We want you to tell your story about Covid-19, lockdown, what we have lost, what we have gained, and your hopes for the future and design it into a flag.
Your flag will then be flown with pride on one of the hundreds of boats in Dún Laoghaire Harbour at the end of the summer or when we can safely celebrate together.
Keep an eye out for our videos during the summer as we follow flag makers, listen to their motivations for taking part and watch their story unfold as they get ready for their flag to fly.
Your Covid-19 story may be happy, unhappy, concerned, or hopeful – it’s your memory of the time – the main thing is that it is your unique story and we want you to tell it in the most creative way you can think of!
Work is due to complete next week on repairs to the seaward side of the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
The project took over 5 months to replace the tonnes of washed away rock armour after Storm Emma battered the pier in 2018.
Individual granite rocks used in the renovation weighed from a few kilos up to ten tonnes each and required specialised equipment to move into place.
The Cornish granite rocks used in the project are the same material used to protect the new pier at the Dun Laoghaire Baths Project.
The power of the storm in 2018 destroyed part of the East Pier wall and compromised part of the underlying rock armour which protects and supports the East Pier from the Irish Sea.
Due to public safety concerns the Sun Shelter area was closed off and the harbour team began work to repair the damaged wall and a large cavity was opened under the east pier.
1,700 tonnes of granite are now being knitted strategically in a bed below the sun shelter. They form a solid barrier to protect the pier for years to come. The clean new granite can be seen in the foreground of these photos.
The area will soon be open to the public again.
Works to repair the sloping revetment at the West Pier Roundhead were completed last week.
Team BigStyle are extremely excited to announce their next project – right back where it all began in DunLaoghaire. They’re going to create a space in the old Coal Harbour looking right out on the sea which we hope will become a hub for all types of watersports users.
It will primarily be a Stand up Paddle boarding school, complete with chill out areas, changing rooms, clothes and equipment storage, direct access to the water and a whole lot of charm.
While the main purpose of the space will be the SUP school we also plan to have a surf shop and a simple coffee shop where SUPers and their friends can grab a hot drink while waiting for their turn in the water. We’ve also teamed up with the crew over at Clean Coasts who’ll be using this space to spread awareness, launch clean-ups and hold various events
The building is going to be constructed from two renovated shipping containers – one 40 foot and one 20 foot – along with a decking area for outside seating.
Above all they want to be as environmentally conscious as possible – the building will be totally off grid with solar panels, a water harvester, 12v power and as little single use plastic as possible.
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