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wicklow harbour

The 31st was a historic day at Wicklow as legislation saw control of the port being handed over to Wicklow County Council. The port is the first to be transferred under the National ports Policy , which was approved by Government and published in 2013. Hopefully we will see an increase in trade and employment.

capstan plinth -

There was plenty of activity around the harbour this mornng as concrete is poured into the Capstan plinth near the Strand.

vikings filming

The FASTNET SOUND is one of a large armada of vessels that will be used to film scenes for the new series of Vikings.

viking filming

The replica longboats are prepared prior to filming in the bay. It looked like they were filming long shots of the boats undersail today.

liner/sail vessel off wicklow

The liner WIND SURF heads south after a call at Dun Laoghaire on Thursday evening. She is one of the largest sailing cruise ships in the world, and can carry up to 310 passengers, in a total of 154 staterooms, 31 ocean-view rooms and 122 deluxe ocean view staterooms, along with a crew of 214. Prior to being transferred to Windstar Cruises and being renamed,  WIND SURF was known as CLUB MED 1. (Source: wikipedia.org)

Wind   @ new pier

The last rays of sunshine light up WIND at the North pier.

river - last day of summer

Farewell Summer as it is last day of the meteorological summer at Wicklow harbour.

river - last day of summer 16


wind arriving at wicklow

wind arriving at Wicklow

The Danish windfarm support vessel WIND arrived at lunchtime on Tuesday to load equipment . She will be replacing gearboxs on wind turbines over the next few weeks.

scot ship arrival at wicklow

SCOT CARRIER arrives in the bay around 6pm from Varberg, she went to anchor and docked later once WIND had vacated the Packet pier. 

IR train on iron bridge

The Irish Rail weed spraying train crosses the 'Iron Bridge' on Monday morning as it heads for Wexford. Its not often you see a 071 class locomotive hauling a train on the line now.

PWD machine on iron bridge

A track maintenance machine head north for Greystones once the line is clear.

vikings filming

Viking replica boats are launched and fitted out at the North Quay on Monday afternoon. The filming for the latest 'Vikings series' is to begin later in the week.

wAR MEMORIAL unveiling

The Wicklow Peace and Remembrance Memorial was officially unveiled on Sunday afternoon in honour of all the Wicklow people who have fought and died in conflicts both in Ireland and abroad.
The memorial was designed by Padraig Smith of Padraig Smith Partnership, Wicklow, and consists of two separate pieces of Wicklow granite shaped and positioned so that the space between them creates a Celtic high cross. When illuminated from the front, the monument will cast the outline of the Celtic cross onto the wall of the gaol positioned behind it.
The project was started by a small group of committed people, who worked tirelessly to see the Memorial complete. Many Irish and local men went to war overseas with huge numbers never returning. The Memorial is a fitting tribute for all who fell in combat.

crownbreeze arriving

CROWNBREEZE prepares to go alongside the Packet pier on Sunday evening , with a part cargo of Crown timber.

Welsh angling vessel at wicklow port

Visitors to the port over the Weekend included the angling ‘cat ‘ GWEN-PAUL M of DEGANWY with a group of Welsh anglers. She refuelled on Saturday morning and departed the same afternoon for some offshore fishing. It is good to see visiting vessels and no doubt, the local economy benefitted nicely from this visit.

bridget carmel arring @ wicklow

The Beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL steams into the port on Saturday afternoon.

epsilon southbound off Wicklow

EPSILON motors south past Wicklow on Saturday evening , bound for Cherbourg in France. She usually returns on Monday morning..

french survey aircraft

A Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C aircraft (F-BVTP) transits north over Wicklow bay on Friday evening. She is one of many aircraft conducting aerial survey work in the area.

Murrough protection projectThe Murrough coastal protection project is still underway. The work being carried out by Wicklow County Council started in the summer and is expected to be completed by October.

container ship in wicklow bay

The MANOLIS P heading south out of Dublin on Wednesday evening, as Wicklow Sailing Club yachts race in the bay. The containership was (IMO: 9101493, MMSI: 538002849) built in 1995 and currently sailing under the flag of Marshal Islands.MAN0LIS P has 158m length overall and beam of 25m. Her gross tonnage is 14962 tons. 


ISIS arrives from Balcardine on Tuesday evening shortly after 1900hrs. She docked at the Packet pier on arrival and discharged her cargo of round timber the next day.

thun tanker off GreystonesThe tanker THUN GENIUS seen at anchor north of Greystones on Sunday morning. She departed later the same day. As an Island nation we depend on entirely on oil imports, so these ships run between Dublin and the Milford haven , bringing in various oil products to keep the country running.

F Arslan v in wicklow bay.

The containership F ARSLAN V is now a regular sight in the bay , she maintains a regular run linking Warrenpoint –Dublin – Avonmouth. She was photographed off Wicklow port on a dull Sunday afternoon.

light aircraft over wicklowA Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain (G-EEJE) transits south over the bay on Wednesday afternoon. l believe the aircraft operates out of the local Newcastle Aerodrome.

bridget carmel arriving at wicklow

The beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL seen arriving at Wicklow harbour.


ISIS arrived in the bay after 2100hrs tonight from Lochaline in Scotland, she is seen approaching the harbour after taking a pilot. The beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL is seen departing.



liner magellan off wicklow

The liner MAGELLAN motors south out of Dublin on Wednesday evening.

liner Star Legend off wicklow port

The liner STAR LEGEND off Wicklow harbour on Tuesday evening bound for La Pallice in France.

Arklow coaster and cement carrier off GreystonesARKLOW ROGUE and the cement carrier ENCOFRADOR head north for Dublin on Sunday morning. The photo was taken at Greystones.

ro/ro off wicklow head

The Ro/Ro vessel VESPERTINE motors north for Dublin on thursday morning,as the the container ship ENDURANCE also heads north outside the Codling. The photo was taken at Wicklow head.

VELOX docked on arrival from Derry on Thursday morning at 0930hrs, she loaded the second scrap metal cargo of the week at the Packet pier.



sea cadet vessel

The UK Sea Cadet-training vessel T.S JACK PETCHEY paid a brief visit to the port on Wednesday morning. She is seen departing after 1345hrs for Dun Laoghaire.


ARLAU arrived in the bay early on the Bank holiday Monday and went to anchor, she docked after 1000hrs to load a cargo of scrap metal for the Mersey.

Regatta Monday

The Annual Wicklow Rowing Regatta went ahead dispite the weather , numbers of spectators on the pier were visibly less than other years, but the rain did not deter everyone.

past and present wicklow lifeboats

Old and present Wicklow lifeboats in the bay during the Wicklow Regatta.

J W Archer

The former Wicklow lifeboat J W ARCHER follows a ladies skiff race as they approach the finish line.

ISIS dept

ISIS departs on Sunday for Lochaline after discharging a cargo of round timber from Barcaldine.

arun lifeboat class

The former RNLI Arun class lifeboat SAMUEL J heading north off Wicklow harbour on Sunday evening. She was in private ownership and based at Cork. She was recently sold and now on route to Blyth to replace a lifeboat. The boat served at Guernsey in the Channel Islands, asRNLB SIR WILLIAM ARNOLD (52-02 ON1025) and was in service from 1971-2008. Her superstructure was different to the rest of the Arun class.

Thea Mareike arriving

THEA MAREIKE arrives from Dundee on a dull wet Friday morning with a part cargo of timber.

Thea M sailing

She departed the same evening heading south for the French port of Rouen.

Bray Air Display 2016

air corps aw139

Air Corps AW139 helicopter '276' during the first day of the Bray Air Display.


The coaster RABA is overtaken by the containership DINA TRADER off Bray on Saturday afternoon. The photo was taken from the summit at Bray head.

rescue 116

Dun Laoghaire RNLI / Coast Guard SAR winch display. l plan to post more airshow photos at a later date.


The three masted Dutch Barquentine THALASSA motoring north through the bay on Friday morning. She was bound for Dublin port.

elbetor/scot ranger

ELBETOR departs for Liverpool with a cargo of scrap metal on Wednesday afternoon ,as the SCOT RANGER arrived with a part cargo of Swedish packaged timber.

scot ranger

SCOT RANGER at the Packet pier on Wednesday evening. She recently underwent a complete overhaul.

scrap boat

ELBETOR loads out scrap metal at the Packet pier on Monday afternoon.

viking ship

A longship used to film the popular TV series 'Vikings' is lifted out of the water after possibly filming at Magheramore beach. It is now a regular occurrence to see the boats being launched and fitted out for filming along the coast.

rnli wicklow

Wicklow RNLI lifeboats RNLB ANNIE BLAKER and RNLB SHERINGHAM SHANTYMEN return to station on Monday afternoon after a callout to Greystones.

mary kate -welsh hills

The beam trawler MARY KATE steams south past the Horseshoe buoy on Tuesday evening. the Welsh hills are quite visible in the background. About 60 miles of water separate us from our Celtic neighbours.

RNLI Open day


Joe Vickers and my father Tucker enjoy a stroll out the East pier during the RNLI Open day. The former Wicklow lifeboat JW ARCHER sets the scene nicely.

rnli open day 2016

Some of the local emergency services who took part in the RNLI Open day.

Rescue 116

Coast Guard s92 EI-ICG makes a flypast over Wicklow harbour during the Open day.

open day selfie 2016

l like this selfie, taken at the end of a brilliant day.


ISIS motors into Wicklow harbour on Sunday afternoon , she discharged Scottish round timber and sailed later the same evening.

scrap metal boat

ELBETOR arrived from Workington the same evening, she docked after ISIS discharged round timber and sailed. This photo was taken with a camera phone.


While the weather overall for the summer was not the best , we did enjoy some spectacular sunsets.This was taken on Saturday evening near the anchors on the Castle.


KARIN LEHMANN loaded out a cargo of RDF and departed on Friday evening for the German port of Bremen.


A Vartry Rowing Club crew return to the slip after training in the bay. The newly formed club is building its membership and looking for a home to store the skiffs.

angling vessel

LISIN 1 a 35' offshore 105 angling boat, motors north past Wicklow head on Wednesday morning.

rv tonn

The small research vessel TONN at work off Wicklow head on Wednesday morning. She is currently based at Greystones and is one of three small research vessels working in the area for the summer.

wexford mussel trawler edenvale

The Wexford based mussel trawler EDENVALE motors south off Wicklow head on Wednesday.

rdf ship lehmann

KARIN LEHMANN motors into the bay on Wednesday afternoon from Clydebank. She docked on arrival at the Packet pier to load RDF.

karin lehmann


J W ARCHER former Wicklow lifeboat 1956-1987

The Former Wicklow lifeboat J W ARCHER arrived from Skerries this evening for a two week visit.



The 42’ Watson was based here from 1957-1987. She is now privately owned by Hugh Searle.


j w archer

J W ARCHER moored near her old home. Hugh has done a lot of work on the boat over the past couple of years. He is slowly working to bring her back to near original appearance.


The beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL and the BIM inshore survey vessel T BURKE at Wicklow port on tuesday evening.

liner megellan

The 221metre liner MAGELLAEN southbound off Wicklow port this evening. She was out of Dublin port for the Scilly Isles.

harbour triathlon

The Base2Race Wicklow Triathlon gets underway from the North pier. There was a large entry for the event, which was organised and run very well.

beam trawler arrival

BRIDGET CARMEL arrives as a piper entertains the spectators on the north pier during the Harbourman triathlon.

bridget carmel

BRIDGET CARMEL passing the Sailing Club as swimmers compete in the Triathlon swim around the harbour.


 HUSKY arriving from Arklow on Wednesday , with an aft mounted A frame to enable plough dredging.

newcastle aircraft

Cessna 150 (G-HULL) transits south over Wicklow head. The light aircraft is based at Newcastle aerodrome about six miles north of Wicklow harbour..

crown breeze

CROWN BREEZE departs from Wicklow harbour just before midday on Tuesday, after discharging a part cargo of Crown timber. She headed north for a short run to Dublin port to load out a cargo of peat.

arena tv copter

AS355NP Twin squirrel (G-NPTV) transits north over Wicklow harbour on Tuesday afternoon. The helicopter operated by Arena arrived from the UK for aerial filming. To vist their website click here

r44 newcastle

Robinson R44 Raven I (D-HALS) transits north over Wicklow harbour the same afternoon.

r44 blue

Another Robinson R44 (Raven II - EI-NJA) transits south towards Wicklow head a short time later.

t burke

The BIM inshore research vessel T BURKE motors into Wicklow harbour from the north. She will be in the area over the next week conducting the annual mussel survey along the Coast.

S of Oysth

The Irish sail training vessel SPIRIT of OYSTERHAVEN paid her first visit to the port on Tuesday afternoon. She is currently on an East Coast tour and will be attending the Maritime festival at Drogheda over the coming weekend. For more information about the vessel click here

arklow brave

The 2015 built ARKLOW BRAVE motors south for Dunkirk on tuesday evening after a call to Dublin port.

murrough protection project

Work in progress on the Murrough protection scheme.

murrough walkway

A  temporary  walkway  for  pedestrians has been opened to allow work continue safely and without interruption on the Murrough, it’s close to the railway and l managed to get a closer than usual shot of the afternoon Rosslare to Dublin Connolly service.


The inshore survey vessel GEO at work in Wicklow bay on Monday afternoon. She is one of three vessels currently surveying the Codling Bank and a stretch of unsurveyed area along the coast between Bray Head and Wicklow Head. 

resue 116

Coast Guard s92 helicopter EI-IRG transits south along the Wicklow Coast on a training flight. She is based at Dublin airport.

crown breeze arriving

CROWNBREEZE approaches Wicklow harbour with a part cargo of Crown timber on Saturday evening. She is nicely framed bythe Irish Ferries chartered EPSILON. She was southbound for Cherbourg.


crown mary

CROWN MARY departs on Friday after unloading a part cargo of timber at the Packet pier. The beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL is seen at the East pier.

crown mary

CROWN MARY heads south towards Wicklow head , her next port of call is Southampton.

crown mary

CROWN MARY arrived from Dundee to discharge a part cargo of Crown timber at the Packet pier.

Along the East Coast - In the rain!

husky @ Arklow

Island Shipping tug HUSKY seen at Arklow.

windfarm craft

Arklow - The WINDSPEED 1 is used for work on the windfarm offshore.

former lifeboat

The former Selsey Watson class lifeboat RNLB CANADIAN PACIFIC seen duirng a down pour in Arklow. The lifeboat had recently attended the Wexford Maritime festival with another ex lifeboat JOSEPH SAOR.

former lifeboat @ arklow

Along the Sunny South East - In the rain!

aircraft over kilmore

Waterford Aero Club Tecnam P2002-JF EI-WAT  transits along the South east coast over Kilmore Quay.

kilmore RNLI tamar

Kilmore Quay RNLI Tamar class lifeboat RNLB KILLARNEY on station on a wet summer thursday in June.



ISIS discharges a cargo of round timber up river at the North Quay on Wednesday morning, after arriving the night before from Scotland. She completed discharge and sailed later in the afternoon heading north.



Lady A

The Scot -line chartered LADY ARIANE discharges a part timber cargo from Varberg on Monday morning . She departed later for Warrenpoint.

Scot charter

Scot-line flag with the Wijnne Berends houseflag. The vessel is now on time-charter with the Company. For more details visit the Scot-line website here

bridget carmel

Beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL approaches the harbour on Monday afternoon.

ex rnli Joseph Saor

The former RNLI Watson class lifeboat JOSEPH SOAR (St Davids) motors north through Wicklow bay on Monday afternoon, after a visit to the Wexford Maritime festival. It was my second old lifeboat sighting of the day. Driving south on the N11 before lunchtime we passed a old rowing lifeboat being transported north by road to Dublin ferryport, after attending the same festival.

lady A

LADY ARIANE motors into the bay on Sunday evening with a cargo of Scot-line timber from Sweden.

Lady A

She went to anchor overnight.

epsilon Lord Nelson

EPSILSON overtakes the sailing vessel LORD NELSON in Wicklow bay on Saturday afternoon. The vessels were bound for Cherbourg and Scilly Isles respectively.

ex Arklow s

FLUVIUS OTTER motors south near the South India buoy on Friday  evening, she was the former ARKLOW SPRAY,  also visible outside the Codling is the  ARKLOW BRAVE of Arklow Shipping.


The Ro/Ro ferry PEREGRINE motors south through the bay after a call to Dublin port.


KRUCKAU arrived from Warrenpoint to load a cargo of scrap metal for Liverpool.


The recently renamed container ship MIRROR (ex JORK RELIANCE) passes Brides head on Thursday evening after a call at Dublin. Her next port of call was Antwerp.

bridget carmel

BRIDGET CARMEL steams out to the fishing grounds on Tuesday evening.

rambler 88

The mono hull record is broken as George David’s Rambler 88 crosses the finish line in a time of 2 days, 2hrs , 24min and 9seconds.
The multi-hull Musandam Oman was the first boat home in the early hours of Monday morning, setting a new record for the circumnavigation of Ireland. Her time was 38hrs, 37mins and 7seconds. Minutes only separated the other two MOD 70s crossing the line.

rambler 88

Skipper George David salutes the crowd on the East pier, before heading north for Dun Laoghaire.

pier mural expo

An exhibition of images of maritime murals by Pat Davis took place at the Wicklow County Council Buildings over the weekend. Over twenty images were on view. The unique murals  which are painted on the East pier by marine artist Pat Davis, depict visiting vessels to the port over the years.

n ireland fishery vessel

The Northern Ireland Fisheries vessel BANRION ULADH motors south off Wicklow harbour on Monday evening. She was built by AS Baltic Workboats in Estonia and entered service in 2011. This is the first time i have seen her in the bay.

queenie trawler

PREVAIL approaches Wicklow harbour on Monday evening to land her catch of scallops.

rescue of lone french sailor

Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched on Sunday afternoon at 2-30pm after the Coast Guard received a marine VHF radio distress signal from a yacht six miles off the Wicklow coast. The French lone sailor was on passage from France to Norway, when the twin rudder suffered damaged and he was unable to steer the vessel. The Danish sailing ship DANMARK was heading south at the time and altered course to stand by while the lifeboat was launched. Rescue 116 was also scrambled from Dublin airport and tasked to the incident, the crew got some fantastic footage of the lifeboat going alongside the casualty vessel.


VRIR 2016

Over 63 boats entered this years Round Ireland Yacht Race , which is now sponsored by VOLVO.


Wendy Touton partner of Skipper George Davis speaks to Charlie Kavanagh about the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race and how their vessel RAMBLER 100 capsized after the keel broke off. Read more about the incident here . Meanwhile George and his RAMBLER 88 crew were busy out in the bay, preparing to break records!

EI-LOW Exec helicopters

Executive helicopters Eurocopter AS355N (EI-LOW) with photographers on board gets into position for the race start.

exec helicopters

le Aisling P23

LE AISLING (P23) motored into Wicklow bay on Saturday morning for one last official duty. The Naval vessel will fire the start gun for the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race. The ship is sadly on her final operational patrol for the Naval Service.

2016 RACE STart

The race committee prepare to fire the gun at 1300hrs to signal the start of the 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Yace Race.

sea of canvas

Wicklow bay is truly a sea of canvas with over 57 boats on the start line as the gun is fired from LE AISLING.

multi hull race

Not much space between the three Mod 70's as they approach the startline.

multi hull race 2016

The multi hull race began 10 minutes after the mono hulls started.

multi hull start

WM Nixon's Race blog is always worth reading, click here to visit the afloat.ie site.


The Ketch MAYBIRD was built by Jack Tyrrellat Arklow in 1937. She is the oldest competitor in the race and certainly the most graceful. For more information visit the website here

eddie goggins stunt pilot

Eddie Goggins in a RV-7 (EI-EEO) preforms a solo display over Wicklow bay to entertain the crowd after the start of the yacht race.

eddie goggins stunt pilot

For more information about Eddie Goggins visit the Aerdynamics website here

le aisling

LE AISLING gets underway after completing one final duty in Wicklow bay.

le aisling final visit to wicklow

The Irish Naval vessel, which is twinned with Galway, will be officially decommissioned at Galway Docks after 36 years in service next Wednesday.

p23 farewell

LE AISLING steams out of the bay on Saturday afternoon to resume the last leg of her final operational patrol. Over her 36 years of service, P23 was involved in the capture of the IRA gun-running vessel, Marita Ann in 1984. LE AISLING was also one of the first ships on the scene after the Air India disaster of 1985. The ship coordinated the search operation and recovered 38 bodies.


RNLB ANNIE BLAKER dressed in lights for the Sailfest fireworks on Friday night.


Sailfest fireworks began at 2300hrs on the Black Castle.

Sailfest fireworks display

Sailfest fireworks.

461 Irish Railtour

The Emerald Isles Explorer passes under Halpin Bridge on the Murrough. Locomotive 461  was used for the Connolly to Rosslare Strand leg of the tour.


ISIS nearly got in under the radar as l forgot to keep an eye on marinetraffic.com. l clicked a few shots of her from my front gate as she approached the harbour entrance , with a cargo of round timber from Scotland. The timber was discharged and she departed later in the evening for Scotland.


The next few days are going to be busy as over thirty yachts are expected to berth at Wicklow for Saturday's race. The same number again will be moor further north in Dun Laoghaire. As ISIS departs for Scotland we welcome Team Fujitsu to Wicklow.

fedex cargo aircraft

A Boeing 777 (N857FD) from the FedEx Express fleet tracks West over the port on Wednesday evening at thirty two thousand feet. The freight aircraft was out of Frankfurt for Memphis , a journey of over 7000 kilometres. (source: flightradar24.com)

alb launch

Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat ANNIE BLAKER launches to a motor cruiser on Sunday, while the 111metre DROGDENBANK motors north for Dublin. The lifeboat towed the vessel safely into the port a short time later.

bekau departing for liverpool

BEKAU departs for Liverpool with a cargo of scrap metal. The scrap is then transhipped on larger vessels to various worldwide ports.

mary kate

The second departure of the day as MARY KATE goes to sea to fish on Thursday evening.


Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat ANNIE BLAKER heads towards the Codling buoy to assist a French yacht with a rope fouled propellor on Wednesday morning.


BEKAU loading scrap metal at the Packet pier on Wednesday morning.

Bessie & Pelican

Many around the harbour were surprised to wake up on Tuesday morning ,to the sight of two sailing ships at anchor in the mist .

bessie ellen

The ketch BESSIE ELLAN dates from 1904 and was built in Devon, while PELICAN OF LONDON was built in France after the war in 1947 . She started as a trawler and was converted in the mid 1990s to main mast barquentine.
Both vessels were taking part in 2016 Apprentice Ship Cup organised by MAST or Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust is a charity that enables young people achieve growth and personal development through sail training and embarking on life-changing adventures. (Source-http://mastcharity.co.uk)

bessie ellen

BESSIE ELLAN undersail in the bay with the German BEKAU at anchor in the distance.

Pelican of London

Both vessels left the bay during the afternoon and went to anchor south of Wicklow head off Magheramore beach for the night. I'm sure they took advantage of the golden beaches in the area to swim and barbeque. The ships sailed from the Mersey and will end the cruise later in the month at the Cornish port of Falmouth.

ceg cosmos

CEG COSMOS completes discharge at the Packet pier on Tuesday night. She departed just before 11pm.

le ciara

The Naval Service's LE CIARA (P42) went to anchor overnight in the bay. She arrived around teatime.


BEKAU weighed anchor and approached the port slowly to wait for CEG COSMOS to vacate the berth. I increased the ISO to a high setting to get this shot. It was too dark to get CEG COSMOS sailing past and the photo would have been blurred. This is a great time for photography as we enjoy the longest daylight hours of the year.

ceg cosmos

CEG COSMOS arriving at Wicklow harbour on Monday evening from Barcaldine in Scotland.



The research vessels KEARY and TONN at work off Greystones on Sunday morning.



Brian Boru

The sail training vessel BRIAN BORU heads north after a stopover at Wicklow. The vessel was bound for a maritime festival at Dublin port.

Resue 116

'Rescue 116' transits south over the harbour on Friday evening, the helicopter crew airlifted two casualties to hospital after an incident south of Wicklow town.

Murrough rock project

Work underway on the Murrough as rock armour is placed along the beach. The sea washed large sections away during storms in January, forcing Irish Rail to carry out temporay measures to protect the Dublin - Rosslare railway line.

a lehmann

ALESSANDRA LEHMANN loaded a cargo of RDF . She sailed on thursday evening bound for the German port of Bremen.

a lehmann & ceg cosmos

It was a lovely evening for some night photography and l was very happy to get ALESSANDRA LEHMANN and CEG COSMOS together.

ceg cosmos

CEG COSMOS arriving with Scottish round timber on Thursday evening.

Flags @ Est pier

The flags on the East pier certainly add a splash of colour to the harbour.

PB2 - ex Belfast pilot boat

The Nelson class boat PD2, motors south off the harbour on Tuesday morning. She was a former Belfast pilot boat and it is possible she has been acquired for work in Waterford. Any details regarding her future welcome.

murrough coast protection project

Aerial view from the Greenhill of the work on the Murrough.


scot venture arrival @ wicklow

SCOT VENTURE arrived from Warrenpoint on Tuesday afternoon at 1645hrs. She docked at the Packet pier to discharge a part cargo of packaged timber and sailed before midnight for Rotterdam.

scot venture

bridget carmel

The beam trawler BRIDGET CARMEL steams into Wicklow harbour to land her catch on Tueday evening.

bridget carmel & t burke

The inshore research vessel T BURKE is a regular caller to the port. She is seen at the East pier after arriving from Wexford, while on passage to Malahide.

Robinson 44

A UK registered Robinson 44 (G-EJTC) transits north along the coast on Sunday afternoon for Newcastle Aerodrome.


AYRESS arriving from Scotland on Saturday afternoon with round timber.


SYLVE arrived after 0900hrs on Thursday morning from Dundee with a part cargo of Crown timber. She sailed the same afternoon heading south.


The Naval patrol vessel LE CIARA northbound in Wicklow bay on Thursday afternoon.

murrough coastal work

Stresslite precast caissons arriving on the Murrough today for the Coastal protection project.

murrough coastal work

rcc faire

The Customs cutter FAIRE arrives for a short visit to Wicklow harbour on Tuesday afternoon.


HOLSTENTOR loaded out a cargo of scrap metal and departed on Tuesday afternoon for the mersey.

ceg cosmos -second visit of the week

CEG COSMOS arrived from Scotland on Sunday morning for her second visit of the week, with more round timber. She discharged up river at the North quay and sailed the same afternoon for Corpach.


HOLSTENTOR arrived from Cork on Sunday afternoon, she docked after CEG COSMOS had sailed during a thunder storm.

anne dorte arriving

ANNE DORTE seen arriving on Saturday morning, with a part cargo of Crown timber.

isis arriving at wicklow

ISIS arrived from Scotland around lunchtime on Friday to discharge a cargo of Scottish round timber. She departed later the same day heading north.

isis at wicklow


wsc yacht race

Wicklow Sailing Club yachts race in the bay on a calm tranquil Wednesday evening.

bridget carmel & mary kate @ east pier

BRIDGET CARMEL and MARY KATE seen at the East pier on Tuesday evening before they both departed.

ceg cosmos @ wicklow port

CEG COSMOS arrived around teatime on Tuesday evening with more round timber from Scotland.

Air Corps 172 over Wicklow bay

Air Corps Reims (Cessna) FR.172H Rocket 'Romeo 210' transits south over the bay on Monday afternoon. These aircraft have been in service since the early 1970s and are expected to be replaced over the next few years.

coastal project on the murrough

The County Council moved onto the Murrough to prepare for the rock armour project to protect a stretch of the popular walk.

mary kate  @ east pier, wicklow

The beam trawler MARY KATE seen at the East pier on Monday afternoon.

Off Greystones

Ro/Ro OPALINE inbound for Dublin port, while the tanker THUN GARLAND heads south for Milford Haven after delivering oil also to Dublin. The photo was taken in Greystones on Sunday morning.

RONA -mussel tralwer @ Wicklow

The mussel trawler RONA moored overnight at the North pier. She was noted working in south of Wicklow head during the day after arriving from the north. OPALINE is seen heading south after discharging her freight traffic at Dublin.

3 copters over Wicklow bay

It is not often you see three commercial helicopters together in flight over Wicklow. The Robinson 44 had a well-known Irish aviation photographer shooting in flight photos of the Hughes 369/0H-6A & 269 helicopters.

3 copters over Wicklow bay

Hughes 369/0H-6A & 269 helicopters transit south along the coast

Hot air balloon over Wicklow

Aviation traffic sightings concluded with a hot air balloon gracefully travelling over the hills in the direction of Glenealy on Saturday evening.


CELANDINE passes Wicklow port on Saturday evening after a call to Dublin.


The geared bulk carrier FEDERAL DANUBE motors north for Dublin with a cargo from Montreal.


KREMPETOR arrived from Waterford this morning around 1100hrs to load scrap metal.



KREMPETOR loaded scrap metal at the Packet pier and departed after 2115hrs on Friday night for the Mersey.

scot isles

SCOT ISLES discharges packaged timber from Varberg at the Packet pier on Wednesday, she sailed at teatime for Warrenpoint.

le ciara

LE CIARA leaves the harbour stern first on Monday morning, after her weekend visit. Let's hope this will be a regular occurence in the future.

le ciara

LE CIARA is one of two former Royal Navy 'Peacock' class patrol boats operated by the Naval Service. They served at Hong Kong before being aquired by the State in 1988.

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The ship's principal armament is a 76 mm Oto Melara gun. Her cruising speed is 25knots. 

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LE CIARA prepares to recover her rib before resuming her patrol.

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I like this photo of LE CIARA and Irish Ferries EPSILON returning from France.

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The Begian Naval vessels BNS GODETIA and BNS LOBELIA training off Wicklow head as they pass south on Monday afternoon. The ships had paid a courtesy call to Dublin for the Bank holiday.

isis arriving

ISIS motors into Wicklow harbour with a cargo of Scottish round timber on Monday afternoon. She discharged the cargo and sailed about four hours later.

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