Category: Events

Irish Coast Paddling Championships 2019

The Irish Coast Paddling Championships is Ireland’s first international Surfski, Kayak and Ocean Canoe race.

The event will provide a 20km sea course from Greystone to Dun Laoghaire or vica versa on Sat 28th September at 12noon.

Spectators are welcome to watch the event from the East Pier and cheer the entrants along.

Find out more at https://www.irishcoastpaddling.com/

IronMan 70.3 Road Closures 2019 – Sunday 25th August 2019

IronMan 70.3 Road Closures – Sunday 25th August 2019

Harbour Road will be closed between Marine Road and Old Dun Leary Road. Access will be maintained to clubs/businesses on a controlled basis (if /when safe to do so)  via a one way system from Marine Road. Vehicles will be allowed to pass through to Cold Quay bridge, and then exit to York Road or Crofton Road.

This will be in operation from 09:00 – 17:00. Peak flow of runners will be 11:30-14:00.

https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/dun-laoghaire/road-access.aspx#axzz5wMvClrFh

 

 

Christmas Parties at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes a season of 1920’s themed Christmas parties to the harbour this winter.

Kicking off on 30th November the parties are open to groups of 8+ guests or the event can be block booked for 400 – 1,000 guests.

Tickets start from €59 and visitors should expect the following

  • Spectacular Theming & scenery.
  • World Class troupe of Entertainers including Jazz Dancers and Acrobats
  • Delicious Hot & Cold Canapés
  • Superb Three Course Dinner
  • Interactive Dessert Stations, Cheese Buffet and Coffee Bar
  • Professional Photographer *
  • Professional Production & Set Lighting
  • State of the Art Disco with Intelligent Lighting
  • Dodgems *
  • Charity Casino including Blackjack and Roulette *
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Full Event Management
  • Free Car Parking
  • On-Site Security
  • Free Cloakroom
  • and Survivors Breakfast!

 

Home Boats Make Ireland’s biggest sailing event a Local Success

Sunday 14th July 2019

 

Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, 13 July 2019: G1 Glenshesk (One Design) skippered by Michael Reid competing in Glen representing Royal St George Yacht Club (left) IR553 Twocan (One Design) skippered by David Freeman competing in Shipman representing Royal St George Yacht Club G18 Glen (One Design) skippered by Mike Stephens competing in Glen representing Strangford Lough Yacht Club 798 Sidewinder (One Design) skippered by Rupert Westrup competing in Squib representing Royal St George Yacht Club at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta where a record entry of more than 500 boats has entered. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
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Ireland’s largest sailing event, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, came to a gentle close this afternoon after an exciting four days of racing in Dublin Bay with 500 boats and almost 2,500 sailors competing.

A light northerly breeze of six knots allowed organisers to complete nearly all 290 scheduled races with many class titles hanging on the outcome of today’s final race.

Dublin Yacht Club’s shared the bulk of the overall prizes, awarded this afternoon at the official prize giving at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, winning 19 of the 34 classes including the coveted ‘Boat of the Week’ Trophy.

 

David Gorman’s Flying Fifteen ‘Betty’ from the National Yacht Club was named top boat after leading an extremely competitive 24–boat one design fleet with seven race wins in a ten race series.

A final challenge by John Maybury on the Centre Course today in the single race sailed enabled the Royal Irish J109 Sailor to successfully retain his IRC One crown in a highly competitive 26-boat fleet.

In a summer of achievements for Maybury, his Class One defence follows four consecutive class wins of IRC National Championship victories, the 2019 win coming on Dublin Bay last month. Today’s victory was Maybury’s fifth VDLR class win in a row winning first in 2011.

 

The 28-boat IRC offshore prize was won by Seamus Fitzpatrick’s First 50, Mermaid also of the Royal Irish.

Seven classes included the regatta as part of their championship calendar in 2019: GP14s, 420s and Mermaid dinghies raced for Leinster honours. The SB20s decided regional titles and the Sigma 33s and Beneteau 21s raced for national trophies.

The biennial event is being hailed an enormous success both afloat and ashore for a combined fleet of 498 boats, the biggest on the Irish Sea. Over 290 races on five different courses were staged in a range of light to medium conditions since racing began last Thursday.

Although 230 visiting boats made up nearly half the fleet, yachts from outside the bay area took away only 11 trophies up from seven two years ago. The bulk of the silverware has stayed in Dublin.

Trophies were awarded in each of the 34 competing classes this afternoon, bringing the curtain down on one of the most successful stagings of Ireland’s biggest sailing event that eclipsed 2017’s 470-boat fleet.

Scotland’s Cove Sailing Club took a win in the Sigma 33 Irish open Championships. Howth Yacht Club had six wins in IRC two, two B, RC35 and, the Howth 17s, and non–spinnaker division 1 but outside of that there was only a single win for Belfast Lough in IRC 3, Rush Sailing Club in the Laser Radial and Greystones Sailing Club won both the Wayfarers and IRC Zero.

 

UK Olympic Gold Medalist Mike McIntyre won the RS Elite Championships that was run as part of the Regatta and the British Sailing Star was also awarded the Regatta’s best visiting boat award.

In Dun Laoghaire, the Royal Irish Yacht Club topped the leaderboard winning eight classes from IRC keelboats to Water Wag dinghies.The Royal St. George had six wins. The National Yacht Club had four victories and the DMYC had two.

 

Full results are available on www.dlregatta.org.

 

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is Ireland’s biggest sailing event and a great festival of sailing across the waterfront and Dun Laoghaire town as four sailing clubs come together for the biennial event; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club, Royal St. George Yacht Club and National Yacht Club. 

  

For more information see www.dlregatta.org or find Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

ENDS

For further information contact:

Lydia McDermott, FleishmanHillard, 085 7138810 E: lydia.mcdermott@fleishmaneurope.com 

Darragh Collins, FleishmanHillard, 087 7694515 E: Darragh.collins@fleishmaneurope.com 

Bin it to win it – Eco Friendly Beatyard 2019

 

Beatyard are doing various new initiatives this year , and continuing/improving some they did last year.

Eco Bricks is a new thing they are bringing in, and they are going to build some parts of their site with them. Their  ‘Bin It To Win It’ campaign, whereby folks at the festival collect rubbish for us, that we can reuse, you get a free pint per bag you fill !

 https://www.the-beatyard.com/community/

Another initiative is ‘free tickets for carers’ . Over the last 2 years at the festival in particular Beatyard got alot of emails from carers re access, acts etc for the festival, so last year Beatyard have brought in a policy of ‘free tickets for carers with the people they are caring for’ .

This year they are extending that to ‘everyone who is a carer’ – eg you may want to come to Beatyard for a day off for example. If you email them  and tell them who your caring for – they will sort you a ticket.

So whether its make the festival more environmentally friendly [ by being on a yard and not distributing nature, we’ve a big head start on most festivals ] or working more with their local community/carers/organisation – they are committed to making Beatyard a positive part of any place where it drops it’s anchor 🙂

Final reminder on the weekend ticket offer we’re doing this week, only applies to weekend tickets.

– enter the promo code “beatyard33” when buying weekend tickets to get 33% off: www.the-beatyard.com/tickets

– ends Sunday June 30th @ midnight

Tickets for the daily boat parties, and after parties in Lighthouse & Wigwam are on sale now on Eventbrite, lineups announced very soon

Circus Vegas Schedule June 2019

Circus Vegas has arrived at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for their first visit.

The circus will kick off this Thurs 20th June at 5.pm with their first performance of trapeze artists, clowns and daring stunts under the big top.

Performances
Thursday 5pm & 7.30pm.
Friday 5pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 5pm
Sunday 2pm & 5pm

Seats starting from €10 every day!

Pre book below and get 50% off when you use the code VEGAS2019

https://www.circusvegasonwheels.com/

Make Dun Laoghaire your Port of Call this July

The 8th Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta to take place from Thurs 11th – Sun 14th July 2019

Ireland’s biggest sailing event returns this Summer, with the 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The biennial four-day series will take place from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July 2019. A festival of fun, sun and sailing awaits those in attendance at the waterfront and Dun Laoghaire town, as the four local waterfront yacht clubs will come together for this sailing extravaganza; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, National Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Royal St. George Yacht Club.

2,500 sailors and 500 boats across 34 classes will compete in the 8th instalment of the four day series on seven race courses will be specially laid out on Dublin Bay. The standard of sailing on show is bound to entertain and excite the crowds, due to its international flavour. The event attracts Olympic, international and national talent, many of whom are champions, with yachts competing from Hong Kong, England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, and all four provinces of Ireland.

On land, there will also be plenty of entertainment around the waterfront to ensure those in attendance stay afloat! This year, face painting and a ‘selfie wall’ will ensure you capture your perfect picture from the day. Volvo and Spirit Motor Group will also be displaying their latest range of cars at The People’s Park, the East Pier and the Harbour Plaza.

There will be delicious market food to sample from the People’s Park Market on Sunday 14th July. And we all know a trip to the seaside is not complete without a 99 ice cream, and they don’t come tastier than Teddy’s!

So, whether you’re looking for a family day out or to simply savour the festival atmosphere, Dun Laoghaire will be the perfect location for you.

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta takes place from Thursday 11th July until Sunday 14th July 2019. For more information see www.dlregatta.org or find Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Facebook and Instagram.

 ENDS

For further information contact:

Lydia Tierney, FleishmanHillard, 085 7138810 E: lydia.tierney@fleishmaneurope.com 

Darragh Collins, FleishmanHillard, 087 7694515 E: Darragh.collins@fleishmaneurope.com 

MCD Festival – Weekend schedule

Fri 31st May

Gates open – 17:00

Steroes MC’s – On stage at 18:15

Deacon Blue – On state at 19:45

Basement Jazz DJs – Onstage at 21:25

Music ends – 22:30

 

Sat 1st June

Gates open 16:00

Something Happens –  On stage at 17:45

Lightning Seeds – On stage at 19:15

Madness – On stage at 20:45

Music ends – 22:30

 

Sunday 2nd June

Gates open – 16:00

Fun Lovin Criminals – On stage at 17:45

The Charlatans – On stage at 19:15

Primal Scream – On stage at 20:45

Music ends – 22:30