Visit The Oratory as Part of the Winter of Heritage Programme

Visit The Oratory, in Dún Laoghaire, as part of DLR Heritage Events Winter of Heritage Programme. There are free tours every Wednesday and Saturday, until 2 March, at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Regarded as “a hidden gem of Celtic revival art”, The Oratory is said to contain some of “the most spectacular artwork from the first…



Brexit Talk at The French Ambassador’s Residence

I was privileged to attend, and speak at, a breakfast briefing, on Wednesday morning, at the French Ambassador’s residence in Dublin. The President of the Normandy Region, Hervé Morin gave a strong presentation on the multi-modal facilities and capacities for freight transport in ports like Caen, Cherbourg and Dieppe. In anticipation of Brexit, solutions, potential…



DLR Count Council’s Winter of Heritage Programme

The Winter of Heritage Programme, organised by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and comprising free events on heritage, will recommence on Monday 21 January 2019 (finishing on 3 March). This year’s programme includes some really interesting winter talks on everything from the stone bridges of DLR to the history of “Kingstown” in the first half of the 19th…



Temple Hill Burial Ground – Publication Launch

Tommorrow at 3pm, in Blackrock Library, everyone is welcome to the launch of a book, with two accompanying audio CDs, on the Temple Hill Quaker Burial Ground. This book will explore the unique environment and history of Temple Hill Burial Ground through text, colour photography and sound recording, and will feature essays and related articles…



Confidence and Supply Agreement Extended

A positive step today as the Confidence and Supply Agreement the government has with Fianna Fáil has been extended. Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said:

“Fine Gael welcomes the announcement that the Confidence and Supply Agreement will be extended. This allows us to prepare, not just for Brexit, but for so many other important issues.”