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Winds gusted to 35–knots at start time
DBSC
Last night's opening race in the DBSC summer season was abandoned due to strong northerly winds on Dublin Bay. Unfortunately, it was a predictable outcome given earlier forecasts had suggested the prospect of wind in excess of 25 knots by…
New arrival in Dun Laoghaire – This Hydrographic survey catamaran is capable of operating offshore for 7 days duration for 12 crew with ‘all weather capabilities’ able to operate in rough conditions and in S.A.R. roles when required and undertake coastal and offshore ‘Patrol’ duties. See photo below
Dublin Bay
Just arrived at Dun Laoghaire Marina is a Wildcat 60 multi purpose survey catamaran. The new vessel is the latest in the fleet for the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) based at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Cork based Safehaven Marine have delivered…
East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour as seen from Dalkey Quarry which was used to begin construction in 1817. Among the events of DLR Spring into Heritage are free guided walking tours of the 200 year old harbour. Beyond are the lighthouses that mark the entrance to Dublin Port.
Dublin Bay
#DLRHeritage - Easter is over but there’s plenty more to do with this year’s Spring into Heritage (28 April-18 June) programme organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Beginning next Monday, the DLR Heritage programme offers a variety of events and…
The Juniors of the National Yacht Club celebrate Annalise Murphy’s Olympic achievements. When the Junior Training programe at the National YC was inaugurated 50 years ago, the extensive boat platform on which this is all happening didn’t exist
W M Nixon
A very special Golden Jubilee coming up in May provides links to an Irish Olympic Sailing Silver Medal, the Fireball World Championship, and the America’s Cup. W M Nixon finds the widest connections go even further than that to include…
Transit Gateway Mapping Phase 3: Dublin Port from 1786-1866
Dublin Port
#TransitGateway - As part of “Dublin Port Perspectives”, Transit Gateway is a project that documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. This will be third seminar so far of…
Beneteau 31.7s on the line for a DBSC race start
DBSC
Class captains from twenty Dublin Bay Sailing classes were briefed on the new Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) season this week. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore's briefing notes are below. The first DBSC race will be on Tuesday 25th April, then the first Thursday race…
GATEWAY TO IRELAND? An exhibition in the dlrLexicon, explores 200 years of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the theme of the travelling public. Afloat adds that the historic ferry service (Stena HSS) to Holyhead, Wales that closed in 2014, left neighbouring routes out of Dublin to serve the UK. Among them Irish Ferries whose HSC Jonathan Swift is underway beyond the East Pier bound for Anglesey. In the foreground, the Carlisle Pier was for many generations the main embarkation point to where ‘Mail-Boats’ were involved in large-scale emigration. Also seen is the obelisk erected after King George IV visit in 1821 to Dunleary which was renamed in his honour as Kingstown. Also in this present day view facing the harbour is the new retail development 'Marine Walk' under construction.
Dublin Bay
#Gateway2Ireland – In an exhibition that covers two hundred years since Dún Laoghaire proudly became the ‘Gateway to Ireland’, the flagship dlrLexicon Library that aptly overlooks the harbour explores the theme of travel and travellers to Ireland. Utilising material from…
The proposed mixed development in Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey that was refused planning permission in February. DLRCoCo are considering to bring lands at the scenic south Dublin Bay into public ownership.
Coastal Notes
#BullochPublic - In a move being considered by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the local authority could bring land at Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey into public ownership. The decision reports DublinLive, would also see the land developed in the public’s interest,…
An artist's impression provides an idea of what cruise ships might look like arriving into Dun Laoghaire harbour
Dublin Bay
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) has issued a statement on its cruise berth facility following yesterday's court case decision in which environmental lobby group Save our Seafront, chaired by local TD Richard Boyd Barret, 'won its legal action against the decision…
Wind Surf making the last cruise call of the season to Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2016
Dublin Bay
The Dun Laoghaire waterfront environmental protection group “Save our Seafront” last night posted (below) of successful progress in the latest legal proceedings against the installation of a large cruise liner berth in Dun Laoghaire Harbour writes W M Nixon The…
LÉ Eithne crew will accept the 'Freedom of Entry' honour at a ceremony held in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Plaza today, Friday 31 March at 13,00hrs. Afloat add that the LE Eithne's adopted homeport is Dun Laoghaire from where the public are invited to board for tours this afternoon and evening.
Navy
#FreedomShip - An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Cormac Devlin, cordially invites the public to a ceremony at 13.00hrs today (Friday, 31 March) to mark the conferral of an Honourary Freedom of Entry to the County for the…
The award will be conferred on the officers and crew of the LÉ Eithne at a special ceremony
Navy
In recognition of its international humanitarian service on behalf of the people of Ireland and the European Union, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has decided to award the Irish Naval Service the civic honour of "Freedom of Entry" to the county.…
St. Michael's dedicated club members that helped with fundraising and refurbishment
Coastal Rowing
St Michael’s Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire, launched the 2017 coastal rowing season with the official move back into refurbished facilities Councillor Mary Fayne joined the committee and members of St Michael’s Rowing Club for the official opening of their newly…
1720 Optique is the DBSC Spring Chicken Series winner
DBSC
1720 Sportsboat Optique was the overall winner of this year's DBSC Spring Chicken Series that concluded today in light winds at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Second was another 1720, Merlin with one time series leader Black Velvet,…
The spirit of Dun Laoghaire. J/109s giving it all they’ve got on Dublin Bay. For 2017’s festive Dun Laoghaire Regatta event from July 6th to 9th, the J/109s have very sensibly decided to opt for participation in the open division, adding the interest of racing against boats of other types while being secure in the knowledge that their own stand-alone National One Design Championship (2016 edition pictured above) will be held later in the year. If their “most serious series” is thus planned to be at another place and another time, why not allow them to finish at least one VDLR race within Dun Laoghaire Harbour?
W M Nixon
For the summer of 2017 at least, it looks as though Dun Laoghaire Harbour is going to remain free of the threat of the installation of a new liner berth. W M Nixon reckons this provides a unique opportunity for…
Dun Laoghaire/Kingstown200: Local Artist Peter Pearson will join a group of local artists to exhibit their works of the Harbour at an exhibition held over May-June 2017. It was in May, 1817 that the first stone of the pier (East) was laid by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. A visit to see the harbour under construction by King George IV took place in 1821 which led to the renaming of the town that remained under that name until 1920.
Dublin Bay
#dlharbour200 - To mark the 200th anniversary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour (formerly Kingstown) a summer of celebrations have been organised. The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Steering Group has announced its programme of activities to coincide with the milestone event. The…

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