Affordable floating homes for Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Press Notice – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) seeks ‘expressions of interest’ to bring floating homes to the harbour. DLHC have designated an area on the West side of the harbour where it is planned to bring a cluster of affordable homes to a very unique marine setting.

The innovative idea is reflective of many other cluster homes on the continent and in North America. The designated area on the west of Dun Laoghaire Harbour overlooks the beautiful Marina, the West Pier and has views of Dublin Bay.

The designated area is adjacent to Dun Laoghaire Town with its wide range of amenities including restaurants, shopping centres and schools. The harbour is also located on the DART line and has other excellent transport links.

DLHC Commercial Executive, Carolyn Hanaphy said today: “this is an exciting and innovative project which will deliver c.50 homes in a beautiful marine environment

More details on the Expression of Interest can be found here.

ENDS

Contact: Carolyn Hanaphy 087 788 2056 carolyn@dlharbour.ie

Note: Please see below a variety of images from other Floating home communities around the world. Below are links to websites which have similar homes to the ones we envisage for the harbour.

Europe

Toronto – http://www.torontofloathomes.com/

United States

 

 

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.

 

 

Summer Events @ East Pier Dun Laoghaire Harbour – 12th & 13th August 2017

| 1 ) Leinster Open Sea Swimming Harbour Swim, along the East Pier Sun 13th – 13:00 – 16:30.


| 2) Barry’s Balloons – Carlisle Pier – Sat/Sun  12 – 18:00

| 3) Dublin Argentine Tango Society will perform on the East Pier Sun Shelter Sun 13th 13:00 – 18:00

| 4) Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind will have a collection taking place with support from the Dublin Ukulele Collective Sat 12th 13:00 – 17:00

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

 

IRONMAN DUBLIN – Sunday 20 August 2017

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.

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Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind & Dublin Ukulele Collective -East Pier 12th Aug 17

If you like Ukulele music and puppies you cant miss this performance on the East Pier Bandstand.   The Dublin Ukulele Collective will be supporting the great work of this great charity.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind will be on the pier collecting money along with Guide Dog Owners & dogs, Puppy Walkers and their pups and Ambassador dog owners and dogs.

Group playing – Dublin Ukulele Collective 

Where ? East Pier Bandstand, East Pier

Date – Saturday 12th August 

Playing Time – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Come along , join in and meet lots of furry friends.

 

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Beatyard is BACK at Dun Laoghaire Harbour 5&6 August 2017

Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour  for its 3rd year.

The festival is growing from strength to strength with a impressive line up this year including international Grammy winning DJ & Producer Mark Ronson. The team at Beatyard have made a lot of changes to the experience this year. Tickets onsale now. Find out more ….

 

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Home Boats Make 2017 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta a Local Success

 

Dublin, Sunday 9th July 2017

 

Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, came to a gentle close this afternoon after an exciting four days of racing in Dublin Bay with over 475 boats and almost 2,500 sailors competing.

A light sea breeze of six knots allowed organisers to complete nearly all 290 scheduled races with many class titles hanging on the outcome of today’s final race.

In a fitting tribute to the harbour’s bicentenary year, racing for the coastal classes finished inside the harbour, a nod to a long-standing Dun Laoghaire yachting tradition.

Dublin Yacht Club’s shared the bulk of the overall prizes, awarded this afternoon at the official prize giving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, winning 23 of the 35 classes including the coveted ‘Boat of the Week’ Trophy.

John Maybury’s J109 Joker II from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was named top boat after leading an extremely competitive IRC class one 28–boat fleet from start to finish.

Maybury’s lead, however, was cut to three points overnight by club–mate Richard Goodbody’s White Mischief but a final challenge to Maybury on the South Course today did not materialise in the single race sailed. Instead the RIYC sailor ended the series on a 13.5–point cushion.

Regatta Chairman Tim Goodbody’s reminder that ‘Volvo Dun Laoghaire is a fun regatta, not a championship’ did little to stem the fierce competition for the coveted Volvo prizes in 35 classes as the last race of the event concluded in the lightest sea–breezes of the series.

In a summer of achievements for John Maybury, his Volvo Trophy follows the first ever hat-trick of IRC National Championship victories achieved in Crosshaven last month. Today’s victory was Maybury’s fourth VDLR class win in a row for Maybury, winning first in, 2011.

 

The 31-boat offshore prize was won by Howth’s Beneteau 34.7, Flashback skippered by Paddy Gregory. Gregory also lifted the Royal Dee Offshore Championship Trophy that was raced as part of the regatta.

Ten classes included the regatta as part of their championship calendar in 2017: GP14s, 420s and Mermaid dinghies raced for Leinster honours. The J24s, SB20s and Squibs decided regional titles and the Sigma 33s, Beneteau 21s and the Wayfarers raced for national trophies.

The biennial event is being hailed an enormous success both afloat and ashore for a combined fleet of 475 boats, the biggest on the Irish Sea. Over 290 races on five different courses were staged in a range of light to medium conditions since racing began last Thursday.

Although 180 visiting boats made up nearly half the fleet, yachts from outside the bay area took away only seven trophies. The bulk of the silverware has stayed on Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront.

Trophies were awarded in each of the 35 competing classes this afternoon, bringing the curtain down on one of the most successful stagings of Ireland’s biggest sailing event.

Scotland’s Clyde Cruising Club took a win in the Sigma 33 Irish open Championships. Howth Yacht Club had six wins in IRC two and three, the Howth 17s, J24s and non–spinnaer divisions but outside of that there was only single wins for Belfast Lough in the RS Elite, Rush Sailing Club in the Laser Radial, Sutton Dinghy Club in the IDRA 14s and Greystones Sailing Club won the Wayfarers.

In Dun Laoghaire, the Royal Irish Yacht Club topped the leaderboard winning six classes from IRC keelboats to Water Wag dinghies.The Royal St. George had five wins in one design classes. The National Yacht Club had three victories and the DMYC had two.

Full results are available on www.dlregatta.org.

Today also marks the end of Tim Goodbody’s chairmanship of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Tim has held this role for the past two events and he hands over to incoming Chair, Don O’Dowd, at a particularly high point in the history of this great event, the third largest regatta in Europe, and an all amateur event. Don follows a long line of distinguished former regatta chairmen including Brian Craig (2005 and 2007), Phil Smith (2009) and Adam WInklemann (2011 and 2013).

 

The Board of Dublin Bay Regattas Ltd, with Commodores of the Dun Laoghaire waterfront Yacht Cubs would like to acknowledge the massive contribution of Tim Goodbody in his role of chairman and thank him for all his involvement in the organization of two incredibly successful regattas.

 

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta will return in 2019 and take place from 11th July to 14th July. For more information see www.dlregatta.org or find Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ENDS

For further information contact:

Lydia Tierney, FleishmanHillard, 085 7138810 E: lydia.tierney@fleishmaneurope.com 

 

 

First Cruise Ship of Summer Heralds Beginning Of Tourism Season in Dun Laoghaire

(Wednesday 17th May 2017) As the arrival of swallows heralds the start of Irish summers, the arrival of the first cruise ship into Dun Laoghaire kicks off the towns summer in luxurious style.

Five star luxury cruise ship Serenissima, which weighs in at over 2,500 tonnes, is the length of a soccer pitch, has 59 cabins and a passenger and crew complement of 160 people, will call today, Wednesday 17th May ,allowing its passengers and crew take in the sights of Dun Laoghaire and surrounds.

Welcoming the ship into Dun Laoghaire, Carolyn Hanaphy of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company said today that “the Serenissima is the first of 8 cruise ship visits scheduled for Dun Laoghaire this summer, bringing with them nearly 3,000 passengers and crew into the town. We are always delighted to see these ships come to our town and spend some time here. Each of these ships is welcomed alongside the historic Carlisle Pier leaving disembarking passengers and crew just 500 metres from the town centre where they can enjoy all that Dun Laoghaire offers in terms of hospitality, shopping and good restaurants and pubs all within a short stroll from the ship.”
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Capt. Simon Coate today said that “Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company work hard to secure luxury ships of this kind to come and visit our harbour. The Serenissima which will stop off on her way around the “Gardens of the British Isles” is a charming vessel with a unique style. During a major refit the owners commissioned Swedish interior designers to create an 18th century influenced Gustavian style interior. The unique style and grandeur of this vessel certainly is in keeping with the unique aesthetics of our 200-year-old harbour, making Dun Laoghaire a sought-after port of call on her voyage.”  

The ship is on a 12-day cruise of the “Gardens of the British Isles”. She left Portsmouth 7 days ago and has already made numerous stops along the English coast, has stopped off in Bantry Bay to visit Garnish Island and Waterford and now she is calling to Dun Laoghaire to visit Powerscourt Gardens. The ship will continue onto Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland on route to her final destination in Oban in Scotland. 

ENDS
Further Media information
Carolyn Hanaphy, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company 01 2713203 / 087 788 2056
Kieran O’Byrne MSS on behalf of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (086 254 7949)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ball has arrived @dlharbour

 

It’s officially event day!

Our team are on site & just putting the finishing touches on everything down in Dun Laoghaire Harbour!

Just a few housekeeping things to take note of, to help make sure there are no hiccups on arrival or while you are enjoying The Ball today.

IMPORTANT ATTENDEE INFORMATION

  1. Please download the Eventbrite app to your phone, with your tickets ready or have your physical ticket printed for inspection once you get to the venue – all bar codes will be scanned on arrival & there will be NO RE-ENTRY!

If you have bought a ticket from a third party and not from the UCD & DIT SU Shops or our official ticketing service on our site/Eventbrite, you do so at your own risk!

  1. Please ensure you have both a valid student ID & Government ID with you – acceptable forms of each are below.

The following forms of photo identification are acceptable once they are in date:

  • Valid Passport
  • Driving Licence/Learner Permit
  • National ID Card/Government Issued Photo ID Card including Garda National Age Card

The following forms of student ID are acceptable once they are in date:

  • Student ID Card issued in Republic of Ireland by a 3rd Level Institute
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Student Leap Card

*In exceptional circumstances organisers may accept a letter from your education provider in lieu of student ID. This is at the discretion of the organiser & is not guaranteed.

  1. Gates open at 3pm & last entry to the event will be 7pm, we would encourage all attendees to get down early to enjoy the full day.
  2. No outside food or drink will be allowed on site and ALL attendees will be searched on entry. We have a great selection of items available in our Food Yard.
  3. Dublin Bus will be operating 46A buses exclusively at the exit of the festival – they will accept LEAP cards and normal cash payments.
  4. Forbidden Items – the following items are not permitted within the Festival venue and will be confiscated if found on your person:

Alcohol may NOT be brought in from outside – there are bars within the venue which will be selling a selection of beer, wine, cider & spirits.

  • Drugs
  • Glass items
  • Flares or Lasers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Poles or Umbrellas
  • Furniture
  • Drones
  1. If you feel unwell, please contact a member of our medical team. Your safety is our prioity and there will be no judgement and it will be confidential.

 

9. Getting to & from The Ball

We advise all attendees to make use of public transport as parking spaces are very limited in the surrounding area – the festival will be serviced by the DART, the 46A & the 75 buses and Lynk taxis will also be servicing the area.

Please check www.transportofireland.ie to route your journey.

10. We aim to make this an annual event and we would ask that all students abide by all legal by-laws pertaining to alcohol in public areas, noise pollution, littering etc. Please adhere to the direction from our stewards & security as well as An Garda Siochana and please be mindful of our neighbours when exiting the venue.

Please be safe and enjoy the day – this is your end of year party and we want it to be as much fun as possible for you!

Now someone pass us a drink 😉

THE BALL TEAM  x

 

Drift On The Docks Dun Laoghaire – May 20/21 2017

Irish Drifting Championships 20th & 21st May 2017

Round 2 – Drift On The Docks – Dun Laoghaire – May 20/21

The Irish Drift Championship invades the picturesque town of Dun Laoghaire, where the craziest conceivable location meets the most dangerous layout imaginable. 

An event so ambitious, only the Irish Drift Championship would attempt it. Our talented roster will take a big step into the unknown and compete on a layout specifically designed to showcase bravery and resolve. The venue is over-looked by the entire South-Dublin town, meaning this once-in-a-lifetime show will certainly introduce professional drifting to the masses. Expect the unexpected as we create drift history in Dun Laoghaire.

TICKET PRICES

Tickets for this event can be purchased online from 6.00pm on Monday, April 24th. Tickets will only be available at the gate on the day of the event if tickets remain. Grandstand seating is extremely limited, so early booking is advised.

Ticket Prices:
Weekend Grandstand: €35.00
Sunday Grandstand: €30.00
Saturday Grandstand: €20.00
Weekend Standing: €25.00
Sunday Standing: €20.00
Saturday Standing: €15.00
Kids Weekend Grandstand: €10.00
Kids Sunday Grandstand: €10.00
Kids Saturday Grandstand: €5.00

Kids: General admission to this event for kids under 12 is free. Please note that this does not include grandstand seating. Grandstand seating must be paid in full for kids of all ages.

PARKING & TRAVEL PLANNING

For this event, parking at the event venue itself is limited to Irish Drift Championship staff and drivers only.

If you are attending the event as a spectator, the town of Dún Laoghaire has multiple paid car parks which are located at the Lexicon, the Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire shopping centre, IMC Cinema and Bloomfield’s Shopping Centre and are all a 5-10 minute walk at most to the event venue. More information on parking in Dún Laoghaire can be found here.

Alternatively, as Dún Laoghaire railway station is located just 30 seconds from the gates of the event venue, we do recommend using Irish Rail’s DART service to travel to the event.

For full information on how to get to Dún Laoghaire, please see a guide here.

More details can be found here

 
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