Category: Written Stories

Richard Toutcher – the case for a memorial

The very existence of Dún Laoghaire Harbour and it’s specific location owes more to Richard Toutcher (1758-1841) than to any other man. In turn, the town developed around the harbour. Toutcher was a man of great foresight, a tenacious organiser, a philanthropist, who challenged the authorities, developed the concept of the harbour, organised public opinion… Read more »

By Dún Laoghaire no more

In February 2015, just short of the 200th anniversary of the passing of the Act of Parliament allowing the appointment of five Commissioners to oversee “the erection of an asylum harbour and a place of refuge at Dunleary,” Stena Line announced the withdrawal of the Dún Laoghaire link with Holyhead. For the first time in… Read more »