President Michael D Higgins at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Picture: Peter Cavanagh

An exciting series of events to celebrate the bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour was officially launched by president Michael D Higgins at a ceremony at Carlisle pier. As part of the ceremony President Higgins and the Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr Cormac Devlin, planted a time capsule at the foot of the George IV monument and talked about the significant history of the harbour and its role in the growth of Dun Laoghaire. He was joined by local dignitaries, members of the Irish Coast Guard and RNLI. Pictures: Peter Cavanagh