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Storm Frank caused major damage to the Murrough walk , soft sand was swept away by the sea and the walkway disappeared.
Many people turned up to see the damage on Wednesday and social media was awash with comments about the future of the popular walk. The Council had planned to carry out work in the New Year, but with more damage, it is likely the plan will have to be re-examined now. According to some press reports, a survey was carried out a couple of years ago and recommendations could cost millions of euros. Aerial photos taken with a drone on Facebook show the extent of the damage, and its close proximity to the Dublin – Rosslare railway line. It is very sad to see the disappearance of an amenity used by so many. This will be a story to watch in 2016.
The heavy rain caused a landslide at Church banks, with some trees ending up in the river.
CROWNBREEZE departs for Delfzijl in Holland with a cargo of RDF on Tuesday morning.
CROWNBREEZE loads RDF on a dull Monday afternoon at Wicklow port.
A walk along the 'Prom' as the weather closes in on Monday afternoon. The Met office had issued an alert as storm Frank approached the Irish Coast.
CROWNBREEZE arrived on Christmas Eve to load out a cargo of RDF. So the crew spent Christmas day in Wicklow.
The walk to Wicklow Head was closed to the public on Sunday morning , a lad at the locked gate stopping people, said the road was closed because a local landowner was 'doing something with cows'.
AYRESS seen at the North quay, unloads the remainer of her log cargo on Thursday afternoon. She departed at teatime for Ardrishaig.
CEG COSMOS discharges round timber at the Packet pier on Wednesday morning.
Father Christmas arrives on Wicklow RNLI lifeboat for his annual visit to the Station on Saturday afternoon. Santa was greeted on arrival by the crew's families at the East pier. GRANUAILE is visible at anchor in the bay. She departed on Sunday morning for Greystones.
The CIL tender GRANUAILE at anchor in Wicklow bay on Friday afternoon. On thursday she was noted working on the South India bouy.
BURHOU I departs for Kilroot on Thursday morning after discharging a cargo of scottish round timber.
The temporary fencing along the murrough walk required attention during the week, after more ground was washed away by the sea. The County Council dispatched a digger and a crew to reposition the fence. Work is expected to commence on a coastal protection project in the New Year to repair the popular walk.
GRANUAILE is clearly visible working on the South India Buoy on Thursday afternoon, as a Council digger proceeds along the Murrough to repair a fence.
ANNE DORTE departs for the short run north to Dubin port on Tuesday morning after discharging a part cargo of packaged timber.
JOHANNA DESIREE anchored in the bay on Tuesday morning to shelter as bad weather crossed the country. She departed in the early hours of Thursday heading south for Waterford.
ANNE DORTE arrived on Sunday morning to unload a part cargo of Crown timber.
AYRESS arrives on a dull windy Thursday afternoon with scottish round timber.
PATRIA arrived from Scotland on Monday night to load out scrap metal at the Packet pier.
She departed for liverpool as darkness fell on Wednesday evening.
As PATRIA was departing the BURHOU I can be seen on the left as she approaches with round timber from Scotland.
BURHOU I went alongside the Packet round 5pm. She completed discharge within a few hours and departed for Kilroot after 9pm.
SCOT PIONEER arrives on Monday morning with a prt cargo of packaged timber from Varberg in Sweden. She sailed later the same night for Warrenpoint.
The Cypriot RABA called on Sunday to discharge her first cargo of round timber at the port.
Sunset at Wicklow harbour on Sunday.
AYRESS completed discharge and departed just before noon on Thursday.
AYRESS motors north for Ardrishaig in Scotland. The next ship was four hours away.
The Dutch motor vessel JETSTREAM arrives from New Ross on Thursday afternoon to load a cargo of RDF. This is her second call to the port this year.
JETSREAM goes alongside the Packet pier.
AYRESS makes her second call this year to unload round timber from Campbeltown.
CROWNBREEZE departs for Swansea on Tuesday after discharging packaged timber from Finland.
CROWN MARY discharging packaged timber from Finland on Monday afternoon.
Wicklow RNLI lifeboat assisted a ten metre yacht in the harbour on Sunday evening. The visiting yacht went aground near the Packet pier. The lifeboat crew brought the vessel alongside the north quay.
BURHOU I sails on a cold Saturday November morning after discharging round timber.
This was the coldest day so far and was a shock to the system after a long spell of unseasonal mild weather.
She headed north for Kilroot , possibly to load road salt.
Divers have been carrying out an extensive underwater survey on piers and quays around the harbour. On Wednesday morning they were at the end of the East pier.
BOUNDER loads scrap metal at the Packet pier on Wednesday morning , she sailed the next day for Liverpool.
Some yachts were blown over in the Wicklow Sailing Club boatyard by Barney as it crossed the country.
BOUNDER arrived from Liverpool at lunchtime on Tuesday to load another cargo of scrap metal for the Mersey. The photo was taken around 4-30pm as Storm Barney was crossing the country and the winds were increasing in strength, with strong gusts causing damage around Wicklow town and disruption to some ferry services on the Irish sea.
BURHOU I swings in the harbour as she departs on Thursday morning after discharging round timber from the Kyle of Lochalsh. The BOUNDER is seen waiting off the East pier.
BOUNDER arrived on Wednesday evening from Dundalk and went to anchor overnight.
BURHOU I clears the harbour and heads north.
BOUNDER loaded out the first of two cargoes of scrap metal for Liverpool.
A new 'cycle lane' is under construction on the Murrough to connect with the Prom. The house on the right is the former RNLI Building.
A section will also run to the path on the river.
Red ribbons were placed around the railings at Captain Halpins monument at Fitzwilliam Square on Monday evening. The ribbon protest was to hightlight the uncertain future for the Victorian Railings.
Many of us are very proud of Captain Halpin’s achievements in maritime history and feel the memorial deserves to remain intact.
The County Council cordoned off a section of the walkway at the Murrough on Friday. Signs posted stated the OPW has allotted funds to repair the section and work should begin in December. The sea has washed away large chunks of the Murrough over the years and many fear the walk would be lost.
ELENA departs on Wednesday evening bound for Bremen in Germany with a cargo of RDF.
ISIDOR motors towards the harbour as ELENA motors south in the bay.
ISIDOR motors into the harbour with a part cargo of Crown packaged timer.
This is her first visit to the port.
She discharged her cargo on Thursday at the Packet pier before sailing for Cardiff.
ELENA loads RDF at the Packet pier on Tuesday afternoon.
The Cypriot ISIDOR at anchor in the bay on Tuesday afternoon. She arrived from Dundee.
CEG COSMOS seen at the Packet pier unloading round timber on Sunday morning. She had arrived from Scotland the previous day.
The BRIDGET CARMEL featured on the RTE Angelus, broadcast on RTE television each evening at 6pm.The presence of the cruzifix in the wheelhouse is a testament to christian beliefs held by one of its skippers in the past.
The Wexford beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL at the East pier.
The Dutch ELENA motors into the port at lunchtime after CEG COSMOS vacated the packet peir berth. She arrived in the bay on Saturday evening and went to anchor overnight.
It’s hard to believe this photograph was taken on the first day of November and we are enjoying a sunny mild day more like summer.
The Chinese built ELENA eases alongside the Packet pier with a cargo of Crown packaged timber from Finland.
GEERVLIET finished discharging on Friday and sailed for Keadby on the River Trent later that night.
A busy scene at Wicklow on Thursday morning with the arrival of two beam trawlers , BRIDGET CARMEL and MARY KATE.
Beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL seen at the East pier on Thursday evening.
GEERVLIET at the Packet pier on Thursday evening. She arrived after a long passage from the Turkish port of Eregil on Monday night, to discharge a cargo of steel.
Beam trawler the MARY KATE moved to the north quay later on Thursday.
SCOT ISLES seen shortly after her arrival from Warrenpoint with a part cargo of Swedish packaged timber. The GEERVLIET had vacated the berth earlier to allow her unload.
Seen from the end of the East pier.
This shot took about six seconds and l had to time it, as slings were being attached so the crane was stationary.
Whelk trawlers seen at the 'Turn hole'.
Coast Guard s92 helicopter EI-ICD transits south over Wicklow bay on Sunday morning.
The EPSILON heads south on Saturday afternoon on her weekend run to Cherbourg in France
The Ro/Ro ferry CLEMENTINE followed a short time later after discharging at Dublin port.
MV KARION arrives at Wicklow port on Thursday morning to load out a cargo of glass cullet.
l believe she was the former LEHMANN SOUND and took her present name earlier this year.
The Irish lights tender GRANUAILE went to anchor in the bay on Thursday afternoon.
A rib was launched and some Irish lights crew visited the port to perform checks on various navigtional lights on the harbour piers.
l was pleased with this shot of GRANUAILE as darkness fell on Thursday evening.
KARION completed loading glass cullet and departed after 7pm for Ellsmere port on the Mersey.
With the pilot onboard the KARION eases slowly away from the Packet pier.
The fishing vessel VIERGE MARIE motors into Wicklow harbour on Wednesday afternoon for a short visit.
Air Corps Cessna 172 'Romeo 208' transits south over Wicklow bay on Tuesday afternoon
The AYRESS motors into the bay to pick up a pilot. She arrived from Troon with a cargo of round timber.
ELBETOR departs on Tuesday afternoon for Liverpool with a cargo of scrap metal.
AYRESS was built in Brake in 1978 and paid her last visit to the port in 1993.
A photograph taken in February 1993 of ANTARES at Wicklow with a cargo of coal for the Corn Company. She took her present name in early 2012.
AJOS G at anchor in the bay on Monday morning, she departed the same afternoon for Cardiff.
I got some nice shots as darkness fell on Monday evening of ELBETOR, this will be the final week to get photos after 6pm as clocks go forward one hour for winter on Saturday.
BURHOU I motors north on Sunday morning for Kilroot, the pilot boat can be seen off the East pier heading towards the ELBETOR , which was at anchor off the Black Castle.
With the pilot now on-board, ELBETOR motors into the harbour to load a cargo of scrap metal.
The mussel trawler EMERALD GRATIA heads south through the bay past AJOS G on Sunday morning.
The ISIS motored into the bay before noon on Sunday morning to pick up a crew member. She then continued south for Passage West in Cork.
MARY KATE seen at the East pier on Sunday evening
ELBETOR seen at the Packet pier, she will load out scrap metal on Monday morning.
The CIL tender GRANUAILE went to anchor in Wicklow bay on Sunday evening, she spent the last week working along the Wicklow and Wexford coast.
AJOS G arrived from Liverpool early on Saturday morning, she was expected to load glass cullet at the Packet pier, but for some reason she left the port and went to anchor in the bay.
BURHOU I arrives from Kyle of Lochalsh with more round timber as AJOS G goes to anchor.
The weather has been excellant over the last few weeks , with long mild dry spells. It is expected to change next week with rain forecast.
CEG COSMOS arrives with a cargo of round timber from Lochalain on Thursday evening. She discharged the cargo on Friday and departed around midday.
ISIS swings in the harbour as she prepares to depart for Kilroot on Saturday morning. The wheelhouse of BURHOU I is also visible at the Packet pier.
Wicklow Sailing Club cruiser lift out took place on Saturday morning. The summer is well and truly over now.
The Club will have a busy time next summer as they host their bi annual Round Ireland Yacht Race. Something we can look forward too.
The fishing vessel AZTEC arrived during the week to search the bay for spratt along with the WESTERN DAWN.
BURHOU I discharges round timber at the Packet pier on Saturday morning. She departed the next day for Kilroot.
No.4 hauls a private steam charter south at Newcastle on Friday morning. The RSPI train was making a return journey from Dublin Connolly to Arklow.
CROWNBREEZE arrived from Sharpness late on Thursday evening with a part cargo of packaged timber. She finished discharging on Friday afternoon and departed for Drogheda.
ISIS passes the outbound CROWNBREEZE in the bay on Friday afternoon. The photo was taken from Wicklow head and Howth is visible in the background. BURHOU I was only a couple of hours behind ISIS and arrived in the bay after 4-30pm.
BURHOU I prepares to go alongside ISIS at the Packet pier, it's the first time both vessels have been in the port at the same time.
MV ISIS ex DEER SOUND ex DAVID DORMAN. MV BURHOU I ex LANCRESSE ex BRESSAY SOUND ex EDGAR DORMAN. Both were built in 1978 at a German shipyard.
The ships are operated by Great Glen Shipping in Scotland.For more details about the company click here
MSC LIESELOTTE heads north through the bay on Friday evening. The 203 metre containership has made a couple of calls to Dublin over the last few weeks, but this is the first time l have seen her in daylight.
The mild dry spell provided a great opportunity to get some night shots. I had to time the shot so the crane was stationary.
This was taken from the East pier. It was tricky with the deck lights. But l am pleased with the result as my family home is visible.
This view from the Bank Wall took a few bracketed exposures before l got this. I shot it in RAW format.
AMBER MIST motors into the harbour to land her catch on Thursday afternoon.
The PROVIDER arrives a short time after AMBER MIST , from what l saw , they were landing shellfish.
BRIDGET CARMEL seen at the packet pier on Saturday evening.
BURHOU I arrives from Sandbank with a cargo of logs on Friday morning. She discharged her cargo and sailed for Kilroot at teatime.
JETSTREAM loading RDF at the Packet pier on Thursday. She sailed in the early hours of Friday morning for th German port of Bremen.
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