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New Weekend Parking – Underground Car Park, Ferry Terminal

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company have announced new discounted weekend parking rates for the Underground Car Park at the Ferry Terminal. A new weekend parking rate of €5 per day in the Underground Car Park applies  from the 9th January 2015 .

Parking Area Location:

Underground Car Park

Ferry Terminal

Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire

Co. Dublin

GPS Coordinates – 53.294790, -6.133363 https://www.google.ie/maps/@53.295203,-6.1336638,19z

Customers can pay by cash or card in the Parking Machines or by Smartphone App or text via the Parking Tag System (www.parkingtag.ie).

Other great value parking rates within the Harbour include:

  • €4.00 per day in West Harbour
  • €5.00 per day (every day) on the Carlisle Pier
  • €20.00 per week in the Underground Car Park.

Annual Parking Permits are also available for €800. For more information view our parking details.

 

Happy Christmas!

The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2015. Thank you to everyone who helped to make 2014 a great year, and we look forward to an exciting and prosperous year ahead.

Christmas Operating Hours:

Our website and our Twitter and Facebook profiles will not be updated again until Monday, 5th January.

Over the next two weeks, our opening hours are as follows:

Monday 22nd December: Open

Tuesday 23rd December: Open

Wednesday 24th December: Closed

Wednesday 25th December: Closed

Friday 26th December: Closed

 

Week commencing 29th December:

Monday 29th December: Open

Tuesday 30th December: Open

Wednesday, 31st December: Open

Thursday, 1st January: Closed

Friday, 2nd January: Open

 

Should you need to get in contact with the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, please call: 01-2801018.

 

 

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company Welcomes Planning Permission for Urban Beach Project

Press Release

Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company Welcomes Planning Permission for Urban Beach Project

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) has welcomed the award of planning permission for its proposal for a floating swimming pool and urban beach at the historic East Pier of the Harbour.  Permission was granted by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in recent days.

The project has been inspired by the popular Badeschiff facility in Berlin, a floating swimming pool on the River Spree.  The plan for Dún Laoghaire Harbour includes a floating swimming pool containing heated and treated seawater, utilising a converted river barge which will be located within the Harbour.  The facility will include an Urban Beach alongside the floating structure, on Berth 1 adjacent to the East Pier. Changing and toilet facilities, a café, an administration area, and security features are also planned.

The Harbour Company estimates that urban beach has the potential to attract 140,000 visitors per anum and to generate over €1 million per annum for the local economy.

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company hopes to be in a position to open the facility for the summer season in 2016.

According to Gerry Dunne, CEO of DLHC:  “The granting of planning permission by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is very welcome, and marks a vital step in realising the full potential of the Harbour as a marine, leisure and tourist destination of international calibre.”

“Further to extensive consultation, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company published a very exciting Masterplan in 2011.  The urban beach, coupled with plans for enhanced cruise berthing facilities and the development of a world-class diaspora centre, formed the corner-stone of this plan.  The ambitions for the Harbour are very much in-keeping with the Government’s National Ports Policy to designate Dún Laoghaire as a harbour focusing on marine leisure, marine tourism, and urban development. Therefore, we are delighted to receive planning permission for the beach allows us to follow through on our mandate.”

In recent months, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company has had great success in marketing the Harbour as a destination for cruise calls.  In 2015, it is estimated that Dun Laoghaire will attract c100, 000 cruise passengers and crew. A planning application under the Strategic Infrastructure Development Act for a new cruise berth for ‘next generation’ cruise ship is expected to be submitted in the coming weeks to An Bord Pleanála.

ENDS.

Contact:  Emily Brennan, DHR Communications @ 01-4800580 / 086-1658629

Note to Editors:

Further information and images available here.

 

 

 

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Engaged in Dialogue Over Plans for Stena Service

PRESS RELEASE

20th November 2014

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Engaged in Dialogue Over Plans for Stena Service

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) has been informed by Stena Line that it will not operate its HSS Holyhead-Dún Laoghaire service over the 2014 Christmas period. It has been the practice of the ferry company to run a limited sailing service on this route at Christmas. Stena has cited ‘commercial and operational reasons’ for its decision not to operate the service on this occasion.

DLHC is actively engaged in discussions with Stena Line in respect of a seasonal service from 2015.  In addition to these discussions, the Company is also heavily focused on building the volume of cruise calls for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and beyond.

As a core member of the Dún Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group, the Harbour Company has been actively and successfully marketing the cruise potential of the historic 200 year old leisure harbour. It is estimated that Dún Laoghaire will attract c100, 000 cruise passengers and crew next year, with similar numbers already expected for 2016 and 2017. A planning application under the Strategic Infrastructure Development Act for a new cruise berth for ‘next generation’ cruise ship is expected to be submitted in the coming weeks to An Bord Pleanala.

According to Gerry Dunne, CEO of DLHC:  “While it is regrettable that the HSS won’t be sailing out of Dún Laoghaire this Christmas, we look forward to a continued relationship with Stena in 2015 and beyond.  We also look forward to fully exploiting the potential of the harbour as a world-class destination for cruise calls.  These developments will have very positive implications for the town of Dún Laoghaire, and the wider hinterland.”

ENDS.

 

Join in the Festive Fun at Dún Laoghaire Harbour this Christmas

Dún Laoghaire Harbour will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Christmas with a programme of magical events taking place at the harbour from 26th November until 23rd December 2014. Families are invited to get into the Christmas spirit by attending many of the events this festival has lined up at the harbour.

Santa Claus is coming to Town
What could make Christmas more enchanting than meeting Santa Claus himself? Enjoy an unforgettable line up of entertainment as Christmas celebrations kick off with Santa Claus’s arrival at 5.30pm on Saturday, 29th November at Harbour Plaza. Then the Christmas lights will be switched on and a breath-taking fireworks display over Dún Laoghaire Harbour will officially announce that Christmas in Dún Laoghaire is underway.

Magical Christmas Lantern Procession
The magical lantern procession will see children of all ages light up the street from the People’s Park to the East Pier on Saturday, 20th December at 4pm. The handmade willow and tissue paper lanterns come in all Christmas shapes and sizes. The procession, led by a group of drummers, will take the following route: Park Road; Upr. Georges Street; Marine Road; Queens Road; and the East Pier. It will be followed by a spectacular Fireworks display from the East Pier Lighthouse at 5pm.

Outside of the Harbour, other events taking place in Dún Laoghaire as part of the Christmas Festival include:

• Christmas Market at the Pavilion Quarter and DLR Lexicon.
• Free Treasure Hunts.
• Traditional Crib at St. Michael’s Church.
• Christmas Cookery and Craft School.
• SuperValu Trolley Dash.
• Santa Hat Record Attempt in aid of Barnardos.
• Authentic German Christmas Decoration Stall.

Speaking ahead of the Christmas Festival, Tim Ryan, Operations Manager at Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company said: “The Christmas season is a very special time of year. The Christmas Festival is one of the highlights of the year for the harbour and we are delighted to be a part of it.

“Dún Laoghaire is a perfect location for such a festival. Visitors can hop on the dart from the city centre or catch a bus from their nearest stop and enjoy a fun-filled day out soaking up the festive spirit overlooking the beautiful marina or taking a stroll on the pier.”

For more information on the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival 2014, please visit http://www.dunlaoghaire.ie/christmas-festival/.
ENDS

 

Full programme of Film Screenings for Dún Laoghaire Harbour’s Drive in Movies

Press Release

Wednesday, 24th September 2014

Full programme of Film Screenings for Dún Laoghaire Harbour’s Drive in Movies

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company in partnership with Underground Cinema have today (24.09.14) launched the return of the Drive-in Cinema to Dún Laoghaire Harbour this autumn. The Drive In is located inside the standage area of the Ferry Terminal at Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

Hollywood favourite ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ will kick off the screenings on Saturday (27.09.14) at 7.15pm followed by classic rom-com ‘Dirty Dancing’ at 10.15pm. There will be a further forty-six screenings over the course of the autumn leading right up to 8th December.

Highlights include:

–       Inception, 18th October at 10pm

–       World War Z, 28th October at 7pm

–       Anchorman, 8th November at 6.45pm

–       Elf, 5th December at 4.30pm

–      Django Unchained, 8th December at 9.30pm

Tickets can be booked online at www.underground-cinema.com/drive-in-movies or at the Drive-in on the day, and each screening will take up to 80 cars. A total of 20 pedestrian tickets are also available for each screening. On arrival, audience members check in at the Drive-in and will have the opportunity to order snacks including pizza from Dún Laoghaire pizzeria ‘Bits and Pizzas’. Staff will then direct cars to their parking location where the audience can tune into the radio frequency displayed on the screen.

Commenting today, Tim Ryan, Operations Manager at Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company said: “One of our key responsibilities in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company is to maintain and enhance the recreational value of the Harbour. The drive-in cinema was a huge success over the St. Patrick’s bank holiday weekend and bringing it back to the Harbour has been an exciting undertaking for us.  It will undoubtedly deliver some spin-off benefits to the town.The Harbour has such potential as a tourism destination and we anticipate a great level of activity over the course of the autumn.”

For more information, visit www.underground-cinema.com/drive-in-movies

ENDS

 

Summer Programme

The summer programme will comprise a number of cruise calls, sporting events, as well as family-fun activities which will commence in early-June and run until the end of the summer. The Harbour Company is also increasing the range of concessions offering treats such as ice cream, frozen yogurt and fruit.read more

 

Dún Laoghaire to Take Part in Competition to Host a National Diaspora Centre

Dún Laoghaire to Take Part in Competition to Host a National Diaspora Centre

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) has, today (14.04.14) said that it hopes to take part in a competition – operated by Failte Ireland – to create a national diaspora centre.

One of the key deliverables of the Harbour Company’s master plan is the creation of a diaspora centre on the historic Carlisle Pier.  Meanwhile, Fáilte Ireland – last week – issued a call for ‘expressions of interest’ in delivering a national diaspora centre.

According to the CEO of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, Gerry Dunne, “The Fáilte Ireland call for expressions of interest in delivering a national diaspora centre comes at a good time for Dún Laoghaire.  We are now at the point of having assembled all ideas for the centre, including a sustainability plan, so we are absolutely ready to take part in the competition to deliver a national diaspora centre.

“In the event that Dún Laoghaire is selected by Fáilte Ireland, we would be in a position to market the Dún Laoghaire diaspora centre as the ‘national centre’ and this would obviously assist in marketing at a global level.”

Gerry Dunne was speaking at a lunchtime seminar today which was organised by DLHC on the issue of diaspora policy.  The key issues arising from the seminar will be used to inform the Habour Company’s submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs public consultation on diaspora policy, which runs until 23rd April.

“The Harbour Company is acutely aware of the role which the Harbour in Dún Laoghaire played in the lives of so many of our diaspora.  Indeed, we were reminded of this at numerous points during last week’s State visit by the President to England.

“We intend to lean on our history; our research on diaspora that has been undertaken to inform the planned diaspora centre; and the lessons from the Global Diaspora Forum – which we hosted last year in conjunction with the US State Department – to inform our submission to the Government’s consultation on diaspora policy.  In addition, the contributions at today’s seminar will also help inform our submission,” said Gerry Dunne.

Among those attending today’s seminar in Dún Laoghaire was Labour Party MEP, Emer Costello, who has been a strong supporter of the planned diaspora centre at Dún Laoghaire.  According to Ms Costello: “The past week – with the State visit to England – was a watershed in Anglo-Irish relations.  There was a strong acknowledgement of our shared history, but there was also huge expectation about our future relationship. But, throughout all of last week, I could not help thinking that among those for whom this visit had the greatest import were the diaspora.  Those women and men who left these shores in search of work.  From the unskilled labourers and house maids to the highly-educated professionals.

“Their story is a story shared by Irish diaspora in the four corners of the world.  Some excelled and exceeded levels of achievement that they might never had the opportunity of doing, had they not taken the boat.  Others, were less fortunate.  But ultimately, the Irish abroad – our diaspora – are strong and numerous, and want to be connected. We need them to be connected.  It’s a globalised society and they are one of our strongest assets if we’re to be effective in business, education and development.

“It gives me great pleasure therefore to be here today, as part of this discussion on Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s submission to the consultation by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on diaspora.  From the day I was briefed about plans to create a diaspora centre on the harbour here, I have been a supporter.  I believe the plans by the Harbour Company have capacity to deliver the connection to our diaspora abroad, as well as to tact as an education and leisure amenity for everyone: Irish people, new Irish and those from across the globe with an interest in diaspora,” she added.

ENDS.

 

Dublin’s First Drive-in Cinema at Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Press Release 

Thursday, 13th March 2014

Dublin’s First Drive-in Cinema at Dún Laoghaire Harbour 

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company in partnership with Underground Cinema have today (13.03.2014) launched Dublin’s first drive-in cinema ahead of the St. Patrick’s bank holiday weekend. The Drive In is located inside the standage area of the Ferry Terminal at Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

Family favourite ‘Grease’ will kick off the screenings on Saturday (15.03.2014) at 7pm followed by classic thriller ‘Jaws’ at 9pm. There will be a further four screenings over the over the course of the weekend including:

  • Back to the Future on Sunday, 16th March at 7pm
  • The Usual Suspects  on Sunday, 16th March at 9pm
  • The Goonies on Monday, 17th March at 7pm
  • The Commitments on Monday, 17th March at 9pm.

Tickets can be booked online at www.underground-cinema.com/drive-in-movies or at the Drive In on the day and each screening will take up to 80 cars. 20 pedestrian tickets are also available for each screening. On arrival, audience members check in at the Drive In and have the opportunity to order snacks including pizza from Dún Laoghaire pizzeria ‘Bits and Pizzas’. Staff will then direct cars to their parking location where the audience can tune into the radio frequency displayed on the screen.

Commenting today, JP Montgomery, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company said: “One of our key responsibilities in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company is to maintain and enhance the recreational value of the Harbour. Bringing the first drive-in cinema to Dublin has been an exciting undertaking for us and will undoubtedly deliver a significant economic benefit to the town. The Harbour has such potential as a tourism destination and we anticipate a great level of activity over the bank holiday weekend. Ticket sales for the Drive In have been excellent with people and families coming from all over the country.

Four screenings are planned for the end of March as well as further screenings later in the year. March screenings include:

  • Despicable Me 2 on Saturday, 29th March at 7pm.
  • Alien on Saturday, 29th March at 9pm.
  • Monsters University on Sunday, 30th March at 7.45pm
  • Casablanca on Sunday, 30th  March 30th at 9.45pm

ENDS 

 

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Makes Appointments to Board of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company

PRESS RELEASE 

Monday, 10th March 2014 

MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, TOURISM AND SPORT MAKES APPOINTMENTS TO BOARD OF DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR COMPANY 

Three new Board members have been appointed to the Board of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD.

The appointments – which come into effect immediately – include:

  • Mark Finan who is a barrister-at-law with particular expertise in regulatory compliance, European and international law. He lives in Monkstown, Co Dublin.
  • Justin McKenna who is a solicitor at the Dún Laoghaire-based solicitor practice, Partners at Law.
  • James Jordan is a retired SIPTU trade union official and continues to be a community activist in the Dún Laoghaire area.  He lives in Glenagaery, Co Dublin.

The Board of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company now comprises eight members, which is the maximum membership it can have.

Speaking on the appointments, Chairperson of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, Eithne Scott Lennon said:  “The appointment of three additional members to the Board of the Harbour Company by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, gives us greater strength as we move into one of the most active development phases in the Harbour’s history.

“Following on from the Harbour Company’s development plan, we are now embarking on the execution of some major infrastructural projects which will – I believe – position Dún Laoghaire as the primary leisure port facility in Ireland.”

Plans include the delivery of an International Diaspora Centre on the historic Carlisle Pier, a deep cruise berth facility and a new mixed use housing and retail development.  A number of initiatives to add to the leisure offerings at the Harbour have already been instigated, including the Urban Beach project, the  Shackleton Exhibition and the new drive-in movie initiative which will commence later this month.  A key area of development for the Harbour Company has been the increase in cruise-calls to Dún Laoghaire in recent years, and we expect to deliver 100,000 leisure visitors and crew to Dún Laoghaire and its hinterland in 2015

ENDS.

 
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