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All aboard for the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Rally – Oct Bank Holiday Weekend

Ireland’s largest gathering of vintage commercial road vehicles.

Bank Holiday Weekend 28th, 29th & 30th October 2017.

The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Rally, formerly the Dublin Port Rally is Ireland’s largest gathering of veteran & vintage commercial & private road vehicles. It is being held in Dún Laoghaire Harbour as part of their 200th Bicentenary celebration. Over 220 vintage buses, trucks, fire appliances, military vehicles, vans, cars and motorbikes attended the 2015 event.

It is open to the public from 12 Noon to 6pm Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th October 2017. Each year the rally nominate a chosen charity, this year is Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Organised by vintage vehicle enthusiasts, the show has something for everyone and various different vehicles will be on show each day of the event.

Tickets :

Adult 1 Day: €10.00* – Child 1 Day: €5.00

& Family (2 Adults 2 Children or 1 Adult and up to 4 Children) 1 day: €25.00



IronMan Road Closures – South Dublin 20th August 2017

ROAD ACCESS RESTRICTIONS SUNDAY 20th AUGUST 2017

IRONMAN® 70.3 Dublin is coming to your neighbourhood!

Pedestrian movement remains unrestricted and therefore, pedestrians may access and cross the bike course whenever it is safe to do so and under the guidance of event stewards when appropriate.  However, the following restrictions apply to all vehicles*.  The detailed information below will allow you to plan your route on race day and avoid any unnecessary delays.

*Does not include emergency vehicles that will have unrestricted access throughout.

DUN LAOGHAIRE  –  04.00 – 10.00

  • There will be full access to Dun Laoghaire town centre but no access to the Harbour from 06.30 until 10.00.
  • The swim starts from Sandycove* and all surrounding roads will be closed from 04.00 until approximately 10.00.
  • The Transition from swim to bike takes place at Newtonsmith Park on Marine Parade and therefore, Marine Parade, Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queens Road, Crofton Road, Old Dunleary Road, Longford Terrace and Seapoint Avenue will all be closed to traffic between 06.00 – 10.000am.
  • Access to Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire would be from Newtown Park Avenue, Monkstown Road and York Road. Georges Street, Summerhill Road and Glasthule are unaffected.

*Local swimmers are advised to use the Forty Foot to enter the water between 6.00am and 9.00am.

 BLACKROCK   – 06.30 – 09.45

The bike course travels along Seapoint Avenue onto Frascati Road heading north to Rock Road and crossing the Dart line at Merrion Gates before continuing along Strand Road.  Between 06.30 and 09.45 there will be no vehicle access into Blackrock – the bottom of Craysfort Road and Mount Merrion Avenue will be shut.

BOOTERSTOWN  – 06.30 – 09.45

  • The bottom of Booterstown Avenue will be closed till 09.45
  • Pedestrian access to the Dart Station will be maintained throughout.
  • There will be no access onto Rock Road from St Helens Road, Trimleton Ave, Bellevue Avenue & Heskin Court.
  • Access to Booterstown, Monkstown & Dun Laoghaire from Merrion Road will be via Nutley Lane / Stillorgan Road.

 

SANDYMOUNT    –  06.30 – 09.45

There will be no access on to Strand Road and Beach Road between 06.30am and 09.45am.

 IRISHTOWN    –    06.30 – 09.45

The bike course takes a right off Beach Road onto Sean Moore Road and takes the left exit at the roundabout towards the East Link Bridge.  

  • There will be no access on to Sean Moore Road between 30 and 09.45.
  • The East Link Bridge will also be closed to traffic between 06.30 and 10.00.
  • Traffic travelling to the North side of Dublin City between 06.30 and 10:15 will need to do so via the M50.

RINGSEND – 07.00 – 10.00

The course continues over the East Link Bridge and along North Wall Quay and stays on the North Quays all the way up to Parkgate Street.  Traffic exiting the Port Tunnel will not be able to access the East Link Bridge or the North Quays until after 10.00.

 

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017

Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, which takes place from tomorrow until Sunday, 9th July 2017, is set to be an exciting four days of racing in Dublin Bay. There will be a fantastic festival atmosphere across the waterfront and Dun Laoghaire town as the four Dun Laoghaire waterfront yacht clubs come together for the biennial event; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, National Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Royal St. George Yacht Club.

The area will be a hive of activity for the 7th staging of this event and there will be plenty of action out on the water with over 2,500 participants, 475 boats competing in 35 different classes of boats, large and small, old and new, racing on seven race course areas over the four days of the regatta.

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017

 

The biennial regatta in 2015 was hailed an enormous success both afloat and ashore for a combined fleet of 415 boats, the biggest on the Irish Sea. Over 250 races on five different courses were staged in a range of light to very heavy conditions since racing began.

George Sisk’s Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was named top boat after winning three of four challenging IRC coastal races in a 25–boat offshore fleet.

Find out more about the 2017 event here

The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2017

 

The Course

The starting line is traditionally laid in Scotsman’s Bay, East of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

The course of the race is defined as: “leaving to starboard Ireland and all its islands and rocks showing permanently above high water and situated on the landward side of the line joining the seaward extremities of:

(i) Muglins

(ii) Wicklow Head

(iii) Tuskar Rock

(iv) Barrels Light Buoy

(v) Bore Rocks Buoy

(vi) Coningbeg Lanby

(vii) Red Bank Buoy

(viii) Old Head of Kinsale

(ix) Fastnet Rock

(x) Mizen Head

(xi) Gull Rock (off Bull Rock) and (xii) Washerwoman Rock (off Great Skellig) 

and thence to the finishing line at the entrance to Dingle Harbour

 

Find out more here