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July’s news from Dún Laoghaire Town

13. 07. 2023


July brought exciting developments for Dun Laoghaire. The Dargan Forum 2023 showed us the power of digital-first communities and collaboration. Our Harbour enjoyed a record-breaking cruise ship season and the inaugural Scratch Cup put Dun Laoghaire on the map for golfing. A €2 million project was approved to repair the East Pier’s revetment and our beloved Forty Foot was celebrated as Ireland’s best swimming spot by both celebrities and locals. Teen environmentalist, Flossie Donnelly, spearheaded the successful “Plastic Free July” initiative in town. Promising artists have been chosen for the Dun Laoghaire Baths project, and the titles were awarded at the esteemed Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Lastly, the community came together for the highly successful Coastival event.

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Eoin Costello, project director Digital Dún Laoghaire

Eoin Costello, project director Digital Dún Laoghaire

Dargan Forum 2023 Provides a Master Class on Digital First Communities and the Power of Collaboration

It’s all about people and places leveraging digital for their future prosperity! That was the message to change makers at the inaugural Digital Dun Laoghaire Dargan Forum on Digital First Communities in DLR County Hall last week.

Record-Breaking Cruise Ship Season for Dún Laoghaire Harbour

During this summer season, Dún Laoghaire Harbour will welcome over 90 cruise ships, carrying a total of 164,000 passengers and 71,000 crew members. The inflow from this sector not only generates substantial revenue and creates numerous jobs, but also aids in the preservation of the historic Harbour, hence extending its benefits beyond pure tourism.

Dun Laoghaire set for inaugural Scratch Cup

For the first time, the Dun Laoghaire Golf Club will host the Senior Scratch Cup for men and women on September 3, offering Ireland’s elite amateur golfers an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the club. The event, a 36-hole, shotgun start competition, has a prize fund of €3,000. Registration will be accessible on the Dun Laoghaire Golf Club website starting from July 24.


tidy town
tidy town

€2m Repairs to Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier Revetment

The initiative to repair the East Pier Revetment in Dun Laoghaire, started on the 19th of June. This project, budgeted at €2M, is expected to go on for around 16 weeks. During these repairs, the area from the Bandstand to the Lighthouse Battery behind the pier will be inaccessible.


Forty Foot – Loved by Celebs & Voted Ireland’s Best Swimming Spot

According to The Irish Sun, Forty Foot became THE spot for your refreshing summer dip. Our favourite swimming spot, gained recent popularity due to its feature in the film, Bad Sisters. David Letterman made a visit to this place in the 2023 documentary film titled Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, With Dave Letterman. Bono and the Edge were so inspired by this place that it resulted in the creation of a song titled “40 Foot Man”, which is included in the end credits of the show.
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Plastic Free July Kicked Off in Dun Laoghaire Thanks to Teen Flossie Donnely

16-year-old Flossie Donnely and her marine charity, Flossie and the Beach Cleaners, are collaborating with Irish outdoor and adventure travel clothing brand, Craghoppers, to clean up Ireland’s coastlines throughout July. The initiative invites local residents to assist in cleaning a different beach each Saturday, while gaining insight into the impacts of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems and climate change.

Dún Laoghaire Baths Artists announced

As Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council reported, six artists have been selected for the new Dún Laoghaire Baths Studios. The six artists chosen are Helen Hughes, Mark Clare, Mary Burke, Laura Sarah Dowdall, Roisin White and Seoidín O’Sullivan.

Overall Titles Awarded at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta

The largest sailing gathering in Ireland wrapped up, with a gusty finish after an exhilarating four days of competition in Dublin Bay involving 400 boats and nearly 2,000 sailors. Organizers successfully run almost all of the planned 250 races. Numerous class titles were decided based on the results of the final contest.

Coastival a Great Success

Digital Dun Laoghaire supported the week-long festival by publishing a feature on local businesses and venues that were making the most of the festival attendees.
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