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The RMS Leinster which was operated by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company whose ornate crest still remains adorning the preserved facade of their head office at 15 Eden Quay, along the city's central north banks of the River Liffey.
#rmsLeinster - As part of RMS Leinster commemorative events, the UK's Royal Mail Group appropriately is the main sponsor of a special centenary concert tomorrow, Sunday 7th October (7.30pm) at Christ Church, Park Road, Dún Laoghaire in Co. Dublin.   Performances…
The large containership, MSC Ela which experienced engine-trouble was forced to divert to Dublin Bay and anchored off Sandycove (seen from Scotmen's Bay side). In the foreground of the 964-foot ship is the rocky shore that extends from the The Forty Foot promontory which is a well known bathing place. Take a closer look!... for the sun-soaked seal perched on a submerged rock.
#DublinBay - A containership on a voyage from Liverpool, UK when bound for New York, USA, was forced to turn around off the Wexford coast and divert to Dublin Bay on Tuesday, has finally departed this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Passenger infrastructure since demolished at the former Stena HSS ferry terminal in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the foreground the 820 boat capacity marina.
#DLharbour - People in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown are getting “a gift and a jewel” in the transfer of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour company to the county council, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has insisted. As The Irish Times reports, the…
Councillor Dónal Smith said the transfer of the harbour without indemnity for its debts was "an albatross around the necks" of Dun Laoghaire constituents
#DLHarbour - Councillors in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown have expressed anger and frustration over the transfer of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company’s multi-million liabilities to the local authority. Transport Minister Shane Ross was in the Seanad this afternoon for statements on the transfer…
Captain Bligh (1754-1817) in 1800, eleven years after Mutiny on the Bounty, completed a survey of Dublin Bay in three months.
#Lectures - Friends of Glenua next week launch their 2018/19 winter lectures season, in aid of the RNLI, on Thursday 4 October at 8pm in the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Pigeon House Rd, Ringsend in Dublin. Opening the season's first lecture…
RMS Leinster: Centenary events to mark the tragedy of the Irish Sea 'mail-boat' in 1918 (continue next month) notably on 10 October, when 100 years ago the ship was sunk by a German U-Boat with a major loss of life.
#RMSLeinster - Centenary events to mark the tragic sinking of RMS Leinster in the Irish Sea during WW1, continue into next month in Dun Laoghaire, notably on 10 October, the day the 'mail-boat' 100 years ago was struck by a…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay in South Co Dublin
#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown county councillors have suggested a potential increase in Local Property Tax to help offset Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company’s multi-million-euro liabilities, now that the harbour has been officially transferred to local authority control. Cllr Barry Ward tweeted…
Victor Boyhan
The transfer of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council will be raised by Independent Senator Victor Boyhan in the Seanad today at 11am. Boyhan who previously expressed doubts about the corporate governance of the Harbour Company…
Mona (Denis Aylmer) and Tir na nOg (Sean Walsh) racing in the inaugural event for the DBOGA’s Leinster Plate in 2013. This Sunday’s planned staging at Dun Laoghaire of the Leinster Plate Race 2018 may be affected by the inclement weather, and a decision will be taken on Saturday morning
This year's Centenary of the wartime sinking of the mailboat RMS Leinster on 10th October 1918 will see a significant Dun Laoghaire and national commemoration on the day itself writes W M Nixon. As part of the buildup to those…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire County Council is currently involved in final negotiations over the takeover of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In his response to a Dáil question on the timeline for transfer of the port to the local authority, Transport Minister…
Work at Dun Laoghaire baths site continues on Dublin Bay. Architects say it will not only provide a connection between the People's Park (immediately behind the building above), but will also link the town of Dún Laoghaire with its seafront. Overall, the project aims to breathe new life into the seafront
Marine works continue at the new Dún Laoghaire Baths site, where the old baths buildings have now either been completely demolished or retained for the next stage of the project that will ultimately see a new public café linked to an outdoor terrace with views over the…
The Training Ship Jack Petchey in Dun Laoghaire with a class of Sea Cadets on the bow
The UK youth charity Training Ship Jack Petchey is alongside in Dun Laoghaire Marina this weekend on Dublin Bay. The  British-flagged training ship is named after Jack Petchey OBE. The Jack Petchey is part of the Offshore Fleet of the…
CY&BC members on the water at Clontarf
Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club will host its fourth annual Sail Against Suicide event on Saturday 25 August from 10am to 4pm. Sail Against Suicide event is an initiative from Jessica Clohisey, one of the junior members of the club…
100 Boats for 100 Years: Commemorating the Centenary of the Sinking of the RMS Leinster
The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club has announced the 2018 edition of its Kish Lighthouse Race will be known as “100 Boats for 100 Years”, reflecting the forthcoming commemoration of the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster with…
Christopher berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina in 2014
#Superyachts - Afloat.ie has learned that superyacht Christopher is moored in Dun Laoghaire Marina this morning (Monday 13 August) after passage from Belfast. The 46m Ron Holland-designed cruising ketch previously sailed into Dublin Bay in June 2014, when it was…
Pictured at the presentation of the €coMerit Certification to Dun Laoghaire Marina by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber and the Environmental Protection Agency were,  left to right,  Ms Gabby Mallon, CEO, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ossian Smyth, Mr Paal Janson, General Manager, Dun Laoghaire Marina, Dr Shane Colgan , Manager, Resource Efficiency Unit, the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr John Bourke, Chairman, Marina Marketing and Management Ltd. and Ms Aileen Eglington President, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber.
Dun Laoghaire Marina, Ireland’s largest coastal marina, has been awarded '€coMerit' Environmental Certification by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth, Ms Aileen Eglington, President of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, and Dr Shane Colgan, Manager Resource Efficiency Unit, the Environmental Protection Agency,…

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