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Dun Laoghaire Harbour ownership is moving from the Harbour Company to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council under the Harbours Act
Dublin Bay
Minister Transport Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD expects the final report of the risk assessor on the hand over of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company to the local County Council will be presented to the council at…
 It wasn’t a thriller, but everyone who wanted a race got a race………..with the exception of one retiree who obviously had too much excitement for the day!
Dublin Bay
All the weather forecasts were suggesting that there should have been wind for yesterday’s Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour! XCWeather was projecting 7 – 12 knots of SSW, the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Weather station was showing 6.6 – 10 knots…
Red Bull Flugtag is returning to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this May
Dublin Bay
Taking flight from Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday, 20th May, the Red Bull Flugtag will return to Irish shores this summer. It will see over 50 teams attempt to push the limits of human flight, as they launch their handcrafted…
2018 East Coast Rowing Fixtures Published
Coastal Rowing
Following yesterday’s AGM of the East Coast Rowing Council, the fixture list for their 2018 regatta season has been released. (Downloadable below). Crews of men, women, and children from Skerries in the north to Arklow in the south will compete…
Map of Traders Wharf at the western side of Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#Watersport - Proposals for a national watersport centre in Dun Laoghaire Harbour have been revived with the launch of a preliminary market consultation. Afloat.ie previously reported on plans in 2015 for a ‘National Watersports Academy’ on the site of the…
The Carlisle Pier (delineated by red line) are in temporary use. The circa 1.1 hectare historic waterfront site is available for imaginative proposals subject to planning
Dublin Bay
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company is considering how best to proceed with the regeneration of the Carlisle Pier, a major leisure and cultural site that is located between the National Yacht Club and Royal St. George Yacht Club. The pier is…
Despite going to sea, the DBSC Spring Chicken Series was one of three sailing fixtures cancelled yesterday due to strong winds
Racing
Strong and bitterly cold north-westerly winds scotched racing in Dublin Bay and Kinsale yesterday. Winds gusting to 30–knots in snow showers. it was more than enough to put paid to the second race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, the…
The bow of Dutch patrol vessel Barend Biesheuvel berthed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 61m 'Kustwacht' /coastguard vessel is visiting the port this weekend, however will not be open to the public. The patrol craft can be easily observed from the public plaza beside the disused ferry terminal.
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - An unusual visitor to Dun Laoghaire Harbour is a Dutch patrol vessel not to be confused with their navy but belongs to the coastguard service, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 61m patrol vessel Barend Biesheuvel operated by the Netherlands…
Dinghy racing at the DMYC
Dublin Bay
After two Sundays of excessive wind, the wind gods looked more favourably on the Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and allowed two races to be sailed. However, the waterscape at the DMYC end of the harbour did not lend itself…
An artist's impression of the urban beach for Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
#UrbanBeach - A funding dispute over the proposed ‘urban beach’ development for Dun Laoghaire is going to the High Court. According to Fora, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo) is taking legal action against the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company to annul…
The second Full Moon of January 2018, a "blue" moon, breaks through the clouds over Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
Photographer John Coveney captures the second Full Moon of January 2018, a "blue" moon, breaks through the clouds over Dublin Bay at dusk on 31st January. Sorrento Terrace in Dalkey is in the foreground. The Muglins Light (left) and the…
Flossie Crowdfunding For Seabin In Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#Seabin - Coastal litter crusader Flossie Donnelly has raised hundreds of euro in a crowdfunding campaign to procure a Seabin water cleaning device for Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The Seabin is simple but remarkably effective, essentially a floating rubbish bin with…
If the Bill passes, Ireland will become only the third country in the world to implement a ban on the exploration of fossil fuels, after France and Costa Rica.
Environment
#MarineEnvironment - A ban on any new explorations for oil, coal, and gas on Irish territory is through a Bill about to appear before the Dail early next month. The Climate Emergency Measures Bill writes GreenNews.ie, seeks to stop the…
A visual of the proposed plans for a mixed use development in Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - New plans to redevelop Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey in south Dublin writes The Irish Times has been dismissed by local opponents as “in some respects worse” than an original design rejected by planners a year ago. A public meeting…
Houseboats like this one in California could comprise a cluster of ‘floating homes’ in Dun Laoghaire by late next year
Waterfront Property
#Property - Plans to develop “floating homes” in Dun Laoghaire Harbour — and refocus the area on accommodation as well as leisure — have moved a step forward as a formal procurement process is set to begin. Last September, the…
Dun Laoghaire's Henry Williams, a Silver Medal Winner
Tom MacSweeney
Henry Williams was a renowned Dun Laoghaire lifeboat Coxswain. His son, Alexander, succeeded him and both died in the attempt to rescue the crew of the Palme in Dun Laoghaire Eve, 1895. That rescue is remembered in an evocative ceremony…

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