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Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company welcomes berth planning decision

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) welcomes the An Bord Pleanála decision to grant permission for our proposed new Cruise Berth.  This decision allows DLHC to accommodate up to 80% of cruise ships that currently visit Dublin Bay.

The new berth will accommodate cruise ships up to 250m in length and will provide many economic benefits to the town of Dún Laoghaire, its hinterland, Dublin and the whole country. At least 30% of the additional expenditure and resultant employment that the berth will generate is estimated to accrue to the Dún Laoghaire area.

It is estimated that this new berth will attract c. 50 cruise calls a year (from May to September), an average of 2 a week, each with an average of 2,000 cruise visitors who will disembark to spend money in the area.  The money generated from these visitors will, over a season, amount to €10m.

Eithne Scott Lennon, Chairperson of DLHC, reacted to the news by saying:
We are very pleased at the decision of An Bord Pleanála. The development of cruise tourism in Dun Laoghaire and its hinterland is recognised in the County Development Plan, the Harbour Masterplan, and the National Ports Policy, which envisages the future of the harbour in terms of marine tourism, marine leisure, cultural amenity and urban redevelopment.

In addition to the positive economic impact for the area, the commercial revenue accruing to the Harbour Company will be significant, particularly in the context of the need for us as a Company to continually invest in the maintenance and upgrading of the massive infrastructure of the 200- year old man-made harbour.
The Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance recognises that Dublin should benchmark itself against Copenhagen in trying to treble the number of cruise calls coming to our capital city over the next five to 10 years.  In 2016 Copenhagen attracted 306 cruise calls, in the same year 104 came to Dublin – 96 via Dublin Port and 8 via Dún Laoghaire.   The really important aspect of the Copenhagen model is that it facilitates Peak Days, whereby up to SEVEN cruise calls per day can be facilitated.  ‘Dublin’ needs to be able to cope with a similar demand.

To realise this potential, it is envisaged that a new Stakeholder Collaboration Group be formed to include the Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance, Dublin City Council, Dublin Business Improvement District (BID), Dún Laoghaire BID, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dublin Port Company and Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company.

Today’s positive outcome now enables cruise tourism in Dublin to significantly grow by allowing Dublin’s two ports – Dún Laoghaire and Dublin – to collaborate and work with other stakeholders to exploit this great tourism opportunity.  DLHC will also be engaging collaboratively with local Stakeholders in the months ahead”.

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Editor’s Note: DLHC along with its planning consultants will review the entire findings of the Inspectors Report which the DLHC expects to receive in the coming days.  A further release will follow commenting on the entirety of An Bord Pleanála’s findings.
For further information contact:

Paul Allen                                                                   Simone Rapple

Paul Allen & Associates                                             Paul Allen & Associates

087 2575700                                                               086 8060899

 

 

Press Release

31.08.2016

Dun Laoghaire Harbour bids farewell to the last cruise ship of 2016.

Wind Surf Dun Laoghaire

WindStar Cruises flagship vessel, the WindSurf today made the last call of the season to Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Annually the Harbour enjoys a variety of cruise calls from vessels holding 100 to over 3,000 passengers.

This summer saw a total of eight cruise visits with .circa 10,000 passengers and crew visiting the Dun Laoghaire area and surrounds.

The Harbour was delighted to welcome two new vessels in 2016, the TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 1 and the newly refurbished Hebridean Sky.

Six out of the 8 cruise ships visiting this summer were welcomed alongside the historic Carlisle Pier leaving passengers just 500 metres from the town centre.

Dun Laoghaire County Council town ambassadors along with volunteers from the DLR Volunteer centre created a great atmosphere welcoming the visitors to the town.

Carolyn Hanaphy of Dun Laoghaire Harbour today said “We await the planning decision from An Bord Pleanala about our proposed cruise berth, such that we can attract over 100,000 cruise passengers per year.”

 

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes Pop Ups with popertee.com

Press Notice

Friday 17th June 2016

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are delighted to team up with the new innovative Pop Up site Popertee, this summer. Popertee is an online marketplace connecting property owners who have spare space with businesses and brand managers who are looking to rent retail spaces on a short-term or “pop-up” basis.

The Harbour Company have five key areas which are unique to the market and fit in with the “popup” Popertee ethos.

 

  • The Harbour Events area is a 16,000 sq.m compound adjacent to the Ferry Terminal building.
  • The historic Carlisle Pier is 8,000 sq.m and overlooks the famous East Pier.
  • The Harbour Plaza area is 3,150 sq.m and adjacent to Marine Road and the busy Pavilion Café/Restaurant area.
  • The Sun shelter is 140 sq.m on the East Pier.
  • The well known and loved Victorian Bandstand on the East Pier.

 

Sun Shelter and Bandstand

A short term rental of these five areas are available for pop-ups such as concerts, theatre productions, corporate events & promotions & children’s entertainment. However we are open to any ideas and would love to see these unique areas utilised. It would be great to see these historic sites utilised for new and exciting ventures!

Harbour Plaza

The Popertee website compliments the Harbour portfolio of events such as the annual 5k 98FM Rainbow Run and the 2 day August Bank Holiday weekend Beatyard Festival.

“Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are delighted to offer areas of the harbour for short term lease. We look forward to an increase in footfall and revenue to the benefit of the harbour and town” Carolyn Hanaphy

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Contact:

Carolyn Hanaphy 087 788 2056 carolyn@dlharbour.ie

Aileen Dowling 087 289 0328 aileen@popertee.com.

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Antarctic Explorer reaches Dun Laoghaire

Press Release

Friday 10th June

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The Newly refurbished Hebridean Sky (formally Sea Explorer 1) cruise ship today reached Dun Laoghaire Harbour for its first visit.

The boutique ship holds 100 guests / 72 crew and spends part of its year exploring the Antarctic Peninsula & Falkland Islands.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are delighted to welcome the first of 2 calls from Noble Caledonian group this summer with this ship returning on the 30th August. The ship was renovated earlier in 2016 and now features all 59 suites facing outwards.

The MS Hebridean Sky is one of three flag ships,  and is sister vessel to the MS Caledonian Sky and MS Island Sky,  which visited the harbour in June 2015.

The 90.6m ship will call to the historic Carlisle Pier after its recent refurbishment to accommodate such visits.

Arriving at 07:00 the ship will visit Dun Laoghaire for 13 hours before heading north to Portrush, Co Down.

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Capt. Simon Coate today said ;

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company works hard to secure luxury ships of this kind to the harbour. The unique aesthetics of the 200 year old harbour makes this a sought after port-of-call”

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Press Queries : Please contact Carolyn Hanaphy at 01 2713203 carolyn@dlharbour.ie

Photo Attached:

L-R – Captain Niklas Peterstam , Carl Mc Evoy Dun Laoghaire Business Improvement District & Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Capt. Simon Coate welcome Hebridean Sky to Dun Laoghaire.

 

 

Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour

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Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this August Bank Holiday weekend  (Sat 30th & Sun 31st July) with a host of music, games, eats and games.

The 2 day festival returns after a successful 2015. This years line up features Boney M, The Rubberbandits, Jape along with 50 acts, 50 Flea Market Vendors, 5 International Craft Brewers and all in one tent.

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Talks, chats and sing-alongs in the Banteryard.

Experiments, explosions and screenings at the Techyard, classic gaming in our Gamesyard, a place to dock the kids in our Studioyard and the tastiest of treats in the Eatyard with Just-Eat.

Find out more www.the-beatyard.com/lineup

Marine Art returns to East Pier

 

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Dun Laoghaire – April 29th, 2016

Marine Art comes to Dun Laoghaire East Pier.

The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company welcomes a unique atmospheric art exhibition this weekend. The Association of Marine Artists return after a successful 2015 exhibition to the East Pier with a diverse collection of sea and landscapes available to view as locals stroll the pier.

The exhibition of 12 artists takes place on Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier (10:00 – 18:00) starting this Saturday 30th April 2016.

  • April (Sat) 30th, May (Sun) 1st & (Mon) 2nd
  • June (Sat) 4th,(Sun) 5th & (Mon) 6th June
  • July (Sat) 2nd & (Sun) 3rd
  • July (Sat) 30th (Sun) 31st , (Mon) 1st Aug
  • Sept (Sat) 3rd & (Sun) 4th

 

Bios of two exhibiting artists.

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Derek Lyons

Derek Lyons grew up in Dublin and graduated from Limerick Collage of Art & Design. Now living in Co. Wicklow he has become a big fan of “plein eir” painting. If he’s not in his studio painting he can be found with an easel and canvas in hand out and about painting the busy harbours or fantastic country side that surrounds him. (view website)

Derek Lyons Dun Laoghaire Harbour East Pier

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Roisin Duffy.

Painting in acrylic on canvas, Roisin’s subject matter is the ordinary and mundane things which are common us all – home, family, personal relationships, and how we interact with our friends, our animals, and the world around us.

Colour and balance are the most important aspects of her work. Deceptive in its initial simplicity, each piece tells a story, and in writing an accompanying poem for every piece she shares with the viewer not just the finished painting, but also the deeper emotional story behind it. (view website)

Rosin Duffy A House By The Sea

Rosin Duffy The Big Catch

 

KBC Laser Radial World Championships comes to harbour this summer

 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SAILING COMPETITION CONFIRMED FOR DÚN LAOGHAIRE

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  • KBC Laser Radial Worlds launched at Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company’s Harbour Lodge

 

  • Event to generate €2.5M for the Local Economy

 

  • 400 Competitors from more than 35 nations to compete

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Thursday 21st April 2016:    The KBC Laser Radial Worlds (Youth and Men’s 2016 World Championships) was launched at a special event in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s historic Harbour Lodge today. This is the first time Ireland will host this prestigious sailing World Championship which, according to Eithne Scott-Lennon, Chairperson, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company “will showcase Dún Laoghaire Harbour on the international sailing stage”.   Up to 400 competitors from more than 35 nations will compete in this World Championship Series which will generate €2.5m for the local economy.

KBC Bank Ireland is the title sponsor of this prestigious sailing event which takes place in Dún Laoghaire harbour from 23rd to 30th July and will be hosted by The Royal St. George Yacht Club and Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company.  The event is supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland.

Eithne Scott-Lennon, Chairperson, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company said, “This summer Dún Laoghaire Harbour will be the first Irish host of the eagerly awaited KBC Laser Radial Youth & Men’s World Championships. The Harbour Company along with the Dún Laoghaire Yacht Clubs formed a small group in 2013 to promote the harbour as a location for International Sailing Events. We are delighted that the 2016 ‘KBC Laser Radial Worlds’ is a direct result of that initiative.

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Patt Watt, Director of Retail Distribution, KBC Bank Ireland said, “As Ireland’s newest retail bank we are delighted to sponsor this world-class sailing event.  Our sponsorship acknowledges our commitment to supporting community and youth initiatives and recognises the hard work and dedication that is involved by everyone concerned in hosting this event.   We wish everyone every success and look forward to being part of a great sporting occasion next July.” 

David Kelly, Chairman of the KBC Laser Radial Worlds said, “This is a significant achievement and an exciting milestone in the sailing history of Dún Laoghaire.    Apart from the financial benefits locally, it is a unique opportunity to showcase our beautiful harbour and everything Dún Laoghaire has to offer.   We are looking forward to some top-class sailing and to welcoming all our competitors from all over the world.”

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1,000 supporters and volunteers will be involved in helping to host the KBC Laser Radial Worlds.  Over the past number of years Dún Laoghaire has played host to some of the most prestigious European & World Sailing Championships including the Youth Sailing World Championships in 2012.

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Issued on behalf of Laser Radial Worlds 2016 by:-

Maria Whitmore, Gordon MRM, Ph: 087 2377105

Editor’s Note

The Laser is a single-handed racing dinghy. It is a single-handed Olympic class boat for both men and women and is sailed at national and international levels. With over 200,000 boats in 140 countries, it is the world’s most popular adult and youth racing sailboat.

LASER RADIAL WORLDS 2016

• ALL ABOARD AS KBC BANK ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF WORLD SAILING
CHAMPIONSHIP IN DÚN LAOGHAIRE
• CHAMPIONSHIP EXPECTED TO GENERATE €2.5M FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY
• TEAMS FROM MORE THAN 35 COUNTRIES TO COMPETE

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Thursday 7 April 2016:

KBC Bank Ireland today announced its title sponsorship of the ‘Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championships 2016’. This is the first time this sailing World Championship will be hosted by Ireland and supported by KBC Bank.
The 2016 ‘KBC Laser Radial Worlds’ will be held in Dún Laoghaire harbour from 23rd to 30th July 2016.

Up to 400 competitors from more than 35 nations will compete in the World Championship series supported by over 1,000 supporters and volunteers from the local area. The event is expected to generate approximately €2.5m for the local economy.

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Aidan Power, Director of Customer, Brand and Marketing at KBC Bank Ireland said, “KBC Bank is delighted to announce our title sponsorship of this world-class championship sailing event in Dún Laoghaire. As Ireland’s newest retail bank, we are passionate about the communities we live and work in and our sponsorship celebrates Dún Laoghaire’s vibrant sailing community on the international stage. It’s an exciting event that will showcase the
skill and determination of the competitors, and KBC’s commitment to supporting community and youth initiatives. We look forward to a fantastic week for all involved”.

 

Welcoming KBC Bank Ireland’s involvement David Kelly, Chairman of the Laser Radial Worlds 2016 said, “We are delighted that KBC has come on board as title sponsor of this event. It is a significant achievement to be awarded the opportunity to host these Laser World Championships – it is a first for Ireland and we sincerely thank KBC for their support. Our goal is to make this event a successful and memorable occasion for competitors, volunteers and the local community in Dún Laoghaire”.

 

160322_NCP1_136The ‘KBC Laser Radial Worlds’ are being hosted by The Royal St. George Yacht Club and Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland. Ireland follows in the footsteps of Canada in 2015 and Poland in 2014 to host this prestigious event.

Issued on behalf of KBC Laser Radial Worlds 2016 by:-
Maria Whitmore, Gordon MRM, Ph: 087 2377105

Editor’s Note

The Laser is a single-handed racing dinghy. It is a single-handed Olympic class boat for both men and women and is sailed at national and international levels. With over 200,000 boats in 140 countries, it is the world’s most popular adult and youth racing sailboat.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Emergency Management Plan 2015

The Irish Sunday Independent ran a story today concerning our Harbour Emergency Plan.

As a result of a request at an An Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing last week, the Company agreed to upload a number of documents to our website – one of these was our Emergency Plan.

The Emergency Plan is an internal document and it is not a requirement for ports to publish their Emergency Plans.

Unfortunately, due to an administrative error, the previous version of the plan was uploaded. Once this error was spotted, the previous version was replaced with the current plan , from which we have been operating for a number of years.

 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes host of German visitors

Press Release

The month of September sees the arrival of the annual Oktoberfest to Georges Dock in Dublin. While the city drinks in the German culture Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes thousands of German visitors searching for their own slice of “Irishness”.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour is delighted to welcome German visitors in the form of the newly built TUI Cruise ship ‘Mein Schiff 4’ along with a German Navy Corvette visit later in the month.

MEIN_SCHIFF_4Mein Schiff 4 which translates to ‘My Ship 4” visits Ireland for the first time and calls to Dun Laoghaire on the 18th September with up to 2506 guests and 1000 crew.

The new ship was completed in late 2014 in the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. She comes complete with a 25m swimming pool, basketball court, sea view sauna and guests can expect to pay up to €5,495 for a suite on a 10 day cruise on board this luxury German vessel. The ships first sailings in August have seen her travel around the Nordic regions stopping off in ports such as Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

She will soon start an 11 day round trip departing Hamburg on the 12th September, travelling to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Dun Laoghaire, the UK and back to Germany. The ship will then take to warmer waters later in the year cruising around the Canary Islands.

Mein Schiff 4 guests will be welcomed to Ireland by a host of local Dun Laoghaire volunteers to advise on the best local attractions. The town has also laid on a “traditional” music session for a proper Irish welcome.

Ludwigshafen am Rhein F264Later in the month Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes its second German visitor in the form of the German Navy. The 90m long 1850 tonne German Navy vessel ‘Ludwigshafen am Rhein’ visits the harbour from the 25th – 28th September. The German corvette will be on show at the Carlisle Pier for navy enthusiasts and members of the public 26th Sept 13:00 – 17:00 & 27th Sept 14:00 – 16:00.