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DRIFT ON THE DOCKS – May 26 & 27 2018

Last year’s event sold-out in under 4 hours and certainly lived up to the anticipation and the constant action, breathtaking backdrop and stadium-like atmosphere make this event unmissable for any true Irish Drift Championship fan.

Do not miss your final chance to see Ireland’s best drivers battle it out in the most unique venue ever perceived. One final event in Dún Laoghaire? It’s time to go even BIGGER!

Find out more here .

People on the Pier – Evening projection exhibition at the Lexicon Library

Join a celebration of the People on the Pier Project marking the 200th anniversary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour in 2017. 

Over the last year people have been invited to take photos of themselves walking the two piers (plus some older photos) and post on social media using the handle @dlr_pop & DLR People on the pier.

A selection of these photos will be projected on the side of the LexIcon on Wednesday 6 December from 6.45pm.

This event is the finale of dlr Libraries’ Bicentenary of the Harbour celebrations and is a project which will have a lasting legacy for our Local History Collection.

All are welcome. Come and celebrate with mulled wine and mince pies!

Great Granite Rocks – The architecture of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

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Thursday 30th November 2017

Join us on Thursday 30th November 2017 for a talk by esteemed Heritage architect Grainne Shaffrey, to celebrate the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary. Grainne and her practice have an extensive knowledge of Dun Laoghaire harbour having worked on the East Pier resurfacing and the restoration of the Victoria Monument.

Grainne’s lecture will describe the remarkable physical qualities of the Harbour in the context of its historic development and explore some of the very particular ways in which the Harbour continues to be a special place of cultural heritage.

Event Location: Dun Laoghaire, Ferry Terminal Building

Event Time / Date: 19:00 Thursday 30th November 2017

 

Capacity is limited, so to avoid disappointment please RSVP is essential before Thurs 23.11.2017 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/great-granite-rocks-the-architecture-of-dun-laoghaire-harbour-tickets-39765756448

 

Harbour Lights, A Literary Evening

Harbour Lights 

A Literary Evening 19:30 Thursday 23rd November 2017

 

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company welcomes a Bicentenary literary celebration this November 23rd. Local authors Bernard Farrell, Julie Parsons and Declan Hughes will join local historian Rob Goodbody for a free literary evening.  The authors will read and discuss their work, significant parts of which are set in the town of Dun Laoghaire.

 

Dun Laoghaire resident & crime writer Julie Parsons returns after a 9 year break and will discuss the influence Dun Laoghaire has had on her new thriller “The Therapy House” and her other works.

Novelist, author & playwright Declan Hughes will bring his wealth of experience of the literary world and speak about how the harbour has influenced his work.

Award winning playwright Bernard Farrell was born and raised close to the harbour in Sandycove. Bernard will bring a touch of comedy to the event and discuss his extensive career in theatre & arts.

 

Speakers will 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 invited to take part in Q&A session at the end of the event. 

 

Event Location: Dun Laoghaire, Ferry Terminal Building

Event Time / Date: 19:30 Thursday 23rd November 2017

Tickets: Tickets are free but spaces at this event are limited.

 

Capacity is limited, so to avoid disappointment please book early and reserve a space

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/harbour-lights-a-literary-evening-tickets-39765404395?aff=es2

Fireworks kick of Christmas in Dun Laoghaire – Sat 18th November

Santa visits Dun Laoghaire Harbour this November to launch the annual Christmas Festival at 5.45 pm on Saturday November 18th. Join us on Harbour Plaza as he switches on the Christmas Lights at 5.50pm. Then the skies over Dún Laoghaire will be spectacularly illuminated with a magnificent fireworks display at 6pm.

Santa’s Postbox will be at at the Christmas Tree beside dlr LexIcon from Saturday November 18th. Everyone is welcome to post their letters to the North Pole and receive a reply before Christmas Day.

All aboard for the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Rally – Oct Bank Holiday Weekend

Ireland’s largest gathering of vintage commercial road vehicles.

Bank Holiday Weekend 28th, 29th & 30th October 2017.

The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Rally, formerly the Dublin Port Rally is Ireland’s largest gathering of veteran & vintage commercial & private road vehicles. It is being held in Dún Laoghaire Harbour as part of their 200th Bicentenary celebration. Over 220 vintage buses, trucks, fire appliances, military vehicles, vans, cars and motorbikes attended the 2015 event.

It is open to the public from 12 Noon to 6pm Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th October 2017. Each year the rally nominate a chosen charity, this year is Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Organised by vintage vehicle enthusiasts, the show has something for everyone and various different vehicles will be on show each day of the event.

Tickets :

Adult 1 Day: €10.00* – Child 1 Day: €5.00

& Family (2 Adults 2 Children or 1 Adult and up to 4 Children) 1 day: €25.00