Lecture on Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Oct 12, 2017 | Social

The Construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour – A Bicentenary Review

  • Date(s)

Monday, 16 October 2017

  • Time(s)

From 6:30 PM

  • Venue

Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

About the event

The first stone for the large harbour at Dun Laoghaire was laid in May 1817 and this year has seen a number of events to commemorate this bicentenary. This joint presentation between Heritage society and Civil division introduces the background to the building of the harbour, before examining how the harbour was constructed and how works progressed to the completion of the piers more than a quarter of a century later.

About the speaker

Rob Goodbody is a historic building consultant. He has researched the history of Dun Laoghaire harbour over many years and this summer was conducting guided walks to commemorate the bicentenary of the harbour. He has written several books including The Metals – from Dalkey to Dun Laoghaire and has co-authored a number of others, most recently Dublin Bay – Nature and History, which will be published next month by The Collins Press.

Admission

Free – All welcome!

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