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€1m Repair Works to Piers in Dun Laoghaire Harbour

6th April 2016
Night-time along the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Night-time along the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Credit: DLHC

#€1mPierWorks – Works costing in the region of €1 million at Dun Laoghaire Harbour are currently been carried out, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The works involve repairs and maintenance on the public amenity of the East Pier and at the Carlisle Pier, from where only small cruiseships can berth.

A 100m stretch of the lower East Pier due to the spate of storm damage is under repair and works are due to be completed this month part as part of the rolling maintenance programme.

According to Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company these works on the popular pier will have minimum impact and that walkers will be able to stroll instead along the upper level of the East Pier.

Works at Carlisle Pier are to faciliate the continued berthing of the smaller cruiseships and this requires repairs to the outer piles and replacement fenders at berth no.2.

The upgrading of the pier is expected to be completed in June.

This season the harbour is scheduled to welcome eight calls in total. Of these calls, two are larger and deeper draft cruiseships that will anchor offshore while the remaining six callers will berth at Carlisle Pier.

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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