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'Lunchtime' Lectures: Dublin Port & Dockers Held in the Heart of the Capital

26th September 2018
Join in a lunchtime lecture on the theme of 'Dublin Port & Dockers' held every Tuesday during October in Dublin City Hall. Above a painting of another historic landmark in the capital, the Customs House located on the north banks of the River Liffey. Join in a lunchtime lecture on the theme of 'Dublin Port & Dockers' held every Tuesday during October in Dublin City Hall. Above a painting of another historic landmark in the capital, the Customs House located on the north banks of the River Liffey. Photo: DPC- facebook

#DublinPort - A lunchtime lecture programme based on the theme of 'Dublin Port & Dockers' will bring five fascinating talks held throughout next month, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The programme of talks guest-curator is Francis Devine who along with speakers will host the admission free lectures every Tuesday (1.10-1.50pm) throughout October. The venue will be in the splendid architectural gem of Dublin City Hall on Dame Street (beside Dublin Castle).

Doors will open at 12.30 in the historic hall's Council Chamber with seating for 110 people

Opening the lecture programme which starts next week is as detailed below. 

Date: Tuesday 2 October
Lecture: A History of Dublin Port from 1707
Speaker: Lar Joye, Port Heritage Director at Dublin Port.
Song: ‘The Ouzel Galley’ sung by Luke Cheevers

For further background information on the speaker and subsequent lectures to be held during the month, click here.

The venue Afloat adds in the heart of the capital which is apt given next door is Dublin Castle, where the origins of the city's name (Dubh Linn) 'black pool' derived from where a stream, Poddle met the River Liffey to form a deep pool.

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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Dublin Port Information

Dublin Port Company is currently investing about €277 million on its Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR), which is due to be complete by 2021. The redevelopment will improve the port's capacity for large ships by deepening and lengthening 3km of its 7km of berths. The ABR is part of a €1bn capital programme up to 2028, which will also include initial work on the Dublin Port’s MP2 Project - a major capital development project proposal for works within the existing port lands in the northeastern part of the port.

Dublin Port has also recently secured planning approval for the development of the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport. The latest stage of the inland port will include a site with capacity to store more than 2,000 shipping containers and infrastructure such as an ESB substation, an office building and gantry crane.

Dublin Port Company recently submitted a planning application for a €320 million project that aims to provide significant additional capacity at the facility within the port in order to cope with increases in trade up to 2040. The scheme will see a new roll-on/roll-off jetty built to handle ferries of up to 240 metres in length, as well as the redevelopment of an oil berth into a deep-water container berth.

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