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About Dún Laoghaire Town
The coastal suburb of Dún Laoghaire Town has stunning views, a cosmopolitan culture, Mediterranean appearance and Victorian built heritage, all making it a popular destination. Dún Laoghaire as we know it now largely dates from the 1820s and is home to many independent, family-owned businesses of long standing.
The town features one of Ireland’s longest main streets (1.2 kilometers) stretching from the beautifully laid out People’s Park to the reputed location of the 450AD King Laoghaire’s dún or fort.
The town is dotted with places of interest including the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, the world’s first suburban railway station, what was the world’s largest asylum harbour for over 50 years, the Dún Laoghaire Baths and the strikingly modern DLR LexIcon.
The town’s harbour is a busy hub for fishing and water sports and is much loved for strolls on the East Pier with a snack of locally caught fish and chips.
Public transport links are extensive and include the DART and over 12 bus routes.
Our town’s narrative is deeply woven into Ireland’s fabric, reflecting its evolution from a Victorian-era gem to a vibrant, modern community. Books and media portray Dún Laoghaire as a town at times divided by its own evolution, yet united in its community spirit and picturesque setting.
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