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Posted - Wednesday 31 August 2016

Farewell Summer - Wish you were here. It's the last day of the meteorological summer at Wicklow harbour. Any sun now will shorten the Winter.

Posted - Tuesday 31 May

Good weather forecast for the coming week. Its expected to last into the Bank holiday weekend. The County Council are certainly on the ball this year as the raft Wendy and the platform are in place on the North pier.

Posted - Thursday 19 May

Photos added to website today of the Irish Naval Service visit to Wicklow.

Posted - Saturday 30 April

It has been  a great week for Naval activity in the bay with the French CASSARD passing south after a courtesy call to Dublin on Thursday morning,  the Belgian Navies auxiliary ship GODETIA, minehunter LOBELIA and patrol vessel POLLUX passed north later on Thursday evening. I last saw the GODETIA heading south with two older minehunters in the bay on 9 July 1987. On Friday the Irish Naval Services LE CIARA was noted heading south. She went to anchor off Arklow later.

Posted - Friday 22 April

Posted new photos this morning. Delighted to see more additions to the line up for the Bray airshow. Plenty of activity along the coast this week. A notable sighting from Wicklow Head on Saturday was the container ship INDEPENDENT VOYAGER, heading south out of Liverpool. She maintains a regular scheduled trans-Atalntic cargo service and occasionally  takes passengers.

Posted - Thursday 14 April

Posted an update today with new photos.

Posted - Wednesday 13 April

Bray Airshow organisers have confirmed the Red Arrows are coming Bray in July. This is a free Airshow.

Posted - Saturday 2 April

Posted an update today with new photos , still trying to catch up. The dull wet weather is helping with progress.

Posted - Tuesday 15 March

Posted an update with twenty new photos to the website today. It has been busy a few weeks and l hope to catch soon.

Posted - Saturday 5 March

Traffic in the bay today included the coaster LEYLA heading south from Belfast to Avonmouth. She has been a regular sighing in the past few months.

Posted - Tuesday 9 February

Plenty of shipping activity in the bay today, with the Irish ferries EPSILON seen heading north for Dublin from Cherbourg. She was delayed by twenty-four hours due to bad weather and was forced to take shelter off the Devon Coast on Monday. The research vessel CELTIC VOYAGER was noted motoring north for Howth as the FLUVIUS AXE was heading south out of Dublin, she is better known as the former ARKLOW SEA.
The Larne lifeboat DR JOHN McSPARRAN went south this morning for a refit in a Wexford yard.

Posted - Saturday 31 January

Snow falling on high ground in Wickow this morning. Highest temperatures today of 3 to 7 degrees.

Posted - Saturday 16 January

The Coast Guard Rescue helicopter landed in Wicklow this afternoon to medevac an injured person to Dublin. Luckily the person is not seriously injured.

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