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An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Tom Murphy joins dlr councillors and officials to mark the signing of the €9m contract with SIAC-Mantovani for the redevelopment of the old Dun Laoghaire Baths site
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has signed a €9 million contract with SIAC-Mantovani for the redevelopment of the old Dún Laoghaire Baths site. As Afloat.ie reported previously, the approved plans will see the retention of the existing baths building and…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the south side of Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - Has Dun Laoghaire Harbour finally been transferred to the local county council? That appears to be the case, according to a tweet yesterday evening (Monday 9 April) from Green Party Councillor Ossian Smyth. The tweet quotes Transport Minister…
A large piece of stonework has been dislodged from the roundhead apron at Dun Laoghaire's West Pier
Following Afloat.ie photos showing the damage to the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire after Storm Emma, this weekend's low tide and calm seas revealed further evidence of the pressing need for repair works to the Pier's roundhead.  Damage to the…
Alistair Rumball will give a talk entitled “A life in the Irish National Sailing School”. Reflections on 40 years of teaching, the highlights and plenty of entertaining tales all are on the agenda.
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire is celebrating it’s 40th birthday this year, having been established by Alistair Rumball in 1978. From very humble beginnings above a charity shop on George’s Street in Dun Laoghaire, the…
A large piece of stonework dislodged from the roundhead apron at Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier
#DLHarbour - Concerns have been raised over apparent damage to the East and West Piers in Dun Laoghaire Harbour that may be worse than previously estimated. Visibly damaged stonework lies at the waterline of the West Pier roundhead some four…
Shirley Gilmore (Royal St George Yacht Club) was the Winner in the Laser Frostbites Overall. Scroll down for more prizewinning photos below
“In the summertime……….when the weather is hot”. To paraphrase the words of Mungo Jerry, with the arrival of summertime, the sailing was hot! British and therefore Irish Summertime arrived in Dun Laoghaire with a pleasant blue sky day for what…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s latest 48-page yearbook is the visible face of a significant part of Irish sailing’s organisational infrastructure
It’s big, it’s unique, and it’s the focal point of recreational interaction with the sea for one of the more affluent areas of population in Europe writes W M Nixon. But anyone visiting Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first time,…
Lasers in Dun Laoghaire Harbour making speed for the Lexicon, one of the focal points for this week’s “Mountains to the Sea” dlr Book Festival
“Only connect” urged the novelist E M Forster writes W M Nixon. But his idealistic concepts of emotional connection would be at some remove from the curiously coincidental nautical connections between writers Roddy Doyle and Jennifer Johnston, who are in…
Sigma 33 numbers on Dublin Bay could reach a high of 25 for this June's Championships with boats travelling from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales
Sigma 33 sailors are making their sailing plans in good time for 2018 with 15 entries from 11 different clubs received for the class and Irish Championships being held in the Royal St George Yacht Club from 22nd – 24…
Kenny Rumball (above) will chat about his dinghy sailing and youth racing which was where he learned his skills
As part of the Irish National Sailing School 40th Birthday Celebrations the country's leading sailing school is hosting a series of free talks and events starting tonight when School Principal Kenneth Rumball will share tales about his background and the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay: A meeting of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council voted to transfer the harbour into Council ownership thereby clearing the way forward for new proposals for the use of the 200-year-old structure
The recent vote by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLR) effectively recommends that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport dissolve the Harbour Company and transfer its assets to the County Council. The right to do this is given to…
The new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 on display at Dun Laoghaire Marina
The ISORA fleet's newest arrival, a brand new Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 named Yoyo, made its debut at Dun Laoghaire Marina this weekend and although only partially commissioned by MGM Boats at this point, the Daniel Andrieu design looks more than ready…
Noel Butler has an unassailable lead in the DMYC Frostbites
When sailors arrived to rig for the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites on Sunday the wind was considerably less than the 6-12 knots promised by Windguru but by the time boats got afloat an encouraging 8 knots plus ENE had kicked in.…
An artist's impression provides an idea of what cruise ships might look like arriving into Dun Laoghaire harbour
In a further twist in the long running proposed cruise Line berth at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, An Bord Pleanála has written to Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company this week requesting them to furnish further information in relation to the effects on the…
Pierre Long and John Parker sailing an IDRA 14 are third overall in series two of the DMYC Frostbite Series
During the latter half of last week few would have expected that by Sunday it would be “warm” enough to permit racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the Frostbite Series hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club. While the “Beast…
Damage to Dun Laoghaire Harbour sustained during Storm Emma
With the recent damage to Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Storm Emma adding to the seriousness of the problem, last night’s decision regarding harbour management by the Council - and the comments issued this afternoon by the Save Our Seafront organisation…

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