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Carina and Mikey in charge as Neidin routes                                         northwards through Dalkey Sound to Dun Laoghaire on 11th Sept 2018. Mikey is part of the intrepid SIMS gang who join us once                                  yearly for a blast around the bay. The winds were light, but we did get to look in posh peoples windows as we toured along the coast                          going Southwards. This Dalkey Sound tour is a virtual "Who's Who" of the great and good in Dublin, and we have accumulated stories to go                   with the impressive properties, many of them about infamous rivalries or monies owed!

Sergiy, Alex, Derek, and Fia routing through Dalkey Sound on 13th April 2018. Sergiy and Alex sail an inflatable rib around rib with a makeshift sail on a lake somewhere near Kilkenny! Good sailors!

Michael, Joe, Fia, and Mona, in heavy weather off the Muglins in May of 2017.

Colliemore Harbour is far too small for us to berth, but it is a delightful happening on all of our transits through Dalkey Sound. The harbour is always bustling with visitors, tourists, swimmers, fishermen, and day-trippers waiting to catch the tiny ferryboat out to the island. A contingent of 170 British soldiers once occupied the island, and mantained its Martello cannons. The tower, the chapel, and the armoury, can still be seen to this day, and you can immagine the island buzzing with redcoats. Photo SHB.

Amanda, Anette, and JJ transiting Dalkey Sound.  Fia and Derek aboard also. 16th Aug 2019.

Fia, Michael, and Joe enjoying some winter sailing in mid January 2017. We manage to continue sailing throughout the winter, often 2 or 3 times weekly.

 Fia taking selfies as we route inside Dalkey Sound aboard Neidin on Sunday, 13th October 2019. A contingent of 170 British soldiers once occupied the island, and mantained its Martello cannons. The tower, the chapel, and the armoury, can still be seen to this day, and you can immagine the island buzzing with redcoats. Photo FOC.

Fia and the Barry Family at sea. Paul and Fiana. Ross on helm. We managed some very fast speeds in strong Southerly winds. Skipper, Fia O Caoimh. 6th August 2016.

Passing Colliemore Harbour with Amanda, Anette, and JJ. Derek and Fia on helm and winches. Beautiful evening. 16th Aug 2019.

I always liked this rather esotheric shot of Colliemore Harbour. A lone fisherman has the harbour all to himself on a "dreamy" Tuesday morning. This photo was taken by me as part of the Wonderful Ireland series, and it catches the seas and skies converging in the mist.  Photo FOC.

Dalkey Castle is one of seven fortified houses which were built to store the valuables being landed daily at Coliemore Harbour. Photo FOC.

Swimming among the boats in Colliemore Harbour during one of Ireland's rare heatwaves. Lots of swear-words, chronic sunburn, and Tayto crisps. Photo FOC.

Transiting southwards through Dalkey Sound with John Farrer, Derek Coffey, Callum Coffey, and Fia on 16th Sept 2018. The chartplotter in the foreground shows the terrain under the water, and highlights the importance of planning your route, even in familiar waters.

Transiting Dalkey Sound in beautiful weather with Dalkey Island and The Muglins in the background. One of the most beautiful places in Dublin.

All togged out for heavy-weather winter sailing. Joe and Len aboard Neidin in December 2018. Photo FOC

Colliemore Harbour attracts some very brave and foolhardy cliff divers in the summer months. Even when the tide is fully in, it is like diving into a tiny saucer of water. Colliemore was a vital port for Dublin between 1300AD and 1500AD because Dublin Port was silted over and entirely impassible. Photo FOC.

The annual "Architects at Sea" convention 2018 with Peter Cassidy and Baz Sheehan.

Len and Derek in heavy weather immediately outside Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  Photo FOC.

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Transiting the Sound with Dalkey Island and The Muglins in the background.

Coliemore Harbour was once home to the tired old Dalkey Island Hotel. It had a terrible restaurant with the ultimate sea view!

As close and personal with the Muglins as we ever want to get. Fia on the helm of Neidin as we route tight around the Muglins. We may look relaxed, but we are watching out for everything, depth, contours, currents, and lobster pots. A lovely gentle sail in perfect weather. 28th October 2018.

Len on helm with Michael on winch, and Peter on point. Fia operating the 4 metre Go Pro.  Fast sailing in December of 2018. Photo FOC.

Mum and Dad with us aboard Neidin in August of 2018.

A colourful fishing boat passes the other way as we enter Dalkey Sound.

Swimming among the boats in Coliemore Harbour during one of Ireland's rare heatwaves. Lots of swear-words, chronic sunburn, and Tayto crisps. A charming and colourful reminder of the old ways, long before the arrival of sophisticated millennials and coffee macchiatos. Photo FOC.

Transiting southwards through Dalkey Sound with John Farrer, Derek Coffey, Callum Coffey, and Fia.  Colliemore Harbour to left of shot. 16th Sept 2018. FOC.

Swimming among the boats in Colliemore Harbour during one of Ireland's rare heatwaves. Lots of swear-words, chronic sunburn, and Tayto crisps. A charming and colourful reminder of the old Dublin ways before the arrival of sophisticated millennials and coffee macchiatos. Colliemore Harbour attracts some very brave and foolhardy cliff divers in the summer months. Even when the tide is fully in, it is like diving into a tiny saucer of water. Photo by FOC.

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