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.

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The first Marine Artists Exhibit – May Bank Holiday 2016

The 1st of 5 exhibitions this summer kicked off to a great start last weekend.
Thanks to the artist Roisin Duffy for photographing the 1st Marine Artist Exhibiton of the year. See photos
The next exhibition is to be held on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
  • 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


Details of Artists work can be found below:


Derek Lyons Coastgaurd Cottages Dun Laoghaire Harbour


Gerard P Dolan

Darlene Garr

Paul Abell

Paul Flynn


Elsie Sheridan


Marine Art returns to East Pier



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.

Derek Lyons Coastgaurd Cottages Dun Laoghaire Harbour

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


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




  • 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


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.


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.”


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.


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.





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.


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 Master Role

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Harbour Maintenance Programme 2016

2014 mooring after clearance Photo Credit Irish Marine Corp


Repair works commence this month in Dun Laoghaire Harbour to repair and maintain this beautiful public amenity.

The East Pier and the Carlisle Pier require significant repair works. Ward & Burke have been contracted to complete these projects. The total cost to the Harbour Company is an estimated €1 million.



Lower East Pier – Repair 100m section of storm damage as part of a rolling maintenance programme.

Project timeline – March to April 2016

(Note: These works have very little effect on pier walkers. Walkers will be directed to take the upper deck of the pier to avoid the repair works)


Carlisle Pier – Pile repair and replacement fenders for berth 2. Upgrade berthing facilities for small cruise ships and extend the life of the outer piles.

Project timeline – March to June 2016.

(Note: repair works to the Carlisle Pier will have no effect on parking on the pier).


Marine Artists Exhibition 2016

art exhibition east pierFollowing on from the successful debut Marine Art exhibition in 2015 we invite artists to return for Summer 2016. The Exhibition of Marine Artists will take place this Summer from April to September 2016.

  • Exhibition 1 – April 30th, May 1st & 2nd
  • Exhibition 2 – June 4th & 5th
  • Exhibition 3 – July 2nd & 3rd
  • Exhibition 4 – July 30th, 31st & 1st Aug
  • Exhibition 5 – Sept 3rd & 4th

We invite local artists to take part (spaces limited) by applying for an exhibition space.

Please find the application form here.

The Closing date for each exhibition is 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the exhibition.


Christmas 2015 at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Vintage Carousels – Kids Bounce Arena – Christmas Shop

Swing – Bounce – Shop

Santa 2

Dun Laoghaire Harbour is delighted to kick off Christmas celebrations this Thursday 19th November with family friendly activities.

We welcome the Vintage Carousel Company back to Dun Laoghaire for its 6th Christmas. The Harbour Plaza will feature merry go rounds, chair-o-planes and a variety of other family friendly amusements.

In addition to the carousels we also have a Children’s Bouncy castle experience in the terminal building this year. This bounce experience is open to children up to 10 years old along with a café and a “One Stop Christmas shop” open to the public.

Christmas Fireworks

The annual Christmas Fireworks display will take place at 17:00 Sat 21st November from the Carlislie Pier here in  Dun Laoghaire Harbour.



  • Thursday / Fri 14:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 12:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday 11:00 – 18:00


Dates of operation

  • Opening Friday 20th November until Thursday 24th December 2015.
  • Vintage Carousel Company Closing at 16:00 Thurs 24th December
  • Indoor Christmas shop, cafe and bounce arena closed 18:00 Sun 20th December.


After Christmas 

  • Carousels opening – Sat 26th Dec– Sun 3rd Jan



  • Indoor Bouncy Castles – €3.00 (20 min) or €5.00 (1 hour)
  • Kids Funfair rides – €2.00 per ride


Harbour Parking

  • Old Harbour (West of Crofton Bridge) – €4 per day
  • Carlisle Pier Carpark – €5 per day
  • Underground Carpark (under Harbour Plaza) – €8 per day


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white raindeer

Snow men in window

santa and teddies

Santa and Sleigh

Ice cabin bouncy castle

Merry Go Round


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.


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