“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
Irish Ambassador to Great Britain Daniel Mulhall met today with our
CEO Gerry Dunne in the Irish Embassy in London to discuss the upcoming Bicentenary Celebrations.
#DLHarbour200 #StoriesDLHarbour #DLH200years.
The Ball has announced their line up for the Intervarcity festival this coming April 2017.
Headlining is Irish Singer Songwriter Gavin James along with Bakermat Live, Route 94, Waze & Odyssey, Hare Squead, Smash Hits, Mark Mc Cabe and many more
This unique event takes place in the Ferry Terminal Compound overlooking the harbour.
More details to be confirmed at http:www.theball.ie.
The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta takes place this 6-9th July 2017.
Its one of the biggest events of the harbour sailing calendar and involves all 4 yacht clubs Dun Laoghaire Yacht clubs and entrants from the sailing community nationwide and overseas.
To celebrate the Harbour Bicentenary the committee have added to the race schedule to include a unique classic boat race to celebrate the harbours bicentenary. The race will see international and local classic boats taking part.
For more information go to http://www.dlregatta.org/
Dun Laoghaire Harbour has a busy year of sailing ahead. 2017 will see the return of the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta welcoming international & local teams for the weekend of the 6-9 July.
The weekend always creates a great atmosphere in the Harbour and this year is no exception. As part of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Celebrations the Regatta will include the Kingstown 200 Classic Race.
This race will welcome classic boats to take part in a sailing spectacle to commemorate this harbours 200th year.
More information on sailing events can be found at www.sailing.ie .
at the Royal St George Yacht Club. Open to all skills and abilities.
Find out more …