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Bank Holiday Weekend road closures

Beatyard

Harbour Road will be closed from the Roundabout to The Marina Entrance from 16:00 hours to 24:00 hours on Friday 3 August and from 14:00 hours to 24:00 hours on  Saturday 4  and Sunday 5 August to facilitate the Beatyard Event in the HSS Vehicle Compound.

 

Harbour Swim

You are also reminded that the annual Harbour Swim will take place on Sunday 5 August – copy of Notice to Mariners attached. No associated road closures

 

dlr Bay 10k

Finally the dlr Road Race will take place on Monday 6 August

The route will be as follows:

Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queen’s Road, Crofton Road, Harbour Road, Dun Leary Road, Longford Terrace, Seapoint Ave, Seafield Ave, Monkstown Road, Carrickbrennan Road, Mounttown Upper, Mounttown Lower, Glenageary Road Upper, Albert Road Upper, Albert Rd, St. Catherine’s Road, Castle Park Road, Elton Park, Sandycove Road, Glasthule Road and Link Road.

Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queen’s Road, Crofton Road, and Harbour Road will be closed from 06.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and the remaining roads will be subject to a rolling closure as the race progresses between 9.50 a.m – 12.30 p.m.

A Traffic Management Plan will be in place and diversions will be signposted.

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news/dlr-bay-10k-road-race-road-closures

88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race 2018

 

 Leinster Open Sea and CJK Engineering launch the

88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race 2018

Bank Holiday Sunday 5th August (Men 5.00pm & Ladies 6.00pm)

 

  

88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race 2018

On Bank Holiday Sunday 5th August, 400 swimmers will part in this year’s 88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race. This annual event is a celebration of open water swimming and a spectacular occasion for swimmers, spectators, tourists and the citizens of Dublin and Dún Laoghaire.

Blue Ribbon Race

Leinster Open Sea run calendar of over 40 open water races along the coast of Leinster from June to September each year. The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race is one of the most high-profile swimming events in Ireland and a “blue ribbon” event on the Leinster Open Sea calendar.

Steeped in history, the Dún Laoghaire Harbour has run every year since 1931, making it the second oldest continuous race in Ireland. This is but one of many features that attracts participants from across Ireland and overseas each year, and this year’s race will host swimmers from the USA, Mexico, Spain, Holland, France, Australia and Dubai.

Participation

Leinster Open Sea races emphasise participation, and welcome swimmers from all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Swimmers from 14 years of age up to senior citizens take part in the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race every year, with competitive swimmers, water polo players, Channel champions and Olympians competing against each other. Two children’s races of 100m and 200m for children aged 13 and younger will also take place just before the Men’s race.

As races are handicapped, every swimmer has a fair chance – you do not have to be a former Olympian to win.

 

Sponsors

Conor Kearney, of sponsors CJK Engineering, said “CJK Engineering have been involved with Leinster Open Sea for a number of years, and are delighted to be now associated with one of the two Major Races on the Irish open water swimming calendar. It is great to see a sport that caters for such a wide variety of competitors both in age and ability. I wish this year’s swimmers and spectators the very best of luck, especially those who have travelled from overseas, and I hope they all enjoy being “OUT FOR THE DAY”.

Olympic Council of Ireland President and Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane, a regular participant in Leinster Open Sea races, said “Swim Ireland is delighted to be involved in this year’s Leinster Open Sea 88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race again this year. The event is still evolving with a children’s race and bigger entries for both men and women yet again this year. With the Summer that we have had so far, we really recognise the value of being an island nation. We look forward to this weekend, to supporting our performance athletes in Glasgow and open water swimmers in Dun Laoghaire”.

Commodore Michael J Pomeroy of the Royal St George Yacht Club said “The Royal St George Yacht Club is delighted to host this year’s Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race.  Our club forecourt and slipway offer direct access to the waters of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay. The ‘George’ truly is a club for all.  As avid sporting enthusiasts, we are always focused on diversification. At present this includes broadening our fun water sports offering.  We therefore welcome this opportunity to support our new friends from Leinster Open Sea and hope that this prestigious swimming race is the first of many such events. We wish all competitors the very best of luck in this year’s race and strongly encourage safe swimming throughout!”

All Ireland Final of Open Water Swimming

Swimmers in the Men’s and Ladies’ race compete for the coveted Dún Laoghaire Harbour Cups, proudly displayed in the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoghaire.

As Brian Nolan, Leinster Open Sea Chair and proud former winner of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Cup puts it, “to open water swimmers, winning the Harbour Race is like winning the All-Ireland Final”. Some of Ireland’s greatest swimmers and former Irish Olympians have competed in the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race, including Donnacha O’Dea, Kevin Williamson, David Cummins, Gerry Dunne and Brenda McGrory.

 New Race Course

The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race is a 2.2km race around the waters of Dún Laoghaire Harbour. 2018 will see the introduction of an exciting new race course, with this years’ 88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour race starting and finishing within the spectacular grounds of the Royal St. George Yacht Club. As in previous years’, the Men’s and Ladies’ races will follow an identical course:

  • Start on the Royal St. George Yacht Club slipway;
  • Swim alongside the west side of the Carlisle Pier;
  • Turn toward the Grandstand on the East Pier;
  • Swim parallel to the East Pier to the Lighthouse;
  • Then, Swimmers race in a straight line across the Harbour directly into the finish on the Royal St. George Yacht Club slipway. 

Race Information

Details of the 88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race are as follows:

  • Bank Holiday Sunday 5th August 2018
  • Children’s race 4.15pm
  • Men’s race 5.00pm
  • Ladies’ race 6.00pm
  • Presentation of winners’ cups will take place in the Royal St. George Yacht Club following the race, with refreshments and entertainment on site for the whole family from 7pm till late.

For further information on Leinster Open Sea and open water swimming in Leinster, please visit www.leinsteropensea.ie. Up to date race information can also be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/leinsteropensea.

 

 

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 For further information contact:

 

Yvon McCarthy

Leinster Open Sea Press Officer

087 7797674

leinsteropenseaevents@gmail.com

 

Leinster Open Sea

 

 

Notes to the Editor:

 

Press Launch

A pre-race press launch will take place at 10.30am on Monday 30th July in this years’ race venue, the Royal St. George Yacht Club.

 

Photographs

Jason Clarke Photography will be syndicating photographs of the Press Launch and the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race to media outlets after the race info@jcp.ie, www.jcp.ie (01 660 7938).

 

Press Boat on the Day of the Race

There will be a limited number of places for photographers on the press boats. For more information on this and to book a place, please email your name and number to leinsteropenseaevents@gmail.com.

 

88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race

  • Bank Holiday Sunday 5th August 2018
  • Race Distance 2,200 metres
  • Entries are now closed
  • At least 300 swimmers from Ireland, US, UK, Mexico, Spain, Holland and Australia.
  • Children’s race 4.15pm
  • Men’s race 5.00pm
  • Ladies’ Race 6.00pm
  • Presentation of Winners’ Cups at 7.30 in the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire Harbour

 

Leinster Open Sea Races

Leinster Open Sea are a not for profit voluntary body who run a series of open water swimming races from June to September each year along the Leinster coastline. In conjunction with the swimming clubs of Leinster, Swim Ireland and major sponsors Jones Engineering and CJK Engineering.

 

The Leinster Open Sea website contains details of how aspiring swimmers can sign up for next year’s 2019 Season (www.leinsteropensea.ie). New swimmers are always welcome. Most races are approximately 1,600 metres, however, as with other maritime sports it is not the length of the race but the strength and direction of the tide and sea conditions, which determine the ease or difficulty of a swim.

 

Leinster Open Sea has received over 300 entries for the 88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race this year. There will be competitors of all ages, abilities and nationalities with teenagers pitting their strengths against 70 year olds and swimmers from all over the country competing against each other.

 

Handicap System

The 88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race, as with all Leinster Open Sea races, is a handicapped race with separate races (with the same course) for ladies and men. Based on a swimmers’ performance in the six qualifying races from the Leinster Open Sea calendar, the Handicapping team calculate each swimmers handicap. This will determine when a swimmer will start the race. Slower swimmers will start swimming at “GO” with handicaps increasing in 15 second intervals. The fastest swimmers will often start 10-15 minutes after “GO”. The winner is the first swimmer to pass the finish line. Handicaps gives each swimmer an equal opportunity to win the race and allows a 70 year old swimmer to compete against a young athlete who is competing for Ireland at an international level.

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

Press Release

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

 

 

 

 

On Sale Now – You’d be Filled with Wonder The story of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

You’d be Filled with Wonder The story of Dun Laoghaire Harbour is NOW ON SALE ! 

This unique book was written by local historian Dr Seamus Cannon with support from Grainne O Malley and Colin Scudds. It was designed by Eliane Pearce as a series of 15 bite sized stories highlighting key events in the harbour’s history. Tales of heroism, genius, celebration, tragedy and how the harbour began with a tragic double shipwreck and became the largest construction project of its time in Ireland.

Dún Laoghaire harbour was witness to some of the great historical events of the past two centuries and these moments are captured in vivid color with remarkable illustrations.

https://www.dubraybooks.ie/Youd-be-Filled-with-Wonder-The-story-of-Dun-Laoghaire-Harbour_9780956314192

You’d be filled with wonder, The Story of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Press Release

The Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, first Children’s Book is released

Dun Laoghaire harbour has caught the imagination of writers, playwrights and poets for two centuries. Countless books have been written recalling the stories of shipwrecks, storms and forgotten heroes to all, but children.
The Blackrock Education Centre, supported by Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, has created a children’s book as a legacy to the future custodians, sailors and visitors to the harbour.
Dun Laoghaire Harbour celebrated its bicentenary in 2017 and to celebrate the enormous impact it has had on the local area the first children’s book about the harbour is now in bookshops entitled:

“You’d be filled with wonder, The Story of Dun Laoghaire Harbour!

This unique book was written by local historian Dr Seamus Cannon with support from Grainne O Malley and Colin Scudds. It was designed by Eliane Pearce as a series of 15 bite sized stories highlighting key events in the harbour’s history. Tales of heroism, genius, celebration, tragedy and how the harbour began with a tragic double shipwreck and became the largest construction project of its time in Ireland.
Dún Laoghaire harbour was witness to some of the great historical events of the past two centuries and these moments are captured in vivid colour with remarkable illustrations.

The book will ignite the imagination of school children along with curious adults and tourists alike. Available for €9.00 in local bookstores and online .

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Notes :

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company is the custodian of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and its team are responsible for the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Steering Group.

The Steering Group contains – The Patron, Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor T.D., The Combined Yacht Clubs represented by Rob Goodbody, Margaret Dunne at Dalkey Castle Heritage Centre, The National Maritime Museum, Don Mc Manus at Dun Laoghaire Business Improvement District, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, RNLI Dun Laoghaire, The Coal Harbour Users Group, The Pavillion Theatre, TD Sean Barrett, Peter Pearson, Capt. Simon Coate, Chairperson of DLHC Eithne Scott Lennon and DLHC CEO Gerry Dunne.

Blackrock Education Centre – Blackrock Education Centre provides educational services for schools, teachers, parents, educators and members of our community. This includes professional and personal development opportunities and support for teachers and the wider school community.

Courses are offered in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills, all Education Support Services, Universities and Colleges, and Institutes of Education and further training. Many more courses are based on local need and are provided by local educators and interested persons for teachers, schools and the wider community

Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes Irelands First Seabin

Marine litter

As the world grapples with the growing problem of marine litter, an 11-year-old Dublin girl is behind a new initiative to combat the issue in Dun Laoghaire. Sea bins, which can remove at least two tonnes of plastic litter per year, have been installed in the harbour.

Posted by RTÉ News on Thursday, May 24, 2018

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