Dún Laoghaire is set for a summer of celebrations to mark the Harbour’s 200th anniversary.

The Opening Ceremony will be officiated by President Michael D Higgins and Patron Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor on 31st May. 100,000 visitors are expected to the Harbour this summer to enjoy the variety of free public events.

The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company in collaboration with a range of local stakeholders have put in place a schedule of exhibitions, workshops, lectures and events to mark the Bicentenary.

Gerry Dunne, CEO of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company: said “the programme of events throughout the summer reflects the cultural and historical role the harbour has played not just in Dún Laoghaire but in its wider environs over the past 200 years”. Thanking all those who worked tirelessly on the project, Mr Dunne said “the Bicentenary will bring a welcome boost to the local economy and reinforce the sense of public pride in one of the country’s greatest landmarks”.

More information can be found at www.dlharbour200.ie