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An Taoiseach Mr. Leo Varadkar TD, pictured at the official ‘opening up’ of Port Centre following completion of a 12 month project to soften the Port’s boundaries with the city which included the unveiling of the new art insulation entitled “The Sphere” by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha
Dublin Port
Guests of Honour Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Mícheál Mac Donncha and An Taoiseach Mr. Leo Varadkar TD were in attendance at the official opening of Dublin Port Centre. The project which began last November…
A 50–foot Viking longboat is lifted off a trailer in advance of filming on Lough Dann in County Wicklow for the Viking TV series. Plans are afoot to locate one of the Norse boats at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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Go–ahead Irish Sailing School, the INSS, are planning to moor a 50–foot Viking Ship in front of their Dun Laoghaire Harbour premises at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire. In August, School Principal Kenneth Rumball co-ordinated a 'Battle of Dun…
Louis Smyth at the helm of his Fireball dinghy during the 2016-17 DMYC Frostbites in February
Dublin Bay
#DMYC - The Notice of Race for the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club’s upcoming Frostbite Challenge is now online. The DMYC will be celebrating 47 years of winter racing in the 2017-18 Frostbite series — and entries are now open…
Irish Sailing's J80 fleet has been purchased by the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
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A group of Royal St. George Yacht Club members have 'joined together' to purchase Irish Sailing's ten-year-old J80 fleet on behalf of the Dun Laoghaire harbour Club. The Royal St. George Yacht Club was one of several bidders for the…
The Grand Soleil 44 Race 'Eluthera', Frank Whelan of Greystones SC, won with a very comfortable margin
Dublin Bay
47 boats entered the 2017 edition of the DMYC Kish Race which, in this particular instance, should have been renamed the DMYC North Burford Race as the Race Officer of the day, Neil Colin, adequately judge that there was not…
A windy start to the 2016 Kish Race
Dublin Bay
As of mid-day today (Friday) there has been a late surge in entries for the Kish Race this Sunday which now stands at 34 yachts, ranging from Benetau 21.7’s, J 70’s to 40 Footers, with a Falmouth Working Boat mixed in…
The Kish race on Dublin Bay drew approximately 50 entries last year, and DMYC hopes to better this entry on Sunday
Dublin Bay
This weekend sees perhaps the last of the 2017 season’s 'Major' open events on Dublin Bay in the form of the DMYC Kish Race on Sunday. The warning signal will be at 10.55 a.m. from the Dublin Bay Hut on…
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…
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…
National Yacht Club WOWI sailors competed in the club's 'End of Season' race in September
ISA
Gail MacAllister, Irish Sailing’s Regional Development Officer and Co-ordinator for the Women on the Water Ireland (WOWI) programme talks to Helen Cooney about how the programme is run at the National Yacht Club. Irish Sailing launched the WOWI programme in 2011…
The impressive 150–foot Latitude motoryacht arrived into Dun Laoghaire marina via the northwest passage, Greenland and Iceland in 2015. It is so far the largest super yacht to berth at the town marina. Far bigger craft are looking to berth at Dun Laoghaire and represent a new market for the vacant harbour
Dublin Bay
#Superyachts - All indications show the superyacht market is turning around — and as it expands, it’s important to note that more and more of these vessels are eschewing crowded Mediterranean spots and cruising instead in Northern European waters. Typically these luxury craft,…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's moorings require a new foreshore licence
Dublin Bay
#DunLaoghaire - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has applied for a foreshore licence for the continued provision and maintenance of the existing moorings within the harbour. The 10-year licence is intended to renew the previous decade-long foreshore lease, which has since…
The twin uptakes or funnels of Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne alongside St. Michael's Wharf. It is from here at the disused ferry terminal can be seen the two support pillars of the passenger gangway to connect the fastcraft HSS Stena Explorer that ceased sailings to Holyhead in September 2014. Directly behind are the pair of redundant chimney stacks of the former ESB Power Station at Poolbeg Peninula in Dublin Port.
Dublin Bay
#SpecialRelationships - A pair of ships directly associated with Dun Laoghaire Harbour and that are both currently docked in the port is not often an occurance, writes Jehan Ashmore. The presence of these ships within the harbour arms is noted,…
18 teams took part in the third Elmo Trophy event, with most of the top youth sailors in Ireland competing. Perfect conditions for team racing on Saturday saw 81 races sailed
Team Racing
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Durcan brothers, Harry and Johnny, along with Atlee Kohl, James McCann and Emily Cullen and Ciara Little from the RStGYC emerged as winners of the third Elmo Team Racing Trophy youth team racing competition, sailed in…
An artist’s impression of the proposed development, which would be adjacent to the Quay Fish Shop
Waterfront Property
#Property - Plans for “a cluster of floating affordable homes” in Dun Laoghaire could soon transform the look of the South Dublin port’s waterfront. The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company is seeking expressions of interest via the State’s eTenders website for…
Making history. David & Sally MacFarlane sailing the 107-year-old Moosmie on their way to winning the first Water Wag race with a fleet of more than thirty boats, with Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s wonderful stonework looking its classic best
W M Nixon
The rapidly-developing partnership between solo offshore veteran Alex Thomson and proven star of fully-crewed boats Nin O’Leary of Cork has been the focus of much attention this week as they visit Cork and Dun Laoghaire. Thomson’s eye-catching IMOCA 60 Hugo…

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