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Work at Dun Laoghaire baths site continues on Dublin Bay. Architects say it will not only provide a connection between the People's Park (immediately behind the building above), but will also link the town of Dún Laoghaire with its seafront. Overall, the project aims to breathe new life into the seafront
Marine works continue at the new Dún Laoghaire Baths site, where the old baths buildings have now either been completely demolished or retained for the next stage of the project that will ultimately see a new public café linked to an outdoor terrace with views over the…
The Training Ship Jack Petchey in Dun Laoghaire with a class of Sea Cadets on the bow
The UK youth charity Training Ship Jack Petchey is alongside in Dun Laoghaire Marina this weekend on Dublin Bay. The  British-flagged training ship is named after Jack Petchey OBE. The Jack Petchey is part of the Offshore Fleet of the…
CY&BC members on the water at Clontarf
Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club will host its fourth annual Sail Against Suicide event on Saturday 25 August from 10am to 4pm. Sail Against Suicide event is an initiative from Jessica Clohisey, one of the junior members of the club…
100 Boats for 100 Years: Commemorating the Centenary of the Sinking of the RMS Leinster
The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club has announced the 2018 edition of its Kish Lighthouse Race will be known as “100 Boats for 100 Years”, reflecting the forthcoming commemoration of the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster with…
Christopher berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina in 2014
#Superyachts - Afloat.ie has learned that superyacht Christopher is moored in Dun Laoghaire Marina this morning (Monday 13 August) after passage from Belfast. The 46m Ron Holland-designed cruising ketch previously sailed into Dublin Bay in June 2014, when it was…
Pictured at the presentation of the €coMerit Certification to Dun Laoghaire Marina by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber and the Environmental Protection Agency were,  left to right,  Ms Gabby Mallon, CEO, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ossian Smyth, Mr Paal Janson, General Manager, Dun Laoghaire Marina, Dr Shane Colgan , Manager, Resource Efficiency Unit, the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr John Bourke, Chairman, Marina Marketing and Management Ltd. and Ms Aileen Eglington President, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber.
Dun Laoghaire Marina, Ireland’s largest coastal marina, has been awarded '€coMerit' Environmental Certification by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth, Ms Aileen Eglington, President of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, and Dr Shane Colgan, Manager Resource Efficiency Unit, the Environmental Protection Agency,…
Planning permission at the former Dun Laoghaire Harbour ferry terminal has been granted to a project developer who says could support up to 1,000 jobs
#DublinBay - Proposals to turn the former Dún Laoghaire Ferry Terminal into a “digital technology hub” which could support up to 1,000 jobs and 50 companies has received planning permission. The Irish Times writes that the project’s developer, Philip Gannon,…
Superyacht ‘Tulip’ Berths In Dun Laoghaire Marina
#Tulip - Dun Laoghaire Marina yesterday (Friday 13 July) welcomed the arrival of the K&M superyacht Tulip for a brief visit. Designed by German Frers Jr and launched in 2012, the luxury 88-footer has the appearance of a classic sloop…
The HK team at the welcome reception in the DMYC
The sixth Interport Ruffian 23 challenge between Ireland and Hong Kong took place in Dun Laoghaire at the weekend. The 12-strong team of Ruffian sailors from RHKYC arrived in Dun Laoghaire on Thursday evening and joined the Irish sailors for…
Map showing the location of Leac Buidhe Rock
#MarineNotice - Mariners are advised that a Port Lateral Mark has been deployed marking Leac Buidhe Rock, north of Dalkey Island. The buoy has the following light characteristic Fl(4)R.6s, and will be seasonally deployed from April to October. It can…
A closer look at the glass box where diners in which diners will be lifted high above the waterfront till this Saturday
#DunLaoghaire - Preparations are under way in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for a special ‘dining in the sky’ experience this week. After visits to Portugal, Italy and Germany, the latest stop on the BORA Revolution Tour will see the German cooking…
The inflatable obstacle course opens in Dun Laoghaire’s Coal Harbour this week
Harbour Splash is the name of Dublin’s first inflatable aqua park, which will open to the public later this week in Dún Laoghaire Harbour. An obstacle course over water including trampolines, climbing frames, slides, monkey bars and more will be…
At the Launch of Childrens book "You'd Be Filled With Wonder", published to commemorate the Bicententenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. L to R front : Susan Gibney BEC director, Jean Duffy Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D., Eithne Scott-Lennon Dun Laoghaire Harbour Co chairperson, Grainne O'Malley co-author of the book and Ileane Pierce. L to R back: Gerry Dunne DLHCo CEO, Noel Brien, Carolyn Hanaphy DLHCo commercial executive, Rob Goodbody, Colin Scudds co-author of the book, Seamus Cannon, Author of "You'd Be Filled With Wonder" and Anna Scudds also a co-author.
#DunLaoghaireBook - “You’d Be filled With wonder, The Story of Dun Laoghaire Harbour! is the title of a new publication to celebrate last year's Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The harbour which began construction in 1817, has caught the imagination…
RMS Leinster was torpedoed by a German submarine not long after it had left Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire) harbour on its way to Holyhead
A pre-centenary gathering of families and relatives of those who were aboard the RMS Leinster when it sunk in 1918, was held in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, today. Hundreds of relatives and friends of the Mail Boat Leinster…
Demolition work at the old Dun Laoghaire Baths site has commenced
Work is underway at Dún Laoghaire on the €9 million redevelopment of the old Dún Laoghaire Baths site that has been derelict for nearly 30 years. A contract with SIAC-Mantovani has seen part of the old baths buildings demolished before…
The 30m luxury yacht 'Impetus' is one of the first of this Summer's superyacht visits to Dun Laoghaire Marina
The impressive 28.96 m luxury yacht 'Impetus' is berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina on Dublin Bay. The 2005–built yacht can accommodate eight guests, 1 VIP and 1 twin and 1 convertible cabin. Powered by Caterpillar engines she has a cruising speed…

Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland stretches over seven kilometres, from Howth Head on its northern tip to Dalkey Island in the south. It's a place most Dubliners simply take for granted, and one of the capital's least visited places. But there's more going on out there than you'd imagine.

The biggest boating centre is at Dun Laoghaire on the Bay's south shore that is home to over 1,500 pleasure craft, four waterfront yacht clubs and Ireland's largest marina.

The bay is rather shallow with many sandbanks and rocky outcrops, and was notorious in the past for shipwrecks, especially when the wind was from the east. Until modern times, many ships and their passengers were lost along the treacherous coastline from Howth to Dun Laoghaire, less than a kilometre from shore. 

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sandbanks lie, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.

At A Glance – Dublin Bay

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south

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