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#lectures - As part of the Bullock Harbour Bicentenary celebrations, the next lecture is to be held on Tuesday (12 March) in the Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre.

The free lecture programme which began last year has been organised by the Bullock Harbour Preservation Association (BHPA) in conjunction with the Dublin Port Company. So far the lecture themes have concentrated on the history and heritage of Bullock, an attractive small stone cut harbour located near Dalkey town.  

As for the next lecture this will take focus onto the horizon!...  as the talk's title is "The Port across the Bay - evolution from the early 19th century to 2040". The lecture is to be presented by Eamonn O'Reilly, Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Port Company.

All are welcome to the lecture which will take place at 8pm in the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.

Please be advised that there is now no need to book places as admission is free and the venue is large enough to accommodate all-comers.

 

 

 

Published in Dublin Bay

#lectures - As part of the Bullock 200 Bicentenary, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Bullock Harbour Preservation Association and Dublin Port Company resume a series of talks held in the Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre.

Next week, on Tuesday, 22nd January at 8pm, a talk titled “The Building of Bullock Harbour” will be given by Elizabeth Shotton, Associate Professor at the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy. Admission is free though places should be booked in advance with the Heritage Centre by emailing: [email protected]

Construction of Bulloch Harbour began in the winter of 1818/1819 by the Ballast Board (now Dublin Port Company) and in relationship to up-keep and maintenance of Bulloch Harbour involves the DPC in initiatives in conjunction with the BHPA and Dalkey Tidy Towns, see related storm damage story. 

Returning to the lectures which began late last year (see below), they will continue up to May 2019 and will focus on the history and heritage of Bullock presented by excellent speakers from the Port Company and elsewhere. The lectures programme as usual will take place at 8pm in the heritage centre.

The first two lectures by Lar Joye, Port Heritage Director, and Rob Goodbody, local historian, were very well received by large audiences in the heritage centre located in Goat's Castle. The castle in Dalkey, is one of only two surviving seven fortified town houses/castles built to store cargo which were off-loaded in Dalkey during the Middle Ages, when Dalkey acted as the port for Dublin between mid-1300s to the late 1500s.

During those times, large Anglo-Norman ships could not access Dublin, as the river Liffey was silted up and navigating was notoriously difficult and dangerous leading to numerous shipwrecks. Instead vessels anchored safely in the deep waters of Dalkey Sound. When the issue of silting on the Liffey was eventually resolved, larger ships could enter Dublin which began with the expansion of the port from the late 1700's.

The Bulloch Harbour lectures have also been supported by the Dalkey Community Council, Dalkey Tidy Towns and the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.

Published in Dublin Bay

#BullochHarbour - A controversial development proposed at Bulloch Harbour, an inlet close to Dalkey in the south Dublin has been refused planning permission.

As The Irish Times writes, Bartra Capital Ltd, founded by developer Richard Barrett, had filed plans last December for seven ground-floor commercial units and six three-storey terraced dwellings at the end of the harbour, as well as a further three houses to the rear of the development.

The plan prompted an immediate reaction from the local community, with a number of public meetings held on the proposals.

Almost 300 formal objections to the development were filed with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 

Planners have now decided to deny permission for the project, saying in a statement that they considered the amount of site area which is reserved for residential use to be excessive.

“Together with the design and layout of the development and the inadequate provision for marine-related uses, [it] seriously compromises the achievement of a quality mixed-use and integrated development, with adequate and appropriate provision for marine and harbour-related activities,” the planners said.

‘Utterly inappropriate’

Local People Before Profit councillor Melisa Halpin welcomed the decision, saying the plans were “utterly inappropriate” for the harbour.

Ms Halpin said it was now time to push for a strategic plan for the harbour which would safeguard it against future, similar proposals.

 

Published in Dublin Bay

#BullochHarbour - A major campaign in Dalkey is under way to stop what has been described as the ‘Costa del Sol’ style development at Bulloch Harbour in south Dublin.

As The Irish Times writes on the eve of its 200th anniversary, the coastal inlet has been selected by developers as previously reported on Afloat for a commercial and residential scheme that would visually transform a postcard quay popular with fishermen and tourists.

The controversial plans have drawn the ire of local residents, more than 300 of whom crammed into a public meeting at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney on Thursday to discuss mass opposition.

A 50-minute presentation described a harbour that has existed for hundreds of years and whose modern walls were constructed over just eight months in 1818.

In December, Bartra Capital Ltd, founded by developer Richard Barrett, filed a planning application that would see the replacement of a number of disused sheds with seven ground floor commercial units and six three-storey terraced dwellings,plus a further three houses to the rear.

“This development could be taken from the Costa del Sol. It’s not Irish seaside architecture,” said Susan McDonnell, chair of the Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association (BHPA), outlining the contentious plans.

Those in attendance groaned at a crude computer mock-up depicting dark buildings towering over the existing colourful harbour scene.

For more including slide images of a before and after of the projected development (3-D graphic above) at Dalkey click here.

 

 

Published in Dublin Bay

#BullochHarbour - Permission is being sought to develop a mixed housing and commercial scheme at the former premises of Western Marine at Dalkey’s Bulloch Harbour.

The planning application by Bartra Property Ltd calls for the demolition of the existing warehouses on the waterfront site before the construction of three detached houses and six terraced homes over “marine-based activity units” and a quayside café.

Western Marine bade farewell to Bulloch Harbour after 48 years this past April ahead of a relocation to new chandlery premises which has yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, the new development is being closely watched by the newly formed Bulloch Harbour Preservation Group, comprising local residents, boat users and Dalkey Community Council.

Published in Waterfront Property

Western Marine of Dalkey in County Dublin celebrates fifty years in business in 2016 and marked its last day at its waterfront showrooms earlier this month. The landmark Dublin Bay premises has been sold and the long established Irish marine firm is relocating after 48 years at its Bulloch harbour site. 

Doors closed in the Bulloch Harbour showrooms on April 2nd after a 'bonanza' relocation sale. A new location for the chandlery and boat sales store has yet to be announced. 'Details of our new location will be available shortly, but we can confirm we will not be moving very far!', managing director Hogan Magee told Afloat.ie

Published in Marine Trade

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