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History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Lecture 22nd March 2017

 ILLUSTRATED LECTURE

 “SOME HISTORY OF DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR, 1817-2017”

 BY CORMAC F. LOWTH

         

2017 marks the 200th. anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone for the 

great Harbour of Dun Laoghaire.  Cormac F. Lowth be presenting a vast array of

 rare and interesting illustrations and photographs along with a host of informative

 facts about a great many aspects of the Harbour over the past two hundred years.

He will be looking at the old Harbour of Dunleary, the building of the great Harbour

 of Refuge, the transition to Kingstown, and later Dun Laoghaire, and  these will

 include the naval presence, yachting activities, shipwrecks, the R.N.L.I., fishing,

 maritime commerce, mailboats, and much more.

 

The meeting will commence with the launch of a new copy of the Society’s journal

which has been specially commissioned to mark the occasion of the 200th. 

anniversary of the Harbour. It is entitled “A Safe Anchorage” and it contains a great

 many articles about the Harbour that have  published in the Society’s journals over

 the years. Price is €8

 

Location : Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire

Time :8pm 22.03.2017

Admission : €3 All Welcome

Parking free for ticket holders

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Irish Embassy visit

Irish Ambassador to Great Britain Daniel Mulhall met today with our

CEO Gerry Dunne in the Irish Embassy in London to discuss the upcoming Bicentenary Celebrations.

#DLHarbour200 #StoriesDLHarbour #DLH200years.

www.dlharbour200.ie

Irish Ambassador to Great Britain Daniel Mulhall meets CEO of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company Gerry Dunne

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Proceedings of the Commissioners of Dunleary Asylam Harbour

In 1815 the Dunleary Asylum Harbour was commissioned.

The first stone was laid on the 31st May 1817.

March 2017 – Bicentenary Celebrations schedule to be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

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Gavin James confirmed to headline The Ball at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

The Ball has announced their line up for the Intervarcity festival this coming April 2017.

Headlining is Irish Singer Songwriter Gavin James along with Bakermat Live, Route 94, Waze & Odyssey, Hare Squead, Smash Hits, Mark Mc Cabe and many more  

 

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Dun Laoghaire Hosts Ireland First Intervarcity Festival

The Ball is coming to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this April 28th 2017.

The event is Ireland’s first student only intervarsity festival with an estimated 7,000 entrants, two stages, a gourmet food yard, fun fair and over 20 artists performing.

This unique event takes place in the Ferry Terminal Compound overlooking the harbour.

More details to be confirmed at http:www.theball.ie.

 

Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 – Classics Programme Confirmed

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta takes place this 6-9th July 2017.

Its one of the biggest events of the harbour sailing calendar and involves all 4 yacht clubs Dun Laoghaire Yacht clubs and entrants from the sailing community nationwide and overseas.

To celebrate the Harbour Bicentenary the committee have added to the race schedule to include a unique classic boat race to celebrate the harbours bicentenary. The race will see international and local classic boats taking part.

For more information go to  http://www.dlregatta.org/

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Summer of Sailing 2017

Dun Laoghaire Harbour has a busy year of sailing ahead. 2017 will see the return of the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta welcoming international & local teams for the weekend of the 6-9 July.

The weekend always creates a great atmosphere in the Harbour and this year is no exception. As part of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Celebrations the Regatta will include the Kingstown 200 Classic Race.

This race will welcome classic boats to take part in a sailing spectacle to commemorate this harbours 200th year.

More information on sailing events can be found at www.sailing.ie  .

 

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Irish Feva Nationals 2017 – Save the date 14th-16th July 2017

Irish Feva Nationals 2017

at the Royal St George Yacht Club. Open to all skills and abilities.

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Christmas Tree Recycling at the West Pier

Christmas Tree recycling takes place at the

West Pier Car Park 3rd – 15th January 09:30 to 15:30.

 

Irish Drift Championships – Round 2 – 20-21st May 2017 #DriftontheDocks

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The Irish Drift Championship brings Round 2 of the championships #DriftOntheDocks to Dun Laoghaire

May 20th & 21st 2017.

See the sneak peek here

 

WHAT IS DRIFTING?

Drifting is the fastest growing motorsport in the world and combines the most exhilarating and exciting elements of multiple disciplines to create one heart-stopping show.

Drifting is a high-skill, high-powered motorsport that calls for drivers to control a 200hp to 1,000hp car while it slides sideways at high speed through a marked course. It is a similar to rallying, but on a closed, compact and spectator-focused course and is judged on execution, style and speed rather than on who finishes the course fastest.

Drifting takes all the thrilling moments and challenges from traditional motorsports and packs them together into non-stop competition where 120 drivers must battle head-to-head in order to find a winner.

It is incredibly difficult to master, extremely dangerous and rewards only the most naturally skilled competitors. It is very much the chosen motorsport of the new generation and is currently the most-watched and followed motorsport in Ireland.

THE IRISH DRIFT CHAMPIONSHIP

The Irish Drift Championship is the only professional drift series in Ireland and is currently regarded as one of the world’s best in terms of popularity, presentation and driver talent. The championship is now entering its 13th consecutive season, witnessing dramatic growth in attendance and viewership in recent years. 

 

 
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