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87th Annual Harbour Swim 21st August 2016 – Public Notice

Public Notice

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Annual Swim

Sunday 21 August 2016

Please note the (87th) Annual Harbour swim will take place on Sunday 21 August, 2016. All harbour users are directed to keep clear of the swimmers; this includes both watercraft and shore-side rod fishermen.

Additionally boats moored in the East Bight are not to operate their engines


  • A Childrens’ Race is scheduled to start at 13:30 hours
  • The Mens’ Race is scheduled to start at 14:30 hours
  • The Ladies’ Race is scheduled to start at approximately 15:30 hours

 

The Mens’ and Ladies’ races will have the same course which will last approximately fifty minutes each. HW 14:24 hours

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The course will be as follows:

 

  • START at RNLI Boathouse, East Pier Slipway;
  • TURN and then along front of National Yacht Club pontoons;
  • TURN at RNLI Mooring and then along length of Carlisle Pier; DIRECT from HEAD of Carlisle Pier to East Pier Lighthouse; TURN at a buoy laid off the lighthouse to go INSIDE moorings;
  • FOLLOW down the entire length of the East Pier wall so as to
  • FINISH at the East Pier Slipway

 

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For further safety, all other Harbour users are to comply with any instructions given by the attending Race Marshals. The Marshals will be in guard boats or canoes that accompany the swimmers and will wear High Visibility jackets as an identity.

 

N.B.   Race times are provisional and may be subject to change

 

Simon Coate

Harbour Master

15 August 2016

Win Tickets to Beatyard this Aug Bank Holiday Weekend

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Terms and Conditions: Photo Competition

  1. Twitter Entries : To enter the competition entrants must post their favourite photo of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour using the text I want tickets to Beatyard and tag us @dlharbour. Click here to enter.
  2. Facebook Entries : To enter the competition entrants must post their favourite photo of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour using the text “ I want tickets to Beatyard “ and tag Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company. To enter click here
  3. 20 pairs of tickets to be won via a Facebook photo competition
  4. 20 pairs of tickets to be won via a Twitter photo competition
  5. Winners can choose tickets for the Sat 30th or Sun 31st July 2016.
  6. Closing date for entries 17:00 Wed 20th July 2016
  7. Winners to be announced on Facebook and Twitter on Fri 22nd July 2016
  8. Winners will be asked to message the Dun Laoghaire Harbour account (Facebook or Twitter) with their email address. A login to an online ticketing system will be sent to the winners email to allow them to collect their prize.
  9. The winning photos will be chosen by a Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company panel.
  10. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her own social media account for prize notification.
  11. Winners must contact Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company before Thursday 28th July 2016 with an email address for details to collect their winning tickets.
  12. All photo entries may be used for promotional purposes in future by Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
  13. Persons posting rude or inappropriate photos/comments will be deleted from our account.
  14. The decision on the winning entrants is final.

Note: This promotion does not have a connection with Facebook or Twitter in any way and is not sponsored, supported or organized by Facebook or Twitter. The recipient of the information provided by you is not Facebook or Twitter, but Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company.

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Circus Gerbola Flying High at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

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CIRCUS GERBOLA opens THURSDAY 30th June in Dun Laoghaire at the Harbour Green, for FOUR days only.

The 2016 show opens in Dún Laoghaire with a new fabulous production “FLYING HIGH” with the following performances:

  • Thursday, 30th June at 7.30pm
  • Friday, 1st July at 4:30pm and 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 2nd July at 2:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Sunday, 3rd July at 2:00pm and 5:00pm

 

THURSDAY at 7:30pm – all seats are €9.99 for anyone, anywhere.

+353 (0) 86 370 0620 – info@circusgerbola.ie

Book tickets on our web site www.circusgerbola.ie and save money.

Get your discount vouchers at local shops and businesses

This week’s special code: M147

 

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98FM Rainbow Run 2016

The Annual Rainbow Runs take place this Saturday the 25th June 2016 at 10:00 and at 15:00.

Affects to the harbour are as follows

 

Parking

  • Parking will be unavailable on the West Pier from 18:00 24th June to 18:00 25th June
  • Parking will be unavailable in the Coal Harbour from 18:00 24th June to 18:00 25th June

Alternative parking is available throughout the rest of the harbour. 

Access

The Rainbow Run event will start/finish in the Coal Harbour. Access to the Accommodation Way (the single carriage access route from the Coal Harbour to the West Pier) and the West Pier will be restricted to traffic as follows during the two Rainbow Runs.

  • Sat 25th June From 10:00 – 12:00
  • Sat 25th June From 15:00 – 17:00

 

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Access to the water

Please be advised that the two car parks at the Coal Harbour (Stone Yard car park and Old Slip car park) will be closed between 18:00 hours on Friday 24 June and 18:00 hours on Saturday 25 June

There will be no access to the water from the Old Slipway or the steps on the Old Quay from these car parks during this period.

Users wanting to use the main Public Slipway should use Traders Wharf Road to access the Boatyard and Slipway via the North gate.

 

Race Pack Pick Up Point

Race packs are available for collection from the Ferry Terminal Building (off harbour plaza) as follows

  • Friday 24th June – 14:00 – 20:00
  • Sat 25th June – 08:00 – 14:00

 

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Mein Schiff 1 kicks off the Cruise Season

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company welcomed over 2,000 guests and crew into the harbour last Thursday 26th May. The German ship Mein Schiff 1 was the first of 8 cruise calls to the harbour this summer.

Guests were greeted on board by German speaking ambassadors before disembarking for Dun Laoghaire.

This is the 2nd TUI Cruises company visit to the harbour after its successful September 2015 Mein Schiff 4 call.

Volunteers Mein Schiff 1 May 16

A team of 25 brightly coloured local ambassadors were on hand to welcome guests to Dun Laoghaire and help guests navigate their way to their chosen destination.  A 2pm traditional Irish dance display took place at the Pavilion Shopping area to the delight of visitors and local onlookers.

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The Harbour company looks forward to a further 7 cruise calls to the harbour this summer.

http://dlharbour.ie/cruise-schedule

Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour

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Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this August Bank Holiday weekend  (Sat 30th & Sun 31st July) with a host of music, games, eats and games.

The 2 day festival returns after a successful 2015. This years line up features Boney M, The Rubberbandits, Jape along with 50 acts, 50 Flea Market Vendors, 5 International Craft Brewers and all in one tent.

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Talks, chats and sing-alongs in the Banteryard.

Experiments, explosions and screenings at the Techyard, classic gaming in our Gamesyard, a place to dock the kids in our Studioyard and the tastiest of treats in the Eatyard with Just-Eat.

Find out more www.the-beatyard.com/lineup

The first Marine Artists Exhibit – May Bank Holiday 2016

The 1st of 5 exhibitions this summer kicked off to a great start last weekend.
Thanks to the artist Roisin Duffy for photographing the 1st Marine Artist Exhibiton of the year. See photos
The next exhibition is to be held on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
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  • 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

 

Details of Artists work can be found below:
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Derek Lyons Coastgaurd Cottages Dun Laoghaire Harbour

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Gerard P Dolan

Darlene Garr

Paul Abell

Paul Flynn

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Elsie Sheridan

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.

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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)

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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.