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Annalise Murphy wins silver at Rio Olympics 2016


A huge congratulations to our resident Olympian Annalise Murphy after her silver medal win.

Annalise Murphy won silver in the Laser Radial class at Guanabara Bay in Rio overtaking her Danish rival Anne-Marie Rindom.

Watch here as Annalises home club the National Yacht Club celebrated her win.

Annalise has won the first Olympic sailing medal for Ireland since the Moscow Olympics of 1980.




Events at Dun Laoghaire Harbour



The Ball

Round 2 – Drift on the Docks – Irish Drifting Championships



Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017

Beatyard 2017

The Rainbow Run

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.


Request for tender – Internal Audit Services

Internal Audit Services –  Tender references: DLHC/2016/01

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Tender schedule:

Issue of RFT:  Tues 21st June 2016.

Deadline for receipt of queries/clarifications:  Tues 12th July 2016 – 12 noon.

Deadline for receipt of tender responses: Tues 19thth July 2016 – 12 noon

 Response to tender applications: Wed 17th Aug 2016 – 12 noon

Successful applicant commencement of duties: Mon 3rd Oct 2016


Find the RFT at





Fog Signal – Dublin Bay 9th June 2016

Fog Signal – Dublin Bay

For those of your close to the harbour today you may be aware of a fog horn being sounded. The signal is being sounded by the ship “Ben Rinnes” which is at anchor waiting to go in to Dublin Port

The signal R (dot dash dot) in morse code is an International Signal for Prevention Collisions at sea and the ship is obliged to sound it whilst at anchor in restricted visibility – this is Maritime Law.

When the fog goes (or when the ship goes) the signals will stop.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The first Marine Artists Exhibit – May Bank Holiday 2016

The 1st of 5 exhibitions this summer kicked off to a great start last weekend.
Thanks to the artist Roisin Duffy for photographing the 1st Marine Artist Exhibiton of the year. See photos
The next exhibition is to be held on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
  • 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


Details of Artists work can be found below:


Derek Lyons Coastgaurd Cottages Dun Laoghaire Harbour


Gerard P Dolan

Darlene Garr

Paul Abell

Paul Flynn


Elsie Sheridan

Guinness tanks arrive at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

carlisle view tanksIn late 2011, Guinness manufacturer Diageo, announced a significant investment of €153M at the iconic St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, the home to the world famous brew since it was leased by Arthur Guinness for 9,000 years in 1759.
Holvrieka IDO B.V. in the Netherlands were awarded the manufacturing of the fermenting tanks and the maturation tanks [some 27 in all].

The typical length of the tanks was 22 metres, width varied from generally 5.75 metres to 6.15 metres and with a height in some cases of 6.25. Weight was typically 25 – 30 tons per tank.

Mr. Joop Savenije of Bolk Transport oversaw the logistics from start to finish and the entire operation involved 3 vessels [spread over a 4-5 week window] and the transportation from the harbour to the brewery was completed in 4 separate convoys between 22:00 – 02:00 on the nights concerned. Celtic Forwarding Limited were appointed ship’s agent for all 3 vessels.

A unique feature was the use of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, just outside Dublin Port. The harbour has been a hub for passenger ferries spanning two centuries –  and has four significant yacht clubs which caters very well for the leisure activities of sailing enthusiasts on the Southside of Dublin City. Due to height restrictions of bridges on the approach from Dublin Port to Diageo it was not possible to discharge at Dublin Port – a distance of some 4 kms away – hence the use of Dun Laoghaire.

Over the course of several months meetings between the client and partners took place. Crane Hire LTD. provided the cranes, 3D CAD modelling and all associated lifting services at every stage of the project. The tanks were offloaded in Dun Laoghaire and positioned in the brewery using a Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 500 ton and a Terex-Demag AC350SSL 350 ton telescopic crane.

Transportation to the site – a journey of 9 kilometres – accompanied by police escorts– took just under 3 hours on each occasion by Bolk and Aylward Heavy Haulage.

Brian Lee, Managing Director of Celtic Forwarding Ltd was very pleased with the entire operation which spanned 6 weeks. The last occasion a commercial vessel worked in Dun Laoghaire was 25 years previous – and Brian Lee and Celtic Forwarding Ltd were the agents on that occasion as well!

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