Category: News

RTE Radio 1 Sunday Miscellany records in front of a live audience in Dun Laoghaire

The Pavilion Theatre is tonight host to a sold out Sunday Miscellany audience. This special recording of Sunday Miscellany will mark the bicentenary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour with reflections from local and well known writers as well as live music.   The extended line-up for the evening includes readings from Joseph O’Connor, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Tim Carey, Nuala Hayes, Evelyn… Read more »

Children’s art workshops mark Dun Laoghaire Harbours 200th year

PRESS RELEASE Friday, 19th May 2017 Children’s art workshops mark Dun Laoghaire Harbours 200th year  This month the first of over 25 free events take place to commemorate our historic bicentenary year. The Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary Group and dlr LexIcon welcome the next generation of artists to get involved and learn more about the harbour… Read more »

Contemporary Art Exhibition commemorates Bicentenary

PRESS RELEASE Monday, 15th May 2017 This month we mark the 200th anniversary of the laying of the first stone of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. On May 31st President D Higgins will officially open a busy 6 months of art, drama, food and historical events. On the 16th May the Gallery Dalkey presents an exhibition in… Read more »

The Kingstown 200 welcomes Dublin Bay 24 periwinkle

The historic Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle is coming home to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this July. The boat will take part in the Kingstown 200. This unique race takes place on the 8th July as part of the Bienniel Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The race is a celebration of the Harbours Bicentenary and will welcome classic boats… Read more »

Dún Laoghaire’s Fishing Fleet in the 1960’s

During the nineteenth century Dún Laoghaire was an active fishing port and its vessels competed with Howth and Ringsend on the rich fishing grounds in Dublin Bay. Though the fisheries in the Bay declined, a revival in the 1960’s saw twenty or more trawlers operating from Traders Wharf, crewed by 4 – 6 men depending… Read more »

From Thomas Moore to the Beatles and Beyond

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in association with the IADT present From Thomas Moore to the Beatles and Beyond. Come and enjoy a combination of an  informative talk and  live performance of   popular melodies  spanning the  200 years of Dún Laoghaire Pier’s existence Hosted by Dr. Michael Murphy from Dún Laoghaire College of Art Design… Read more »

The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club – 139th Annual Exhibition

This year, to mark the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the group chose a Maritime theme. In contribution to the Harbour Companys celebrations of events in May 1817, the club also salutes its own long association with the Harbour and with nautical activities in Dublin Bay. From the 1880’s a fearless group of Club members… Read more »

Spring/Summer @ LexIcon

The LexIcon have a wealth of exhibitions and events including those to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Harbour . Find out more here