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Dun Laoghaire’s currently vacant ferry terminal building
Planning permission is being sought to convert the ground flood of Dun Laoghaire’s ferry terminal building into a ‘food court’. A site notice posted Tuesday 3 December on behalf of Lapetus Investments Ltd announces the intention to replace the proposed…
Red Sails by Pete Hogan
Dublin Bay-based lone circumnavigator and maritime artist Pete Hogan will exhibit his latest works in his 'Open Studio' next Thursday, December 11th.  The works entitled 'Red Sails' form part of the display and feature Galway Hookers and other traditional sailing…
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The RS Aero dinghy in Dun Laoghaire
“Momentum behind this innovative and exhilarating dinghy is building in Ireland, and opportunities to engage a wide range of dinghy sailors cannot be overlooked”. Irish RS dealer Kenneth Rumball, is sure in his assessment of what the RS Aero can…
The tanker bunkering in Dun Laoghaire on Friday
Commercial shipping traffic might be reduced to very little in Dun Laoghaire Harbour these days but it is not gone entirely as witnessed by the arrival of a tanker this weekend. The 'Kowie' discharged in Dublin Port on Friday night…
Master Mariner Paddy Boyd says the County Council needs to show more commitment to its Large Scale Sports Infrastructure fund application to fund a National Watersports Campus
A leading maritime figure at Ireland's biggest boating centre on Dublin Bay has called on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to plan for the appropriate development of the harbour as a maritime leisure centre. Expert advice on strategic advice and…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the southern shore of Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s former chief executive Gerry Dunne received a redundancy payment of €670,000 from the local authority that now owns the harbour, it’s been reported. According to East Coast FM, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown county councillors were told at a 2020…
AFLOAT tracked the landing-craft James berth in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, notably at the slipway between the Coal Harbour and Traders Wharf.  Heavy-vehicle machinery (see: digger on right) were loaded from the slipway onto the 1.6m draught craft and taken to the seaward side of the pierhead of the West Pier in addition to the East Pier where further damage of Storm Emma was inflicted in 2018.
A German built landing craft dating to 1953 but rebuilt a decade ago had been kept busy working on projects in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and on Killiney Bay, writes Jehan Ashmore. The red hulled landing craft, James, which Afloat reported…
A catastrophic storm during high tide which will leave thousands of homes, businesses and landmark buildings in Dublin (Port above) under water is inevitable over the coming decades, one of the country’s foremost climate change experts has warned.
The Irish Times writes, that a catastrophic storm during high tide will leave thousands of homes, businesses and landmark buildings in Dublin under water is inevitable over the coming decades, one of the country’s foremost climate change experts has warned.…
Tradewind sailing of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) 2018
The next Friends of Glenua lecture to be held on Thursday, 7th November takes place at the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, in Ringsend, Dublin. As previously reported on Afloat the same Dublin venue is where a series of other separate…
Shorten the Winter with Varied Talks for Sailors at Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club
A winter night's gathering in the familiar setting of Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club in Ringsend in the heart of maritime Dublin can make it seem like summer again for a few magic hours, and this year’s programme, put together…
Breezy sailing for J109s at the 2017 DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
This Sunday sees the first of a series of seven races on Dublin Bay for the 2019 DBSC Turkey Shoot Series.  The popular winter fixture has again attracted up to 70 boats for the short sharp races and this year…
Work to be completed by this Christmas includes repairs behind the sun shelter on the East Pier
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have engaged L&M Keating Ltd to carry out further repairs to the end of the West Pier and behind the sun shelter on the East Pier of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The works include repairing damage to…
Busy Frostbite mark rounding at the DMYC Frostbites in 2018. Another bumper fleet is expected this year starting on November 3rd
After a Bumper DMYC Dinghy Frostbite on Dublin Bay last year with approximately 70 Lasers spread over three rig sizes and approximately 40 various Portsmouth Yardsticks  (PY) taking part, the DMYC has set its stall out again to replicate the…
‘Monster Clean-Up’ On North Bull Island This Sunday
The Dublin Bay Biosphere Youth Committee is holding a ‘Monster Clean-Up’ on North Bull Island this Sunday 27 October from 2pm. Get into the spooky spirit in this Hallowe’en-themed coastal litter pick-up event, and all taking part will be entered…
The RNLI All-Weather lifeboat located the casualties south-east of the Muglins Rock fifteen minutes after launching
Two scuba divers were rescued on Dublin Bay this afternoon by Dun Laoghaire RNLI after the pair became separated from their boat. The incident occurred shortly before 3 pm when the divemaster on the surface reported the overdue divers to…
‘Hopes Are High’ For Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s Future Says Representative Group
A new local representative group for Dun Laoghaire Harbour says its hopes are high as it outlines a number of potential avenues for development upon the end of the harbour’s first year in local authority hands. In its latest newsletter,…

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