DBOGA Zoom on The Building of Howth Harbour

08/Apr/2021

Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association has extended their invitation to HYC members to join their next Zoom session, which will be on The Building of Howth Harbour and presented by Rob Goodbody on Thursday, 8th April at 20:00hrs.

The present Howth Harbour celebrated its Bicentenary last year. Rob Goodbody will explain how the small harbour at Howth, which had existed for centuries primarily for small fishing boats, underwent huge development during the early decades of the Nineteenth Century following the Act of Union, and the transfer of power from Dublin to London.

Howth Harbour became the mail packet station for the Dublin-London route. But with the advent of larger steamships, the harbour became too small and the mails were transferred to the newer larger harbour at Kingstown, leaving Howth to revert back to a fishing port.

Rob Goodbody trained in geography, planning and building conservation, and has a great interest in local history and industrial heritage. He worked as a planner for local authorities in London and Dublin from 1974 to 2003. Since then, Rob has specialised in historic building conservation and has published a number of books, including The Metals - from Dalkey to Dun Laoghaire about the construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, and he also co-authored Dublin Bay - Nature & History.

Please come early to be sure of getting a good seat.

DBOGA Fundraising for HOWTH RNLI: Pre-Covid, listened to talks together at Poolbeg while passing the Yellow Welly around for a €5 donation. In Zoom Land we can't
do that but the RNLI urgently needs funds.

Please click on: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DBOGAHowthLifeboat to contribute your €5. DBOGA are well on the way to our target of €4,000. Thank you!

The details of this Zoom meeting are:

Topic: Rob GoodbodyTalk, Time: April 8th 2021, at 20.00hrs

Link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85300865136

Meeting ID: 853 0086 5136