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East Pier – Storm damage update

The Upper Section of the East Pier suffered significant damage during storm Emma last March 2018 (as reported in ) .

The entire upper section was closed off for safety reasons since the storm. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company have repaired and reopened the first section up to the Sunshelter, and are working on a project to reopen the section to the Battery within the next 3-4 months.

The area around the Sunshelter itself may remain closed for 6 months or more as the damage is most significant here. Engineers are currently preparing specifications for the repair works.  


Statement from The Ball Festival

It is with great regret and sadness that we wish to inform our attendees that despite our best efforts to grow The Ball and deliver a unique Student Only Festival on a bigger and better scale than last year, we have unfortunately made the hard decision not to proceed with this year’s event.

We set out to deliver the best possible end of year experience for the students of Ireland, with top global talent and at an affordable price. Unfortunately, as an independent promoter in a competitive market, we were unable to secure our complete line-up. While there has been great feedback from students and our partner SUs over the last number of months, this has unfortunately not been reflected in ticket sales and ultimately this has resulted in us being unable to proceed with The Ball as planned for Friday 27th April 2018 in Dun Laoghaire.

For those who have already purchased their tickets, we would like to thank you for supporting us from the get-go and we are saddened that on this occasion we could not follow through in giving you the experience that we had hoped. We will be issuing refunds to all ticket purchasers from Thursday 19th April.

Tickets purchased online will be refunded directly via Eventbrite and you will receive an email notification once it has been issued.

For those who purchased tickets via their SU in DIT or UCD, please look out for details of arrangements for on-campus points of refund from your respective SU, which will be available from Thursday 19th April.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who bought tickets, our partner Student Unions, all of the Artists, Sponsors, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Co. and everyone else who has supported The Ball.

We are currently reviewing our options regarding The Ball Festival 2019, aiming to deliver a festival for students that builds on the quality and experience as seen last year. In the meantime we would like to thank you for your patience and should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us via Facebook chat or

Red Bull Flug Tag – Entries open

This a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to let 100,000 people see your creativity, engineering and showmanship in the art of flying!

It’s official Ireland! Red Bull Flugtag applications are now open, and there’s no time to waste. All you need to do is find your team and find your theme!

Together, you must construct a flying contraption in an attempt to defy gravity. But we’ve had enough of those boring/functioning ones in the sky, we are looking for a plane with pizzazz (even if it comes with a splash!)

Once you have your crew all you need to do is play a fun game (to get you warmed up) and then fill out your contact details. We will then send you a full application pack to get things off to a flying start!

It’s apply to fly time!

Storm Damage – Limited access to East & West Pier

Due to extensive damage to the upper East Pier surface and sun shelter, and to ensure the safety of our visiting public, we have decided to close the upper level of the East Pier until further notice. 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are carrying out some emergency repairs to the lower level Tues 6th March and hope to keep this open to the public. The Battery is also unaffected.

The end of the West Pier is currently closed until the 8th March.