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Art Exhibition Commemorates Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary

16th May 2017
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'Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire' (Peter Pearson) who is one of the artists exhibiting works at a contemporary exhibition to commemorate Dun Laoghaire Harbour's bicentenary 'Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire' (Peter Pearson) who is one of the artists exhibiting works at a contemporary exhibition to commemorate Dun Laoghaire Harbour's bicentenary Photo: Gallery Dalkey

#HarbourArt - At the end of this month the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are to mark the 200th anniversary of the laying of the first stone of the Harbour in 1817.  

This is to take place on Wednesday 31st May when President D Higgins will officially open a busy 6 months programme of art, drama, food and historical events about the harbour town that in 1821 was renamed Kingstown. This was to honour the visit of King George VI during the harbour's construction. 

Contemporary Harbour Art Exhibition

Launching today, Tuesday 16th May the Gallery Dalkey presents an exhibition (in Dun Laoghaire at the Ferry Terminal building). The exhibition is been held in conjunction with the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Group to commemorate the historic year.

Peter Pearson, a local historian, author and artist involved in the Bicentenary celebrations will feature pieces from his collection since the 1970’s. The Maritime aspect of Dun Laoghaire, its Harbour seafront, sailing boats, yachts and car ferries remain a lifelong influence for Peter.

Other artists showing will be Yvonne Moore, Mary O Connor, Keith Dixon, Sonya Kinch, Rod Coyne, Brigitte McGovern, Leonard Sexton, John Short, Maureen Boalch, Tania Tsaryk, Denise French & Jacqueline Holohan.

Speaking about the summer of events ahead, CEO of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, Gerry Dunne, said: “This Contemporary Art Exhibition is one of over 25 free events taking place to commemorate our Bicentenary year.

We welcome members of the public to get involved and find out more by logging on to dlharbour200.ie

The Exhibition will continue at the Ferry Terminal, St. Micheals Pier until Sunday 5th June. Opening times: 11:00 – 17:30 (Closed Mondays)

Entry is free and open to the public. Paintings are available for sale.

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Jehan Ashmore

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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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