Harbour Bicentenary Celebrations

Wednesday 31st May, President Michael D Higgins officially opened the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Celebrations.

 

Members of the RNLI, Irish Defence Forces, Local Representatives and TD’s were all present for the official launch, which featured the firing of the Dún Laoghaire Cannon, a 21 gun salute on the east pier battery and a flyby from the Air Corps.

 

The President with the help of the RNLI & some local school children, laid a time capsule in the ground  beside the King George IV monument replicating one which was laid on the same day 200 years previously.