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Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey, marks a Bicentenary this year since construction began in 1818 by the Ballast Board (now Dublin Port Company) and to celebrate a series of talks will be held in the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. Sadly the harbour hewn out of local granite suffered structural damage, not from the recent ravages of Storm Diana, but mostly attributed to Storm Emma in March. The area is unsafe for public use and access according to DPC which issued on Thursday an updated Notice to Mariners No. 31 (see below). Fortunately, repair works began last month involving lifting of tonnes of displaced granite blocks onto the main pier breakwater where works will continue to January 2019. Afloat highlights the area has been cordoned off on this breakwater, battered the most given the exposure of Dublin Bay.
#Bullock200 - The scenic south Dublin Bay harbour at Bulloch, Dalkey, is where construction on the stone-cut structure began in the winter 1818/19 and to celebrate the 200th anniversary a series of talks as Afloat previously highlighted will continue to…
A photomontage of the envisaged development at Castletownbere upon completion in 2020
#Harbours - Works on the €23.5 million quay extension at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre are due to begin by September. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Marine Minister Michael Creed attended the signing of the contract for the 216-metre Dinish Wharf extension with…
A photomontage of the finished development at Castletownbere
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., attended the signing of a contract for a €23.5 million, 216m long quay development project and associated works on Dinish Island, Castletownbere in County Cork. Welcoming the signing of…
The project will double landing space on Dinish Island   
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today welcomed the formal granting of planning permission for a 216 metre quay extension project on Dinish Island, Castletown Bere. Welcoming the decision by Cork County Council the Minister…
Some harbours in Co. Galway are to receive funding for projects.
#IrishHarbours - According to Galway Bay fm, €225,000 has been ringfenced for harbour projects in the county. €112,000 will be spent on slipway and pier infrastructure at Crumpan Pier, Carna. A further €112,000 will go towards slipway and pier extension…
Buoy Change At Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 13 of 2018 advises that the No 3 Green Perch at the entrance to Castletownbere  Fishery Harbour Centre in West Cork has been removed due to damage. The No 3 Green Perch has been replaced by…
South Quay at  Wicklow Port has been awarded €112,500 for strengthening works to quay walls. Following works and survey carried out in 2017 voids were identified in Wicklow's quay walls. It will be necessary to utilise a dive team and specialised equipment for this works
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of a €2.2m package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 52 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them (see…
Ros a Mhil in Connemara where Galway Council Council has approved funding for harbour
#IrishHarbours - Ros a Mhil in Connemara, is to get a new deep water quay, now that Galway county council has approved for the project. According to Galway Bay Fm, the Department of the Marine has secured planning permission for…
Waves breaking over Howth’s East Pier, seen here in 2016, are a danger to walkers in stormy weather
#Howth - The response was mixed from locals for plans for storm protection works at Howth Harbour, as The Irish Times reports. The Department of the Marine hosted an information day in the North Co Dublin village yesterday (Wednesday 17…
Cllr Joe Folan at Rossaveal Harbour in Connemara, Co. Galway. The local councillor has called on the Government for a deep water berth to facilitate cruiseships to visit the region.
#IrishHarbours - From across the world tourists writes The Connacht Tribune could be flocking into Connemara by – if a proposal to carry out multi-million euro works at Rossaveal Harbour is adopted. But funding, to the tune of around €80…
Wicklow Port will benefit from €111,000 in spending from a national funding package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 51 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of a €2.8m package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 51 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them (see…
Ireland's fishing fleet is advised of continued works in Rossaveal till July
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 4 of 2017 advises of the continued drilling and blasting of bedrock, construction of breakwater and resentment, installation of piles and pontoons and other associated works at Rossaveal Fishery Harbour Centre. As previously reported on…
Dingle Harbour
#MarineNotice - Site investigation works are being carried out at Dingle/An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Kerry, according to the latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The works involve the drilling of multiple boreholes…
Croagh Patrick as seen from Westport Harbour
#Westport - Submissions are now open on plans for a new pontoon and slipway for Westport Harbour, as the Mayo News reports. Intended as an interim measure for the Co Mayo coastal town as more ambitious proposals for a marina…
Bray Harbour
#BrayHarbour - Bray Harbour has lagged behind its more illustrious Co Wicklow neighbours, from Wicklow Sailing Club and its annual Round Ireland Race to neighbouring Greystones and its successful new marina. A build-up of silt in the harbour similar to…
#IrishHarbours - Marine Minister Simon Coveney has announced details of a €4.5 million package to assist in the development and repair of 90 Local Authority-owned harbours and slipways. The package provides funding for the repair of piers damaged by recent…

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