The Construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour – A Bicentenary Review
Monday, 16 October 2017
From 6:30 PM
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.
Free – All welcome!
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