Rio de Janeiro, 16th August 2016: Annalise Murphy celebrates winning the Silver Medal in the Women's Single-handed event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Join The 2016 Olympian Welcome Home

Calling all junior sailors to join in the welcome home for silver medallist Annalise Murphy and the most successful Irish Olympic team ever.

We invite all sailors particularly juniors to the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council “Annalise Murphy Olympic Team Homecoming Celebrations” at the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire on Thursday 25th August.

Annalise and the team will arrive by RIB to the top of the East Pier at 5.30pm so come along here to join the parade to the People’s Park. Please wear your club hoodie or jacket so we can create as much colour as possible.
Annalise and the team will be welcomed on stage at the People’s Park by Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County, Cllr. Cormac Devlin.
There will be music and entertainment and even some free Teddy’s ice cream and it is anticipated that the event will run until 8pm.
After the People’s Park, Annalise’s home club, the National Yacht Club will host a party for all her supporters and sailors are welcome. There will be music and a fireworks display at 10pm.
Admission to this party is only by Eventbrite registration as places are limited. If you would like to receive an Eventbrite link, please contact or telephone (01) 280 5725. 

NB: The NYC party is access with an Eventbrite invite only – you must register for an invite before Wednesday 24th 12:00.


1745 Waterfront Club Ribs (10)  with Juniors aboard assemble opposite Bandstand – waiving flags East Pier – Bandstand
Crowd Assembles assemble on East Pier East Pier Inner Steps
1800 RNLI to escort the sailors from Harbour Mouth Harbour mouth to Bandstand
1815 Olympic Sailing Team comes ashore East Pier – inner steps
Olympic Team, Pathway Sailors and Assembled Juniors proceed directly to Peoples Park East Pier to Peoples Park
Brazilian Band/music to meet sailors on Crofton Road/Entrance to Park and lead into Park Crofton Road by Park
1825 Olympic Team  received by An Cathaoirleach – Cormac Devlin Peoples Park


1745 DJ – Music in Peoples Park starts up
1815 Sonna Samba Brazillian Band
1830 MC introduces Dave McHugh and Joanna Cantwell
1831 Dave McHugh and Joanna Cantwell interview the Olympians
1850 An Cathaoirleach makes presentation to Annalise
1900 MC Introduces Sonna Samba Band
2000 Olympians and Guests booked for NYC event proceed to NYC NYC