Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dún Laoghaire
Dún Laoghaire The Essential
This town, which is Ireland's main port for ships arriving from Great Britain, is named after Laoghaire, the High King of Ireland in the 5C, who built a fort here. The growth of trade with England in the 18C transformed this small fishing village into a busy port. Development of the docks (100ha) was begun in 1817 following a design by John Rennie. The main construction, built from Dalkey stone, was completed in 1842.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Dún Laoghaire
National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is located
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
This medieval fortified residence,
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James Joyce Museum
James Joyce Museum
Built in 1804, Martello Tower is located
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Dalkey Village
Dalkey Village
Today, Dalkey forms part of Dún
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