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Lecture: Great Granite Rocks - The Architecture of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

13th November 2017
Lecture on Dun Laoghaire Harbour where construction of the first pier began in 1817. Afloat adds that originally plans for the 'Asylum Harbour' consisted of a single pier but this was revised to include a second pier to form the harbour's West and East Pier (above). It was during construction of the harbour that George IV paid a visit to the town.This led to an officially renaming to Kingstown in 1821 in honour of the British monarch's visit. A centenary later the town reverted to its ancient Irish name by resolution of the town council in 1921. Lecture on Dun Laoghaire Harbour where construction of the first pier began in 1817. Afloat adds that originally plans for the 'Asylum Harbour' consisted of a single pier but this was revised to include a second pier to form the harbour's West and East Pier (above). It was during construction of the harbour that George IV paid a visit to the town.This led to an officially renaming to Kingstown in 1821 in honour of the British monarch's visit. A centenary later the town reverted to its ancient Irish name by resolution of the town council in 1921. Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#LectureOnHarbour - A lecture by esteemed Heritage architect Grainne Shaffrey, is to be held on Thursday, 30th November as part of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary celebrations.

Grainne and her practice have an extensive knowledge of Dun Laoghaire harbour having worked on the East Pier resurfacing and the restoration of the Victoria Monument.

The talks will describe the remarkable physical qualities of the Harbour in the context of its historic development. In addition to exploring some of the very particular ways in which the Harbour continues to be a special place of cultural heritage.

Event Location: Dun Laoghaire, Ferry Terminal Building

Event Time / Date: 19:00 Thursday 30th November 2017  

Event Registration: to book a free place via Eventbrite click the link here. 

The commemorative event is a partnership between the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and the Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary committee, for more details visit: www.dlharbour200.ie 

A little bit about Grainne Shaffrey

Gráinne Shaffrey is a principal architect at Shaffrey Architects based on Ormond Quay Lower. Ms Shaffrey is a Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI) Grade 1 Conservation Architect and currently President of International Council on Monuments and Sites Ireland.

Shaffrey Associates was established in 1967 by Patrick and Maura Shaffrey. The practice has undertaken architectural, urban design and planning projects throughout Ireland and possess a wide knowledge of Irish towns and cities. Architectural work includes the conservation, adaptation and extension of historic buildings and new buildings in existing urban settings.

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