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Dublin’s first inflatable aqua park opens at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

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Dublin’s first inflatable aqua park set to make a splash at Dún Laoghaire’s coal harbour

Harbour Splash, Dublin’s first inflatable aqua park is on the way and will be opening its doors to the public this week in Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

An obstacle course over water including trampolines, climbing frames, slides, monkey bars and more will be this Summer’s newest attraction to the harbour.

 Colin Harris, director of Big Splash Water Parks Ltd., the company behind the venture, is expecting people of all ages to come and enjoy an action packed time on the water. He points out: “Children as young as 8 can participate and we believe Harbour Splash will be the most fun you can have on the water for birthday parties, hen and stag dos, corporate events and of course it will make a brilliant family day out.”

The aqua park’s grand opening will be on Saturday 7th July with the online booking system going live at http://harboursplash.ie on Monday.

One hour long sessions are priced at €18 for under 18s and €22 for adults. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.

 Gerry Dunne, CEO of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, the host of Harbour Splash today said

“Harbour Splash is a welcome addition to the harbour as it allows families and children public access to the water in a new fun way“

 For full terms & conditions, please visit http://harboursplash.ie.

 

See you on the water soon, your Harbour Splash Team.

 

Big Splash Water Parks Ltd. trading as Harbour Splash

The Stella, Old Pier, Coal Harbour, Dún Laoghaire Harbour

 

Get in touch:

info@harboursplash.ie

http://harboursplash.ie (full website coming soon)

Facebook: facebook.com/harboursplash | Instagram: @harboursplash.ie

 

 

 

 

Star Pride cruises into Dun Laoghaire Sat 16th June 2018

WINDSTAR PRIDE – SAT 16TH JUNE –

DUN LAOGHAIRE – 08:00 – 18:00

All-Suite Yacht

With only 212 guests, a Star Pride cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat.

When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino, screening room, and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

Star Pride is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

Find out more about the ship here 

Invite to Gathering of families from Leinster Ship disaster

A “Gathering” of all Mail Boat Leinster descendants will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, on Sunday 17th June commencing at 3.00p.m. 

The Leinster ship was sunk off Dún Laoghaire in 2018, with the loss of over 550 lives.

Plans are well underway to mark the centenary next October which will include an official state commemorative event.  

The sinking of the mail boat proved to be the worst ever recorded disaster on the Irish Sea and arguably the most significant World War 1 event to impact the Irish nation. 

For more information contact leinster2018@gmail.com 

 

All you need to know #RedBullFlugTag

Read this so you’re ready for take-off… Everything you need to know from time, place to access.

Red Bull Flugtag will take place in Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday 20th May. This free family event will start at 12.00pm and run until approximately 4.30pm.

Where is the best place to watch Red Bull Flugtag?

All of the crafts will be launched from Carlisle Pier and the best spot to watch the show will be from the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire.

To ensure best viewing for all, a number of large TV screens will be positioned throughout the event area.

How do I get to the East Pier?

There will be signage throughout Dún Laoghaire, directing you to the viewing area.

From Dún Laoghaire DART Station, walk along Queen’s Road towards the East Pier.

From Dún Laoghaire town centre, you need to walk down Marine Road and turn onto Queen’s Road towards the East Pier.

Is there a viewing area for persons with disability?

Yes, it will be located on Carlisle Pier. Entrance to the area is beside the Royal St. George Yacht club. Carlisle Pier is the pier that will have the Red Bull Flugtag ramp positioned on.

Parking for persons with disabilities is located to the side of the Royal St George Yacht Club (next to the ferry terminal building). Space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. When the parking has reached capacity, the area will be used as a drop off only.

Vehicular Traffic

Temporary signage will be placed by the road to advise motorists of impending diversions.

Road Closures

A Road Closure Order will be in place on the following roads between 11.30am and 5.30pm on Sunday, 20th May:

Queens Road will be closed between the junctions of Marine Road and Park Road. However, access will be allowed into the DLR Lexicon Library car park and Park Rite Pavilion car park.

Harbour Road, in the area between the Roundabout at the Harbour Plaza and the East Pier, will be closed to vehicular access.

Westbound traffic on Newtownsmith will be directed to travel up Marine Terrace and Mellifont Avenue, in the direction of George’s Street.

Park Road will be closed to vehicular access.

Public Transport

Red Bull and An Garda Síochána wish to encourage patrons to use public transport to access the event. This will be the easiest and quickest way to travel to and from Red Bull Flugtag. The event location is easily accessible for DART and Dublin Bus services.

The venue is readily accessible from DART and bus services.

Dublin Bus

  • From City Centre, 7 and 46A operates to Dún Laoghaire
  • From Tallaght, 75 operates to Dún Laoghaire
  • From Loughlinstown, 111 operates to Dún Laoghaire
  • From Kilmacanogue, Route 45A from Kilmacanogue via Bray to Dún Laoghaire
  • From Killiney Druids Pub, Route 59 to Dún Laoghaire
  • From Kilternan, Route 63 to Dún Laoghaire

Note – Additional buses will be added on event day for both 7 and 46A routes between 11.30am and 5.30pm. Full timetables are available on the Dublin Bus website at www.dublinbus.ie

DART

  • DART services run every 20 minutes on Sundays and extra capacity will be provided during event times
  • Irish Rail advise purchasing return tickets to avoid queues in Dún Laoghaire DART Station on return
  • Travel time on the DART from city centre stations (Connolly/Tara Street/Pearse Street) is approximately 20-25 minutes

Parking

No parking will be permitted on Queen’s Road and on Harbour Road, between Harbour Plaza roundabout and East Pier. In the interest of safety, unauthorised vehicles parked in these areas will be removed. Elsewhere in Dún Laoghaire, normal parking availability and restrictions apply. Car parking facilities will be available at:

  • Stena HSS vehicle compound (200 spaces)
  • Park Rite Car Park, Pavilion Theatre, Queens Road (321 spaces)
  • Q Park, Bloomfield’s Shopping Centre, Lower George’s Street (550 spaces)
  • IMC Cinema’s Car Park, Library Road (off Lower George’s Street)

What should I bring?

Not much! You can get food and drink at local restaurants, cafes and shops, but spectators are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch.
We recommend bringing sun protection and suitable clothing for all weather… it is Ireland after all!

WHAT SHOULD I NOT BRING?

Please, for the safety of the event, do not bring alcohol, glass containers, pets, and hover/skate/long-boards.
Please remember the enjoyment of the other spectators. No tents, shade structures, beach umbrellas; so essentially no reserving of unattended areas or anything that would obstruct other people’s view. Just be sound!
Also, please remember the environment! No plastic sheeting/tarp on grass and no barbeques or sparklers. And finally please use the bins provided, or even better take it home to recycle!

WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?

If it rains, the event will go on! But if there is extreme weather, check the website for further details.

Dún Laoghaire

You will find lots of information on shopping, eating, parking, etc. in Dún Laoghaire here.