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May’s news from Dún Laoghaire Town

09. 05. 2023

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The Dún Laoghaire Storytelling Festival

Experience the magic of storytelling and live music at The Dún Laoghaire Storytelling Festival, taking place from 12th to 14th May in various venues throughout the town. A diverse array of global performers will gather to share their distinctive tales, wit, and musical prowess.

@Digital Dun Laoghaire Led The Way For The National Connected Hubs Showcase Day

26th April 2023 saw hubs across the Connected Hubs network stage open day events as part of Ireland’s inaugural Showcase Day, a day highlighting the benefits of hub working in Ireland. Digital Dun Laoghaire, besides organising the event, took the opportunity to launch Digital Dun Laoghaire’s inaugural ‘Digital First Communities’ Benchmark of Dun Laoghaire Town. The report, which is a collaboration between Digital Dun Laoghaire, Tidy Towns, DLR County Council’s Smart Dun Laoghaire and students from the Masters in Smart & Sustainable Cities at Trinity College Dublin, is intended to be a roadmap for positioning the town to attract investment, knowledge workers, home buyers, shoppers and visitors.

Dun Laoghaire Business Association is holding public meetings on DLRCoCo’s “Living Streets”

The DLBA wishes to invite all Dún Laoghaire businesses (members and non-members) for input at the meetings below. We would strongly encourage you to attend one of these informational meetings.
Time 6:30pm – 7:30pm, at The Glasshouses, 92 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Note – One hour meetings limited to 25 people maximum.
Register for your preferred date below:
Monday 15th May 18:30 – 19:30 – Register Here
Tuesday 16th May 18:30 – 19:30 – Register Here
Monday 22nd May 18:30 – 19:30 – Register Here
Tuesday 23rd May 18:30 – 19:30 – Register Here


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Message from Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dun Laoghaire County Council

In the county council’s press release, Frank Curran stated that it has been a busy start of 2023 for the county. He continues to work closely with the county’s senior management team and local councillors on the wide range of service areas and strategic priorities. Línte Na Farraige at the Martello Tower in Blackrock, 50 Active Travel projects, and housing, are just some of the topics he addressed in this feature.


ArtNetdlr – a focus on the Voluntary Art Group in Our Town

ArtNetdlr is a voluntary group working with the support of the dlr Arts Office. Currently there are over 500 members from the Arts Community and it is the largest artist network in the country. ArtNetdlr offers support, networking opportunities, professional practice development, and organises exhibitions, events and curates collaboration between different art forms, including visual arts, sculpture, poetry, writing, music and theatre. ArtNetdlr engages independent artists and curators to host large group exhibitions and solo shows. These exhibitions provide vital opportunities for artists to show and sell their work.
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Live On The Harbour – New Dun Laoghaire Festival Series

The iconic English rapper Dizzee Rascal announced this new event in our town that will take place in July this year. The event will also feature other well-known names from the industry like the Ibiza Orchestra and Bingo Logo.

New Dún Laoghaire Dentist Office Turns Heads With Goodie Bags and Neon Interior

Say goodbye to the boring visits to the dentist. Please join us in welcoming Truly Dental, a new office in our town that will cheer you up with their interior aesthetics and make the visits less dreadful.

The History of Train Transportation On RTE Nationwide

Who knew that what started as a connection between Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock 200 years ago, will grow into a fully developed network of train lines that connects not only Dublin, but the whole of Ireland.

Africa, USA & Dun Laoghaire – Sophie Whitehouse’s Irish journey

“Sophie Whitehouse spent her childhood in England, Tanzania, Kenya and the USA – but it’s a link to Dun Laoghaire that’s given her a shot at a World Cup dream.”

Public consultation on the Local Economic Community Plan – 2023-2028

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has appointed KPMG Future Analytics to assist in preparing Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s (DLR) new Local Economic and Community Plan 2023-2028. The new plan will seek to achieve our vision for a progressive climate resilient County that is inclusive, promotes quality of life, health and wellbeing, economic activity and employment and builds a better future for all.
As part of the consultation process we are now inviting key stakeholders, including businesses operating in the county, to participate in a workshop on the new LECP. The workshop will include discussions on the draft high-level goals as set out in the draft Socio-Economic Statement (available here) and give an opportunity to provide your views on the development of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown over the next number of years.
Please find details of the workshop and link to register below. The workshop will be held online using Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Business/Economic Workshop
Date: Tuesday May 9th 2023
Time: 7 pm – 8.30 pm
To confirm your attendance, please register for the session in advance using this link:
For more information on the consultation process including how to take part in surveys and written submissions click the link below.

The Zip Yard Wins Retail Franchise Award

The Zip Yard has won the Retail category award at the 2023 Irish Franchise Association Awards. The franchise has 23 stores across Ireland, including one in Dun Laoghaire. Congratulations to Juliet O’Connell of The Zip Yard Dun Laoghaire on this prestigious award.

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