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of Heritage 2010
The Summer of Heritage is back!
June 28th - September 5th
Last year thousands of people visited various heritage sites across the county and this year promises to be even better with an ever expanding programme featuring a range of events for adults and children alike, all of which are free to attend.
This summers schedule will again feature tours and living history performances at the two magnificent stately homes, Cabinteely House and Marlay House and there is a new script in place at both houses, featuring many characters from past histories.
Tours of the stunning Celtic Oratory on Library Road and the Obelisk on Killiney Hill also make a welcome return to this years line up, while two new new excursions have been added to the festival; The Dún Laoghaire Memorials Tour, which is a coastal visit to the numerous memorials around the town, including the Queen Victoria Fountain and the Crimean War Cannon.
A sightsee along ‘The Metals’, a historic pathway that linked the quarry in Dalkey to the harbour in Dún Laoghaire is also new to the programme.
Nature lovers will not want to miss the viewing of sea birds at Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey with members of Birdwatch Ireland, as well as the nature walks around Dillon’s Park in Dalkey, Three Rock Mountain and a ‘bat walk’along the River Dodder.
For a full list of events please click on the link below.
of Heritage 2010 - Brochure
Honour and Memory
Memorials of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
The Heritage Officer of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has recently published the booklet In Honour and Memory - the Memorials of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. This booklet celebrates a small but important part of our cultural landscape. The memorials in it go from the well-known to the not so well known. From plaques on walls to full blown monuments. From the George iv memorial in Dún Laoghaire to the Nathaniel Alcock memorial buried in the woods of Carrickgollogan, from a simple stone bench to Sandycove postman Denis Burton to 3 Monkstown astronomers, from Evie Hone in Marlay Park to Stephen Roche in Dundrum. While the array of people featured in the booklet is impressive it is perhaps surprising that more of the many illustrious inhabitants of this part of Dublin have not been given public recognition for their works.
Copies are available from Tim Carey, Heritage Officer at 01-2054700
view cover of booklet in pdf format