#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.