Winter Lecture Marlay House Wednesday 14th February 7pm This Event MUST BE PRE-BOOKED: email@example.com
In the early nineteenth century Dún Laoghaire was the fastest growing town in Ireland, going from a small fishing village to one of the largest towns in the country in just a few decades. Often thought of as a Victorian town, its houses were originally more Georgian. This talk looks at how the town grew and how its architecture changed, as the earlier Georgian and Regency styles gave way to Victorian and then Edwardian. Rob Goodbody is a local historian and historic building consultant. He has lectured widely and has published five books, including The Metals – from Dalkey to Dún Laoghaire. He is joint author of another four books, including The Martello Towers of Dublin. His guided walks have included the Metals, the houses of Dún Laoghaire and the industrial heritage of Dún Laoghaire.