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Lord Mayor to Preside over Old Gaffers' Parade of Sail
Dublin's Lord Mayor Gerry Breen will assume the traditional title of Admiral of the Port of Dublin when he presides over the Parade of Sail on the Liffey later this month. The parade on Sunday 29 May is a highlight…
Just One Week To Go Till Red Bull Flugtag
The Red Bull Flugtag celebrates its 100th event in Dun Laoghaire next Sunday, and organisers have posted details for spectators planning to spend the day cheering on those magnificent flying machines! http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/dun-laoghaire-news/item/15214-dublin-to-host-100th-red-bull-flugtag/ http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/dun-laoghaire-news/ The site for the free event will…
500 Boats will Kick Start the Dublin Sailing Season this Weekend
Typically the start of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is a traditional season highlight on the capital's waters but there's so much sailing slated for Dublin Bay the weekend it's hard to know where to start. There could be…
Ambitious Project Floated for Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Top British architects have won the commission to develop an ambitious master plan for Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The Dun Laoghaire Gazette reports that Metropolitan Workshop have been tasked examining the feasibility of redeveloping the port to attract cruise liners carrying…
Dublin To Host 100th Red Bull Flugtag
The Red Bull Flugtag will celebrate its 100th event when it comes back to Dublin this summer. Twenty years on from the first flugtag in Austria, this year's contest promises an "Irish twist" on the formula, whereby homemade flying machines…
Howth Ban on Seal Feeding 'Threat to Tourism'
Feeding harbour seals could land Howth visitors with a fine for thousands of euro, according to a recent letter in The Irish Times. Milo Kane writes of a new notice placed near the west pier by harbour officials which "threatens…
Aware's Harbour 2 Harbour Walk Around Dublin Bay
With Spring in the air...get into your stride and help raise funds for Aware's annual St. Patrick's Day Harbour 2 Harbour Walk around Dublin Bay. Aware, a charitable organisation that assists in 'helping to defeat depression, ' is to run…
Green Party Speaks Out for Small Boat Owners in Dun Laoghaire
Ciaran Cuffe TD of the Green Party has spoken out in support of small boat owners in a submission to the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan. Cuffe, a candidate in the General Election, says the prioritisation of space within the harbour…
Dun Laoghaire Plans to Welcome 'Next Generation' Liners
A new masterplan to make Dun Laoghaire a port of call for the cruise liners of the future is on the cards, according to The Irish Times. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0205/1224289077155.html Gerry Dunne, chief executive of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, said Ireland's…
Dublin Cycle Route Extension Put On Hold
The planned connection of Dublin's main coastal and canal cycling routes has been put on hold following "intensive lobbying", the Dublin Observer reports. Planning permission had already been granted by Dublin Ciy Council for the completion of the €10m project…
Dublin Bay Oil, Gas, Coal...and Waste-Water!
A second drill-rig platform, the Pauline was positioned in Dublin Bay on Friday, to investigate suitable conditions for an outfall discharge pipe from the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant, writes Jehan Ashmore. The work is part of a Dublin City Council project…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Invites Public's Views on Masterplan
The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has invited the public to submit their ideas about the future of the harbour. A masterplan is to be developed so to address the changing emphasis of the harbour from a commercial harbour to a…
Stealth Frigates to Visit Dublin Port
Two Dutch naval frigates, HNLMS Tromp and HNLMS Van Amstel are due to arrive into Dublin Port tomorrow for a courtesy visit over the weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Van Tromp is a De Zeven Provinciën-class…
The Royal Navy's Type 22 frigate HMS Chatham (F87) which recently returned to UK waters after a seven month deployment on anti-piracy duties off Somalia, visited Dublin Port last weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. HMS Chatham was the lead vessel for…
The Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire has appealed for volunteers to assist in the operation of the museum when it re-opens to the public in the New Year. Over the last three years the museum has been closed for major…
Jack up Barge Arrives on Dublin Bay
The jack up barge Aran 250 has been positioned in Dublin bay to carry out Borehole Drilling. The work is part of a Dublin City Council (DCC) project relating to the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant. It will involve the use…

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