Dun Laoghaire

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A quintessential Victorian seaside resort, just seven miles south of Dublin, Dún Laoghaire on the east coast of Ireland is a veritable treasure trove of cultural delights. Historically, it is known as the ‘Gateway to Ireland’ due to its harbour, which was once the main port of entry for ferries to Ireland from Great Britain.

The harbour is now a scenic display of yachts and boats but Dún Laoghaire is not all about life and sport on the water. Whether you’re looking for somewhere unique to stay, fairs, farmer’s markets or just some great places to eat by the seaside, Dún Laoghaire definitely won’t disappoint.

Parks in Dún LaoghaireDún Laoghaire’s Victorian history pervades, even today. A traditional Victorian park, the People’s Park, is located centrally, and has been preserved as it was in Victorian times. Complete with fountains, carefully tended flowerbeds and even a functioning tearoom, a visit here is the perfect way to step back in time with a scone and a pot of tea.

Find the Best Shopping in Dún LaoghaireFancy a little retail therapy? Why not pop down to George’s Street in central Dún Laoghaire? With a wide variety of shops, from high street names to independent traders, this is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir. The town also has two shopping centres: the Dún LaoghaireShopping Centre and Bloomfield’s.

Sports to Try in Dún LaoghaireThe imperial lighthouse standing proud over the port is far from the only attraction that the waters around here offer: Dún Laoghaireis a great place to come for some water sport action. The town boasts windsurfers all year round, and those who are brave enough to join them have plenty of opportunities, so there can be no more excuses! Also on offer are sailing, paddle boarding, kite surfing and kayaking.

If getting wet is not your thing you can always go rock climbing or cycling to make the most of the rolling countryside nearby.

Dún Laoghaire’s Maritime MuseumThe National Maritime Museum of Ireland is located right in the centre of the town, close to the East Pier, which is a popular tourist attraction in itself. Located in a church built in 1837, the Dún LaoghaireMaritime Museum was recently refurbished. Here you can learn about Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s famous ship, the SS Great Eastern, or see first hand artefacts recovered from ships that have been wrecked in the area over the centuries.

Theatre and Arts in Dún LaoghaireThe Pavilion Theatre, redeveloped and opened in 2000, serves as cultural hub for Dún Laoghaire. It hosts a selection of exciting events, such as the International Puppet Festival, and the Dublin Theatre Festival. If you find yourself peckish, you’re also located close to all the bars and restaurants, where you can try out the local delicacies.

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4 out of 5
Marine Road, Dublin, Dublin
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3 out of 5
2 Mulgrave Terrace, Dublin, Dublin
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