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At sea level, the majestic granite construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour blends so well with the many of the older buildings on the town's waterfront and its coastal surroundings that, after 200 years and more of its existence, many folk…
David Lawlor with oysters at Dun Laoghaire Marina. Lawlor is starting what may be a 15 to 20-year project with a pilot, cultivating a series of “oyster gardens” in several yacht marinas at Poolbeg, Malahide and Dun Laoghaire in Dublin
Diver, sailor and coffee distributor David Lawlor is not that mad about oysters – he’ll eat them out of politeness – but he is mad about what they can do as keystone species in stabilising marine habitats. That’s why he…
The fascinating and often heart-warming story of Dublin Bay's lifeboats
The indefatigable maritime polymath Cormac Lowth is among the first back into presentation mode in 2024, with the fascinating and often heart-warming story of Dublin Bay's lifeboats told - and very well illustrated - in his renowned inimitable style. The…
Home again. With the unmistakable backdrop of Croagh Patrick above Clew Bay, Northabout returns to Westport in Mayo after her exceptional circumnavigation of the Arctic
Arctic circumnavigator Jarlath Cunnane of Mayo has a bee in his bonnet about the Ernest Shackleton story. While most of his voyaging has been in the high Arctic, he also has extensive experience in Antarctica. And he feels that the…
Jarlath Cunnane is marking the publication of a revised edition of his book, Northabout, in Dublin’s Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, which takes place on December 21st at 8 pm
Polar circumnavigator, sailor and boat builder Jarlath Cunnane is marking the publication of a revised edition of his book, Northabout, in Dublin’s Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club next week. Cunnane and crew became the first small yacht to complete the…
The event will start at 8.30 am on Saturday 2nd December, and at 1 pm, all boats will gather on the Liffey at the Sean O’Casey footbridge
‘All In A Row Charity Liffey Challenge 2023’ is coming to the capital’s River Liffey on Saturday, 2nd December, with a challenge for rowing teams to smash a 1,000km target in eight hours. 22 rowing clubs will row the challenge…
The late Johnny Wedick, a leading figure in Poolbeg Y&BC, and the Old Gaffers Association
We regret to record the death of Johnny Wedick, a stalwart of the Dubin Bay Old Gaffers Association (DBOGA) since its foundation. He held the offices of President DBOGA, and Honorary Secretary, serving on the committee for many years. He…
Peadar Curran has Dalkey Island as a lifelong interest. He tells all with the DBOGA in Poolbeg Y&BC this Thursday night
Size for size, Dalkey, aka Deilginis, must be the most story-covered island in all of Ireland. The ancient Irish monks were here. The Vikings were here. Thanks to Napoleon and Cape Mortella, it has its own MartelloTower. A dinghy cruise-in-company…
Did power of sail have right of way over power of horses and pedestrians? This photo of Dublin street life intimately interacting with the port in the days before other sources of movement displaced sails, horses and walking will feature in Cormac Lowth's insightful lecture on Saturday August 19th in the new Dublin Port Heritage Centre
With Heritage Week upon us, the well-archived history of Dublin Port places the opening of its new Heritage Centre on Alexandra Road at the forefront of events, and with Cormac Lowth, they have the ideal maritime history enthusiast to put…
The Lord Mayor of Dublin and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Cllr. Daithí de Róiste pictured performing the ‘Casting of the Spear’ in Dublin Bay with Dublin Port CEO Barry O’Connell and ‘Captain Pirate’. The tradition dates back to 1488 when the city’s boundaries were marked eastwards
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithí de Róiste performed the ‘Casting of the Spear’ into Dublin Bay, upholding a 535-year tradition. The Casting marks the launch of the 36th South Docks Festival, which runs this week for a full five…
Aongus Ó Cualáin's Gleoiteog-Mor Blát na hÓige at the Poolbeg lighthouse on her way to overall victory in the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association Diamond Jubilee celebration Asgard Race on the River Liffey
It was well worth the significant logistical effort of skipper Aongus Ó Cualáin to transport his Galway Hooker Blát na hÓige from Connemara to Dublin's River Liffey by road last week as the 1896-built traditional vessel won first prize in Saturday's…
Little and large - A Ballyholme Insect Class dinghy (left) and Klevia from Anglesey in North Wales. Built in Esbjerg, Denmark, in 1936 for fishing the North Sea, the traditional gaff ketch was racing on Dublin Bay to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association
The Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association Diamond Anniversary sail down the River Liffey and out into Dublin Bay was completed in fine style on Saturday lunchtime (May 27th), thanks to some gentle easterly winds and warm sunshine. The 60th anniversary weekend…
The Manx Nobby White Heather is the latest addition to the Irish Old Gaffer fleet, having recently been brought by Gary Lyons to Strangford Lough from Peel in the Isle of Man. To add interest to her sailing, every time you tack White Heather the rig obliges you to dip the main and mizzen yards so that they are always on the lee side of their masts
This weekend sees ancient gaff-rigged and other craft of multiple vintages gathering at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club in Ringsend in the heart of Dublin Port, within sight of some of the most modern ships afloat. It’s the 60th Anniversary…
Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club marina on Dublin’s River Liffey
The Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association have updated the programme of events for their 60th anniversary weekend at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club in Dublin Port later this month. Booking in commences Friday 26 May at 4pm ahead of the…
Utterly timeless. The Howth 17s – which are celebrating their 125th birthday in 2023 with special races and a Regatta Week in late June in Baltimore – are here bringing the atmosphere of times past to the little harbour at Lambay, complete with a lineup of salty Fingal longshoremen on the quayside
Ten years ago, when the Old Gaffers Association’s Dublin visit was a highlight of their Golden Jubilee Cruise-in-Company, it was a very crowded and festive series of events based around Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club in late May 2013 that…
A new ‘Maritime Village - A modern sailing and rowing campus on the river Liffey as part of Dublin Port's 3FM Project. A modern sailing and rowing campus will provide enhanced facilities for a range of users, including sailing and rowing clubs, sea scouts, the Nautical Trust and local boat owners. The Maritime Village has been developed in consultation with local groups and will replace the current much smaller facilities as well as improving opportunities to view Port activities from the new waterside public plaza area. 
Dublin Port Company has today commenced formal public consultation on the 3FM Project, the third and final Masterplan project needed to complete the development of Dublin Port and bring it to its ultimate and final capacity by 2040. The 3FM…