Community Centres & Facilities

LexIcon Lab, where the future’s in the making…

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Friday, December 11, 2015
Dun Laoghaire
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Exactly one year ago this week, dlr LexIcon opened its doors to the public for the first time following the completion of a major construction and civil engineering project. Now, one year later, the much anticipated and debated facility has firmly established itself at the heart of the Community and expects to receive its 500,000th visitor by the end of December 2015. 

This truly world class and multi award-winning facility provides a safe, accessible and democratic space where all are welcome and which offers a wide range of events, services and activities that cater for all residents of the County.  It is also home to the County’s first municipal art gallery and now offers opportunities for all to engage with the visual arts as creators, spectators and participants.

With the new year fast approaching the offerings from dlr LexIcon continue to grow and evolve;  we are particularly excited to announce the launch of the new and innovative LexIcon Lab which, with the help of our first LexIcon Lab Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, offers experimental learning opportunities for the community in a public library environment.

The Lab programme will promote learning and development of both technical and social skills for all members of the community; by combining the knowledge and technical infrastructure available at the Lab, we hope to provide both individuals and teams a workspace to research, design, experiment, develop, create and share ideas on projects.

Speaking at the LexIcon today An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Barry Saul said: “I’m excited and encouraged by the possibilities for innovation here at the LexIcon Lab.  The vision of this initiative is to provide a space where community members can work together to transform ideas into reality, where they encourage each other to solve local challenges in creative and innovative ways, all while having fun and learning at the same time.”