Category: News

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 »

A very big thank you

2017 has been an amazing year commemorating the 200th birthday of this historic harbour. The year has been marked with art, theatre, architecture, food, literature, spoken word & sailing. We were also honoured to welcome President Higgins last May to open the celebrations. Wishing you a very happy Christmas and many thanks for your contribution to… Read more »

People on the Pier – Photo Exhibition Projection

DLR Lexicon have finalised arrangements for many of the photos from the People on the Pier collection to be beamed on to the exterior wall of dlr LexIcon on 6th December. The larger than life photos will be projected horizontally along the facade in a blaze of light and colour with launch and some light refreshments beforehand… Read more »

RNLI Bicentenary Reception

Thursday 9th November 2017 Volunteers from the RNLI stations at Dun Laoghaire, Wexford, Holyhead & Howth joined RNLI CEO Paul Bossier for a reception at the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company head office yesterday. The event marked the long standing relationship with Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the RNLI since the early 1800’s. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company… Read more »

The Last voyage of the Leinster – Book Launch

Press Release | 10 November  RMS Leinster Centenary Book Launched in Dun Laoghaire by Holyhead Mayor and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Cathaoirleach Relatives of victims and survivors of the Dun Laoghaire – Holyhead mail boat Leinster were joined on Thursday night by the Mayor of Holyhead Cllr Ann Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Tom Murphy, and representatives… Read more »

Reschedule : Great Harbour Rocks Thurs 30th November

We are delighted to reschedule the Great Harbour Rocks talk to Thursday 30th November in the Ferry Terminal Building. The lecture is by esteemed Heritage architect Grainne Shaffrey, to celebrate the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary. Grainne and her practice have an extensive knowledge of the harbour having worked on the East Pier resurfacing and the… Read more »

HARBOUR LIGHTS – A Harbour Bicentenary evening. 23rd November 2017

Join us for an evening of literary readings and discussions with local authors to celebrate the bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  Longtime Dun Laoghaire residents Bernard Farrell, Julie Parsons and Declan Hughes will read from their own work, significant parts of which are set in the town. They will then discuss their work and the… Read more »

All aboard for Dun Laoghaire this October Bank Holiday Weekend

Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Rally this October Bank Holiday weekend. Ireland’s largest gathering of vintage commercial road vehicles. Bank Holiday Weekend 28th, 29th & 30th October 2017. The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Rally, formerly the Dublin Port Rally is Ireland’s largest gathering of veteran & vintage commercial & private road vehicles. It… Read more »

The Last Voyage of the Leinster – Book Launch 9th November 2017

In 2018 the Mail Boat Leinster Centenary Committee will celebrate the centenary of the sinking of the vessel. On November 9th, An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Tom Murphy,  will officially launch the centenary book of the Mail Boat Leinster The book “The Last Voyage of the Leinster” launch will take place on Thursday 9th November in the… Read more »