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Civil Engineering in 19th Century Ireland

  • Date(s)
    Monday, 12 February 2018
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

About the event

This event, co-hosted with the Civil Division, Heritage Society and Institution of Civil Engineers Republic of Ireland branch, marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of The Institution of Civil Engineers.  Prof Lord Robert Mair, President of The Institution of Civil Engineers will be guest of honour at this event.  The presentation will be followed by a reception in Café Clyde where the President will meet the guests.

The 19th Century in Ireland marked major political and social upheaval. It was during this period that the Institution of Civil Engineers both in London and Dublin were founded. This presentation will outline some of the major infrastructural works completed during this period and the personalities involved.

About the speaker

Michael Phillips is a former President of Engineers Ireland and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has had a distinguished career in civil engineering working on tunnels, harbours, bridges, water and wastewater. He has been active in local government and was Dublin City Engineer from 1998 to his retirement in 2015.

The two iconic Santiago Calatrava bridges spanning the Liffey – the James Joyce Bridge built in 2003 and the Samuel Beckett Bridge built in 2009 – were championed by Michael and now grace Dublin city centre. They stand as evidence to the significant improvements in the vibrancy of our capital city.


Admission is free and all are welcome.  Attendees are however asked to register their attendance in advance, using the link provided.


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