Category: News

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 28 May & 4th June 2017

Sunday Miscellany was recorded in front of a live audience in May at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire to mark the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary year. The 28 May & 4th June podcasts cover the live recording.  For those of you unable to attend the sell out event the episode can be heard back below… Read more »

President Higgins speech at the Bicentenary Opening Ceremony

President Higgins visited Dun Laoghaire to launch the programme of events celebrating the harbour’s 200th anniversary. Construction of the harbour began in 1815 and the foundation stone for the harbour’s new granite piers was laid in 1817. In his speech marking the 200th anniversary of the harbour, the President focused on the changing nature of… Read more »

Food, Music & Theatre in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for June Bank Holiday Weekend

PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 1st June 2017 The International Harbour Food Festival comes to Dun Laoghaire Harbours East Pier this June Bank Holiday Weekend. The event is a collaboration between the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Group and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to celebrate the 200th birthday of the harbour. The two day festival (Sun 4th… Read more »

The Construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

In recognition of the immense contribution of those who built Dún Laoghaire Harbour between 1817 and 1842, the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company dedicated public space created around the restored Victorian Fountain to the memory of these largely forgotten workers. Over a period of approximately twenty five years, up to one thousand workers each year laboured… Read more »

RTE Archives – Dun Laoghaire 1966

RTE Archives has featured Dun Laoghaire in the 1966s in a recent piece. Michael Viney visits the seaside town of Dún Laoghaire, traditionally a place where people with money retire to live in seafront hotels.   Save Save

Bicentenary Opening Ceremony – Join us next Wed 31st May

President officiates at Dun Laoghaire harbour Bicentenary opening ceremony Two hundred years after the foundation stone was laid to build Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the President Michael D Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, will officiate at the Bicentenary opening ceremony at 14:30 on Wed 31st May 2017, at the King George IV monument  in Dun… Read more »

‘Dun Laoghaire and its Harbour’ opening exhibition 21st May

The Contemporary Exhibition of Harbour Art opened yesterday the 21st May 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public daily up until the 5th June. Open 11.00 – 17:00 daily  (except Mondays) . The exhibition commemorates Dun Laoghaire Harbour through the art of exceptionally talented local artists. Artists showing include artists : Peter… Read more »