A floating home from British company Eco Floating Homes
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company writes:
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”.
A tribute to the area formerly known as Kingstown.
Patrick Murphy writes:
About a month ago I left London due to really unfortunate circumstances that were well out of my control. Without getting into too much detail I had to pack up and go home. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the whole thing until the day I came back. I walked around my hometown of Dún Laoghaire [Co Dublin] for a day. I
talked to my friends and family about London and was reminded of how much I loved Dún Laoghaire and the people in it. It made me feel so much better about coming home and gave me a new purpose and drive I haven’t felt in a long while.
‘A view from the Hall’ is a love letter to the place and people who have made me who I am. Ó Chuan go Sliabh.
If you can afford a summery shoutout, there is something really great going on in the Irish angling scene in Dún Laoghaire that’s also a tribute to multicultural Ireland and to diversity. Lots of Asian Irish folks fishing for mackerel together – whole families at times, and most encouraging – and a challenge to the stereotypical Irish taxi driver, sorry, sea angler – women swinging those mackerel flies off the end of a rod like the best of them.
And they’re catching too. Mackerel in bucket loads. So, people – take a walk down to the end of the West Pier in Dún Laoghaire or check out the tight liners on the East Pier too. It’s great to see this community in action. They’re welcome to Ireland and those tasty macks too. The great weather just adds to the spirit.