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Old 03 July 2013, 07:14   #481
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How far do we go up the river Tony what's the name of the last bridge we go under is it c o'connell ??
Draft and tide will dictate how far you get up the river but you should head under 6 at least

East Link Toll bridge
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Sean O'Casey bridge and the
Matt Talbot bridge for sure.

You will then have the loopline tail viaduct with Butt bridge a few yards after it.

Then it gets tricky - The Marlborough Street bridge is under construction at the moment and the head room looks tight.

If you get under that you have

O'Connell bridge
the Ha'penny bridge
Millennium walkway bridge
Grattan (Capel St. ) bridge and
O'Donovan bridge

If you make it to here you will head past the Four Courts,you won't miss it and well worth it.

Past that you have Fr. Matthew's bridge and Queen Street Bridge which is about as far as we made it last year. There are a few after that (James Joyce, O'More, Sherwin and Heuston bridges) before you get to the weir up at Islandbridge.

Phew... glad that primary school geography paid off!
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Old 03 July 2013, 07:23   #482
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Draft and tide will dictate how far you get up the river but you should head under 6 at least

East Link Toll bridge
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Sean O'Casey bridge and the
Matt Talbot bridge for sure.

You will then have the loopline tail viaduct with Butt bridge a few yards after it.

Then it gets tricky - The Marlborough Street bridge is under construction at the moment and the head room looks tight.

If you get under that you have

O'Connell bridge
the Ha'penny bridge
Millennium walkway bridge
Grattan (Capel St. ) bridge and
O'Donovan bridge

If you make it to here you will head past the Four Courts,you won't miss it and well worth it.

Past that you have Fr. Matthew's bridge and Queen Street Bridge which is about as far as we made it last year. There are a few after that ( James Joyce, O'More, Sherwin and Heuston bridges before you get to the weir up at Islandbridge.

Phew... glad that primary school geography paid off!
you took the words right out my mouth i was just going to reply the same

No seriously lets hope we can make it as far again it was well worth it last year the others have no idea what they missed it made the whole trip worth while for me thanks Mr Mac
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Old 03 July 2013, 07:47   #483
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Harbour Master Notice for Sunday July 7th

Folks,

The Harbour master has issued a warning for Sunday regarding a sea swim for charity that is taking place.

The swim is from the Bull wall ( the south wall of Dublin port ) to Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Traditionally this swim has ended the base of the outside of the west pier at a point known as windsurfers pier. However the notice says it will finish in the harbour so I'm trying to find out more.

The picture below gives the approx route if they head for Windsurfers pier with A being the usual starting point on the South Wall and B being the Windsurfers pier end.



The swim is about 6km and given they are expecting a finish at 2pm I would imagine, from experience, the start will be 11am or so. It's a good swim across some choppy water for a swimmer given the change in channel etc.

The notice from the harbour master is

"All harbour users are directed to keep clear of the swimmers; this includes both watercraft and shoreside rod fishermen

Additionally boats moored in the East Bight are requested not to operate their engines."

This would suggest that the swimmers would be coming into the harbour and finishing over by the slip beside the RNLI at the base of the east pier which would cut across the harbour mouth.

That would obviously have an impact on movements in the harbour and your ability to leave when you might like to!

I have asked for more info on it and will see what I get but it might mean an early'ish start and get out of the harbour before ye head for home ( past any other landmarks you might like! )
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We should be gone before they get into the water. That's if nobody sleeps in "under the hinfluence"
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Think we made it to penny bridge last time
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Well good news boys me best mate is cmn, mick
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Err thought I was looey

So what's the total now I need to get a final number for the meal
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So what's the total now I need to get a final number for the meal
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Sam going that's Severn with you then ?
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Final Numbers are looking like this, if anyone else is thinking of joining us please let me know asap so that i can get in touch with the Purty kitchen to see if we can squeeze you in


Confirmed numbers so far

Tony T + 1
Pikey Dave +1
Hadd + 2
Mick + 2
Maximus + 1
Giddy up + 2
Rocknrolla + 5
Tim & linda +3
Neil & Amanda
ribeye mick + 1

Joining us in Ireland
willk
tony mac
donegaldan
macrubicon

Thats 34 in total for the Saturday night



In short

Saturday morning meet at Ty Calch around 9 for a 9.30 start if possible.

Rendezvous with Willk,Dan and hopefully Tonymac at kish bank around 1.30 for a trip up the River Liffey.

Late afternoon book in to the marina, those that need to this is probably the best time to refuel for the return trip on Sunday .

7.30 meet in the hotel bar for a few

8.30 we need to be at the Purty kitchen for the evening meal

1O am Sunday morning meet in the marina for a 10.30 start "please don't be late" we wont leave with out anyone so make sure its not you Rocky will be having a word with

Pikey dave will be lead boat and set the pace, me and rocky will be sweeper boats with rocky being nominated tow vessel
Think this looks like the final number guys any changes let me know asap, i will need to ring the Purty Kitchen and try get a few extra seats lets hope they can fit us all in
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