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Port Collections – A history of Dublin Port and the Port Archive

  • Date(s)
    Monday, 16 September 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

About the event

This presentation examines the history of Dublin Port through its 300 year old archive and the port collections held there. The modern Dublin Port Company is responsible for this nationally important collection and is involved in a series of heritage projects as part of is 2040 Masterplan which will highlight the history of the Port, the River Liffey and the communities that surround them.

About the speaker

Lar Joye - Port Heritage Director at Dublin Port
Lar has been Heritage Director at Dublin Port since 2017.  Previously he curated the award-winning Soldiers & Chiefs the Irish soldier at home and abroad from 1550 exhibition at Collins Barracks, described as "a museum within a museum".  He played a key role in the Decade of Commemorations 2012-2017 involved in a variety of projects, including the 1913 Lockout: Impact & Aftermath and Banners Unfurled exhibitions and the WWI exhibitions: Recovered Voices 1914-1916 and War in the Mud - the Irish Soldier on the Western Front, 1917.  He represented the National Museum on the Irish Battlefield Commission, the Moore Street Project, GPO Witness History projects and was Historical Adviser for An Post's 2016 commemorative stamp series.    

More recently Lar partnered with the theatre company Anu Productions on  the plays Pals - the Irish at Gallipoli, Sunder and These Rooms and is a member of the Irish Film Institute's Newsreels project - the Irish Independence Film Collection.

He is a graduate of UCD, Leicester University and the Getty Leadership Institute in California and is currently Chairman of the Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield and a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Museums Association and the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust.


Free - all welcome!

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