on Bull Island. Bull Island and Dublin Bay is a biosphere reserve unique to the capital city and is home to both…
An INSS 1720 competes in the 2015 DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay
How To Sail
As the last of the summer racing series in Dublin Bay come to a close, thoughts soon turn to the winter racing series of the DBSC Turkey Shoot & DMYC Frostbite series. Buoyed up by demand, the Irish National Sailing &…
Today's DMYC 'Kish' race was held in blustery conditions. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Offshore
A fine fleet of mixed sailing cruisers braved south–westerly winds gusting to gale force on Dublin Bay today for the ten–mile Round Kish Lighthouse Race. The DMYC race started at 11am and included many Dublin Bay boats but also visitors…
On the mark – Ewan McMahon. His Silver Medal in the KBC Laser Radial Worlds in Dublin Bay was Irish Youth Sailing’s supreme achievement in 2016
W M Nixon
Time was when youth sailing and junior sport generally were dealt with very cautiously by mainstream media, if at all writes W M Nixon. Apart from the need to provide space for young people to develop their personalities and sporting…
East Wall Water Sports have built two new 15 ft multi-purpose rowing punts
Coastal Rowing
East Wall Water Sports Club will launch two new clinker–built rowing boats next month. The hand–crafted punts were built with the support of Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council.  East Wall Water Sport’s was founded in 1981 provides a…
“Whither O splendid ship….?” The tall ship Jeanie Johnston in Dublin may be going nowhere for a while as repairs are being completed, but the fleet of the Cruising Association of Ireland coming up-river past her in Saturday’s sunshine included several boats which have completed long voyages.
Cruising
The Cruising Association of Ireland’s annual rally in Dublin’s River Liffey over the weekend brought a whiff of the open sea and a fleet of 32 boats into the heart of the busy city past the visiting “ten storey” cruise…
The barge used to break-up Stena HSS related berth infrastructure (see remnants of linkspan in blue) at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Ferry
#LinkspanScrap -A tug arrived in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning to remove a barge involved in the process to dismantle infrastructure of the former Stena HSS berth, writes Jehan Ashmore. MTS Indus had sailed from Brixham in the UK to…
Dun Laoghaire Coastguard on scene at Dalkey Island in the search for people stranded at the Muglins Rocks
RNLI Lifeboats
It was a busy afternoon for Dun Laoghaire All-Weather RNLI lifeboat, Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard and Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 116 woh responded to a calls with good intent as southerly winds are gusting over 50 knots on Dublin Bay today.…
The previous location of the weather station in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Weather
#Weather - The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company advises of a new location for the harbour's weather station, which had been inactive since 6 June this year. Live weather data can now again be found on www.dlhweather.com (times given in GMT).
Current ISORA Champion Ruth (Liam Shanahan) is looking for a third win in a row having won in 2014 and 2015 on Saturday
ISORA
The last race of the AveryCrest 2016 ISORA series, the “LC Tyres James Eadie Race”, takes place on Saturday 10th September from Pwllheli to Dun Laoghaire, a distance of about 75 miles. As happened in the last two years this…

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