dlr Libraries have an interesting line up of talks and exhibitions for Heritage Week 2018. Heritage week runs nationwide from 18-26 August.
Events in dlr LexIcon:
The RMS Leinster disaster – a century on
Studio Theatre, Level 1 Mon 20 August, 11.00am
Talk with Philip Lecane, National Maritime Museum Library Service and author of Torpedoed! The RMS Leinster Disaster. Free event, no booking required.
Monday 20 August, 6.30pmLevel 5
Des Branigan Ship Owner, 1918-2016
The irony of the title above would bring a wry smile to the face of Des Branigan who was an ordinary seaman who achieved great things as a trade unionist, archaeological diver and maritime historian. This exhibition conveys a man who was deeply interested in helping people and his role in bringing one of the RMS Leinster anchors to Dún Laoghaire forms part of his fascinating story.
Also included is the Des Branigan maritime book collection, donated to dlr LexIcon in 2016. Exhibition curated by Joe Ryan, Irish Coast Guard (retired).
Dún Laoghaire Cycling Week 1955 and 1956
Studio Theatre, Level 1, Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 7pm
Film and Q & A with Barry Enright. Barry Enright digitised this black and white film, shot originally by Bill Sleith who owned a cycle shop in Dún Laoghaire town for many years.
Free event, no booking required.
A View from Harbour House during the Emergency
Studio Theatre, Level 1 Thurs 23 August, 11.00am
As part of Heritage Week this is a talk with Russell Kane. Russell Kane lived in Harbour House from 1937-47. Now known as Moran Park House (pictured), it is home to the Irish Design Gallery. Free event, no booking required