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June’s news from Dún Laoghaire Town

12. 06. 2023


June was full of excitement for Dun Laoghaire, with a variety of events and acknowledgments. We are looking forward to the Coastival event and the Dargan Forum 2023 by Digital Dun Laoghaire. Our town was celebrated for its swimming spots and got a mention in the Irish Mirror as Haddington House made one of the top beer garden spots in the country. The culinary scene in Dun Laoghaire stood out, going by Ireland Before You Die’s list of local top 10 restaurants. The Pipeworks Festival 2023, specifically Matthew Owens St Michael’s Church performance, highlighted the vibrant arts scene in town. A local Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown company won at the National Enterprise Awards while community funding of €698k was awarded to local projects. Lastly, the Shop Local Rewards App launched to support local small businesses.

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Eoin Costello, project director Digital Dún Laoghaire

Eoin Costello, project director Digital Dún Laoghaire

Discover the Best of Dún Laoghaire at Coastival!

Experience a week of thrilling live music, comedy, water sports, family fun, and more at Coastival! This brand new summer festival will highlight the finest of Dún Laoghaire with a week-long extravaganza, coinciding with the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta, adding a dynamic and electrifying vibe to the town.

Digital Dun Laoghaire presents the DARGAN Forum 2023

At a time when we face major challenges across a wide range of areas, the inaugural DARGAN Forum will provide a national discourse on the potential for Digital First Communities to fulfil ‘The Promise of a Better Tomorrow for People & Places’Irish & international experts and changemakers will share their insights and experiences at this free event which is taking place on the morning of 6th July in DLR County Hall, Dun Laoghaire as part of Coastival.

Pipeworks Festival 2023 – Matthew Owens at St Michael’s Church Dun Laoghaire

Pipeworks Festival for its final event will have a Belfast-based organist Matthew Owens, a renowned recitalist and choral director, give the Irish Premiere of Howard Skempton’s Preludes and Fugues. The event is on Sunday 25th June at 8 pm at St. Michael’s Church in Dun Laoghaire.


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Dun Laoghaire included in the Best Swimming Spots in Dublin

We are lucky that some of the best swimming spots in Dublin are right at our doorstep in Dun Laoghaire. This review by EVOKE.IE includes great photos of a number of swimming locations in our locality.


Come to Dún Laoghaire this summer and Experience Your Coastal Dream

Summer in Dun Laoghaire has never looked more promising. With summer festivals in Dun Laoghaire that will see some of the world’s A-listers, beautiful harbour, watersport options, and numerous amenities to visit, it will certainly be summer to remember according to The Sun’s article about our town.
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Haddington House Features in the Irish Mirror as one of the top Beer Gardens in Ireland

There are not many places where you can have a pint with a wonderful view of an iconic harbour. Check out what the Irish Mirror has to say about The Haddington House beer garden in Dun Laoghaire.

Ireland Before You Die’s top 10 Dún Laoghaire restaurants

Some of the best restaurants in our town found themselves on the top 10 list of the “Ireland before you die” travel website. Find out who made this list.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Company Wins at National Enterprise Awards

Imvizar, who are supported by Dun Laoghaire Local Enterprise Office were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards. Imvizar took home the Best Startup award. Congratulations from us at the team.

€698k community funding awarded to local projects in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is very pleased to announce that 23 projects were successful in receiving funding totalling almost €698,000 under the Community Recognition Fund 2023. All the successful projects address the needs of the wider community of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to improve community services.

Shop Local Rewards App for local small businesses

At we recently met a group of small retail business owners who have come together to help sustain Local Businesses in these trying times. They have developed a unique Loyalty App — that not alone acts as a Loyalty system but also as a Booking Platform – Order Platform and Direct connector to an individual business own website.
It’s built from a small business owner’s viewpoint of what is needed with the help of Developers — rather than from developers’ view of what the business needs. They have fully tested the Shop Local Rewards App In their own businesses as well as some others for over two months now — with great results. For more information click the button below.
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