Events

Category: Events

Marine Art Exhibitions – Summer 2019

A group of Marine artists kicked off their run of 5 exhibitions earlier this month. There are another 4 exhibitions to take place on the East Pier on the following dates 

  • June Bank Holiday Weekend – 1, 2 & 3 
  • July 6 & 7
  • August Bank Holiday Weekend 3, 4 & 5 
  • Sept 7 & 8

The event is free to view . The artists exhibit from 10am to 6pm (weather depending) along the lower deck of the east pier.

Artwork by Darlene Garr

 

Darlene Garr Bio 

Born in the USA, Internationally known Abstract Expressionist, Darlene Garr has been painting professionally for over 35 years and with more than 250 solo and group shows has received wide recognition for her talent, boasting collectors from around the World. 

Since arriving in Ireland, from Brussels, over 22 years ago, she has found her voice. 

“The amazing light, movement and colours in the Irish Skies keep me inspired to create what is seeking expression then joyfully engage with whatever surfaces”.

 

Art by Paul Flynn
Art by Paul Flynn

 

Willie Redmond Bio 

Willie Redmond is from Edenderry, County Offaly. He is now Dublin based. An artist who specializes in acrylics, oils, pastels and mixed medium.

The use of colour, texture,movement,light and draughtsmanship combine to full effect in these engaging pieces.

Observation and detail combine with contemporary projection applied to varied aspects of the landscape and seascape.

 

Art by Willie Redmond

Dublins first Music Bingo festival comes to Dun Laoghaire

On Saturday July 13th, Bingo Loco are taking over Dun Laoghaire harbour for Loco Land, Ireland’s first immersive entertainment festival.

Featuring:
Example, Bingo Loco, S Club, Max George (ex The Wanted) & Massaoke – 1000s participate in Ireland’s largest ever game of karaoke.
Other acts include – Beatmaxx – The world’s greatest live visual DJ, Smash Hits, Choons, Dustin The Turkey DJ Set (Yes, really), Tony Cantwell 
Hugh Cooney, Paul Currie, Totally Wired, Sing For Your Dinner & Yoga Disco.

Expect: Carnival rides, carnival game stalls, get your future told by The Worlds Worst Fortune Teller or if you’ve zero fitness then why not take part in the Loco Land 10m Marathon. Shop for your Christmas presents at Loco Land, its never too early for a Christmas Market in July (yes, really). 

Check out our website for more: https://www.loco-land.com

Strictly 18s | Gov ID Required | ROAR

Bigger & Better Harbour Splash opens 5th May 2019

The team at Harbour Splash are returning for their 2nd year running with a BIGGER & BETTER offering.

Dublin’s only aqua park opens this Sat May 5th until 30th September 2019

The aqua park is a newly extended series of slides, trampolines, climbs, monkey bars and other obstacles for all levels of fitness. 

Tickets : https://harboursplash.rezgo.com/

Red Bull Cliff Diving – Weekend Guide

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series makes its Dublin debut this May 2019.  Having previously been hosted in Inis Mor, the event makes its Dublin debut in Dun Laoghaire.

The world’s elite male and female divers will go head to head in Carlisle Pier in front of thousands of spectators.

The 2nd stop of the World Series event will be a FREE family event and tickets will not be required. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the show!

 

WHERE : The event can be viewed from the East Pier. See detailed map 

WHEN : Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May from 5pm however, we do advise everyone to arrive early. The diving board will be located on Carlisle Pier.

Join us in welcoming over 7,000 visitors to Dun Laoghiare

Our 2019 cruise season is nearly upon us. The first two calls of the summer are the two largest of our 2019 schedule.

To welcome this large number of visitors to Dun Laoghaire we invite volunteers to help.

If you are interested in volunteering this May follow the links below to find out more.

Date   Ship Name Passengers Crew
06/05/2019 Monday Norwegian Pearl 2,846 1,087
15/05/2019 Wednesday Costa Mediterranea 2,680 902

Bumper fleet of visiting boats this summer

Bumper fleet of visiting boats — including entry from Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club — will add extra spice to July’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta

Regatta launched in Dublin Bay town on Thursday April 4th

With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft.

It is an early-season marine tourism boost for the east coast town, and one that means the next edition of Ireland’s biggest sailing regatta can expect a fleet of 500 yachts and possibly more for this biennial four-day battle of the Irish Sea.

More than 70 different sailing clubs are represented, including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, from which there are currently 111 entries, and across Ireland. In a nod to the event’s growing international stature, an early entry has been received from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club with ex-pat Jamie McWilliam sailing the production IRC race boat Signal 8, an impressive Ker 40 design.

Growing over the last 14 years, the regatta is now proudly one of Northern Europe’s greatest shows on water, eclipsed only by the UK’s Cowes Regatta, one of the longest-running regular regattas in the world. “Since it first set sail in 2005, Dun Laoghaire Regatta has grown biennially and showcases the very best of Irish sailing action on the water. With a festival this size, the regatta also adds a lot of shoreside summer colour to Dun Laoghaire town”, Event Chairman Don O’Dowd said.

With over 300 sailing races across 30 classes, and 2,500 competitors ranging from Olympic and world-class professionals to weekend sailors, there is a growing acknowledgement of the role of sailing as an economic driver in the harbour town. Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said “The Regatta has a huge and very welcome sporting, tourism and commercial impact on Dun Laoghaire. The whole town works to make it a success.”

“The Regatta brings a significant amount to the local economy. Using the Irish tourism multiplier, the average expenditure per competitor will be €100 per day which for 2,500 competitors will be €250,000 per day and €1,000,000 over four days.

In an effort to protect our waters we are running the event as a Clean Regatta through the international Sailors for the Sea programme, supported by the MaREI Centre, which will see us implementing a number of Clean Regattas Best Practices to reduce our environmental impact.” O’Dowd added.

But the main interest is on the racing itself. A sideshow of the regatta is the national pride between Ireland and Britain and how many winners can rack up across the four days.
The Volvo Trophy is on the line for the overall winner of IRC and 2017’s winner, Joker II, a local J109 design, is back to defend it. Joker II, under skipper John Maybury, was also the class winner of the highly competitive Class One, and two years later this class has only got stronger with some new local marques such as Andrew Algeo’s J99 Juggerknot II, as well as Scottish and Belfast boats contesting this division.

The Scottish boats come to Dun Laoghaire under the recently developed RC35 class banner that will make the 35-foot regatta one of the most keenly contested battles of the season. As well as Class One, key classes in the line-up include the other IRC rating classes with a visiting fleet of vintage Half Tonners from Howth contesting Class Two.

In addition, ‘one design’ classes will include the Beneteau 31.7s, Beneteau 211, Sigma 33, Ruffian 23s, Dragons and the RS Elites, who stage their British Championships as part of the VDLR, currently with 34 entries. The dinghy classes will include the GP14, Wayfarer, Squib, Mermaid, Flying Fifteen, and single-handed Lasers and Moths.

But it’s not all high-tech racing at Dun Laoghaire. Traditional sailing is still very much a part of the regatta programme. 

Following 2017’s harbour bicentenary celebrations as part of the regatta, Myths & Seabird Half Raters from the 100-year-old Trearddur Bay in Wales are crossing the Irish Sea again for the July festival and will join Dublin Bay’s own historic classes for a classic boat regatta as part of the overall regatta.

O’Dowd says: “The VDLR owes its prominence in European sailing events to a number of factors. One of the core attributes to attracting so many entrants is that it is one of the least expensive sailing events in Europe, thanks to generous sponsorship and support, so providing great value for money for all in the lovely waters of Dublin Bay.

“We also have more than 300 volunteers who give their time and energy to ensure the regatta runs smoothly, as well as the active co-operation of Dublin Bay Sailing Club, local area businesses and the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 

“And of course the support from the thousands of visitors who come to watch the spectacle and take part in all the family-oriented activities in and around Dun Laoghaire.”

The biennial fixture is organised jointly by the four Dun Laoghaire waterfront yacht clubs (the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC), the National Yacht Club (NYC), the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) and the Royal St George Yacht Club (RSGYC)

The VDLR is kindly supported by

  • Volvo Car Ireland in partnership with Spirit Motor Group (Title sponsor)
  • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
  • Collen Construction 
  • Rationel
  • Helly Hansen
  • Royal Marine Hotel
  • Dubarry
  • UK Sailmakers

For further information please visit www.dlregatta.org

 

Red Bull Cliff Diving makes its Dublin debut at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Dun Laoghaire Harbour will host the first Dublin Red Bull Cliff Diving World series this May 11th & 12th 2019.

The event is FREE and open to the public. The diving kicks off at 5pm each day.

Diving will take place from the Carlisle Pier and visitors are invited to view the competition from Queens Road and the East Pier.

Parking will be limited on the day so we kindly suggest taking public transport on the day.

Find out more https://cliffdiving.redbull.com/en_IE/article/dublin-stop-moves-dun-laoghaire-harbour 

MCD announce 3 day outdoor summer festival at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

MCD Productions announced their line up for a 3 day festival at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The event takes place over the June Bank Holiday weekend (Fri – Sun).

The event welcomes a host of artists to Dun Laoghaire for the first time and a limited number of early bird tickets are on sale €39.90 (www.ticketmaster.ie)

DEACON BLUE

BASEMENT JAXX DJ SET

STEREO MCS 

MADNESS

LIGHTNING SEEDS

SOMETHING HAPPENS 

PRIMAL SCREAM

THE CHARLATANS

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS