Ireland’s National Maritime Museum is housed in Dun Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church, directly opposite the new DLR Lexicon library and easily accessible by DART suburban train and several bus services. The museum’s greatest artefact is probably the building itself as it is one of a few custom built places of worship for seafarers remaining intact in the world to-day.
Experienced guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery, enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. You will learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, radio, deep-sea cable technology, nature, wildlife and view art inspired by the sea.
See the 10-tonne revolving Baily Optic, immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulysses, try the electrified steam engine and pause to reflect at the Titanic exhibit, the re-created radio room, the Royal Navy prisoners docks and the war memorial. Try sailor’s knots, learn how they lift heavy weights, be photographed with the pirate, research in the library, visit the shop and much more including Humanist and Civil Weddings.
Take a look at our Autumn/Winter schedule for 2019! There’s definitely something for everyone.
Find out what’s coming up in the Museum: – a full list of events can be found here
Pat Coldrick is an Irish Classical Guitarist and Composer, who has been working for the last six years in Ireland but has also performed Recitals in Europe, the USA and Russia. Pat has been described as ‘pushing the boundaries of classical guitar’ with his musical interpretations and compositions and has made Classical Guitar exciting, interesting and more accessible to music lovers in general. Through his interpretation of music and by exploring and embracing new technologies he strives to enhance the dynamics of the classical guitar and bring his music to a wider audience both at home and abroad.
His music defies genre and appeals to a wide cross section of music lovers. While Pat plays his own arrangements of great classical pieces, it is his own compositions that sets him apart – pieces such as Lament, CityJam and Antarctica to name but a few. Pat’s skillful and atmospheric connection with his audience is an art form in itself and is in total contrast to other more formal classical performances. He has a very easy going, laid back and unassuming approach and his interaction with the audience and philosophy of ‘entertaining’ rather than ‘educating’ his listeners is a breath of fresh air.
He recently played in the national Concert Hall with the RTE symphony Orchestra.
This is going to be an interesting eveing whereby Joan is going to give an illustrated talk of some of her recent races including the current race she is taking part in.La Solitaire Urgo de Figaro. Joan is hoping to compete in the 2020 edition of the Vendee Globe, a non stop around the World race. Joan Will be introduced by Enda O Coineen. it is also an evening for Joan’s current and future sponsors to hear her very intersting story so far
Dun Laoghaire Music & Dramatic Society Grand Christmas Concert is returning to the Museum on the 15th December for an evening of Christmas Carols, sure to get everyone in the festive spirit.
Doors open 7:30 pm.