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New Notice to Mariners No 10 of 2017

No. 10 of 2017



Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company
Harbour Lodge
Crofton Road
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017

Attention is drawn to Dun Laoghaire Notices to Mariners Nos 2 and 4 which state that there is a requirement for all organisations to request permission from the Harbour Master before training and racing takes place inside the harbour.
Following any permissions for such training and racing, permission is also given to lay Race Marks in the fairways (unless traffic is expected) – however such marks must be removed at every break in training and on completion of racing.

In any event ALL small craft should keep clear of ALL power driven vessels including the ‘St Bridget’, MFVs and cruise ship tenders – they have right of way in the Fairways.
All Instructors and RIB drivers should be adequately briefed before any proposed in-harbour sessions and should note that the speed limit within the harbour is 8 knots (15 kph)

All individuals before launching from slipways (or any other area) should ensure that:Their craft is seaworthy
They have checked the weather forecast
They have means of communication with the shore
They have informed a responsible person ashore that they are going to sea and when they will return

Anyone going to sea in recreational craft should be familiar with the “Code of Practice for: The Safe Operation of Recreational Craft” (

Do not be afraid to call the Irish Coast Guard (999, 112 or 0n VHF Channel 16) at the first signs of any emergency – don’t wait until it is too late

By Order
Simon Coate
Harbour Master
Contact Numbers: Phone: +353 1 280 9278
Fax: +353 1 280 8062

1,000 jobs expected for Dun Laoghaire as former Ferry Terminal to house Innovation Campus

New plans announced last week for the old Ferry Terminal in Dun Laoghaire will see it transformed into a state-of-the-art centre for technology, marine and design businesses which could support up to 1,000 jobs. Under the proposed plans, the old ferry terminal will become the Harbour Innovation Campus, a state-of-the-art shared innovation space for multi-national companies, local start-ups and specialist manufacturing firms.

The Ferry Terminal is owned by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, who have agreed to lease the buildings to the Harbour Innovation Campus (HIC). Speaking on the proposed plan, CEO of the Dun Laoghaire harbour Company Gerry Dunne said; ‘’I am very pleased to announce the news today as the transformation of the old ferry terminal into the Harbour Innovation Campus will reinvigorate the town as a whole and generate around 1,000 jobs new job. On top of this, it will be a major boost to the local economy and local employment as these workers spend money in the surrounding area.’’

On the attraction of Dun Laoghaire for businesses, Gerry said; ‘’Dun Laoghaire is an excellent location for such a facility. The old Ferry Terminal is a unique site, close to the city and with excellent rail and bus links. The HIC is a real opportunity for Dun Laoghaire to become the central innovation and technology hub for Dublin, if not for the whole country. We are hopeful that it will be operational by mid-2018.’’

The Harbour Innovation Campus will become the largest innovation hub in Ireland and one of the largest in the entire EU. It will comprise of a total of 75,000 square feet across the former arrivals hall, departure lounge, baggage hall and ticket office buildings.

Phillip Gannon, the entrepreneur behind the HIC venture, plans to attract a diversity of businesses to the campus.  ‘’Included in the overall plan for St. Michael’s Pier, this innovation campus will not only house innovative tech companies and marine-based enterprises, but also plans to provide a world class makerspace on site for creative prototype design in wood, metal, plastic and electronics.  It will also provide a space within the innovation units for bigger businesses and a range of affordable hot-desks for people working remotely.’’

Speaking about Dublin taking its place among the most innovative and influential cities in the world, Mr. Gannon said “London has its ‘Canary Wharf’ and San Francisco has it’s ‘Fisherman’s Wharf’ whereas Dublin yearns for its own coastal hub and this is it. Inside, founders, innovators and entrepreneurs will find several VC funds, a wide range of trained mentors and numerous business advisors all focussed on helping occupants to grow their businesses.”.


Affordable floating homes for Dun Laoghaire Harbour


Tuesday 12th September 2017

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) seeks ‘expressions of interest’ to bring floating homes to the harbour. DLHC have designated an area on the West side of the harbour where it is planned to bring a cluster of affordable homes to a very unique marine setting.

The innovative idea is reflective of many other cluster homes on the continent and in North America. The designated area on the west of Dun Laoghaire Harbour overlooks the beautiful Marina, the West Pier and has views of Dublin Bay.

The designated area is adjacent to Dun Laoghaire Town with its wide range of amenities including restaurants, shopping centres and schools. The harbour is also located on the DART line and has other excellent transport links.

DLHC Commercial Executive, Carolyn Hanaphy said today: “this is an exciting and innovative project which will deliver c.50 homes in a beautiful marine environment

More details on the Expression of Interest can be found here.


Contact: Carolyn Hanaphy 087 788 2056

Note: Please see below a variety of images from other Floating home communities around the world. Below are links to websites which have similar homes to the ones we envisage for the harbour.


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