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Circus Vegas Schedule June 2019

Circus Vegas has arrived at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for their first visit.

The circus will kick off this Thurs 20th June at 5.pm with their first performance of trapeze artists, clowns and daring stunts under the big top.

Performances
Thursday 5pm & 7.30pm.
Friday 5pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 5pm
Sunday 2pm & 5pm

Seats starting from €10 every day!

Pre book below and get 50% off when you use the code VEGAS2019

https://www.circusvegasonwheels.com/

Make Dun Laoghaire your Port of Call this July

The 8th Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta to take place from Thurs 11th – Sun 14th July 2019

Ireland’s biggest sailing event returns this Summer, with the 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The biennial four-day series will take place from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July 2019. A festival of fun, sun and sailing awaits those in attendance at the waterfront and Dun Laoghaire town, as the four local waterfront yacht clubs will come together for this sailing extravaganza; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, National Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Royal St. George Yacht Club.

2,500 sailors and 500 boats across 34 classes will compete in the 8th instalment of the four day series on seven race courses will be specially laid out on Dublin Bay. The standard of sailing on show is bound to entertain and excite the crowds, due to its international flavour. The event attracts Olympic, international and national talent, many of whom are champions, with yachts competing from Hong Kong, England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, and all four provinces of Ireland.

On land, there will also be plenty of entertainment around the waterfront to ensure those in attendance stay afloat! This year, face painting and a ‘selfie wall’ will ensure you capture your perfect picture from the day. Volvo and Spirit Motor Group will also be displaying their latest range of cars at The People’s Park, the East Pier and the Harbour Plaza.

There will be delicious market food to sample from the People’s Park Market on Sunday 14th July. And we all know a trip to the seaside is not complete without a 99 ice cream, and they don’t come tastier than Teddy’s!

So, whether you’re looking for a family day out or to simply savour the festival atmosphere, Dun Laoghaire will be the perfect location for you.

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta takes place from Thursday 11th July until Sunday 14th July 2019. For more information see www.dlregatta.org or find Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Facebook and Instagram.

 ENDS

For further information contact:

Lydia Tierney, FleishmanHillard, 085 7138810 E: lydia.tierney@fleishmaneurope.com 

Darragh Collins, FleishmanHillard, 087 7694515 E: Darragh.collins@fleishmaneurope.com 

dlr beaches bathing warning

No Bathing at all beaches in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Area for Seven Days

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been made aware of a sewerage wastewater overflow at the Irish Water operated Ringsend wastewater treatment plant during the recent yellow weather warning event on June 4/5.

As a consequence of this event Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in consultation with the Health Service Executive, have put temporary bathing prohibition notices in place at all of our designated public bathing sites in the county, starting today 6 June. It is expected that this temporary prohibition notification will be in place for 7 days. All areas along the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coastline whether designated as bathing areas or not are considered covered by this notice.

 

Sampling will be taking place at all our designated bathing areas i.e.:

  • Seapoint Beach
  • Sandycove Beach
  • The Forty Foot Bathing Area
  • Killiney Beach
  • White Rock Beach

 

It is HSE advice that aside from bathers & beach users any organisers of any coastline or water based leisure or sporting event along the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coastline should pay particular attention to this notification.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will be keeping you up-to-date on developments and any further information on our website and on our social media channels and also www.beaches.ie

Marine Art Exhibitions – Summer 2019

A group of Marine artists kicked off their run of 5 exhibitions earlier this month. There are another 4 exhibitions to take place on the East Pier on the following dates 

  • June Bank Holiday Weekend – 1, 2 & 3 
  • July 6 & 7
  • August Bank Holiday Weekend 3, 4 & 5 
  • Sept 7 & 8

The event is free to view . The artists exhibit from 10am to 6pm (weather depending) along the lower deck of the east pier.

Artwork by Darlene Garr

 

Darlene Garr Bio 

Born in the USA, Internationally known Abstract Expressionist, Darlene Garr has been painting professionally for over 35 years and with more than 250 solo and group shows has received wide recognition for her talent, boasting collectors from around the World. 

Since arriving in Ireland, from Brussels, over 22 years ago, she has found her voice. 

“The amazing light, movement and colours in the Irish Skies keep me inspired to create what is seeking expression then joyfully engage with whatever surfaces”.

 

Art by Paul Flynn
Art by Paul Flynn

 

Willie Redmond Bio 

Willie Redmond is from Edenderry, County Offaly. He is now Dublin based. An artist who specializes in acrylics, oils, pastels and mixed medium.

The use of colour, texture,movement,light and draughtsmanship combine to full effect in these engaging pieces.

Observation and detail combine with contemporary projection applied to varied aspects of the landscape and seascape.

 

Art by Willie Redmond

An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ossian Smyth welcomes Ocean Atlantic cruise ship to Dun Laoghaire

The Ocean Atlantic Cruise ship made its maiden trip to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning.

The 140 metre cruise ship has an ice strengthened hull to allow it to explore some of the most remote areas of the world.

Image above  ( L-R ) – Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Capt. Simon Coate, An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ossian Smyth meet Ocean Atlantic captain Nicolay Tililyuk .

Ocean Atlantic Ship Specification 

Features:

  • Choice of 6 cabins and suite categories
  • Bright, spacious cabins and common areas
  • Plenty of deck space for observation
  • Lounge with panoramic views and comfortable seating
  • Contemporary dining 
  • Coffee bar and polar library
  • Lecture theater 
  • Polar Boutique  

Specifications:
Staff & Crew 160
Capacity 199
Guests 132

Length 460 feet (140 meters)
Breadth 69 feet (21 meters)
Draft 19 feet (5.8 meters)
Propulsion 4 x 3,600 kW engines
Ice Class 1B

Cruising speed 12 knots in open water
Registered Bahamas
Lifeboats 6 fully enclosed

Dublins first Music Bingo festival comes to Dun Laoghaire

On Saturday July 13th, Bingo Loco are taking over Dun Laoghaire harbour for Loco Land, Ireland’s first immersive entertainment festival.

Featuring:
Example, Bingo Loco, S Club, Max George (ex The Wanted) & Massaoke – 1000s participate in Ireland’s largest ever game of karaoke.
Other acts include – Beatmaxx – The world’s greatest live visual DJ, Smash Hits, Choons, Dustin The Turkey DJ Set (Yes, really), Tony Cantwell 
Hugh Cooney, Paul Currie, Totally Wired, Sing For Your Dinner & Yoga Disco.

Expect: Carnival rides, carnival game stalls, get your future told by The Worlds Worst Fortune Teller or if you’ve zero fitness then why not take part in the Loco Land 10m Marathon. Shop for your Christmas presents at Loco Land, its never too early for a Christmas Market in July (yes, really). 

Check out our website for more: https://www.loco-land.com

Strictly 18s | Gov ID Required | ROAR

Bigger & Better Harbour Splash opens 5th May 2019

The team at Harbour Splash are returning for their 2nd year running with a BIGGER & BETTER offering.

Dublin’s only aqua park opens this Sat May 5th until 30th September 2019

The aqua park is a newly extended series of slides, trampolines, climbs, monkey bars and other obstacles for all levels of fitness. 

Tickets : https://harboursplash.rezgo.com/