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Marine Art returns to East Pier

 

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Dun Laoghaire – April 29th, 2016

Marine Art comes to Dun Laoghaire East Pier.

The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company welcomes a unique atmospheric art exhibition this weekend. The Association of Marine Artists return after a successful 2015 exhibition to the East Pier with a diverse collection of sea and landscapes available to view as locals stroll the pier.

The exhibition of 12 artists takes place on Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier (10:00 – 18:00) starting this Saturday 30th April 2016.

  • April (Sat) 30th, May (Sun) 1st & (Mon) 2nd
  • June (Sat) 4th,(Sun) 5th & (Mon) 6th June
  • July (Sat) 2nd & (Sun) 3rd
  • July (Sat) 30th (Sun) 31st , (Mon) 1st Aug
  • Sept (Sat) 3rd & (Sun) 4th

 

Bios of two exhibiting artists.

Derek Lyons Coastgaurd Cottages Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Derek Lyons

Derek Lyons grew up in Dublin and graduated from Limerick Collage of Art & Design. Now living in Co. Wicklow he has become a big fan of “plein eir” painting. If he’s not in his studio painting he can be found with an easel and canvas in hand out and about painting the busy harbours or fantastic country side that surrounds him. (view website)

Derek Lyons Dun Laoghaire Harbour East Pier

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Roisin Duffy.

Painting in acrylic on canvas, Roisin’s subject matter is the ordinary and mundane things which are common us all – home, family, personal relationships, and how we interact with our friends, our animals, and the world around us.

Colour and balance are the most important aspects of her work. Deceptive in its initial simplicity, each piece tells a story, and in writing an accompanying poem for every piece she shares with the viewer not just the finished painting, but also the deeper emotional story behind it. (view website)

Rosin Duffy A House By The Sea

Rosin Duffy The Big Catch

 

 

KBC Laser Radial World Championships comes to harbour this summer

 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SAILING COMPETITION CONFIRMED FOR DÚN LAOGHAIRE

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  • KBC Laser Radial Worlds launched at Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company’s Harbour Lodge

 

  • Event to generate €2.5M for the Local Economy

 

  • 400 Competitors from more than 35 nations to compete

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Thursday 21st April 2016:    The KBC Laser Radial Worlds (Youth and Men’s 2016 World Championships) was launched at a special event in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s historic Harbour Lodge today. This is the first time Ireland will host this prestigious sailing World Championship which, according to Eithne Scott-Lennon, Chairperson, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company “will showcase Dún Laoghaire Harbour on the international sailing stage”.   Up to 400 competitors from more than 35 nations will compete in this World Championship Series which will generate €2.5m for the local economy.

KBC Bank Ireland is the title sponsor of this prestigious sailing event which takes place in Dún Laoghaire harbour from 23rd to 30th July and will be hosted by The Royal St. George Yacht Club and Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company.  The event is supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland.

Eithne Scott-Lennon, Chairperson, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company said, “This summer Dún Laoghaire Harbour will be the first Irish host of the eagerly awaited KBC Laser Radial Youth & Men’s World Championships. The Harbour Company along with the Dún Laoghaire Yacht Clubs formed a small group in 2013 to promote the harbour as a location for International Sailing Events. We are delighted that the 2016 ‘KBC Laser Radial Worlds’ is a direct result of that initiative.

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Patt Watt, Director of Retail Distribution, KBC Bank Ireland said, “As Ireland’s newest retail bank we are delighted to sponsor this world-class sailing event.  Our sponsorship acknowledges our commitment to supporting community and youth initiatives and recognises the hard work and dedication that is involved by everyone concerned in hosting this event.   We wish everyone every success and look forward to being part of a great sporting occasion next July.” 

David Kelly, Chairman of the KBC Laser Radial Worlds said, “This is a significant achievement and an exciting milestone in the sailing history of Dún Laoghaire.    Apart from the financial benefits locally, it is a unique opportunity to showcase our beautiful harbour and everything Dún Laoghaire has to offer.   We are looking forward to some top-class sailing and to welcoming all our competitors from all over the world.”

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1,000 supporters and volunteers will be involved in helping to host the KBC Laser Radial Worlds.  Over the past number of years Dún Laoghaire has played host to some of the most prestigious European & World Sailing Championships including the Youth Sailing World Championships in 2012.

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Issued on behalf of Laser Radial Worlds 2016 by:-

Maria Whitmore, Gordon MRM, Ph: 087 2377105

Editor’s Note

The Laser is a single-handed racing dinghy. It is a single-handed Olympic class boat for both men and women and is sailed at national and international levels. With over 200,000 boats in 140 countries, it is the world’s most popular adult and youth racing sailboat.

 

LASER RADIAL WORLDS 2016

• ALL ABOARD AS KBC BANK ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF WORLD SAILING
CHAMPIONSHIP IN DÚN LAOGHAIRE
• CHAMPIONSHIP EXPECTED TO GENERATE €2.5M FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY
• TEAMS FROM MORE THAN 35 COUNTRIES TO COMPETE

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Thursday 7 April 2016:

KBC Bank Ireland today announced its title sponsorship of the ‘Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championships 2016’. This is the first time this sailing World Championship will be hosted by Ireland and supported by KBC Bank.
The 2016 ‘KBC Laser Radial Worlds’ will be held in Dún Laoghaire harbour from 23rd to 30th July 2016.

Up to 400 competitors from more than 35 nations will compete in the World Championship series supported by over 1,000 supporters and volunteers from the local area. The event is expected to generate approximately €2.5m for the local economy.

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Aidan Power, Director of Customer, Brand and Marketing at KBC Bank Ireland said, “KBC Bank is delighted to announce our title sponsorship of this world-class championship sailing event in Dún Laoghaire. As Ireland’s newest retail bank, we are passionate about the communities we live and work in and our sponsorship celebrates Dún Laoghaire’s vibrant sailing community on the international stage. It’s an exciting event that will showcase the
skill and determination of the competitors, and KBC’s commitment to supporting community and youth initiatives. We look forward to a fantastic week for all involved”.

 

Welcoming KBC Bank Ireland’s involvement David Kelly, Chairman of the Laser Radial Worlds 2016 said, “We are delighted that KBC has come on board as title sponsor of this event. It is a significant achievement to be awarded the opportunity to host these Laser World Championships – it is a first for Ireland and we sincerely thank KBC for their support. Our goal is to make this event a successful and memorable occasion for competitors, volunteers and the local community in Dún Laoghaire”.

 

160322_NCP1_136The ‘KBC Laser Radial Worlds’ are being hosted by The Royal St. George Yacht Club and Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland. Ireland follows in the footsteps of Canada in 2015 and Poland in 2014 to host this prestigious event.

Issued on behalf of KBC Laser Radial Worlds 2016 by:-
Maria Whitmore, Gordon MRM, Ph: 087 2377105

Editor’s Note

The Laser is a single-handed racing dinghy. It is a single-handed Olympic class boat for both men and women and is sailed at national and international levels. With over 200,000 boats in 140 countries, it is the world’s most popular adult and youth racing sailboat.

 

Harbour Maintenance Programme 2016

2014 mooring after clearance Photo Credit Irish Marine Corp

 

Repair works commence this month in Dun Laoghaire Harbour to repair and maintain this beautiful public amenity.

The East Pier and the Carlisle Pier require significant repair works. Ward & Burke have been contracted to complete these projects. The total cost to the Harbour Company is an estimated €1 million.

 

 

Lower East Pier – Repair 100m section of storm damage as part of a rolling maintenance programme.

Project timeline – March to April 2016

(Note: These works have very little effect on pier walkers. Walkers will be directed to take the upper deck of the pier to avoid the repair works)

 

Carlisle Pier – Pile repair and replacement fenders for berth 2. Upgrade berthing facilities for small cruise ships and extend the life of the outer piles.

Project timeline – March to June 2016.

(Note: repair works to the Carlisle Pier will have no effect on parking on the pier).

 

Marine Artists Exhibition 2016

art exhibition east pierFollowing on from the successful debut Marine Art exhibition in 2015 we invite artists to return for Summer 2016. The Exhibition of Marine Artists will take place this Summer from April to September 2016.

  • Exhibition 1 – April 30th, May 1st & 2nd
  • Exhibition 2 – June 4th & 5th
  • Exhibition 3 – July 2nd & 3rd
  • Exhibition 4 – July 30th, 31st & 1st Aug
  • Exhibition 5 – Sept 3rd & 4th

We invite local artists to take part (spaces limited) by applying for an exhibition space.

Please find the application form here.

The Closing date for each exhibition is 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the exhibition.

 

Christmas 2015 at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Vintage Carousels – Kids Bounce Arena – Christmas Shop

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour is delighted to kick off Christmas celebrations this Thursday 19th November with family friendly activities.

We welcome the Vintage Carousel Company back to Dun Laoghaire for its 6th Christmas. The Harbour Plaza will feature merry go rounds, chair-o-planes and a variety of other family friendly amusements.

In addition to the carousels we also have a Children’s Bouncy castle experience in the terminal building this year. This bounce experience is open to children up to 10 years old along with a café and a “One Stop Christmas shop” open to the public.

Christmas Fireworks

The annual Christmas Fireworks display will take place at 17:00 Sat 21st November from the Carlislie Pier here in  Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Fireworks

Hours

  • Thursday / Fri 14:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 12:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

 

Dates of operation

  • Opening Friday 20th November until Thursday 24th December 2015.
  • Vintage Carousel Company Closing at 16:00 Thurs 24th December
  • Indoor Christmas shop, cafe and bounce arena closed 18:00 Sun 20th December.

 

After Christmas 

  • Carousels opening – Sat 26th Dec– Sun 3rd Jan

 

Price

  • Indoor Bouncy Castles – €3.00 (20 min) or €5.00 (1 hour)
  • Kids Funfair rides – €2.00 per ride

 

Harbour Parking

  • Old Harbour (West of Crofton Bridge) – €4 per day
  • Carlisle Pier Carpark – €5 per day
  • Underground Carpark (under Harbour Plaza) – €8 per day

 

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Snow men in window

santa and teddies

Santa and Sleigh

Ice cabin bouncy castle

Merry Go Round

 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour German Navy Visit Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the German Navy Ship ‘Luwigshafen Am Rhein’ will not visit Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend 25th to 28th September 2015.

We do apologies for any inconvenience caused and we will keep you updated on any future Navy visits.

 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes host of German visitors

Press Release

The month of September sees the arrival of the annual Oktoberfest to Georges Dock in Dublin. While the city drinks in the German culture Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes thousands of German visitors searching for their own slice of “Irishness”.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour is delighted to welcome German visitors in the form of the newly built TUI Cruise ship ‘Mein Schiff 4’ along with a German Navy Corvette visit later in the month.

MEIN_SCHIFF_4Mein Schiff 4 which translates to ‘My Ship 4” visits Ireland for the first time and calls to Dun Laoghaire on the 18th September with up to 2506 guests and 1000 crew.

The new ship was completed in late 2014 in the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. She comes complete with a 25m swimming pool, basketball court, sea view sauna and guests can expect to pay up to €5,495 for a suite on a 10 day cruise on board this luxury German vessel. The ships first sailings in August have seen her travel around the Nordic regions stopping off in ports such as Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

She will soon start an 11 day round trip departing Hamburg on the 12th September, travelling to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Dun Laoghaire, the UK and back to Germany. The ship will then take to warmer waters later in the year cruising around the Canary Islands.

Mein Schiff 4 guests will be welcomed to Ireland by a host of local Dun Laoghaire volunteers to advise on the best local attractions. The town has also laid on a “traditional” music session for a proper Irish welcome.

Ludwigshafen am Rhein F264Later in the month Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes its second German visitor in the form of the German Navy. The 90m long 1850 tonne German Navy vessel ‘Ludwigshafen am Rhein’ visits the harbour from the 25th – 28th September. The German corvette will be on show at the Carlisle Pier for navy enthusiasts and members of the public 26th Sept 13:00 – 17:00 & 27th Sept 14:00 – 16:00.

 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour to host LÉ James Joyce commissioning

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are honored to host the commissioning ceremony for the new Naval vessel L.É James Joyce to take place in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 14:30.

The town of Dun Laoghaire has a strong link with the ships namesake James Joyce.  The novelist and poet playwright made the local Martello tower the setting of his masterpiece novel, Ulysses and the Martello tower is home today to the James Joyce Museum.

LE_JAMES_JOYCEL.É James Joyce is an new offshore patrol vessel replacing the 35-year-old LÉ Aoife. The ship will survey the exclusive economic zone off Ireland’s coasts, extending toward Great Britain in the East and into the Atlantic in the west. It will cover over 158,000 square miles in area with the use of fly drones to monitor such an extensive area.

The €50m James Joyce will be almost 300 feet long, powered by two diesel engines and have a top speed around 26 mph. There are currently 8 Ships in the Irish Navy all named after Irish and Celtic Mythological figures, LÉ or Long Éireannach Eithne ,LÉ Aoife, LÉ Aisling, LÉ Niamh, LÉ Roisin, LÉ Samuel Beckett, LÉ Orla & LÉ Ciara.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney T.D will conduct the naming and commissioning ceremony on the Carlisle Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

le james joyce imageOpen to public for viewing – LÉ James Joyce will be open to the public to view on Wed 2nd September from 1400-1700hrs.

 

Proms on the Pier – Temporary Road Closures 29th & 30th Aug 15

Please note Harbour Road will be closed (in part) on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August 2015  to facilitate

Proms on the Pier

Temporary ​Road closure

  • Saturday 29 August 15:00 to 23:30
  • Sunday 30 August 16:00 to 23:30 hours

on Harbour Road from the entrance to the Stena Compound (east side of Marina entrance) to the Harbour roundabout .

Access the west side of harbour from Crofton Bridge and east side of harbour from bottom of Marine Road or road entrance to NYC . See map of Harbour Road

Road Closures 29th 30th Aug 15

 
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