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Red Bull Cliff Divers Orlando Duque and Anna Bader showcase their acrobatic expertise on Dublin Bay this morning
Only 10 days to go until 24 of the world’s best cliff divers will return to Ireland for the 2nd stop of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Dún Laoghaire Harbour on the 12th of May. Following…
Star Pride arrives in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2017 accompanied by the Dublin Port Tug Beaufort off her port bow. The ship returns to Dun Laoghaire on June 20th
Dun Laoghaire Harbour is set for seven cruise liner calls this summer over the period from May to September.  The first caller will be the Norwegian Pearl that is scheduled to anchor next Monday off the Harbour Mouth on her maiden…
The Drift Games car races will be held in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on May 11 and 12 as part of line up of Harbour based events this summer
There's something for everyone at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Summer with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council kicking off ten events with both the Irish Drifting Championships and the Red Bull Diving Series this month on the same weekend (May 11 and…
Another chapter in Dun Laoghaire Harbour's rich maritime history involved the arrival of tanker Blackrock (on 24th April 1989). The then brand new ship was 'dressed overall' and is seen approaching the East Pier jetty (sadly no longer used by ships). The presence in the harbour of a tanker is no doubt rare but added to the event was a naming ceremony to christen the ship after the nearby local coastal town of Blackrock, Co. Dublin.  Note the lighthouses were then painted in white, but now the respective lanterns of each pier-head have paint applied in green (starboard) for the West Pier and red (port) for the East Pier.
#dublinbay - The recent rare call of tanker Thun Gemini to Dun Laoghaire Harbour for maintenance evoked memories of another such ship type to the port that took place 30 years ago this month, writes Jehan Ashmore. On that occasion…
Red Bull Cliff Divers To Wow Crowds In Dun Laoghaire Next Month
“Unforeseen circumstances” have prompted the move of Dublin’s leg of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series from Grand Canal Dock to Dun Laoghaire Harbour. But Dublin city centre’ loss is Dun Laoghaire’s gain — even more so now…
Jedi, the highly competitive J109
#dublinbay - An illustrated lecture: “Man Overboard Recovery-Volvo Round Ireland 2018" is to be presented next week in Dublin by John White and Kenneth Rumball. This final lecture in the present series, organised by Friends of Glenua is to be…
The partially completed new jetty at the Dun Laoghaire Baths site photographed this week at low tide. When finished DLR says the pier will permit swimmers to enter deep water clear of the rocks at low tide
Progress on the redevelopment of the Dun Laoghaire Baths site on Dublin Bay continues apace with part of the newly-built pier and jetty now clearly visible in the Scotsman's Bay area at the back of the East Pier. When finished…
The new RS21 keelboat is prepared for launching on Belfast Lough on Sunday
Sunday saw the first time that the brand new RS21 keelboat hit the water in Ireland with opportunities this month to get sailing on this exciting design. The Northern Ireland RS agent - Bosun Bob's brought the asymmetric keelboat over…
Dublin Bay & Bullock Harbour, Dalkey, where in the next few weeks repairs are due to be completed to displaced granite blocks damaged at the main pier during Storm Emma a year ago. In addition at the pier's inner corner (foreground) which has been subsiding progressively is liable to collapse due to scouring caused by eddy currents. As a precaution blocks have been numerically coded to facilitate rebuilding process and it hoped works will be completed before the summer season.
#dublinbay - As part of the Bullock Harbour Bicentenary lecture series to mark and celebrate the construction of the small scenic south Dublin Bay harbour in Dalkey, a panel discussion will focus on the Bay itself.  The Bullock Harbour Preservation…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. It is an early-season marine…
 Busy Frostbite mark rounding at the DMYC Frostbites
Is it still the Annalise effect, now morphing perhaps into the Finn Lynch effect? Is it the Laser Master Worlds effect from last September on Dublin Bay writes Sean Craig? Is it the emergence of the Radial rig as what…
The Shipman 38 “Gusto” berthed in Hanö an island off southern Sweden
#lectures - ‘North Sea Odyssey –3,600nm in a Shipman 28’ by Christine Heath is the title of the next Friends of Glenua presentation to be held in Dublin in aid of the RNLI. The Presentation on Thursday 4 April at 8pm will…
The 330m Royal Princess  cruise ship arrives in Dublin in 2018 carrying more than 3,000 passengers and crew
Dublin Town, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to reconsider its decision to cut cruise ship calls to the city by more than 50%, from…
The Faroese-flagged RSV Franklin which is berthed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour having arrived over a week ago due to space capacity restrictions in neighbouring Dublin Port.
#dublinbay- A unusual caller to Dun Laoghaire Harbour is a Faroese Islands flagged research survey vessel that is docked in the port due to berth capacity restrictions in neighbouring Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 55m RSV Franklin which is…
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) council report says funds not available for urban beach and cruise ship facility. Above: Swimmers enjoy Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
#dublinbay - Multimillion-euro projects planned for Dún Laoghaire Harbour, reports The Irish Times, have been thrown into question, including a €5 million urban beach, a €51 million diaspora centre, and a €30 million cruise berth facility. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council…
A local inshore fishing boat moored alongside the precise stone-cut granite blocks that form Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey located on the south side of Dublin Bay. Offshore at anchor is a bulk-carrier, uncharacteristically painted in bright colours when compared to those normally calling to Dublin Port.  .
#lectures - As part of the Bullock Harbour Bicentenary celebrations, the next lecture is to be held on Tuesday (12 March) in the Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre. The free lecture programme which began last year has been organised by…

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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