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National Water Sports Centre – Expressions of Interest

Dun Laoghaire Harbour is home to many water-sport activities and is host to a number of water-sports based clubs who have been operating for decades in the harbours water space.

As one of the most well-known and well-used harbours in the country, Dun Laoghaire Harbour has attracted many national and international sailing events.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company envisions a multi discipline centre including some or all of the following

  • Sailing / Sail training
  • Powerboating / Powerboating training
  • Diving, Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and dragon boating,
  • Rowing
  • Windsurfing , wakeboarding and water skiing

This is an exciting initiative, which could provide a high calibre Water Sports Centre in a truly unique marine environment. Expressions of interest, along with an outline of proposals, are invited from parties with the relevant expertise, experience and resources who are interested in cooperating with Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company in realising this opportunity.

Find out more on 

Deadline for responses is Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 17:00.  

Carlisle Pier Regeneration Project

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company is considering how best to procure a developer for the regeneration of a major leisure and cultural development in Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire. The Harbour Company wants to consult with a representative selection of prospective developers in order to gauge market interest and to better inform, as appropriate, the Harbour Company as to the scope and appropriate form of the regeneration and any future procurement

Find out more on . The deadline for responses is Friday 2nd March 2018 at 17:00. 


Dun Laoghaire Harbour to host IronMan 70.3 run 2018

The race features a 1.2-mile (1.9KM) swim from Sandycove, home to the famous Martello Tower, in the clear waters of the Irish Sea in Dublin Bay, before taking athletes on a spectacular and challenging 56-mile (90KM) bike course.

The course travels through some of the most scenic areas in the region, including County Wicklow, home to the Wicklow Mountains National Park and its glacial lakes, rivers and abundant natural beauty. Athletes will take in stunning coastal views and weave their way through the streets of the charming seaside town for the 13.1-mile (21.1KM) run, before finishing  with Dún Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay as the backdrop.

Come down and visit us on the Sunday morning the 19th August 2018.



SeaBin for Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Flossie is a 10 year old local girl with a love of the sea . In her spare time she arranges cleaning of her local area with her friends . She met with us last week to chat about her plan to bring the first Sea Bin to Ireland and place it in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. 

What is a Sea Bin ? 

The Seabin is a floating rubbish bin that is located in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports.

The Seabin moves up and down with the range of tide collecting all floating rubbish. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 LPH (litres per hour), plugged directly into 110/22V outlet.

The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed of properly. The Seabin also has the potential to collect a percentage of oils and pollutants floating on the water surface.

Log on to Flossies GoFundMe page to find out more  –

DRIFT ON THE DOCKS – May 26 & 27 2018

Last year’s event sold-out in under 4 hours and certainly lived up to the anticipation and the constant action, breathtaking backdrop and stadium-like atmosphere make this event unmissable for any true Irish Drift Championship fan.

Do not miss your final chance to see Ireland’s best drivers battle it out in the most unique venue ever perceived. One final event in Dún Laoghaire? It’s time to go even BIGGER!

Find out more here .

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