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April 2017

National Maritime Museum Exhibition – 200 Years of Dun Laoghaire Harbour History

11th April 2017 @ 11:00 am - 30th October 2017 @ 5:00 pm
National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland
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As part of the Bicentenary Celebrations the National Maritime Museum have curated a commemorative exhibition. The exhibition detail the Construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Charts and Maps on display at the Maritime Museum. Save Save Save Save Save

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May 2017

Dublin Painting & Sketch Club Exhibition

8th May 2017 @ 10:00 am - 21st May 2017 @ 5:00 pm
County Hall – Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Rd, Dún Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland
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DPSC will exhibit paintings inspired by Dun Laoghaire Harbour at County Hall, Marine Road.

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Contemporary Harbour Art Exhibition

16th May 2017 @ 11:00 am - 9th July 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin , Ireland
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An exhibition of local contemporary art including works from local artist Peter Pearson.

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Bicentenary of the Pier – Dun Laoghaire Historical Society Exhibition

18th May 2017 @ 9:00 am - 31st July 2017 @ 5:00 pm
LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Dublin, Dublin A96 H283 Ireland
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The exhibition will focus on the building of the Harbour including the wages, conditions and names of the construction workers.

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From Thomas Moore to the Beatles and Beyond

22nd May 2017 @ 8:00 pm
IADT Dún Laoghaire College of Art Design and Technology, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland
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Institute of Art Design and Technology - Monday 22nd May at 8:00 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 Institute of Art Design and Technology With musical support from Newpark Concert Orchestra Admission is free but advance booking is essential pcoffey@DLRCOCO.IE

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RTE Sunday Miscellany

23rd May 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre, Marine Rd, Dún Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland
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€10 – €12

A mix of 'music and musings'.

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Walking Tours of Harbour

30th May 2017 @ 11:00 am - 15th June 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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DLR Heritage will commemorate the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary walking tours of the Harbour.

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Bicentenary Opening Ceremony

31st May 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
King George IV Monument, Queen's Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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The laying of the first stone of Dún Laoghaire Harbour on May 31st 1817 will be commemorated at an official event, 200 years later on 31st May 2017.

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June 2017

International Harbour Food Festival

4th June 2017 - 5th June 2017
The East Pier, Dun Laoghaire East Pier
Dublin, Ireland
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A unique event featuring over 24 international food concessions and featuring 4 historical re- enactments (public theatre).

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Dún Laoghaire Harbour: A Writing Workshop for Children

17th June 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Dublin, Dublin A96 H283 Ireland
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A host of Childrens creative writing , artist and sketching workshops taking place at the LexIcon Library this June.

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Dún Laoghaire Harbour: A Comic Strip Workshop for Children

17th June 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Dublin, Dublin A96 H283 Ireland
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With author and illustrator Alan Nolan Age 7 to 9 Max 15 children June 17th 2017 1 hour 11.30 – 12.30 Level 3 Room A Lexicon Ever wondered what it would be like to be a seal? Or a dolphin? Or even a jellyfish? Join author and illustrator Alan Nolan for a mind-bending 'Brain Swap 3000' comic-making workshop where YOU become the salty star of your own (slightly damp) ocean-based comic! Alan Nolan is the author and illustrator of Death…

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Dún Laoghaire Harbour: Junior Family OFFSKETCH

17th June 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Dublin, Dublin A96 H283 Ireland
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Reserve your place info@dlharbour.ie before 17:00 on 3rd June 2017. Workshop numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Bicentenary Harbour Walks – Wed & Sunday until 3rd September 2017

28th June 2017 - 3rd September 2017
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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Rob Goodbody is a local historian and member of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Group.Rob has teamed up with DLR Heritage to share his knowledge about the harbour with the public. Rob is the historian in the DLR Summer Heritage Programme, walking members of public around the harbour and imparting his knowledge of its 200 year history. Join Rob on one of his Wednesday or Sunday tours up until 3rd September 2017. Date - 28 June – 3 September, Wednesday…

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July 2017

Kingstown 200 Cup

6th July 2017 - 9th July 2017
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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The ‘Kingstown 200’ on July 8th is a unique classic team race and will be a key event in the Biennial Dún Laoghaire Volvo
Regatta.

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Viewing of Historic RNLI vessels

8th July 2017 - 9th July 2017
RNLI Lifeboat Station Dun Laoghaire, Queen's Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Dublin , Ireland
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View vintage RNLI Lifeboats on 8th & 9th July 2017 at the RNLI Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat station.

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Dun Laoghaire Arts Centre Exhibition

14th July 2017 @ 10:00 am - 28th July 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin , Ireland
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A collection of artists from the Dun Laoghaire Arts Centre will exhibit from Friday 14th July to 28th July. The local artists are resident in the old Coast Guard Cottages here in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and will exhibit in the Ferry Terminal Building. Surrounded by history and beautiful views of the harbour the group will exhibit a Bicentenary collection of paintings in commemoration of the Harbours 200th year.  The exhibition is open to the public and free to enter. Painting…

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Sea Shanties with Anthem Choir- East Pier

16th July 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The East Pier, Dun Laoghaire East Pier
Dublin, Ireland
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A selection of Musical Performances to take place on the East Pier over the Summer.

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August 2017

Seascapes – 4th August

4th August 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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Seascapes is a weekly 30-minute Irish radio programme covering maritime matters broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1. Produced by Marcus Connaughton the August 4th episode will focus on the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Save Save

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International Harbour Swim

13th August 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The East Pier, Dun Laoghaire East Pier
Dublin, Ireland
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The 88th Annual Harbour Swim will take place in August with a commemorate theme.

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The National Museum of Childhood – Children’s Art Exhibition

19th August 2017 @ 10:00 am - 21st August 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin , Ireland
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National Museum of Childhood Art gallery . Drawing and showcasing children’s artwork from the NMC Event Day Ages: All ages Opening Hours : 10am -5pm Dates : Saturday 19th - Monday 21st August 2017. Where: The Ferry Terminal Building , Harbour Road. Lots of other events taking place this weekend . Find out more here

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The National Museum of Childhood – Conversation with Award winning illustrator Brian Fitzgerald

19th August 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin , Ireland
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On Saturday 19th August, The National Museum of Childhood will be in conversation with international award winning illustrator Brian Fitzgerald on Childhood and inspiration. Venue: The Ferry Terminal, Harbour Road Time:4.15-4.45pm.

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8th Port Dun Laoghaire Sea Scouts Camp – Sun 20th August 2017

20th August 2017
The East Pier, Dun Laoghaire East Pier
Dublin, Ireland
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The Dun Laoghaire Sea Scouts will give a 'seamanship' display on the East Pier Summer 2017.

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Viking Invasion – East Pier Sunday 20th August (12noon to 5pm)

20th August 2017
The East Pier, Dun Laoghaire East Pier
Dublin, Ireland
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On Sunday 20th August, Irish National Sailing School in conjunction with Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company will feature a Viking invasion.

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Heritage Week – Water Wags Race

23rd August 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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As part of Heritage Week the Water Wags have in place a Historic Sailing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The event takes place 23 August, 6:30pm - 8pm. Find out more Water Wag dinghies, the worlds oldest one-design sailing boat that began in Dun Laoghaire racing on the third day of racing at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta where a fleet of 450-boats has gathered for four days of competition that ends on Sunday with the homecoming of Ireland's Green Dragon…

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HARBOUR – Willfredd Theatre at the LexIcon

26th August 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
FREE

Willfredd Theatre invites the people of Dun Laoghaire , young and old and in between to a selection of music and stories from its forthcoming show. HARBOUR Triumph, tragedy, prosperity and calamity, the arms of the harbour have seen it all. They've welcomed seamen and travellers, kings and queens, and watch others sink to a watery grave in the Irish Sea. With music by Malachy Robinson and arranged for the Harbour String Quartet , and lyrics and text by Mark…

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HARBOUR – Willfredd Theatre East Pier – Sun 27th August 2017

27th August 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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September 2017

Long Race 2017

9th September 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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A unique race hosted by the St Michael's Rowing Club to commemorate the Hobblers.

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Sea Shanties – Celtic Choristers Choir – East Pier 10th September

10th September 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The East Pier, Dun Laoghaire East Pier
Dublin, Ireland
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Celtic Choristers are a Male Voice Choir with a wide repertoire from popular, jazz, classical, traditional and spiritual musical genres. Join us at 14:00 on Sunday 10th September on the East Pier sun shelter as the group celebrate the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary with  sea shanties for all the family. The event is free and will take place in the Sun Shelter on the East Pier from 14:00 for approx 1 hour. Save Save Save Save

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Treasure Hunt – Sunday 17th September 17

17th September 2017
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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Treasure Hunt Prizes 1st Prize A voucher for a family dinner for Toscana Dun Laoghaire or The Gourmet Food Parlour to the value of €150. 2nd Prize A voucher for family cinema tickets for IMC Cinema in Dun Laoghaire to the value of €70. 3rd Prize A voucher for the Art & Hobby Shop to the value of €60 4th Prize A selection of Dun Laoghaire Harbour History books. Dun Laoghaire Harbour are running a treasure hunt this Sunday 17th…

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October 2017

Open House – Sunday 15th October 2017

15th October 2017
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin, Ireland
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Open House in an annual event taking place in October. Its an extensive programme of talks, tours and exhibitions, it is the goal of Open House to highlight the buildings of Dublin that have altered our vision of the city over time, shaped how we live and inspire new ways of living in the future. To commemorate the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary two historic properties have been added to the  Open House programme. The East Pier Battery is partially open…

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Harbour Rally 2017

28th October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 30th October 2017 @ 6:00 pm
€1 – €10

Ireland's largest gathering of veteran & vintage commercial & private road vehicles

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November 2017

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

9th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dún Laoghaire Club, 3 Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, 3 Eblana Avenue
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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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 Dún Laoghaire Club, 3 Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire commencing at 7.30p.m.  The event is open to the public and all are welcome. This book is…

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HARBOUR LIGHTS: A literary evening

23rd November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin , Ireland
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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 ways in which it has been nourished by a sense of place and local context with moderator & local Historian Rob Goodbody.  Guests will be…

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Rescheduled – Harbour Architectural Lecture – Grainne Shaffrey

30th November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin , Ireland
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Architectural Lecture to commemorate the Harbour Bicentenary Autumn 2017.

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December 2017

People on the Pier – Evening projection photo exhibition

6th December 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Dublin, Dublin A96 H283 Ireland
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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 to celebrate this wonderful collaboration between all who love Dún Laoghaire Harbour and the Piers. Projection starts from 6.45 pm. All welcome !

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