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Kingstown 200 Lecture: The History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

20th March 2017
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Kingstown 200: Lecture - "The History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour over the past two hundred years 1817- 2017" takes place this Wednesday Kingstown 200: Lecture - "The History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour over the past two hundred years 1817- 2017" takes place this Wednesday Photo: DLBHS

#Kingstown200 - In this bicentenary year of the founding of Kingstown Harbour, a lecture “The History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour” is to take place this Wednesday, 22 March in the south Dublin Bay town.

In what is expected to be a fascinating talk organised by the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society is to commemorate the harbour over the past two hundred years 1817- 2017. The foundation stone having been laid by King George IV in what was then to become the world’s largest artificial built harbour hewn out of Dalkey granite.

The talk to be presented by maritime expert Cormac Lowth, is to be held in the appropriate venue of the Royal Marine Hotel. The venue dating to the later Victorian period is located off Marine Road is where the talk will take place beginning at 8pm. Admission to non-members is €3.

To mark the occasion of the commemorative lecture, a special journal has been published by the Society to celebrate the harbour’s 200th. The journal booklet titled “A Safe Anchorage Dun Laoghaire/Kingstown Harbour 1817-2017” will be launched at the lecture and available at a price of €8.00.

In addition copies of the booklet that has a front cover depicting the iconic ‘Mail-Boats’ alongside Carlisle Pier, will be stocked in the nearby Eason's bookstore on Marine Road.

Alternatively, you can order from the Society’s secretary Anna Scudds, for details Tel 280 6213

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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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