Dún Laoghaire is a coastal town in County Dublin about seven and a half miles South of Dublin City. It is steeped in history and was once one of the ports for the trip across the Irish Sea from Holyhead. Though the ferry no longer calls this town is still busy due to its appeal. It’s a quick ride away on the Dart from Dublin but seems a million miles away from the Hustle of the Capital City. There are many things to see and do here is our top 5.
The coastal suburb of Dún Laoghaire is popular for strolls on the East Pier, and locally caught fish and chips. The National Maritime Museum of Ireland has nautical art and artefacts inside a 19th-century sailors’ church, while the harbour is a busy hub for fishing, water sports and cruises. Nearby Sandycove is home to the James Joyce Tower and Museum, as well as the sheltered beach and bathing spot at Forty Foot.