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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:07 pm
by Rocker
The Dunleary Lifeboat Project

The students of SCFE - Sallynoggin College set up the exhibition it is only on display until Feb 4th so make sure you don't miss it. The Dunleary Lifeboat No. 658 was stationed in Dún Laoghaire Harbour from 1919 until 1937. In that time it saved 55 lives. It was rescued and returned to the harbour by The Dunleary Lifeboat Project, a community association whose goal is to restore her to full sea-going condition so that she can be used as a heritage asset in the harbour taking groups of visitors on short historical trips.. The exhibition will trace the story of the Dunleary Lifeboat, her rescue and her future as part of Dún Laoghaire’s rich maritime culture.

Running 21 Jan-4 Feb. at the Lexicon.

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:41 pm
by Rocker
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Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:29 am
by Rocker
To celebrate the centenary of the Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Dun Laoghaire up Library Road near the playground, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Heritage Events, will open the Oratory for FREE guided tours from the 8th of October to the 30th of November 2019.
Guided Tours will take place on:
Tuesday at 10am, 11am and last tour 12noon.
Thursday at 4pm, 5pm and last tour 6pm.
Saturday at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and last tour 4pm.
No Booking Required.

GROUP AND SCHOOL BOOKINGS VIA EMAIL: dlrheritageevents@dlrcoco.ie
Events will take place during October and November 2019 to celebrate the centenary of the Oratory, a publication of a new book and a new exhibition at dlr LexIcon to showcase the remarkable story of this unique work of art, with Free talks and a seminar at dlr Lexicon. Join us in celebrating this wonderful hidden gem of Celtic revival art in the heart of Dún Laoghaire.

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Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:52 pm
by Holla
Thanks rocker, I never get tired off looking at the wonderful work of art the oratory is.

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Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:26 pm
by Sinead
Hi Folks:

The Eblana Club are hosting a series of 7 lectures starting on Thursday 17th concerning Dun Laoghaire doing the Rising and Civil War. Admission is free but a donation would be acceptable. Lectures start at 7.30.p.m.

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Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:09 am
by Sinead
The following is a list of the lectures in the coming weeks. Thursday last was very interesting.
The lecture on thursday "A Close Quarter Struggle" presented by Dr. Edward Bourke was very interesting. Could have done with a few more people there.
On Thursday 24th 'Dublin in War & Revolution' will be presented by Padraig Yeats.
On Thursday 31st "The 6th Dublin Brigade South Dublin' will be presented bt James Brady
On 14th November 'The Weapons of Conflict' will be presented by Paul Callery
21ar November 'Deansgrange Graves' will be presented by Jamie Moran
28th November 'Ashton Ambush/Lord French' will be presented by Jim Lacey
5th December 'Spies, Informers & Collabators' Dr. Edward Bourke again.
The Venue is very comfortable and intimate, you can see and hear everything.
Hope to see some of my internet friends there.

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Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:09 pm
by Holla
Thanks for those dates Sinead ,I will definitely have to get to one or more of the lectures.

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Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:16 pm
by Rocker
This is an open invitation to anyone who would like the first chance to purchase a copy of An Eye For An Eye – Blinded by Vengeance, during the book’s launch at Deansgrange Library on November 5th at 6p.m. The book, which is written by local-historian Jamie Moran, details a series of military actions and reactions during a two week period centred on the areas of Deansgrange and Foxrock at the outset of the Irish Civil War.
It tells how fortune smiled on Michael Collins just days before he was killed at Béal na Bláth, and how members of his Squad, now under the control of Kevin O'Higgins reacted with vengeful fury against local IRA volunteers. The Free State’s fury led to the killing on the Stillorgan Road of Volunteers Rodney Murphy of Deansgrange and Leo Murray of Dún Laoghaire.
The book provides a snapshot of the devastation the Civil War caused the Irish people and details how over that two week period, four men were shot dead and many more in the locality suffered gunshot wounds, two of whom were children.
An Eye For An Eye – Blinded by Vengeance is a must read for anyone interested in local and Irish history. Cost just €8.