Featured News

Category: Featured News

Cruise season 2019 is almost here

The 2019 cruise season is nearly upon us. This year we welcome 5 vessels  with over 6,000 passengers in total and over 2,000 crew members.

Norwegian Pearl, Costa Mediterranea & Ocean Atlantic are visiting Dun Laoghaire for the first time.

The ships arrive between 6am and 8am and depart Dun Laoghaire between 5pm and 10pm that evening.


Date Day of the week Ship Name Passenger capacity Crew
06/05/2019 Monday Norwegian Pearl 2,846 1,087
15/05/2019 Wednesday Costa Mediterranea 2,680 902
20/05/2019 Monday Ocean Atlantic 190 105
22/05/2019 Wednesday Ocean Atlantic 190 105
20/06/2019 Thursday Star Pride 208 164
07/09/2019 Saturday Star Breeze 212 150
21/09/2019 Saturday Star Breeze 212 150

Red Bull Cliff Diving makes its Dublin debut at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Dun Laoghaire Harbour will host the first Dublin Red Bull Cliff Diving World series this May 11th & 12th 2019.

The event is FREE and open to the public. The diving kicks off at 5pm each day.

Diving will take place from the Carlisle Pier and visitors are invited to view the competition from Queens Road and the East Pier.

Parking will be limited on the day so we kindly suggest taking public transport on the day.

Find out more https://cliffdiving.redbull.com/en_IE/article/dublin-stop-moves-dun-laoghaire-harbour 

MCD announce 3 day outdoor summer festival at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

MCD Productions announced their line up for a 3 day festival at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The event takes place over the June Bank Holiday weekend (Fri – Sun).

The event welcomes a host of artists to Dun Laoghaire for the first time and a limited number of early bird tickets are on sale €39.90 (www.ticketmaster.ie)











Beatyard announce 2019 Lineup

Saturday will be headlined by heavyweights Groove Armada who play their first full live band show in Ireland in over a decade. They’ll be joined by the crown prince of Nordic Disco Todd Terje and legendary South Bronx party starter Grandmaster Flash. On the Sunday we welcome CHVRCHES who are riding the crest of the wave with their biggest album to date; ‘Love is Dead’, alongside UK soul troopers Jungle, and the man who has become the talk of the town after his recent sold out & wild Dublin show; Marc Rebillet.

Check out more info on them all at www.the-beatyard.com/lineup

Beatyard 2019 – 3rd&4th August 2019

August 3rd/4th 2019

Eatyard Dublin’s favourite street food market with 50+ food areas, demos, food competitions, workshops and the Bernard Shea Flea Market. In the Eatyard tent we’ll have various craft beers, a rum bar, gin bar, and wine & bubbles plus entertainment, talks, food, the Irish Street food awards, and much more. ***Apply to be a vendor here***
Gamesyard  Sports & games for adults & kids.
Studioyard Art, Design, & Tech Installations.
Boatyard Get your Nautical boogie on, literally, on the water with our infamous boat parties – TICKETS
Kidsyard – Not an area per se,  but we’ll have various kid friendly activities over the weekend, Facepainting, Gamesyard. Aged 15 and under. Must accompanied by adult with adult ticket. Babies 0-2 go free.

Harbour Splash returns this spring 2019

Dublins first aqua park returns this spring to Dun Laoghaire harbour. The park is open for booking from April 2019.

The aqua park is suitable for children as young as 8 years old (8 & 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult).

Entry to the park allows you 60 minutes to test your skills to cross the course of slides, trampolines, climbs, monkey bars and other obstacles.

Tickets for children €18.00pp & €22.00pp for adults .

The aqua park is open to younger kids (6-10 year olds) on ‘slow fun’ sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings where they can enjoy the park together with a parent/guardian.  

The park is also available for group activities such as birthdays parties, hen and stag do’s, corporate events and family days out.

To find out more visit  www.harboursplash.ie 

Notice to Mariners 2019

Notice to mariners 2019 are now live http://dlharbour.ie/harbour-information/notice-to-mariners/.

Please note the following 8 notice to mariners which are still currently in force.


  • No 5 Drones


  • No 9 St Michael’s Pier light


  • No 6 No 1 berth closure
  • No 8 No 3 berth closure


  • No 7 Marina E&W Breakwater Lights
  • No 9 Buoys Nos 1 & 2


  • Disestablishment of Traffic Signals


  • No 6 Disestablishment of Fog Signal

Press Statement: Harbour Campus, Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, in accordance with the Harbours Act 2015, was dissolved and responsibility transferred from the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council on the 3rd October 2018.  The Council is currently at early stages of this transition process and are currently working on all operational and related matters with regards to the Harbour on foot of the very recent transfer. 

The original agreement for lease on the buildings associated with the Harbour Innovation Campus project was with the landlord Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company prior to the transfer to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on 3 October 2018.  This Council welcomed the leasing of the former Ferry Terminal building and the proposed use as an innovation centre.    

The Council granted planning permission for this change of use on 31 July 2018 (http://bit.ly/2ABUI7t)  and following the transfer of the Harbour earlier this month the Council had visited the building and meet with the new leaseholder. Approval in principle to the foreshore application was granted by the Department of Housing Planning and Environment on 1st October 2018 and had been referred to the Chief States Solicitors Office for drafting.  The Council was taken aback at the press release Monday 29th October from the developer with regards to the Harbour Innovation centre. Clearly this is a very disappointing development.

The Council is at the early stages of management of the Harbour and will be preparing a fully integrated plan that benefits the appropriate future development of both the Harbour and the town of Dún Laoghaire and surrounds to ensure that both assets support each other.  The use of the ferry terminal building will, if this project does not proceed, form part of that plan. 

The Council still supports the project and believes it can proceed at this location which would provide a transformative space for business and will also impact so positively on the town of Dun Laoghaire.


East Pier Repairs – Update September 2018

The upper deck of the east pier has undergone renovations in the last 7 months since damage caused by storm Emma earlier in the year.

It is hoped that Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company will start to re-open part of the upper level starting from the Battery (end of the east pier).

The reopen will start in the next 3/4 weeks, and continue to open up sections every 2 weeks after that.

The sun shelter will remain closed off for the foreseeable future.