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Irish Defense Forces – International Operational Service Medal Parade

The Irish Navy LE James Joyce visited Dun Laoghaire Harbour last weekend.  Presentation of the International Operational Service Medal to members of the Permanent Defense Force in recognition of their service in humanitarian mission overseas at Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire on 26 November 2016.

 

Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Launches Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Steering Group

Press Notice

Friday 25th November 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation

Launches Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Steering Group

 Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor today became Patron of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary programme

Convening in the historic Harbour Lodge in Dun Laoghaire, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation met the members of the Steering Group, which includes the Pavilion Theatre, DLR County Council, the RNLI, the Coal Harbour Users Group, The National Maritime Museum, Dalkey Heritage Centre, a representative of the 4 Yacht Clubs, the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and Dun Laoghaire Business Improvement District (BID).

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The Bicentenary Steering Group met to discuss a series of initiatives to commemorate and celebrate the 200 year history of this historic harbour.

May 31st 1817 saw the laying of the first stone in the creation of one of the world’s finest man-made harbours , originally named as “The Royal Harbour of King George 1V at Kingstown”

Gerry Dunne, CEO of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company said ” this is an incredibly exciting initiative , of national and international significance. We will be engaging with members of the Irish Diaspora all over the world, so that we can gather relevant stories and memorabilia, and create a legacy both online and physical, a legacy which this special place fully deserves”

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Contact: Carolyn Hanaphy 01 271 3203 carolyn@dlharbour.ie

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Image 1 – Steering group meet in the Harbour Lodge Boardroom (Group Photo).

Image 2 – (L-R) Donal Marren (Chairperson of the Group), Minster Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O Connor & Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Cathaoirleach Cormac Devlin.

Image 3 – Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Logo.

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Defense Forces International Operational Service Medal Award

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes the Defense Forces this Saturday 26th November 16.

Members of the Permanent Defense Force will be presented at a ceremony on the Carlisle Pier with the International Operational Service Medals in recognition of their humanitarian mission overseas.

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The LE James Joyce (P62) will return to berth on the Carlisle Pier in recognition of the event at 12:00.

The event will not be open the public but can be viewed from the Harbour Plaza or the East Pier.

 

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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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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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CqcP6EcXYAAnVoD.jpg largePictured above – Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race Winners 2016

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

 

Win Tickets to Beatyard this Aug Bank Holiday Weekend

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Terms and Conditions: Photo Competition

  1. Twitter Entries : To enter the competition entrants must post their favourite photo of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour using the text I want tickets to Beatyard and tag us @dlharbour. Click here to enter.
  2. Facebook Entries : To enter the competition entrants must post their favourite photo of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour using the text “ I want tickets to Beatyard “ and tag Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company. To enter click here
  3. 20 pairs of tickets to be won via a Facebook photo competition
  4. 20 pairs of tickets to be won via a Twitter photo competition
  5. Winners can choose tickets for the Sat 30th or Sun 31st July 2016.
  6. Closing date for entries 17:00 Wed 20th July 2016
  7. Winners to be announced on Facebook and Twitter on Fri 22nd July 2016
  8. Winners will be asked to message the Dun Laoghaire Harbour account (Facebook or Twitter) with their email address. A login to an online ticketing system will be sent to the winners email to allow them to collect their prize.
  9. The winning photos will be chosen by a Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company panel.
  10. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her own social media account for prize notification.
  11. Winners must contact Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company before Thursday 28th July 2016 with an email address for details to collect their winning tickets.
  12. All photo entries may be used for promotional purposes in future by Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
  13. Persons posting rude or inappropriate photos/comments will be deleted from our account.
  14. The decision on the winning entrants is final.

Note: This promotion does not have a connection with Facebook or Twitter in any way and is not sponsored, supported or organized by Facebook or Twitter. The recipient of the information provided by you is not Facebook or Twitter, but Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company.

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