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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.

 

“WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THE R.M.S. LEINSTER”

PHILIP LECANE is launching his new book  “WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THE R.M..S. LEINSTER”

The event takes place LEVEL 4, LEXICON, DUN LAOGHAIRE on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH. AT 4-30 P.M.

 

Further to his book ‘TORPEDOED’, which tells the story of the sinking of the mailboat ‘Leinster’ on October 10th. 1918, Philip has again

combined his skill as a historian with that of his talent as a genealogist, to tell the story of the Women and Children who were on the ‘Leinster’ 

on that fateful day, a month before the war finally ended.

All welcome to attend this event as part of the 100 Year centenary commemorations of the sinking of the mailboat ‘Leinster’.

 

 

 

Duffys Circus returns to Dun Laoghaire

The Duffys Circus clowns , dogs, horses and the flying trapeze returns to Dun Laoghaire harbour for a 5 day run.

Tickets available to book online .

Wednesday 3rd Oct 2018 7:30 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available
Thursday 4th Oct 2018 4:30 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available
Thursday 4th Oct 2018 7:30 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available
Friday 5th Oct 2018 4:30 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available
Friday 5th Oct 2018 7:30 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available
Saturday 6th Oct 2018 2:00 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available
Saturday 6th Oct 2018 5:00 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available
Sunday 7th Oct 2018 2:00 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available
Sunday 7th Oct 2018 5:00 pm Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire Port Seats Available

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.

 

Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society – The Sinking of the Leinster lecture

The Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society are having an illustrated lecture titled “The Sinking of the Leinster ” presented by Cormac F. Lowth

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH. AT 8.00 P.M SHARP

Location : ROYAL MARINE HOTEL, DUN LAOGHAIRE

2018 is the hundredth anniversary of a great disaster which occurred in the Irish Sea.

Cormac will be outlining the tragic story of the mailboat ‘Leinster’ which was torpedoed by a German submarine on October 10th 1918 which left Dun Laoghaire with horrendous loss of life.

Come early to be sure of a seat.

ADMISSION €3 and ALL WELCOME

Free car parking in the Hotel car park to those attending the lecture. Check your ticket at the desk.

 

Irish Coast Paddling Championships 2018 comes to Dun Laoghaire Harbour

The Irish Coast Paddling Championships is Ireland’s first international Surfski, SUP, Kayak and Ocean Canoe race.

Based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour it will provide a 20km sea course along the coast of south Dublin and Wicklow.

With a prize fund of €55,000 and cash prizes for well supported elite classes, a large international field of competitors is expected.

Find out more – https://www.irishcoastpaddling.com/

Laser Masters World Championships – 7th – 15th September 2018

The Laser Masters World Championship takes place in Dún Laoghaire harbour from 7th to 15th September 2018. This is the second time in three years that Ireland has been chosen to host a Laser Worlds event. The Laser Radial Worlds were held in Dun Laoghaire in summer 2016.

The event will be hosted by The Royal St. George Yacht Club, the National Yacht Club, the Royal Irish Yacht Club and Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. The Clubs are based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour which is adjacent to the superb sailing waters of  Dublin Bay on the East coast of Ireland, and have many years of experience hosting major international sailing events.  The event is supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland.