The start of the summer sailing season is almost upon us, and we’ll be running our annual lift-in on the 18th and 19th of April. However, before we do that, it’s time for a Club Supper! Our next supper will be on April 10th (Friday), starting at 19:30 hours. We’re offering a two-course buffet meal…Details
The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company is soliciting public feedback on their proposed changes to accommodate multi-hundred metre cruise ships in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The core aspects of these changes, from a marine point of view, are: Dredging a deeper channel into the harbour Construction of a ~435 metre pier from just west of the Stena…Details
This week, on Thursday 26th, we continue our Winter Talks series with a talk by Frank Miller on “The Stories Behind the Pictures”. Frank is an award-winning Irish Times photographer and picture editor, who was covered everything from the opening of an envelope to the genocide in Rwanda. He’ll be talking about his work and…Details
Racing Two-Handed around Britain and Ireland requires all round skill, great seamanship and tenacity. This Thursday March 12th, come and listen to Liam Coyne talk about racing around Britain and Ireland, two-handed, in “Lula Belle”. More details can be found in the event; all are welcome, and we start at 8 PM.
This Thursday, March 5th, Cormac Lowth will be talking to us about the sailing trawlers of Ringsend. From 1819 to the immediate aftermath of the First World War, a large fleet of sailing beam-trawlers, known as smacks, existed in Ringsend and Dublin Bay. Many of these fishing vessels and their crews originated in Brixham in Devon…Details
This Thursday, February 26th, Glascott Symes will be presenting a case study of the Civil War burning of Cappoquin House, Co Waterford the home of an Independent member of the first Free State Senate. All are welcome, and the talk will start at 20:00.
With the sailing season fast approaching, Liam and Joe have been working to build a schedule for cruising in company this year. Club members should have received an email with the events, however you can also check our events list to see what we’re planning. This year is a milestone year for the Club, as…Details
Our Winter Talk for February 19th is on the subject of the Costa Concordia. This talk will be presented by Brian McAllister, who has been involved in the diving and marine business since 1975 working in the oil, gas and salvage business principally as a diver. More details are in the event. As per usual,…Details
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) confirms that Stena will not resume its ferry service on the Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead route
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) has today confirmed that a Stena seasonal service from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead will not be resuming.
According to Gerry Dunne, CEO of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company: “While it is disappointing that a service will not be resuming for this forthcoming summer season, the Harbour Company is now seeking alternative providers to operate a seasonal service on the route.”
More detail in the press release.
Our talk for January 29th sees the return of Tom Conlon to the DMYC, talking about recently rediscovered early photographs of Dun Laoghaire. This years collection (The “Breen Collection”) has been discovered by Tom in the archives of a collector of old photographic material in South Wexford. These are among the oldest known photos of…Details