“SOME HISTORY OF DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR, 1817-2017”
BY CORMAC F. LOWTH
2017 marks the 200th. anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone for the
great Harbour of Dun Laoghaire. Cormac F. Lowth be presenting a vast array of
rare and interesting illustrations and photographs along with a host of informative
facts about a great many aspects of the Harbour over the past two hundred years.
He will be looking at the old Harbour of Dunleary, the building of the great Harbour
of Refuge, the transition to Kingstown, and later Dun Laoghaire, and these will
include the naval presence, yachting activities, shipwrecks, the R.N.L.I., fishing,
maritime commerce, mailboats, and much more.
The meeting will commence with the launch of a new copy of the Society’s journal
which has been specially commissioned to mark the occasion of the 200th.
anniversary of the Harbour. It is entitled “A Safe Anchorage” and it contains a great
many articles about the Harbour that have published in the Society’s journals over
the years. Price is €8
Location : Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire
Time :8pm 22.03.2017
Admission : €3 All Welcome
Parking free for ticket holders