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A Viking longship is lifted into the water on the MGM Boatyard hoist at Dun Laoghaire's Coal Harbour this morning
A Viking invasion will take place on Sunday the 20th of August thanks to the Irish National Sailing School in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. The centre piece of the event will be a re-enacted battle between two of the longboats…
Vikings take to the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire this Sunday, 20 August
#dublinbay - The Vikings are to invade Dun Laoghaire Harbour as part of the Bicentenary celebrations. The pretty angry group of Nordic seafarers are to be welcomed to the 200 year old harbour next Sunday 20th August. The invasion takes…
Natasha Lambert’s specially adapted yacht Miss Isle berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina yesterday
#Sailability - Natasha Lambert sailed into Dun Laoghaire Marina yesterday (Wednesday 2 August) to complete her challenge of crossing the Irish Sea by ‘sip and puff’ sailing. Twenty-year-old Lambert, who has athertoid cerebral palsy, sails her 21ft yacht by puffing…
A lion’s mane jellyfish in Newfoundland, Canada
#Jellyfish - Swimmers have been warned away from Seapoint and Sandycove on the south shores of Dublin Bay after sightings of potentially dangerous lion’s mane jellyfish in the water. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has put up warning signs in the…
Not inconspicuous – the new super yacht arrival at Dun Laoghaire Marina
Capable of cruising in adverse sea and bad weather conditions, Superyacht 'Ruwenzori' arrived in to Dun Laoghaire Marina this week and according to YachtWorld, the 2011–built C Boat 27-82 is yours for US$ 2,222,805. Owners say it has the standards of…
Volunteers Required For Watersports Inclusion Games
#Sailability - Volunteers are required for the Watersports Inclusion Games at the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire on 24-25 June. The free event celebrates sailing, rowing and canoeing activities for people of all abilities from the physical, sensory,…
Free guided walking tours of Dun Laoghaire Harbour (East Pier above) are part of the DLR Spring Heritage programme.
#HarbourTours – Following the recent visit of President Michael D Higgins to launch the Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary Celebrations, guided walking tours of the harbour continue to mid-June.  The free guided walking tours will delve into the magnificent engineering of the…
The Coal Quay at Dun Laoghaire where rescue services undertook a large-scale rescue operation
Senator Victor Boyhan, a former director of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, has thanked the Gardaí, Coast Guard, the RNLI and Dun Laoghaire Harbour personnel who undertook large-scale rescue operation in the Coal Harbour yesterday. A car and its occupant went…
Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club on the River Liffey will host a three day regatta this weekend
Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club’s annual regatta will take place this coming bank holiday weekend during the Dublin Port’s Riverfest! The organisers have apologised for the short notice which was caused by an incident resulting in possible outage of Poolbeg…
The modern day harbour at Dun Laoghaire. The first stone was laid 200 years ago today
Today (Wed 31st May 2017), two hundred years after the first stone was laid to build Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, officially launched the Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary Celebrations. In May 1817, the Lord Lieutenant of…
A close up view to highlight the classic lines of the charter motor-yacht Talitha that docked in Dun Laoghaire Harbour but for 'maintenance'.
#ClassicYacht- An almost 90 year-old classic motor-yacht that docked in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for a week but for 'maintenance' reasons, departed yesterday to resume cruising Scottish waters, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 262ft long charter-yacht MY Talitha was alongside the harbour's…
President Officiates Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary This Wednesday
#DLHarbour - Here’s a reminder for your calendar that President Michael D Higgins will officiate the opening ceremony of Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s bicentenary celebration. President Higgins will formally launch the programme of events celebrating the harbour’s 200 years — which…
Conor McGregor stands tall aboard The 188 moored at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#Notorious - MMA superstar Conor McGregor swapped the UFC Octagon for a sleek motor yacht to make the most of Ireland’s recent sunny spell, as his Instagram account indicates. McGregor drove out to Dun Laoghaire Harbour a few days ago…
Dun Laoghaire harbour - should there be a place for contributions from some other very real harbour users in a soon–to–be–laid time capsule?
President Higgins will mark the beginning of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour next Wednesday (May 31st) by installing a new time capsule in the harbourside George IV Memorial. The Memorial already has a time capsule from May 31st 1817,…
The British registered 2002–built navy hulled yacht Song of the Sea travelled up the Irish Sea before anchoring just off Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon
As soon as the sea fog lifted on Dublin Bay this evening, it revealed a magnificent 112–foot Swan type yacht, Song of the Sea, at anchor in Scotsman's Bay on the south side of the capital's waters. The sailing yacht…
The King George IV monument gets a make–over at Dun Laoghaire ahead of the Bicentenary opening ceremony at 14:30 on Wed 31st May 2017
Two hundred years after the foundation stone was laid to build Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the President Michael D Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, will officiate at the Bicentenary opening ceremony at 14:30 on Wed 31st May 2017, at the…
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