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 »
The Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society are delighted to launch their Bicentenary commemorative publication. The book is a collection of written pieces from local historians detailing a number of notable events in the Harbour over the last 200 years. Some of the stories featured in the book are The Royal Visit 1849 The Great Storm… Read more »
Plans are well underway for a summer of Bicentenary Celebrations. The King George IV monument (seen below) on Queens Road is the point at which the first stone of Dun Laoghaire Harbour was laid in 1817. The monument is currently being cleaned in advance of the Bicentenary opening ceremony on the 31st May 2017. On… Read more »
A local group of Marine Artists return to the East Pier Dun Laoghaire this Spring/Summer. The artists exhibit a variety of different artistic perspectives of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and surrounds. The exhibition is open to new local artists who wish to exhibit during the Bicentenary year. An application form can be downloaded below April 15th,… Read more »
President Michael D Higgins & Bicentenary Patron Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor will officially launch the celebrations on 31st May.
International Harbour Food Festival, Viking Invasion & Kingstown 200 Classic Boat Race are just some of our Key Events.