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The Hunter Sonata 7 Asterix (Boushel/Meredith/Counihan) was a DBSC class three winner
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B21S - 1. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL) COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 2. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 3. Elandra (J Conway) CRUISERS 3…
Prospect (Chris Johnston) was third in today's DBSC race on Dublin Bay
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Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 17 JUNE 2017 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Thirty Something (Kavanagh\Gaffney\Lubliner) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson),…
Star Pride arrives in Dun Laoghaire Harbour accompanied by The Dublin Port Tug Beaufort on her port bow
Cruise Liners
A Dublin Port Pilot boat and a Tug accompanied Star Pride, a 208–passenger cruise liner into her berth at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning. The 133m Star Pride, launched in 1988, is one of three German built cruise ships, that…
Swimming is prohibited at Dollymount (above) and Sandymount pending the results of water quality tests
Coastal Notes
#Pollution - The beaches at Dollymount and Sandymount on Dublin Bay have been closed to swimmers after a sewage spill in the Liffey caused by heavy rain on Thursday (8 June). According to BreakingNews.ie, swimming is banned at both of…
Volunteers Required For Watersports Inclusion Games
Dublin Bay
#Sailability - Volunteers are required for the Watersports Inclusion Games at the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire on 24-25 June. The free event celebrates sailing, rowing and canoeing activities for people of all abilities from the physical, sensory,…
Free guided walking tours of Dun Laoghaire Harbour (East Pier above) are part of the DLR Spring Heritage programme.
Dublin Bay
#HarbourTours – Following the recent visit of President Michael D Higgins to launch the Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary Celebrations, guided walking tours of the harbour continue to mid-June.  The free guided walking tours will delve into the magnificent engineering of the…
The Russian re-creation of a 1703 warship of Peter the Great, the Shtandard under sail off Dun Laoghaire and heading for Dublin Port Riverfest
Tall Ships
Tall Ships sailed under gentle south-west winds up the River Liffey and into Dublin Port at lunchtime having spent the night at anchor on the South side of Dublin Bay off Sandycove. The Tall Ships are in port and open…
The Coal Quay at Dun Laoghaire where rescue services undertook a large-scale rescue operation
Dublin Bay
Senator Victor Boyhan, a former director of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, has thanked the Gardaí, Coast Guard, the RNLI and Dun Laoghaire Harbour personnel who undertook large-scale rescue operation in the Coal Harbour yesterday. A car and its occupant went…
Earl of Pembroke (foreground) moored in Scotsman's Bay and Kaskelot on her way to Dun Laoghaire Harbour in advance of Dublin Port's Riverfest on the River Liffey this weekend
Tall Ships
Just a day late for Dun Laoghaire harbour's 200th commemorations and 24 hours early for Dublin Port's Riverfest there is no doubting the evocative age of sail with the arrival of two tall ships sailing into Dublin Bay this morning. The…
Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club on the River Liffey will host a three day regatta this weekend
Dublin Bay
Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club’s annual regatta will take place this coming bank holiday weekend during the Dublin Port’s Riverfest! The organisers have apologised for the short notice which was caused by an incident resulting in possible outage of Poolbeg…
The modern day harbour at Dun Laoghaire. The first stone was laid 200 years ago today
Dublin Bay
Today (Wed 31st May 2017), two hundred years after the first stone was laid to build Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, officially launched the Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary Celebrations. In May 1817, the Lord Lieutenant of…
A close up view to highlight the classic lines of the charter motor-yacht Talitha that docked in Dun Laoghaire Harbour but for 'maintenance'.
Dublin Bay
#ClassicYacht- An almost 90 year-old classic motor-yacht that docked in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for a week but for 'maintenance' reasons, departed yesterday to resume cruising Scottish waters, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 262ft long charter-yacht MY Talitha was alongside the harbour's…
President Officiates Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary This Wednesday
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - Here’s a reminder for your calendar that President Michael D Higgins will officiate the opening ceremony of Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s bicentenary celebration. President Higgins will formally launch the programme of events celebrating the harbour’s 200 years — which…
The jet skis spotted speeding in the marked swimming area at the Forty Foot on Friday afternoon
Water Safety
#WaterSafety - Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard has warned boaters to beware of marked swimming areas after “havoc” at the Forty Foot bathing spot on Friday afternoon (26 May). A motor yacht and two personal water craft were witnessed “acting recklessly”…
Conor McGregor stands tall aboard The 188 moored at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#Notorious - MMA superstar Conor McGregor swapped the UFC Octagon for a sleek motor yacht to make the most of Ireland’s recent sunny spell, as his Instagram account indicates. McGregor drove out to Dun Laoghaire Harbour a few days ago…
Dun Laoghaire harbour - should there be a place for contributions from some other very real harbour users in a soon–to–be–laid time capsule?
Dublin Bay
President Higgins will mark the beginning of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour next Wednesday (May 31st) by installing a new time capsule in the harbourside George IV Memorial. The Memorial already has a time capsule from May 31st 1817,…

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