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Dun Laoghaire Yacht Club 2012 Regatta Dates
#REGATTA–The four Dun Laoghaire waterfront Yacht Clubs have released their sailing regatta dates for 2012. In spite of many other racing fixtures on the bay the waterfront regattas remain a traditional favourite starting with the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club…
Miller and Donnelly Win Fireball Frostbite Race
#FROSTBITE–Frank Miller and Grattan Donnelly were the winners of the single Fireball dinghy race this afternoon in perfect conditions after last night's gale at the DMYC Frostbite series in Dun Laoghaire harbour. The handicap dinghy PY winners were Colin Galavan…
Sailing Body Joins Clontarf Flood Defence Protests
#DUBLIN BAY – The Irish Sailing Association has urged Dublin City Council to defer next week's vote on flood defences at Clontarf promenade. The sailing body has written to Dublin City manager John Tiernan arguing that the Council did not…
Plenty of Winners at DMYC's 'Frostbite' Double Race Day
The 'Frostbites' tag was something of an oxymoron yesterday in Dun Laoghaire with temperatres in the teens for a double header sailing day at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club dinghy Frostbites series.  In the PYs first race RS sailors…
Artist's Impression Shows Future for Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DUN LAOGHAIRE – An artist's impression of a regenerated Dun Laoghaire harbour showing two new harbour marinas, berthing for tall ships, a dramatic canopy building on the Carlisle pier plus extensive development of the waterfront in front of the yacht…
Shifty Harbour Conditions for DMYC Frostbite Races
#DMYC FROSTBITE – Although the strong winds put some doubt about yesterday's in harbour sailing at Dun Laoghaire the second race of the DMYC Frosbites got away on schedule  in spite of the very shifty conditions. Hugh Butler crewing for…
Rumball Rises to the DMYC Frostbite Challenge
#DMYC FROSTBITES – The First race of the 41st Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club dinghy frostbite series got underway in light breeze inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday afternoon in brilliantly sunny conditions.The winner of the ever popular PY fleet was…
Work In Progress in Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum
The 'soft-opening' of the Maritime Institute of Ireland's (M.I.I.) maritime museum in Dun Laoghaire this Saturday is to showcase developments to invited groups. The public will be welcomed to the museum when it is due to officially opened in March…
Dun Laoghaire’s Maritime Museum Set for Re-Opening
The 'soft' re-opening of the Maritime Institute of Ireland's (M.I.I.) renovated maritime museum in Dun Laoghaire is this Sunday, though the opening is dependent to fire officer's approval, writes Jehan Ashmore. For several years the museum has been closed due…
Dun Laoghaire Diaspora Centre Seeks Funding
Dun Laoghaire's planned new diaspora centre will rival the likes of Sydney Opera House, according to the semi-state body behind the proposal. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company estimates the cost of the project at €50 million. Most of this will…
€220m for 9km Pipeline to Cut Dublin Bay Pollution
Dublin City Council is proposing a mammoth 9km sewage outfall pipe to help make Dublin Bay cleaner - at a cost of €220m. reports that the 5m-wide pipe - longer than the Dublin Port Tunnel - would dump…
Ferry Stops, 'Sea Water Baths' on the Way for Dun Laoghaire
The last Stena line ferry sailing from Dun Laoghaire featured on the RTE News headlines last night. The ferry link is stopping because of a decline in passenger numbers and the high cost of fuel, say the operators, Stena. The…
Ex Sailing Chief Lashes 'Grandiose' Dun Laoghaire Harbour Plan
A former Irish Sailing Chief has added his voice to the growing concerns of sailors in Dun Laoghaire to a recently published Harbour Masterplan that Waterfront Yacht Clubs say threatens sailing in the port, Ireland's biggest sailing centre. The plans,…
Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs Voice Concern Over Plan
Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs are voicing concerns about the impact on sailing if a 'cruise ship jetty' is constructed as part of the recently published harbour masterplan. Dublin Bay Sailing Club, Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, National Yacht Club, Royal…
Ringsend Skiff Breaks Three-Hour Barrier in Dun Laoghaire’s Hobblers Challenge
Ten boats comprising of men's, women's and mixed crews from four East Coast skiff rowing clubs set off yesterday on the end-of-season Hobblers Challenge, a gruelling 25km rowing race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to the Kish Lighthouse and back, writes…
Heritage Week: Maritime Lectures In Dun Laoghaire
It's mid-way through Heritage Week (20-28 August) and as part of the numerous events organised nationwide there will be a maritime lectures seminar held this Sunday and run by the Maritime Institute of Ireland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The lectures will…

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