People on the Pier
Dún Laoghaire Pier is 200 years old this year! Since the first stone slab was laid in 1817, people have sauntered, ambled, paraded, marched, loitered, trudged and stepped out on the famous East and West Piers.
It is a bracing walk as the West Pier is 1 mile long and the East Pier is 3/4 of a mile. More than a million people walk the pier annually and they choose this spot for their outings for many special occasions as well as for a daily constitutional!
Holy communions, birthdays, first dates, walking the dog, a Sunday stroll, hanging out with friends, taking the air, engagements, weddings, and baby’s first day out have all been captured on camera at this iconic location. Now, we’re asking you to share these precious memories with us.
The People on the Pier Project is an initiative of the Local Studies Department of dlr Libraries. We are keen to grow our collection of pier imagery, bringing it right up to date during this auspicious bicentenary year. So photos of you, your family and friends – and your pets of course are all welcome! If you have older photos you would like to share with us, we would love to add these to our collection also.
Add your photos on the website dlrpeopleonthepier.ie
or on our Facebook page (www.facebook.
, or tag us on our Twitter (@dlr_pop)
and Instagram accounts (dlrpop)
. You can also email your photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Photos may be used in an exhibition at the end of the year.
We look forward to hearing from you.