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Film To Seek "Treasure Island" in Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
Ahoy me hearties...Dublin Bay is to become the setting for "Treasure Island", the classic adventure story by Robert Louis Stephenson, with filming scheduled next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 145-foot Earl of Pembroke, a three-masted barque will be centre-stage. Shooting…
Four Championships (and a Mega Party) Planned for Dun Laoghaire 2011
Dublin Bay
There is a new helmsman at the wheel of Dun Laoghaire regatta next season and after taking soundings from local Dublin Bay classes, new event boss Adam Winkelmann is expecting in excess of 500 boats, despite the hard times. 'We…
Ships Meet In Dublin Port: Recall Collision in Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
As the ro-ro ferry Norcape departed Dublin Port last Monday, on a routine sailing to Liverpool, the vessel passed the docked general dry-cargo bulker Wilson Tana. The vessels were involved in a collision in Dublin Bay, over 20 years ago,…
Royal Navy Mine-Hunter to Visit Dublin
Dublin Bay
A courtesy visit by the Royal Navy's HMS Bangor (M106) is due in Dublin tomorrow. The mine counter-measure vessel is base-ported at HM Naval Base, Clyde, Scotland and is named after Bangor, the shoreside town on Belfast Lough. For over 15 years, the…
Underwater Dublin Bay Survey to Start on Friday
Dublin Bay
An underwater survey of Dublin Bay is expected to commence this Friday, (1st October 2010). It is part of a Dublin City Council (DCC) project to upgrade the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Preliminary works will include a Bathymetric Survey of…
Honouring Sean 'Dublin Bay' Loftus
Dublin Bay
Plans are being made to commemorate Dublin Bay’s self-appointed guardian, the late Sean Loftus. Clontarf Ward Councillor Damian O’Farrell (Ind) tabled a motion at this week’s area committee meeting calling for a suitable memorial to be put in place to honour…
Largest Ever Cruiseship to Dublin Set to Return
Dublin Bay
The largest ever cruiseship in terms of gross tonnage (GT) is due to return to Dublin next Wednesday (25 August) writes Jehan Ashmore. The giant vessel measures 117,651gt and has a total of 19 decks and a passenger capacity of…
Tankers Load Fuel in Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
In a highly unusual procedure, a tanker took on bunkers (loading of fuel) while anchored in Dublin Bay. The procedure took place on 2 August when the Whitstar (2,159gt) moored alongside the larger Pembroke Fisher (9,356gt) writes Jehan Ashmore. The Whitstar had arrived…
Dublin Port Company Presents Rare Ship's Pass to the National Library
Dublin Bay
A ship's pass dated 1687, signed by King James II and Samuel Pepys, which was acquired by the Dublin Port & Docks board in 1924, was presented to the National Library of Ireland today by Enda Connellan, CEO, Dublin Port…
'The World' Arrives on Dublin Bay! Pics Here!
Dublin Bay
The World, a 644 foot ship, owned by its residents arrived at the Poolbeg lighthouse on Dublin bay yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, August 4 2010) for a four day stop over in Dublin. The residents, from about 40 different countries, live…
Wing Sail Craft Pays a Visit to Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
It was plane sailing when Larinka berthed at the town marina in Dun Laoghaire this afternoon. The unusual sight of a winged sail jutting above the breakwater made her an obvious target for boating folk. The interesting vessel is the…
New Business Could Float in on the Tide
Dublin Bay
Local TD and Minister of Sport Mary Hanafin has given her support to Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company's initiative to promote the town as a cruise tourism destination on Dublin Bay. Writing in her latest newsletter to constituents this month, the…
Minister for Sport Goes Sailing
Dublin Bay
Minister for Sport and local TD Mary Hanafin made good on a long-standing promise to go sailing when she joined 'Wow' (Women on the Water) scheme that held a one-day event at the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire, yesterday.…
Champagne Sailing for Royal Irish Regatta
Dublin Bay
The Royal Irish offered up a full three courses of delectable conditions at the weekend, with beautiful blue skies and up to 25 knots on Dublin Bay for their annual regatta.  While the cruiser and one-design courses were kept out…
Lord Mayor Casts Spear in Medieval Ceremony at Dublin Port
Dublin Bay
The Lord Mayor of Dublin and Admiral of Dublin Port, Cllr. Emer Costello, today performed the 522 year old "Casting of the Spear" ceremony at Dublin Port. The "Casting of the Spear" dates as far back as 1488 when the…
Report Shows Dun Laoghaire Regatta Worth 3 Million to Local Economy
Dublin Bay
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is to launch a case study on the socio-economic significance of the 2009 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta tomorrow. The biennial event attracted an entry of 449 entries and is the biggest regatta in Ireland. Over…

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