A bicentenary review of the Construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour by author and historic building consultant Rob Goodbody will be held on the 1st February at the DMYC club house on the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire.
'Even though it is treated as an engineering subject, it will be of genuine interest to the lay person, as much for the reasoning and motivation for the harbour’s construction, according to lecture convenor and DMYC sailor Cormac Bradley.
The first stone for the large harbour at Dunlaoghaire was laid in May 1817 and in 2017 a number of events to commemorate this bicentenary took place, including a visit by the President, Michael D Higgins.
This presentation introduces the background to the building of the harbour before examining how the harbour was constructed and how works progressed to the completion of the piers more than a quarter of a century later.
Rob Goodbody is a historic building consultant. He has researched the history of Dun Laoghaire harbour over many years and this summer past was conducting guided walks to commemorate the bicentenary of the harbour.
He has written several books including The Metals - from Dalkey to Dunlaoghaire and has co-authored a number of others, most recently Dublin Bay - Nature and History, which has been published by The Collins Press.