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RMS Leinster was torpedoed by a German submarine not long after it had left Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire) harbour on its way to Holyhead
A pre-centenary gathering of families and relatives of those who were aboard the RMS Leinster when it sunk in 1918, was held in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, today. Hundreds of relatives and friends of the Mail Boat Leinster…
Demolition work at the old Dun Laoghaire Baths site has commenced
Work is underway at Dún Laoghaire on the €9 million redevelopment of the old Dún Laoghaire Baths site that has been derelict for nearly 30 years. A contract with SIAC-Mantovani has seen part of the old baths buildings demolished before…
The 30m luxury yacht 'Impetus' is one of the first of this Summer's superyacht visits to Dun Laoghaire Marina
The impressive 28.96 m luxury yacht 'Impetus' is berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina on Dublin Bay. The 2005–built yacht can accommodate eight guests, 1 VIP and 1 twin and 1 convertible cabin. Powered by Caterpillar engines she has a cruising speed…
Sutton Dinghy Club's Billy Bebbington with his Fingal Mayor Award
Sutton Dinghy Club Commodore Stephen Boyle was the first to congratulate the north Dublin club's Billy Bebbington on his win last night in the Fingal Mayor's Community Volunteer Awards. Bebbington was honoured as the Sports Club Volunteer of the Year,…
Young anti-litter campaigner Flossie Donnelly’s hard work has paid off
#Seabin - Young coastal litter crusader Flossie Donnelly is celebrating the installation of Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s first Seabin after a successful fundraising campaign. The 11-year-old was on hand at noon today (Tuesday 22 May) to see the first of two…
Two Days Till Red Bull Flugtag Returns To Dun Laoghaire
#Flugtag - The long-awaited return of the Red Bull Flugtag to Dun Laoghaire Harbour is just two days away. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the event this Sunday 20 May will see over 50 teams attempt to push the limits…
Deeper Water Dumping Might Be Solution To Dublin Bay Dredging Issues Says Diver
#DublinBay - The dumping of sewage sludge in deeper waters beyond the Kish Bank “might well serve as a model” for the current dredging of Dublin Port. In a letter to The Irish Times earlier this week, Cormac F Lowth,…
Fine Gael Group Leader, Councillor Barry Ward. A group letter from DLR Councillors says “such a move will mean your own constituents will see reductions in the Council’s provision of public facilities such as parks, libraries, sports pitches, road, footpaths, lighting, and a range of other things that we currently provide for the businesses and residents of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.”
Councillors on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have unanimously agreed to send a highly critical letter to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, taking him to task over his attitude to the transfer of Dún Laoghaire harbour to the Council. Download…
A 2013 aerial image looking northwards from Dun Laoghaire Harbour out into Dublin Bay and beyond
Local yacht clubs, marine businesses and sailing schools were among the attendees of the first ever meeting of Dun Laoghaire Harbour tenants and stakeholders that took place at Ireland's largest boating centre last week. A draft agenda, seen by Afloat.ie,…
Dredging works to deepen channels for larger cargo and cruise vessels started last autumn
#DublinBay - Murky seawater in Dublin Bay should not be blamed on dredging, according to Dublin Port Company’s CEO. Earlier this week, it emerged that all planned diving excursions in Dublin Bay by Irish Underwater Council members had been cancelled…
The location of the proposed coach park at the former fastferry (HSS Stena Explorer as above) terminal in Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
#DublinBay -  A transport company based in the UK reports The Times, is involved in a planning row over the proposed use of the former ferry terminal in Dún Laoghaire Harbour as a coach park. Go-Ahead, which recently secured contracts…
Dublin Port ahead of deepwater channel dredging operations that began late last year
#DublinBay - All planned diving expeditions in Dublin Bay have been cancelled due to silt from dredging operations clouding the water, it has been claimed. The Irish Times reports that Irish Underwater Council members have abandoned all scheduled dives, as…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#DLHarbour - Solicitors for Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company called for the retraction of “damaging and disparaging statements” made at a council meeting on the transfer of the port to local authority control, it has emerged. According to today’s Sunday Times (6 May), the…
Not the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead ferry but the 'Howth' Ferry operated by Dublin Bay Cruise excursion vessel St. Bridget (as depicted on the advert) displayed at the beginning of the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the background is docked the imposing presence of Stena Carrier, the largest ever ro-ro (freight-only ferry) ship to enter the south Dublin Bay harbour. On the left is the National Yacht Club, one of four yachts clubs situated between the East and West Piers of the harbour which last year marked a bi-centenary when construction began in 1817 on the south Dublin Bay 'asylum' harbour.
#DublinBay - As Afloat previously reported the recent arrival of Stena Carrier to Dun Laoghaire Harbour was a surprise to many an onlooker as the imposing vessel towered above Carlisle Pier, writes Jehan Ashmore. Stena Carrier is the largest ever…
Stena Carrier arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning
The Ro–Ro Cargo Ship 'Stena Carrier' arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning berthing at the Carlisle Pier. The Danish flagged vessel has been at anchor in Dublin Bay since April 22nd.  The 182.77m ship is the first such cargo…
Cracks and subsidence in the roundhead wall on the West Pier
#DLHarbour - “There is no immediate health and safety issue with any pier in Dun Laoghaire.” That was the message from Transport Minister Shane Ross in his reply to a Dáil question from local TD Richard Boyd Barrett earlier this…

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