Friday 22nd June

Dublin Garden Squares Day moves to Dún Laoghaire for 2018 with a half-day seminar hosted in the dlr LexIcon theatre - 'The Studio'. It will feature local and international speakers focusing on the historic evolution of Dún Laoghaire-Monkstown within the wider context of garden square development in Europe.

The event is free but booking is required. Find out more below and book your place today.


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09:45   Welcome & Introduction
            Geraldine Walsh, CEO, Dublin Civic Trust

09:55   Garden Squares of Dublin
            Graham Hickey, Conservation Director, Dublin Civic Trust              

10:25   Historic Development of Dún Laoghaire
            Laura Johnstone, Architect & PhD candidate at University College Dublin

10:50   Parks & Squares of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
            Ruairi O'Dulaing, Senior Parks Superintendent, DLR County Council

11:20    Tea/Coffee Break

11:45    From Pleasure Ground to Garden Square - Belgrave Square, Monkstown
            Rebecca Jeffares, Landscape Historian & Hon. Secretary, Dublin Civic Trust

12:05   The Locals’ Perspective – Managing Change
           Justin Tuite & Ross Cahill O Brien, residents of Clarinda Park & Crosthwaite Park

12:35   Square Pegs & Square Holes
           Chris Sumner, London Parks & Gardens Trust

13:05   No Pasaran - Taksim Square Istanbul
           Ozlem Gul Taksim Square, Istanbul Turkey

13:30   Close

14:30   Guided Tour of the Squares of Dún Laoghaire
Led by Peter Pearson, Artist & Historian
            Meet at north door of dlr LexIcon near Brambles café