Dun Laoghaire is a beautiful seaside town, located just 13km (8miles) south-east of Dublin City Centre, and a short Dart ride from the city centre, with many scenic and historic locations. If one sails into Dublin through the ferry port at Dun Laoghaire, one of the first sights will be the spectacular Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
Dun Laoghaire is a popular tourist spot due to its vast selection of activities. A visitor can relax in one of its many restaurants or pubs, or take a walk along one of the piers. Fishing is also quite a popular attraction and boats, rods and lines may be rented from Dun Laoghaire Harbour or any of the local harbours. It is also possible to fish anywhere along the coast. Sailing, of course, can also be enjoyed here. Swimming is a nice way to cool off after a hot day, and there are many points along the coast that are safe for swimming. Horse-riding, rock-climbing and more activities are easily available.
Dún Laoghaire is one of Ireland's major passenger ferry ports and yachting centre situated 13km (8 miles) S.E. of Dublin City Centre. Dún Laoghaire was once a small ishing village located on an inlet of the rocky coast near Salthill, a small hillock once noted for the production of salt. It was called Dunleary until 1821 when a completely new town developed to the east as a result of the building of the present large harbour, and the construction of the railway. It was renamed Kingstown until 1920. It makes a surprising introduction to Ireland with its brightly painted villas, parks and palm trees. On a good day it exudes a decidedly continental feel. Many visitors head straight out of Dún Laoghaire from the ferry, however the town offers some magnificent walks around the harbour and to the lighthouse along the east and west piers. The town has experienced a renaissance in recent years which has transformed this once-faded ferry port into one of the most interesting places to visit and stay in County Dublin. Much under-rated in the recession of the 1970s and 1980s, the town has acquired the look of a place on the way up. There is a sense of good things happening in the town. The new Bloomfields Shopping Centre has shifted the focus of the town northwards and revitalised an area that was lacking in amenities. A 12-screen cinema has just opened, which is encouraging young people to use this end of the town more. Dún Laoghaire is a compact town, and everything you need is in easy walking distance. The swift train connection (takes just 15 minutes) makes it perfectly possible to explore central Dublin from here.
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Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin is served by Dun Laoghaire Train Station.
Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland
This is the areas main public Libraries, which houses many books for people with different interests.
County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Tourist Information for Dun Laoghaire.
Lower George's Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Located in the 1837 Mariners' Church, here exhibits tell the story of Robert Halpin, who captained the ship that laid the first transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866. Also on display are a huge clockwork-driven lens formerly used at Howth.
The Old School House, Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Marine Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Rochestown Lodge Hotel Dun Laoghaire is located about a 20 minutes from Dublin city centre. This beautiful 3 star hotel is an ideal base for both the business and leisure traveller, this is evident in its stylishly modern setting to work or relax in...
9/10 Haddington terrace, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
212 Upper Glenageary Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Lisadell is a superb B&B situated in Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire, an area of great character and history, just a half an hour drive from Dublin city centre. This B&B has a great location as it is just walking distance to Glenageary DART, Dalkey...
2 Mulgrave Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Lynden is a charming B&B townhouse located in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin The accommodation is conveniently located adjacent to buses, DART and the ferry port. This family friendly bed and breakfast comprises of well appointe...
10 Corrig Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Stay at this elegant Victorian B&B when you visit Dublin. It is situated in the picturesque coastal town of Dun Laoghaire, 5 minutes from the Holyhead car ferry terminal and just half an hour drive from the city centre. This delightful accomm...
81 Adelaide road, Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Saint Ann's Saint Ann’s Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet coastal part of Dublin, just south of Dun Laoghaire, situated on the picturesque Dublin Bay. This beautiful family friendly B&B offers spacious and comfortable accommodation. ...
27 Lower Mounttown Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Welcome to Santa Cruz, a quaint B&B accommodation conveniently located within easy access to Dublin Ferry port in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. There are three nicely decorated bedrooms in the property, two of them have en-suite facilities.
3 Islington Avenue, Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Windsor Lodge is a superb period B&B nestled in Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire. It commands stunning views of Scotmans Bay and is only a fifteen minute drive to the city centre and a seven minute drive to the ferry. This accommodation has four en suit...