Dun Laoghaire

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From the mountains to the sea Dún Laoghaire really is a town for all seasons. John Wynne of Dún Laoghaire Tourism gives a brief outline of what’s on offer this season.

Dún Laoghaire Marina, situated right in the lively east coast seaport of Dún Laoghaire, could not be better suited to visitors looking for safe moorings, pleasant walks, entertainment, good food and friendly service.

For many visitors, their first contact with Ireland is the beautiful coastline as they enter Dún Laoghaire, with its spectacular man-made harbour. A trip on the DART (commuter rail) takes you from the Booterstown Marsh Bird Sanctuary, close to Dublin, through Blackrock, Monkstown, Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey and the breath-taking vista of Killiney Bay, to Shankill in the south, hugging the shoreline all the way.

Within ten or fifteen minutes drive from the coast one can play golf, go hill-walking on the ‘Wicklow Way’ which starts from the magnificent Marlay Park in Rathfarnham, go horse-riding, or enjoy a host of other outdoor activities, all set in spectacular countryside.

The area around Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey and Killiney is steeped in our literary and cultural heritage, both past and present. James Joyce, that great Irishman of letters, saw fit to base the opening chapter of Ulysses in the striking Martello Tower at Sandycove, just south of the harbour which was his home for a short while, and now houses a museum in his honour. The poet Oliver St. John Gogarty lived here. Nobel Prize Winner George Bernard Shaw of Pygmalion fame lived nearby in Dalkey.

Fire / Ambulance / Police : 999/112
Customs : 8746571
Harbour Master : 8322252
Lifeboat : 8323524
Beaumont Hospital : 8377755

Tourist Information
Dublin Tourism (24hr) : 1550 112233

Air Travel
Aer Lingus : 7053333
British Midland : 2838833
Ryan Air Flight Information : 1550 200200
City Jet : 8445566

Car Ferries
Stena Line : 2047777
Irish Ferries : 6610511

Rail Transport
Iarnrod Eireann (Irish Rail) : 8366222

Comments (3)
09/10/2013 @ 7:09 am
Ed Hart
Good all round service at Viking Marine.
Was ver pleased.
28/08/2013 @ 7:19 am
Sailed over to Rowlands in Pwhelli last week, i can see why they are on Irish site.
Service was brilliant and fast.
05/06/2013 @ 7:10 am
Sailed here last night, quit a few changes, but happy to see Toscana has weathered the storm so to speak.
Still just as good.
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28/06/2018 @ 10:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
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