Maritime theme for Dún Laoghaire pier’s 200th birthday
The 139th Annual Exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club begins this week
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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