Cruise Ship Visits
Dún Laoghaire Harbour is located on the east coast of Ireland in Dublin Bay. The Harbour, built in the early 19th century and the original entry port for the city of Dublin, remains one of the largest man made harbours in Western Europe. It has been described as one of the finest artificial harbours in the world. The town of Dún Laoghaire is within walking distance of the Harbour. Here you will discover all the amenities a modern, vibrant town has to offer – fine restaurants and friendly, welcoming bars, on-street shopping, two large shopping centres, cinemas, a theatre.
Within the Harbour, there is an excellent rapid rail transport system which connects the harbour with Dublin City just 20 minutes away. Historically, Dún Laoghaire and its surrounding villages of Sandycove and Dalkey have lots to offer visitors – monastic settlements, ancient monuments, churches and the Martello Tower at Sandycove where James Joyce’s stay inspired his great novel, ‘Ulysses’.
The Mariner’s Church, dating from 1837, in Dun Laoghaire is one of only two remaining churches of its kind in the world.
- Thursday, 16th May (Queen Mary II)
- Wednesday, 22nd May
- Tuesday, 7th July
- Wednesday, 17th July
- Thursday, 18th July
- Friday, 26th July
Dun Laoghaire Harbour lies 8 miles from the centre of Dublin city. The city can be accessed within 20 minutes using the rapid rail service located adjacent to the quayside. There are also taxi and bus services available.
Entertainment, Irish Music and ‘craic’
Renowned for its warm welcome, visitors to Dun Laoghaire Harbour can sample a variety of restaurants and pubs locally. Enjoy the Irish Pub experience, with music, ‘craic’, a pint of the famous Guinness or an Irish Coffee. Visitors can also savour the delights of our many award winning restaurants.
- James Joyce Martello Tower
- The Queen Victoria Fountain
- The Mariners Church
- Monkstown Castle
- The Obelisk
- Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
- The Peoples Park
- Bullock Castle and Harbour
- East and West Pier Walks, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
- East Pier Battery, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
- Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel 4****
- Royal Marine Hotel 4****
- The Kingston Hotel 2**
Scenic & Cultural Tours
No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to the shops. Dun Laoghaire offers its visitors an excellent choice, from smaller local craft and produce shops to large department stores. The choice is endless.
2010 Length Metres MLWS Metres
Berth 2: Carlisle Pier, East side 138 5.8
Berth 2: Carlisle Pier,West side 130 5.8
Berth 3: St. Michael’s Pier, East Side 142 5.0
Berth 2: Carlisle Pier, East side
Berth 3: Carlisle Pier,West side
c. 210 metres with associated channel dredged to 8 metres
Lat 53 18ºN Long 6 08ºW
On South Shore of Dublin Bay. 11.2km SE of Dublin
Admiralty Pilot: 40
Time Zone: GMT
UNCTAD Locode: IE DLG
Cruise vessel tender facility and coach parking available at
Carlisle Pier [Nos 2 & 3 berths]
Anchorage to a depth of 9 metres 0.75km E of the port entrance in Scotsmans Bay or 17 metres available at anchorage 2.0km NE of Harbour entrance in good holding ground.
Under jurisdiction of the Dublin Pilotage District.
Tugs – Available if required, based in Dublin Port
Tidal Range: Neaps – 1.9 metres
Springs:- 3.5 metres
Harbour formed by two piers; East Pier 1,290 metres long, West
Pier1,548 metres long. Width at entrance 232 metres. Area inside piers 101hectares
There is an 800 berth marina to the west of the Ferry Terminal buliding. VHF Ch 37a (M1), 80a (M2), 16.
Call sign “Dun Laoghaire Marina”.
Radio Frequency Information
Dual watch kept continuously on VHF Channels 14 and 16, working
Channel 14. Call Sign ‘Dun Laoghaire Harbour Office’
Local Population; 126,614 (2005)
First Language: English, Second language: Gaelic
Time: GMT +1 hour in Summer
Banking Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 to 16.00
Credit Cards: All major cards accepted
Shopping Hours: 7 Days
New Years Day; St Patrick’s Day (March 17th); Good Friday; Easter Monday; 1st Monday in May, June and August; Last Monday in October; Christmas Day; St Stephen’s Day.