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Dun Laoghaire Marina in south Dublin
Dun Laoghaire Marina has been closed to berth-holders with immediate effect, following the Taoiseach’s announcement last night (Friday 27 March) of more measures restricting movement to slow the spread of Covid-19. In a statement sent out following Leo Varadkar’s address…
The former Stena ferry terminal building at St Michael’s Pier
More details have emerged of new plans for a technology hub at the site of the former Stena ferry terminal in Dun Laoghaire. Lapetus Investments Ltd, trading as Quarterdeck Innovation, envisions a “co-working innovation space” within the St Michael’s Pier…
The former ferry terminal at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
A Dun Laoghaire senator has suggested that the currently vacant ferry terminal at the south Dublin harbour be employed as a Covid-19 testing centre. In a letter to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council chief executive Philomena Poole, as seen by Afloat.ie,…
Marina operations continue at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire Marina remains open and fully operational amid the ongoing Covid-19 disruption, its management have confirmed. In a statement, the marina’s general manager Paul Janson said: “We all need a safe port in a storm and in the current…
Racing in the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Next week's final race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Citroen South Spring Chicken Series and prizegiving have been postponed until September and it will be 'reviewed' at that time. The decision for the National Yacht Club hosted event comes…
Habour2Harbour - The event, which last year attracted over 1,800 participants, will be rescheduled for a later date in the Autumn
In the interests of public health and to further minimise large gatherings of people, Aware and Dublin Port Company have decided to postpone the annual St. Patrick’s Day Harbour2Harbour fundraising walk, including the ‘Halfway Hooley’ at Dublin Port. The event,…
The new jetty nears completion at the old baths site on Scotsman's Bay
Works continue apace at Dublin Bay's newest pier and small boat facility at Dun Laoghaire.  Work on the new jetty, works to the new sea walls, works to the Pavillion and works to tie into the existing walkway at Newtownsmith…
East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour where contractors using heavy machinery on board a barge with tug Vanguard on station just offshore in Scotsman's Bay last month. Since then granite rocks continue to be placed in position shoring up previous damage caused by Storm Emma in 2018.
Works to repair damage at the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour in Dublin Bay, that began last year on coastal defences should be completed in the coming weeks, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council the works to replenish…
The embarkation of King George IV at Kingstown by artist William Sadler II
The embarkation of King George IV at Kingstown by artist William Sadler II on September 3rd 1821 is one lot offered at Whyte's forthcoming Irish Art Sale at the RDS on March 9th. The work shows what some describe as…
Drilling-rig ship Geoquip Saentis run by a Swiss based offshore geo-technical solutions company, has berthed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 3,404 gross tonnage vessel is to be used for work at the Dundalk Bay Wind Farm project off Co. Louth. Note above the bow and bridge is a heli-pad.
A drilling-rig ship operated by a Swiss-based offshore geo technical data solutions company is currently berthed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the drilling-rig ship Geoquip Saentis is in the harbour to mobilise…
Dublin Port Company chief Eamonn O’Reilly with Lord Mayor of Dublin Tom Brabazon and Dominic Layden, CEO of Aware, at the Port Plaza for the launch of this year’s Harbour2Harbour Walk
Newly elected Lord Mayor of Dublin Tom Brabazon has launched the 15th annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk, which will take place on St Patrick’s Day, Tuesday 17 March, from 10.30am. Over 2,000 enthusiastic walkers are expected to take on the 16.2…
CYBC Ribbon Cutting: Richard Bruton TD, Aidan Cronin, Edel Currie and Richard Nolan at the ceremony
Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club have just celebrated the completion of key renovation work with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by special guests and supporters, Edel Currie of Dublin Port, Minister Richard Bruton and Richard Nolan of Nolan’s Supermarket. Welcoming…
Walrus colony – Hinlopen Strait, Spitsbergen.
The next Glenua lecture, in aid of the RNLI, is to be held on Thursday 5 March (20.00) at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend, Dublin. Entry contribution of €5 in aid of the RNLI. I would appreciate your…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour: A barge laden with Cornish granite is moved by a pair of tugs, AMS Retriever and Vanguard in advance of towage to off the port's East Pier where operations took place to discharge rock-armour due to damage caused by Storm Emma in 2018.
Works have recently begun to repair damage in Dun Laoghaire Harbour caused by a storm from almost two years ago, however further bad weather looms as Storm Dennis is to sweep in this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. As Afloat reported in…
The former Stena ferry terminal at Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire Harbour is on the verge of an investment and development boom — but the unknown provenance of one investor in a key waterfront asset gives pause for thought, writes local resident Paddy Shanahan. Lapetus Investments Ltd has submitted…
Despite the flat seas winds are gusting to over 30 knots on Dublin Bay today.
This afternoon's DMYC Frostbite Series racing for dinghies at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has been cancelled due to adverse weather with gusts in excess of 30 knots on Dublin Bay. Gale force winds are predicted for the Irish Sea later today. See live…

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