The Construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

In recognition of the immense contribution of those who built Dun Laoghaire Harbour between 1817 and 1842, the Dun 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 labored in extremely difficult and dangerous conditions to build the magnificent Harbour we enjoy today. This booklet and the accompanying exhibition tells some of their stories.