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All aboard for the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Rally – Oct Bank Holiday Weekend

Ireland’s largest gathering of vintage commercial road vehicles.

Bank Holiday Weekend 28th, 29th & 30th October 2017.

The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Rally, formerly the Dublin Port Rally is Ireland’s largest gathering of veteran & vintage commercial & private road vehicles. It is being held in Dún Laoghaire Harbour as part of their 200th Bicentenary celebration. Over 220 vintage buses, trucks, fire appliances, military vehicles, vans, cars and motorbikes attended the 2015 event.

It is open to the public from 12 Noon to 6pm Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th October 2017. Each year the rally nominate a chosen charity, this year is Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Organised by vintage vehicle enthusiasts, the show has something for everyone and various different vehicles will be on show each day of the event.

Tickets :

Adult 1 Day: €10.00* – Child 1 Day: €5.00

& Family (2 Adults 2 Children or 1 Adult and up to 4 Children) 1 day: €25.00



Public Safety Notice – Dun Laoghaire Piers CLOSED 16th October 17

Notice for all Harbour Users.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company wish to announce that all Piers will be closed to the public from mid-morning today, Monday 16th October until early Tuesday morning while Hurricane Ophelia crosses the country. Persons are requested not to visit the Harbour for the next 24 hours for their own safety.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company

Affordable floating homes for Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Press Notice – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) seeks ‘expressions of interest’ to bring floating homes to the harbour. DLHC have designated an area on the West side of the harbour where it is planned to bring a cluster of affordable homes to a very unique marine setting.

The innovative idea is reflective of many other cluster homes on the continent and in North America. The designated area on the west of Dun Laoghaire Harbour overlooks the beautiful Marina, the West Pier and has views of Dublin Bay.

The designated area is adjacent to Dun Laoghaire Town with its wide range of amenities including restaurants, shopping centres and schools. The harbour is also located on the DART line and has other excellent transport links.

DLHC Commercial Executive, Carolyn Hanaphy said today: “this is an exciting and innovative project which will deliver c.50 homes in a beautiful marine environment

More details on the Expression of Interest can be found here.

ENDS

Contact: Carolyn Hanaphy 087 788 2056 carolyn@dlharbour.ie

Note: Please see below a variety of images from other Floating home communities around the world. Below are links to websites which have similar homes to the ones we envisage for the harbour.

Europe

Toronto – http://www.torontofloathomes.com/

United States

 

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IronMan Road Closures – South Dublin 20th August 2017

ROAD ACCESS RESTRICTIONS SUNDAY 20th AUGUST 2017

IRONMAN® 70.3 Dublin is coming to your neighbourhood!

Pedestrian movement remains unrestricted and therefore, pedestrians may access and cross the bike course whenever it is safe to do so and under the guidance of event stewards when appropriate.  However, the following restrictions apply to all vehicles*.  The detailed information below will allow you to plan your route on race day and avoid any unnecessary delays.

*Does not include emergency vehicles that will have unrestricted access throughout.

DUN LAOGHAIRE  –  04.00 – 10.00

  • There will be full access to Dun Laoghaire town centre but no access to the Harbour from 06.30 until 10.00.
  • The swim starts from Sandycove* and all surrounding roads will be closed from 04.00 until approximately 10.00.
  • The Transition from swim to bike takes place at Newtonsmith Park on Marine Parade and therefore, Marine Parade, Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queens Road, Crofton Road, Old Dunleary Road, Longford Terrace and Seapoint Avenue will all be closed to traffic between 06.00 – 10.000am.
  • Access to Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire would be from Newtown Park Avenue, Monkstown Road and York Road. Georges Street, Summerhill Road and Glasthule are unaffected.

*Local swimmers are advised to use the Forty Foot to enter the water between 6.00am and 9.00am.

 BLACKROCK   – 06.30 – 09.45

The bike course travels along Seapoint Avenue onto Frascati Road heading north to Rock Road and crossing the Dart line at Merrion Gates before continuing along Strand Road.  Between 06.30 and 09.45 there will be no vehicle access into Blackrock – the bottom of Craysfort Road and Mount Merrion Avenue will be shut.

BOOTERSTOWN  – 06.30 – 09.45

  • The bottom of Booterstown Avenue will be closed till 09.45
  • Pedestrian access to the Dart Station will be maintained throughout.
  • There will be no access onto Rock Road from St Helens Road, Trimleton Ave, Bellevue Avenue & Heskin Court.
  • Access to Booterstown, Monkstown & Dun Laoghaire from Merrion Road will be via Nutley Lane / Stillorgan Road.

 

SANDYMOUNT    –  06.30 – 09.45

There will be no access on to Strand Road and Beach Road between 06.30am and 09.45am.

 IRISHTOWN    –    06.30 – 09.45

The bike course takes a right off Beach Road onto Sean Moore Road and takes the left exit at the roundabout towards the East Link Bridge.  

  • There will be no access on to Sean Moore Road between 30 and 09.45.
  • The East Link Bridge will also be closed to traffic between 06.30 and 10.00.
  • Traffic travelling to the North side of Dublin City between 06.30 and 10:15 will need to do so via the M50.

RINGSEND – 07.00 – 10.00

The course continues over the East Link Bridge and along North Wall Quay and stays on the North Quays all the way up to Parkgate Street.  Traffic exiting the Port Tunnel will not be able to access the East Link Bridge or the North Quays until after 10.00.