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.
Welcome to Dun Laoghaire Marina, gateway to Dublin’s fair city!
The marina is located in the historic harbour of Dun Laoghaire on the southern shore of Dublin Bay. The harbour was completed in 1859 and was originally intended as a harbour of refuge. Dun Laoghaire Marina itself opened for business on St Patricks Day, 17th March, in 2001. Since then the marina has grown in success and now has capacity for 820 boats. The marina can be accessed 24 hours by boats of up to 4m draft. We have berths to suit boats from 6m to 46m in length with a maximum displacement weight of 240 tonnes.
Our hotel in Dun Laoghaire is centrally located and guests can make the seaside stroll to the town centre in just a couple a minutes.
There’s a wealth of exciting things to do and see in what’s widely-regarded as the county’s most beautiful suburb. And when you wish to explore the delights of Dublin City, it can be reached in approximately 20 minutes by road or rail. And when it’s time to rest your head, each of the fifty rooms is designed and fitted to ensure you enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep.
Our popular Italian restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will find seasonal homespun menus paired with a stunning sea view, alongside a beautiful bar.
Sit fireside sipping cocktails or relax over the paper with your choice of coffee. Recently refurbished with comfy seating and an Art Deco look.
Step into one of the most popular, private event spaces around and be amazed by the beautiful sea views and stylish, heritage décor. Perfect for parties, meetings, and weddings, the Library Bar rarely sleeps
Marine Parts Direct is a fast growing Irish based chandlery. Located in swords our new 3000 sq ft store is packed with a huge range of boat parts and accessories. Initially we started as purely an engine parts supply company for inboard and outboard applications .This Is still a major part of our programme as we are the Irish distributor for American aftermarket giants SIERRA and GLM which offer a very comprehensive range of parts for Mercury , Mercruiser , Omc , Volvo , Yamaha , Johnson ,Evinrude and many other leading marine engine manufacturers.
Address: Unit 3 Seatown Business Campus, Seatown Road, Swords, County Dublin
Toscana specialises in authentic Tuscan and Mediterranean dishes. We stock an extensive selection of fine wines from Italy and other choice regions from around the world. We are located on the sea front in Dun Laoghaire with spectacular views of Dublin bay. Toscana has a unique Italian atmosphere with an emphasis on excellent food, friendliness and service. If you want to combine the best of Italian food with a relaxed atmosphere then a visit to Toscana is a must.
Address: 5 Windsor Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland