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March’s 2024 News From Dún Laoghaire Town

29. 02. 2024

Welcome to our March 2024
DúnLaoghaireTown.IE newsletter

March will see a series of engaging events and initiatives celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day and beyond. The official Parade route has now been released. As a precursor to the parade, and DLBA are running a ‘Spot the Leprechaun’ Competition, inviting participants to find miniature leprechauns in local shop window displays for a chance to win a free flag to wave at the parade. If your business would like to participate please contact me at the email address below. Meanwhile, Bloomfields Shopping Centre is set to host St. Patrick’s festivities featuring music, face painting, and dance performances.

DLR CoCo are currently calling for wall suggestions for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Anseo Street Art programme 2024, they are also offering support for businesses through the Ratepayers Support Grant. DLR LEO is offering AI tools training for businesses, while the DLR Chamber & Women In Business Alliance (WIBA) are celebrating International Women’s Day with a special luncheon. With spring now upon us local operator Dublin Bay Cruises are resuming their scenic tours. On the networking front, Digital Dún Laoghaire is organising a meetup to discuss the topic “Is data ‘eating the world’ or helping businesses to thrive?”. Finally the firm family favourite Fossett’s Circus will be in town!

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


Eoin Costello, project director Digital Dún Laoghaire


Update on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route in Dun Laoghaire is now available! Download it to discover the best spots for enjoying the parade and plan your St. Patrick’s Day with ease. See you there!
Further information will follow us on social media channels or visit our St. Patrick’s Day Parade page.

Spot the Leprechaun Competition

As a tie-in to Dun Laoghaire Town’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, together with DLBA is organising a Spot the Leprechaun Competition with local businesses in the run up to the day of the Parade.
Participating shops around the town will have a certain number of miniature leprechauns hidden in their window displays. All you have to do is:
  • Count the Leprechauns you can see
  • Go into the shop and say the right number
  • Claim your free flag
  • Come to the Dun Laoghaire Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and wave with it! 🙂
The window sign on the shops will explain how this simple competition will work.

DLR CoCo – ANSEO Street Programme 2024

If you’ve seen a wall that you think would be perfect for inclusion in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Anseo Street Art programme for 2024 DLR CoCo would like to hear from you.


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St. Patrick’s Festivities in Bloomfields Shopping Centre

Join Bloomfields Shopping Centre for their St. Patrick’s Festivities on Saturday, March 16th from 12:00 to 3:00 pm! Immerse yourself in lively celebrations with music, face painting, a chance to meet a playful Leprechaun, delightful spot prizes, and captivating performances by the talented dancers from the Bergin Academy of Irish Dance. It’s a day of family fun and green cheer at Bloomfields Shopping Centre, Dun Laoghaire.

DLR CoCo – Ratepayers Support Grant for 2024

The Council’s 2024 budget continues to include a variety of grants and assistance for businesses, such as the Ratepayers Support Grant. This grant is available to qualifying ratepayers with a 2024 rates bill of under €20,000.

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Excursion Vessel to Resume Dublin Bay Cruises On St. Patrick’s Weekend

Dublin Bay Cruises boat tours will restart the day before St. Patrick’s Day. These tours, setting off from Dublin City Centre, Dun Laoghaire, and Howth Harbour, offer views of marine life and scenic trips around Ireland’s Eye and Dalkey Island, with the Wicklow mountains in the distance.

Digital Dún Laoghaire March Meetup

Join Digital Dun Laoghaire for an insightful meetup on 19th March at Eblana Club. 
The topic: Is data ‘eating the world’ or helping businesses to thrive?
The meetup is a ‘closed door’ discussion which gives the speakers a broad remit to talk about their work, their interests and ‘pet’ topics in a fireside chat format with Digital Dun Laoghaire’s project director Eoin Costello.
The guest speakers are:
  • Julie Collison – Director, Clear Strategy
  • John Finnegan – VP of Customer Success, Stobee
  • Killian O’Neill – Chief Data Strategist, Clear Strategy
So why not come along and join the discussion on the night!

DLR LEO – AI Tools For Business

Dlr LEO is organising AI tools training for businesses. Learn how to leverage AI technology to increase productivity, save you time, and promote your business.

DLR Chamber International Women’s Day Event

DLR Chamber & Women In Business Alliance (WIBA) are delighted to host a luncheon to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Fossett’s Circus in Dun Laoghaire

Exciting news for our community! Fossett’s Circus will have their shows in Dun Laoghaire town from Wed 20th to Sun 24th March 2024.


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