Dún Laoghaire Town Team
Arising from the increased collaboration that the 2019 entry in the National Enterprise Town Awards (NETA) created amongst various public and private sector groups in the town, it was agreed that everything possible should be done to build on that positive momentum. This desire amongst the stakeholders to help the town was given a big boost by the success of the town’s entry in the NETA Awards in December 2019.
In November 2019 the steering group that helped deliver the National Enterprise Towns itinerary for the NETA 2019 met for a detailed scoping workshop in the Glasshouses 2, George’s Street.
We're all ready to go for the #DunLaoghaireTown stakeholders workshop at @GlasshousesWork to build on the positive momentum from the recent @bankofireland National Enterprise Town Awards judges visit. pic.twitter.com/6v2zQImrFo
— Dún Laoghaire Town (@DunLaoghaireTn) November 20, 2019
“For the Town Team to be an “effective partnership” it should comprise public, private, voluntary, and community sectors as well as all other relevant stakeholders. “
Source – A Framework for Town Centre Renewal – Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation
Based on the model contained in “A Framework for Town Centre Renewal” it was agreed that the Town Team’s work programme would focus on projects that are:
- Time delimited
- Highly visible
The outputs of that workshop included agreeing on the common purpose for the Dún Laoghaire Town Team, namely to enable our town to deliver on its huge promise and potential.
The first key project that the Dún Laoghaire Town Team is supporting is the Tidy Town’s 2020 entry for Dun Laoghaire.
DLR Chamber have kindly undertaken the management of the Town Team steering group meetings at their headquarters on Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire.
ABOUT OUR TOWN
Dún Laoghaire’s stunning views, cosmopolitan culture, Mediterranean appearance, and physical
beauty make it a very special place. Few places in Europe, let along Ireland, bring together its sea
views, magnificent parks, old and new architecture, mountain views, food culture and transport links
making it accessible to all.
One in five of its population are non-nationals and a diversity of languages – French, Russian,
Chinese and many others – can be heard on its streets daily.
A paradise for pedestrians and a sense fest for cyclists, Dún Laoghaire is working hard to reinvigorate
its town. It recently introduced a new family friendly coastal cycle route that attracts thousands of
cyclists every day. A newly installed outdoor photography exhibition, urban parklets spilling over
with pollinating plants, wheelchair and age-friendly seating, and cargo-bike parking are pleasing the
We are working to ensure that Dún Laoghaire Town is filled with people and activities. A brand new
town plaza has been created off George’s Street Lower, and through the Summer Streets initiative
we have reclaimed the street and pedestrianised George’s Street Lower, to create a people friendly
welcoming space for everybody to enjoy, and to bring this area to its fullest potential. A programme
of events and activities for families, children and older people will run over the summer. Dún
Laoghaire has also become an open-air canvas for 14 established, and up-and-coming, local artists,
who have captured the essence of the town, borrowing from its maritime heritage and elements
that make it unique. The Pier Walk, Farmers Market, Lexicon and Maritime Museum continue to
Not only does it want to give a pleasing passage through the town but attract more people to enjoy
all it has to offer. Visit the Tourism Office or check out the Love Dún Laoghaire campaign for further
Our town is –
- Full of character and characters
- Full of unique shops and places to wander
- Historically a centre of connectivity and innovation for railways, maritime, radio, local government, architecture
- Filled with nostalgia
- Full of unique architecture
- Full of life
- Full of experiences
Dún Laoghaire Town Team