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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

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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



IronMan Road Closures – South Dublin 20th August 2017

ROAD ACCESS RESTRICTIONS SUNDAY 20th AUGUST 2017

IRONMAN® 70.3 Dublin is coming to your neighbourhood!

Pedestrian movement remains unrestricted and therefore, pedestrians may access and cross the bike course whenever it is safe to do so and under the guidance of event stewards when appropriate.  However, the following restrictions apply to all vehicles*.  The detailed information below will allow you to plan your route on race day and avoid any unnecessary delays.

*Does not include emergency vehicles that will have unrestricted access throughout.

DUN LAOGHAIRE  –  04.00 – 10.00

  • There will be full access to Dun Laoghaire town centre but no access to the Harbour from 06.30 until 10.00.
  • The swim starts from Sandycove* and all surrounding roads will be closed from 04.00 until approximately 10.00.
  • The Transition from swim to bike takes place at Newtonsmith Park on Marine Parade and therefore, Marine Parade, Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queens Road, Crofton Road, Old Dunleary Road, Longford Terrace and Seapoint Avenue will all be closed to traffic between 06.00 – 10.000am.
  • Access to Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire would be from Newtown Park Avenue, Monkstown Road and York Road. Georges Street, Summerhill Road and Glasthule are unaffected.

*Local swimmers are advised to use the Forty Foot to enter the water between 6.00am and 9.00am.

 BLACKROCK   – 06.30 – 09.45

The bike course travels along Seapoint Avenue onto Frascati Road heading north to Rock Road and crossing the Dart line at Merrion Gates before continuing along Strand Road.  Between 06.30 and 09.45 there will be no vehicle access into Blackrock – the bottom of Craysfort Road and Mount Merrion Avenue will be shut.

BOOTERSTOWN  – 06.30 – 09.45

  • The bottom of Booterstown Avenue will be closed till 09.45
  • Pedestrian access to the Dart Station will be maintained throughout.
  • There will be no access onto Rock Road from St Helens Road, Trimleton Ave, Bellevue Avenue & Heskin Court.
  • Access to Booterstown, Monkstown & Dun Laoghaire from Merrion Road will be via Nutley Lane / Stillorgan Road.

 

SANDYMOUNT    –  06.30 – 09.45

There will be no access on to Strand Road and Beach Road between 06.30am and 09.45am.

 IRISHTOWN    –    06.30 – 09.45

The bike course takes a right off Beach Road onto Sean Moore Road and takes the left exit at the roundabout towards the East Link Bridge.  

  • There will be no access on to Sean Moore Road between 30 and 09.45.
  • The East Link Bridge will also be closed to traffic between 06.30 and 10.00.
  • Traffic travelling to the North side of Dublin City between 06.30 and 10:15 will need to do so via the M50.

RINGSEND – 07.00 – 10.00

The course continues over the East Link Bridge and along North Wall Quay and stays on the North Quays all the way up to Parkgate Street.  Traffic exiting the Port Tunnel will not be able to access the East Link Bridge or the North Quays until after 10.00.