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July’s News From Dún Laoghaire Town

01. 07. 2024

Welcome to our July DúnLaoghaireTown.IE


This month saw the election of Jim O’Leary as Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, echoing his grandfather’s historical mayoral term. The town will be hosting the annual Dargan Forum, a prominent conference highlighting how localities can navigate the green and digital transition for localities. The summer months bring media attention to our coastal town and, according to one newspaper, visitors struggle to pronounce, Dún Laoghaire’s name!

This month we also highlight novel initiatives such as the unveiling of a massive sea turtle installation on the East Pier for World Ocean Day and the reinstallation of the refurbished anemometer pylon. The Dún Laoghaire Baths were shortlisted for the 2024 Architectural Review Awards. Additionally, excitement is building for the upcoming Dublin Climate Action Week scheduled for September. In terms of training for local businesses DLR LEO is organising a workshop aimed at helping businesses adopt greener practices.

As always if you have Dún Laoghaire related news you would like us to share please contact me – [email protected]

Eoin Costello, project director, Coop


DLR CoCo – A new Cathaoirleach Has Been Elected

Jim O’Leary has been elected Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council at the Council’s Annual General Meeting. Did you know that this happened 80 years after his own grandfather, James Reidy TD, was elected Lord Mayor of Limerick?

Dargan Forum, Dún Laoghaire – Europe’s boutique conference on empowering the Green & Digital Transition for Localities

Now in its second year the Dargan Forum brings together experts and thought leaders to share insights on how technology can be harnessed to empower people and places to navigate the green and digital transition. Taking place in the historic coastal town of Dún Laoghaire on 4th July in the DLR County Hall, the Forum helps create an atmosphere where people are open to thinking differently and the harbour on its doorstep provides the perfect place to make meaningful connections.

Dún Laoghaire – Hard to pronounce, but beautiful to visit!

Our town is a beautiful seaside town just south of Dublin city. It’s known for the challenging name that often baffles tourists. Given our lengthy Irish name, it’s understandable why anyone who doesn’t know Irish have trouble with it. Nevertheless, people shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit. Dún Laoghaire has a lot to offer.

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DLR CoCo – Giant ocean-themed installation at the East Pier

A massive sea turtle installation crafted from recycled aluminium cans was unveiled on Dún Laoghaire East Pier in celebration of World Ocean Day. Composed of 2,000 cans, the PixelCan artwork was developed by the prominent recycling non-profit Every Can Counts, in collaboration with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, to highlight species that are currently endangered or vulnerable due to ecosystem degradation.

Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier anemometer pylon has been refurbished!

The anemometer pylon at Dún Laoghaire Harbour has been refurbished and is being reinstalled on the town’s East Pier. Keen observers noticed its removal in late January, and now the structure has returned to the site for reassembly. This device, which measures wind speed and direction, has been providing valuable information to sailors and enhancing sea safety for nearly two centuries.

Photo credit: Afloat

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Fantastic News! Dún Laoghaire Baths shortlisted for Architectural Review Awards

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is thrilled to announce that the Dún Laoghaire Baths have been shortlisted for the 2024 Architectural Review Awards. They join a diverse array of projects from around the globe, including entries from India, Mexico, and Tanzania.

DLR CoCo – Dublin Climate Action Week 2024

The third Dublin Climate Action Week is scheduled from Monday, September 9th to Sunday, September 15th, 2024. Organized by Dublin Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in collaboration with South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal County Councils, Dublin City Council, and Codema, the event will include regional and local activities on various environmental topics and highlight the latest Climate Action Plans from the four Dublin local authorities.

DLR LEO Workshop – Going Green in your Business

Discover the impact of customer choices on sustainability. Calculate your carbon footprint, set green goals & create a tailored UN SDG supporting statement.


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