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

 

 

Fillit @ Dun Laoghaire Harbour

fillit-logoDun Laoghaire Harbour Company are making space in the harbour available for pop up events (short term lease).

The Harbour Company has teamed up with Fillit, the new online platform that connects people and spaces.

In the past the harbour has hosted a variety of events from the Red Bull Flug Tag , Rainbow Run and The Beatyard.

Fillit puts great locations like Dun Laoghaire Harbour in contact with companies for events, pop-ups, retail, promotions etc.

The spaces available in the harbour are

 

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St Michael’s Pier

 

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Carlisle Pier

 

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Harbour Plaza

 

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East Pier Bandstand/Sun-shelter

Find out more www.fillit.ie

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Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 Date Confirmed

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The Volvo Dun Laoghaire biennial Regatta is now the biggest sailing regatta in Ireland and second largest in the British Isles after Cowes Week attracting 400 competing boats and 2500 sailors.

 The Event is sponsored by Volvo Car Ireland and supported by Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company

& Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council,

The event will take place 6-9 July 2017.

Find out more.

 

Family Funfair 29th Sept to 9th Oct

Birds EuroShow returns to Dun Laoghaire for a two week event.

Thursday 29th September to Sunday 9th October 

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday – Open from 17:00

Sat & Sundays – Open from 12:00

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The funfair has a host of activities for families including a rollercoaster, thrill rides,  vintage carousel, waltzers and wurlitzers and lots more.

To celebrate the two week event there will be a firework display on the evening of Friday 30th September (Fireworks display starts at 22:00).

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Duffy’s Circus returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour

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Duffys Circus returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this September 12th to 18th.

The circus will run a week of performances as follows

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Monday 19:30 

Tues – Wednesday 16:30 & 19:30

No performances on Thursday

Friday – 16:30 & 17:30

Saturday – Sunday 14:00 & 17:00.

 

To book online log on here.  Watch the Duffys Circus 2016 video.

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Press Release

31.08.2016

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

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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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86th Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim Winners

A very big congratulations to the Winners of the 86th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race.

Yvon McCarthy from Eastern Bay and Josh Reilly from Sandycove are the respective winners of the female and male Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race 2016.

The race takes place each summer in the harbour and is the only swimming race to do so. The 2,200 metre event is ran by the Leinster Open Sea who run a variety of events around the country throughout the year.

The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race is one of its key annual races and a very sought after event for men, women and children that compete.

The event starts from the RNLI slipway at the start of the east pier and heads out towards the mouth of the harbour. The swimmers then turn and swim along the length of the east pier as locals & family and friend watch excitedly.

Follow them on Twitter : https://twitter.com/LeinsterOpenSea

Follow on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/leinsteropensea/

http://leinsteropensea.ie/

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L-R – Yvon McCarthy (Eastern Bay) and Josh Reilly (Sandycove)

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(Pictured above – L-R Richie Leinster Open Sea, Gerry Dunne CEO Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company &

ladies winner Yvon McCarthy (Eastern Bay) ).

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(Pictured above – L-R Richie Leinster Open Sea, Gerry Dunne CEO Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company &

race winner Josh Reilly (Sandycove).

 

87th Annual Harbour Swim 21st August 2016 – Public Notice

Public Notice

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Annual Swim

Sunday 21 August 2016

Please note the (87th) Annual Harbour swim will take place on Sunday 21 August, 2016. All harbour users are directed to keep clear of the swimmers; this includes both watercraft and shore-side rod fishermen.

Additionally boats moored in the East Bight are not to operate their engines


  • A Childrens’ Race is scheduled to start at 13:30 hours
  • The Mens’ Race is scheduled to start at 14:30 hours
  • The Ladies’ Race is scheduled to start at approximately 15:30 hours

 

The Mens’ and Ladies’ races will have the same course which will last approximately fifty minutes each. HW 14:24 hours

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The course will be as follows:

 

  • START at RNLI Boathouse, East Pier Slipway;
  • TURN and then along front of National Yacht Club pontoons;
  • TURN at RNLI Mooring and then along length of Carlisle Pier; DIRECT from HEAD of Carlisle Pier to East Pier Lighthouse; TURN at a buoy laid off the lighthouse to go INSIDE moorings;
  • FOLLOW down the entire length of the East Pier wall so as to
  • FINISH at the East Pier Slipway

 

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For further safety, all other Harbour users are to comply with any instructions given by the attending Race Marshals. The Marshals will be in guard boats or canoes that accompany the swimmers and will wear High Visibility jackets as an identity.

 

N.B.   Race times are provisional and may be subject to change

 

Simon Coate

Harbour Master

15 August 2016

 

Annalise Murphy wins silver at Rio Olympics 2016

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A huge congratulations to our resident Olympian Annalise Murphy after her silver medal win.

Annalise Murphy won silver in the Laser Radial class at Guanabara Bay in Rio overtaking her Danish rival Anne-Marie Rindom.

Watch here as Annalises home club the National Yacht Club celebrated her win.

Annalise has won the first Olympic sailing medal for Ireland since the Moscow Olympics of 1980.

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Events at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

 

Aware

The Ball

Round 2 – Drift on the Docks – Irish Drifting Championships

 

 

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017

Beatyard 2017

The Rainbow Run

 
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