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April’s 2024 News From Dún Laoghaire Town

29. 03. 2024

Welcome to our April 2024
DúnLaoghaireTown.IE newsletter

Dún Laoghaire town is still buzzing from the success of its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 50 years! Building on this momentum the Dún Laoghaire Town Team  is working hard on plans for upcoming events like the Dargan Forum in July, Love Dún Laoghaire Day in September and the summer Coastival festival to bolster shopping, business and social activities in the town. The approval of DLR County Council’s Living Streets scheme underpins the council’s focus on improved public spaces and mobility for our town. 

This year DLR County Council celebrates its 30th anniversary and has introduced a Climate Action Plan for 2024-2029 to mitigate climate change effects. Cultural pursuits this month include the Spring into Heritage programme, featuring the Joyce Tower Museum and other local icons. We also look forward to guitarist Pat Coldrick’s performance in the Maritime Museum, The Pavilion Theatre’s “Chess” and DLRArtNet exhibition that showcases over 120 works by local artists. This month are running a campaign featuring the must-visit places in our town like the Dlr LexIcon, emphasising our town’s mix of history, culture, and community activities.

If you have Dún Laoghaire related news you would like to share please contact me – [email protected]

Eoin Costello, project director Digital Dún Laoghaire


Updates From the Dún Laoghaire Town Team – Our town’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 50 years a great success!

At the March gathering of the Dun Laoghaire Town Team, held in the historic ex-Council Chamber of DLR County Hall all were agreed that the recent Parade was a fantastic day for the town and the thousands of visitors that were here. Some of the highlights were captured in the coverage here. The team discussed its strategy to elevate Dún Laoghaire town into a bustling hub for shopping, business development, events, and social activities. The team are working hard to continue the momentum of the Parade into other upcoming projects, including the Dargan Forum in July, Love Dún Laoghaire Day in September, and the summer Coastival festival!

Dún Laoghaire Living Streets Scheme

At the March meeting of DLR County Council, Councillors gave the green light to proposals for sustainable mobility and enhancements to the public spaces in Dún Laoghaire town.

DLR CoCo – The Spring into Heritage Programme

Councillor Denis O’Callaghan, An Cathaoirleach, has inaugurated the 2024 Spring into Heritage programme. The festival, taking place from March 25th to April 28th this year, will feature an array of events such as guided tours, lectures, virtual 3D tours, and more.


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Bike Maintenance Courses from The Cycle Hub

Would you like to get necessary skills to ensure your bike is kept in a good and safe condition for the road? The Cycle Hub Dun Laoghaire is organising the courses. Find out more and book the course.

DLR CoCo Celebrating 30 years

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, which was established back in 1994.

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Events in Dún Laoghaire – James Joyce Tower and Museum

The Joyce Tower Museum, located at Sandycove Point, welcomes visitors from 10am to 4pm, March 26th to April 28th, Tuesday through Sunday.
Throughout the ‘Spring into Heritage’ event, passionate and informed volunteers from DLR CoCo will guide you through this iconic structure, famously known as the setting for the opening of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

DLR County Council – Climate Action Plan 2024-2029

The 2024-2029 Climate Action Plan outlines the measures the Council will implement to ready our County and its residents for the anticipated effects of climate change, including flooding, rising sea levels, severe weather occurrences, and drought.

Pat Coldrick Performing in The Maritime Museum

Pat Coldrick’s live performances offer a unique experience, recognized as one of Ireland’s most skilled and versatile guitarists. Catch Pat Coldrick at the National Maritime Museum on 26th April 2024 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are €20, available for purchase.

Catch a show in The Pavilion Theatre – Chess by Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society

DMDS presents Chess, revitalising the original with a new twist. This gripping musical features two grandmasters in a Cold War narrative, exploring political tensions, danger, and personal trials. With a memorable score by ABBA’s Benny and Björn, alongside Tim Rice, hits include “One Night In Bangkok,” “Anthem,” and “I Know Him So Well,” famously performed by Elaine Paige and Barbara Dixon.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Students Ready For this year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Final

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Enterprise Office announced that students from Holy Child Killiney and St Andrew’s College will represent the area at May’s National Student Enterprise Program Final. They were among roughly 650 students from 17 schools competing in February’s DLR final.

ArtNetdlr Members Group Exhibition – Interdependent

The exhibition showcases more than 120 recent creations by artists from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and ArtNetdlr members. It offers a rare chance to explore a wide spectrum of talents, comprising both established names and newcomers. Artist Cian McLoughlin selected the pieces, while Louise Neiland curated the exhibit at Walters. Showcasing “Must-Visit” Spots in Our Town

We always proudly showcase so many fantastic, “must-visit” places in our town. This time, the Dlr LexIcon is in the spotlight with its magnificent view of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour.


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