Category: Press Release

Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes Pop Ups with popertee.com

Press Notice

Friday 17th June 2016

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are delighted to team up with the new innovative Pop Up site Popertee, this summer. Popertee is an online marketplace connecting property owners who have spare space with businesses and brand managers who are looking to rent retail spaces on a short-term or “pop-up” basis.

The Harbour Company have five key areas which are unique to the market and fit in with the “popup” Popertee ethos.

 

  • The Harbour Events area is a 16,000 sq.m compound adjacent to the Ferry Terminal building.
  • The historic Carlisle Pier is 8,000 sq.m and overlooks the famous East Pier.
  • The Harbour Plaza area is 3,150 sq.m and adjacent to Marine Road and the busy Pavilion Café/Restaurant area.
  • The Sun shelter is 140 sq.m on the East Pier.
  • The well known and loved Victorian Bandstand on the East Pier.

 

Sun Shelter and Bandstand

A short term rental of these five areas are available for pop-ups such as concerts, theatre productions, corporate events & promotions & children’s entertainment. However we are open to any ideas and would love to see these unique areas utilised. It would be great to see these historic sites utilised for new and exciting ventures!

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The Popertee website compliments the Harbour portfolio of events such as the annual 5k 98FM Rainbow Run and the 2 day August Bank Holiday weekend Beatyard Festival.

“Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are delighted to offer areas of the harbour for short term lease. We look forward to an increase in footfall and revenue to the benefit of the harbour and town” Carolyn Hanaphy

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Contact:

Carolyn Hanaphy 087 788 2056 carolyn@dlharbour.ie

Aileen Dowling 087 289 0328 aileen@popertee.com.

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Antarctic Explorer reaches Dun Laoghaire

Press Release

Friday 10th June

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The Newly refurbished Hebridean Sky (formally Sea Explorer 1) cruise ship today reached Dun Laoghaire Harbour for its first visit.

The boutique ship holds 100 guests / 72 crew and spends part of its year exploring the Antarctic Peninsula & Falkland Islands.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are delighted to welcome the first of 2 calls from Noble Caledonian group this summer with this ship returning on the 30th August. The ship was renovated earlier in 2016 and now features all 59 suites facing outwards.

The MS Hebridean Sky is one of three flag ships,  and is sister vessel to the MS Caledonian Sky and MS Island Sky,  which visited the harbour in June 2015.

The 90.6m ship will call to the historic Carlisle Pier after its recent refurbishment to accommodate such visits.

Arriving at 07:00 the ship will visit Dun Laoghaire for 13 hours before heading north to Portrush, Co Down.

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Capt. Simon Coate today said ;

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company works hard to secure luxury ships of this kind to the harbour. The unique aesthetics of the 200 year old harbour makes this a sought after port-of-call”

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Press Queries : Please contact Carolyn Hanaphy at 01 2713203 carolyn@dlharbour.ie

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L-R – Captain Niklas Peterstam , Carl Mc Evoy Dun Laoghaire Business Improvement District & Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Capt. Simon Coate welcome Hebridean Sky to Dun Laoghaire.

 

 

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.

Find out more www.the-beatyard.com/lineup

Marine Art returns to East Pier

 

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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.

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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

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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

 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SAILING COMPETITION CONFIRMED FOR DÚN LAOGHAIRE

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  • 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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

LASER RADIAL WORLDS 2016

• ALL ABOARD AS KBC BANK ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF WORLD SAILING
CHAMPIONSHIP IN DÚN LAOGHAIRE
• CHAMPIONSHIP EXPECTED TO GENERATE €2.5M FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY
• TEAMS FROM MORE THAN 35 COUNTRIES TO COMPETE

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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.

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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 welcomes host of German visitors

Press Release

The month of September sees the arrival of the annual Oktoberfest to Georges Dock in Dublin. While the city drinks in the German culture Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes thousands of German visitors searching for their own slice of “Irishness”.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour is delighted to welcome German visitors in the form of the newly built TUI Cruise ship ‘Mein Schiff 4’ along with a German Navy Corvette visit later in the month.

MEIN_SCHIFF_4Mein Schiff 4 which translates to ‘My Ship 4” visits Ireland for the first time and calls to Dun Laoghaire on the 18th September with up to 2506 guests and 1000 crew.

The new ship was completed in late 2014 in the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. She comes complete with a 25m swimming pool, basketball court, sea view sauna and guests can expect to pay up to €5,495 for a suite on a 10 day cruise on board this luxury German vessel. The ships first sailings in August have seen her travel around the Nordic regions stopping off in ports such as Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

She will soon start an 11 day round trip departing Hamburg on the 12th September, travelling to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Dun Laoghaire, the UK and back to Germany. The ship will then take to warmer waters later in the year cruising around the Canary Islands.

Mein Schiff 4 guests will be welcomed to Ireland by a host of local Dun Laoghaire volunteers to advise on the best local attractions. The town has also laid on a “traditional” music session for a proper Irish welcome.

Ludwigshafen am Rhein F264Later in the month Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes its second German visitor in the form of the German Navy. The 90m long 1850 tonne German Navy vessel ‘Ludwigshafen am Rhein’ visits the harbour from the 25th – 28th September. The German corvette will be on show at the Carlisle Pier for navy enthusiasts and members of the public 26th Sept 13:00 – 17:00 & 27th Sept 14:00 – 16:00.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour to host LÉ James Joyce commissioning

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are honored to host the commissioning ceremony for the new Naval vessel L.É James Joyce to take place in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 14:30.

The town of Dun Laoghaire has a strong link with the ships namesake James Joyce.  The novelist and poet playwright made the local Martello tower the setting of his masterpiece novel, Ulysses and the Martello tower is home today to the James Joyce Museum.

LE_JAMES_JOYCEL.É James Joyce is an new offshore patrol vessel replacing the 35-year-old LÉ Aoife. The ship will survey the exclusive economic zone off Ireland’s coasts, extending toward Great Britain in the East and into the Atlantic in the west. It will cover over 158,000 square miles in area with the use of fly drones to monitor such an extensive area.

The €50m James Joyce will be almost 300 feet long, powered by two diesel engines and have a top speed around 26 mph. There are currently 8 Ships in the Irish Navy all named after Irish and Celtic Mythological figures, LÉ or Long Éireannach Eithne ,LÉ Aoife, LÉ Aisling, LÉ Niamh, LÉ Roisin, LÉ Samuel Beckett, LÉ Orla & LÉ Ciara.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney T.D will conduct the naming and commissioning ceremony on the Carlisle Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

le james joyce imageOpen to public for viewing – LÉ James Joyce will be open to the public to view on Wed 2nd September from 1400-1700hrs.

Summer is coming to Dun Laoghaire Harbour

PRESS NOTICE

Friday, 5th June 2015

DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR COMPANY COMMENCES JUNE ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

Dun Laoghaire will be a hive of activity this June, as the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company commences its June Activity Programme. The June activity programme will comprise a number of cruise calls, family-fun activities, the starting point for the Sonia O’Sullivan 5K Run and the two hugely popular Rainbow Runs, Ireland’s longest running 5k fun run.

21 April 2015; Former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist, Sonia O'Sullivan, launches the Sonia 5K, in association with Euromedic Ireland, which takes place in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday, June 13th, to mark the 20th Anniversary of her historic victory in the 5000 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Gothenburg in 1995. Pictured are Sonia O'Sullivan with athletes from left, Olwyn Dunne, Ann Grennan, Marie Therese McCoy, Niall Campbell and Orna Dilmorth. Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Key dates in the June programme will include:

 

  • HB IceCream Bus: From Friday, 5th June to Sunday, 7th June, the HB Goodbye Seri-Bus will be bringing people on a fun-filled, ice-cream beach trip from Nassau Street to Dun Laoghaire.

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  • Showcasing: An Exhibition of Marine Artists will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 6th and 7thJune, and the Irish Youth Dance Festival will have a small outdoor showcase on Saturday, 27thJune as part of their annual event.

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  •  Races: Three 5K runs will be held in June. The Sonia O’Sullivan 5K Run, will place Saturday, 13th June with a reception held in the Harbour Plaza. Fun runners are invited to take part one of the two very popular Rainbow Runs on Saturday, 20th June 10am & 3pm.

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  • FunFair The fun fair will open beside the Ferry Terminal on Friday 26th June running until Sunday 12th July – the perfect opportunity for a family day out!

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The Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship will arrive in Dun Laoghaire on her maiden voyage to Ireland Sunday, 14th June, and the beautiful Wind Surf will visit again on 29th June. The cruise welcome programme, specially devised by the Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group will be taking place during these visits to ensure the visitors take maximum advantage of what the town has to offer.

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July will also be a busy month for Dun Laoghaire, with highlights for the July programme including:

  •  VOLVO Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015: The 6th edition of the sailing event runs from Thursday, 9th July to Sunday, 12th July, and will attract more than 2,500 sailors from the UK and Ireland

 

  • Kiddies FunFair – Children under the age of 10 can enjoy an array of bounce amusements on the east pier from Friday, 17th

 

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 CONTACT: Emily Brennan, DHR Communications @ 01-4200580 / 086-1658629.

 

2015 Dun Laoghaire Cruise Season Launch

PRESS RELEASE

Monday, 11th May 2015

SUMMER CRUISE PROGRAMME LAUNCHED FOR DUN LAOGHAIRE

The Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group launched its 2015 cruise season at the Harbour Lodge, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday, 6th May 2015.
2015 is set to be the most successful cruise season for Dun Laoghaire, with an expected 100,000 passengers and crew expected to arrive into the Harbour over the next five months. A total of 21 calls will be made to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, with many of the ships involved bringing in more than 5,000 passengers and crew.
The first cruise visit of the season will take place on Tuesday, 12th May with the arrival of the Royal Princess.

The third generation cruise ship will be on its maiden voyage, and will carry over 5,000 crew and passengers. Other ships that will take in Dun Laoghaire on their maiden voyages will be:

• Splendida (21st May)
• Celebrity Silhouette (14th June)
• Star Legend (26th June)
• Britannia (14th July)
• Mein Schiff 4 (18th September)

Ahead of the calls, the Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group has put in place a welcome programme which will run for each cruise call. The welcome programme will comprise of:

Entertainment:
A welcome event will take place from 1pm to 3pm on each day of a cruise visit in the Lexicon Gardens. This event will feature traditional Irish dancing and music by local traditional Irish band, Celtic Hearts. This event will also be open to the public.

Ambassadors:
A team of eight local volunteers will greet each cruise arrival. The multi-lingual volunteers will be armed with local knowledge to help the cruise guests with any queries they might have. The ambassadors will also be dotted throughout the town, and will be easily identifiable in bright green jackets. The ambassadors will inform the passengers of local sights activities, and will also highlight the availability of free Wifi in the town.

Transport:
On arrival, cruise passengers will be transported by four 16-seater Mercedes mini-coaches from the harbour to the welcome event in the Lexicon Gardens. Courtesy shuttle buses will provide continuous transport services throughout the day, every day the cruise is in the harbour. The shuttle bus pick-up location will be signposted and easily identifiable for cruise crew and passengers.

Dun Laoghaire Stakeholder Group is comprised Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the local BID Company.

Speaking ahead of the event, Chairperson of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, Eithne Scott Lennon said: “We are delighted to be welcoming cruise visits in such numbers to Dun Laoghaire over the coming months.

“The forthcoming cruise season will give us a small insight into the potential which the cruise business has for Dun Laoghaire and the greater hinterland. The Harbour Company has been working collectively with the Council and local businesses to ensure that visitors get a taste of the local area through our welcome programme. Increased cruise visitors should provide a welcome boost to the local economy.

“This cruise season offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase what is available in the area for visitors, and I hope that the wider community will join in the welcome events and entertainment. While it’s important to impress the cruise visitors, I also believe that more local families and people interested in ships will also come out to Dun Laoghaire and enjoy the impressive sight of these ships in our harbour. Apart from the multi-story third generation cruise ships, there will also be a selection of smaller and intriguing ships that will come right into the Harbour.

“Everyone can join in the entertainment that is being organised, and I would advise people to log onto our website or follow us on social media to get the latest updates on visits and activities,” added Ms Scott Lennon.

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