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

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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

Star Pride cruises into Dun Laoghaire Sat 16th June 2018

WINDSTAR PRIDE – SAT 16TH JUNE –

DUN LAOGHAIRE – 08:00 – 18:00

All-Suite Yacht

With only 212 guests, a Star Pride cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat.

When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino, screening room, and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

Star Pride is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

Find out more about the ship here 

Invite to Gathering of families from Leinster Ship disaster

A “Gathering” of all Mail Boat Leinster descendants will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, on Sunday 17th June commencing at 3.00p.m. 

The Leinster ship was sunk off Dún Laoghaire in 2018, with the loss of over 550 lives.

Plans are well underway to mark the centenary next October which will include an official state commemorative event.  

The sinking of the mail boat proved to be the worst ever recorded disaster on the Irish Sea and arguably the most significant World War 1 event to impact the Irish nation. 

For more information contact leinster2018@gmail.com 

 

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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To find out more about FlossietheBeachCleaner find out more here .

To get involved in keeping our sea clean join https://www.facebook.com/marchfortheoceandublin/ .