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Great Granite Rocks – The architecture of Dún Laoghaire Harbour
A96 TC56, Ireland
Head to Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Thursday 30 November 2017 for a talk by heritage architect Gráinne Shaffrey, to celebrate the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary. Gráinne and her practice have an extensive knowledge of Dún Laoghaire harbour having worked on the East Pier resurfacing and the restoration of the Victoria Monument. Gráinne’s lecture will describe the remarkable physical qualities of the Harbour in the context of its historic development and explore some of the very particular ways in which the Harbour continues to be a special place of cultural heritage.
Gráinne Shaffrey is a principal architect at Shaffrey Architects based on Ormond Quay Lower. Ms Shaffrey is a Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI) Grade 1 Conservation Architect and currently President of International Council on Monuments and Sites Ireland. Shaffrey Associates was established in 1967 by Patrick and Maura Shaffrey. The practice has undertaken architectural, urban design and planning projects throughout Ireland and possess a wide knowledge of Irish towns and cities. Architectural work includes the conservation, adaptation and extension of historic buildings and new buildings in existing urban settings.