History / 16 February 2015

Dublin Port Conference

Dublin Port Company is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the landmark decision to build the Great South Wall with a major conference on Wednesday 29th April 2015 at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1.

The subject, “Dublin Bay: History and Environment” has been chosen and this one-day event will explore the history of the bay from maritime archaeology and historic maps to the sailing trawlers that once plied its waters. Several experts will explain how the sandflats change shape and how new sand dunes and saltmarsh arise. The estuarine life, coastal birds and marine mammals will all be profiled. The conference will end with consideration of the future for Dublin Bay, the options for management and the likely impacts of climate change

This conference will be of interest to a wide range of people including archaeologists historians, geographers, ecologists, schools and colleges, local residents, water sports clubs and managers of land around Dublin Bay.

Speakers will include:
Robert Devoy, Rob Goodbody, Prof. Jim Wilson, Dr. Simon Berrow, Maryann Harris, Richard Nairn, Dr. Mark McCorry, Cormac Lowth, Adrian Bell, Dr. Niall Brady.

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