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Deeper Water Dumping Might Be Solution To Dublin Bay Dredging Issues Says Diver
#DublinBay - The dumping of sewage sludge in deeper waters beyond the Kish Bank “might well serve as a model” for the current dredging of Dublin Port. In a letter to The Irish Times earlier this week, Cormac F Lowth,…
Cunard Lines flagship, Queen Mary 2 (QM2) has recently completed a World Cruise and is seen alongside Ocean Terminal, Southampton, the liner's homeport. Afloat adds that QM2 which asides trans-Atlantic 'liner' duties is among numerous callers that embark passengers on cruises to Irish ports (in recent years anchorage calls off Dun Laoghaire Harbour) and around the UK and beyond.
#CruiseLiners - The UK's main cruiseport Associated British Ports (ABP) Southampton, annually handles 1.7m passengers, has completed a major milestone in a programme to invest more than £1 million in solar energy on ABP-owned buildings. According to ABP Ports, this…
Fine Gael Group Leader, Councillor Barry Ward. A group letter from DLR Councillors says “such a move will mean your own constituents will see reductions in the Council’s provision of public facilities such as parks, libraries, sports pitches, road, footpaths, lighting, and a range of other things that we currently provide for the businesses and residents of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.”
Councillors on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have unanimously agreed to send a highly critical letter to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, taking him to task over his attitude to the transfer of Dún Laoghaire harbour to the Council. Download…
A 2013 aerial image looking northwards from Dun Laoghaire Harbour out into Dublin Bay and beyond
Local yacht clubs, marine businesses and sailing schools were among the attendees of the first ever meeting of Dun Laoghaire Harbour tenants and stakeholders that took place at Ireland's largest boating centre last week. A draft agenda, seen by Afloat.ie,…
The Water Wag season Started in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with a bang last Wednesday
The Water Wag season Started in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with a bang on Wednesday last, with a fleet of 22 Water Wags coming to the start line, making it the strongest dinghy class within Dublin Bay Sailing Club. The wind…
Dredging works to deepen channels for larger cargo and cruise vessels started last autumn
#DublinBay - Murky seawater in Dublin Bay should not be blamed on dredging, according to Dublin Port Company’s CEO. Earlier this week, it emerged that all planned diving excursions in Dublin Bay by Irish Underwater Council members had been cancelled…
The location of the proposed coach park at the former fastferry (HSS Stena Explorer as above) terminal in Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
#DublinBay -  A transport company based in the UK reports The Times, is involved in a planning row over the proposed use of the former ferry terminal in Dún Laoghaire Harbour as a coach park. Go-Ahead, which recently secured contracts…
Dolphins playing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. It does the heart good
The National Yacht Club's Mal Nowlan couldn't believe his eyes on Saturday afternoon when a pod of dolphins came into the harbour to play around his boat. 'I was calibrating my RIB’s compass when DBSC’s Committee Boat 'Freebird' came into the harbour…
Dublin Port ahead of deepwater channel dredging operations that began late last year
#DublinBay - All planned diving expeditions in Dublin Bay have been cancelled due to silt from dredging operations clouding the water, it has been claimed. The Irish Times reports that Irish Underwater Council members have abandoned all scheduled dives, as…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Solicitors for Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company called for the retraction of “damaging and disparaging statements” made at a council meeting on the transfer of the port to local authority control, it has emerged. According to today’s Sunday Times (6 May), the…
Not the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead ferry but the 'Howth' Ferry operated by Dublin Bay Cruise excursion vessel St. Bridget (as depicted on the advert) displayed at the beginning of the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the background is docked the imposing presence of Stena Carrier, the largest ever ro-ro (freight-only ferry) ship to enter the south Dublin Bay harbour. On the left is the National Yacht Club, one of four yachts clubs situated between the East and West Piers of the harbour which last year marked a bi-centenary when construction began in 1817 on the south Dublin Bay 'asylum' harbour.
#DublinBay - As Afloat previously reported the recent arrival of Stena Carrier to Dun Laoghaire Harbour was a surprise to many an onlooker as the imposing vessel towered above Carlisle Pier, writes Jehan Ashmore. Stena Carrier is the largest ever…
Royal St. George at the Millennium Bowl: Ben Cooke, Jennifer Andreasson, John O'Connor, Owen Laverty, Martin Byrne, Stephanie Bourke, Paul Maguire, Neil Hegarty, Clare Hogan, Peter Bowring, Charlie Bolger and Ailbe Millerick
This biennial tri-club team racing event championed by the late Harry Maguire for many years was run over the weekend in the Gareloch, Scotland and hosted by the Royal Northern and Clyde YC. The holders Royal St George YC travelled…
The growing DBSC Laser fleet racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The busy season for DBSC  Laser Fleet kicked off last Tuesday with 2 short sharp races in the Harbour in light conditions. With an entry of over 30 Standard and Radial rigs this year will be action packed with Laser…
Stena Carrier arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning
The Ro–Ro Cargo Ship 'Stena Carrier' arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning berthing at the Carlisle Pier. The Danish flagged vessel has been at anchor in Dublin Bay since April 22nd.  The 182.77m ship is the first such cargo…
Kenneth Rumball in the newly-enlarged Irish National Sailing School premises in Dun Laoghaire this week. He is already in the midst of a busy sailing year, a highlight of which will be racing the INSS’s successful J/109 Jedi in the Volvo Round Ireland Race with former overall winner Michael Boyd as skipper
To say that Dun Laoghaire Harbour is facing a period of administrative flux is an under-statement. This exceptionally complete and totally artificial haven, for so long such an integral part of Dublin Bay that people perceive it as a natural…
Cracks and subsidence in the roundhead wall on the West Pier
#DLHarbour - “There is no immediate health and safety issue with any pier in Dun Laoghaire.” That was the message from Transport Minister Shane Ross in his reply to a Dáil question from local TD Richard Boyd Barrett earlier this…

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