Maritime theme for Dún Laoghaire pier’s 200th birthday

The 139th Annual Exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club begins this week

7th May, 2017
After The Shower by Marie Fallon

It’s remarkable how a painting can send you hurtling into the past. 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier, an Irish landmark seared on my memory.

While on holiday, aged seven, a well-meaning stranger – an off-duty garda as I recall – threw me off the pier into the sea thinking it would teach me to swim. It didn’t. He had to jump in and fish me...

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