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Things to do

Places to Visit

Shackleton Exhibition
shackelton exhibitionRelive the true life story of Irish-born explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917 at the Shackleton Endurance Exhibition in Dún Laoghaire. Located in the Ferry Terminal Dun Laoghaire. Visit the website to find out more and book your virtual tour.

 

National Maritime Museum
national mariner museum The Maritime Museum (located next door to the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Lexicon Library) is open 7 days a week, 11am until 5pm. For more information visit www.mariner.ie

 

 

 

 

 

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
Dalkey-Castle-Heritage-Centre-DublinVisit the Medieval castle,  Heritage Centre and writers gallery ten miles south of Dublin City Centre in beautiful Dalkey.

 

 

 

 

Tourist Office in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Hall.
dlr tourismHours of Opening: Daily 10am – 1.30pm, and 2.30pm – 5pm
For further information on tourism & events in Dun Laoghaire please contact the tourist office at info@dlrtourism.ie or 01 280 6964.
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For more things to do in Dublin visit: visitdublin.com

Markets

Weekly Farmers Market

Dun Laoghaire Sundays 11AM – 4PM

markets dlThe People’s Park comes alive every Sunday as market vendors bring their colourful collection of food and crafts to this most beautiful park, located on the coast. This market boasts a very cultural dimension, with Japanese, Croation, Lebanese, Italian, French, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Pakistani, Polish, Palestinian and Czech produce available, not to mention an abundance of Irish merchandise.

Vendors and Merchandise:

  • Denis Healy’s organic fruit and vegetables
  • Sheridan’s Cheeses
  • Olives, sun dried tomatoes, pesto etc.
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Petite France: Food, Wine and Pottery
  • Handmade fudge
  • Meusli
  • Vegetarian Indian Food
  • Gallic Kitchen
  • Bread, cakes etc.
  • California Market Bakery
  • Sushi
  • Jewellery, crafts
  • Original art: Geoff Rhind, Drina Kinsley and Carol Callaghan.
  • Books
  • Composting kits: Eco Logic


The People’s park also has a children’s playground and a coffee shop. Find out more at www.dlrcoco.ie.

Dublin Bay Cruises

dublin bay cruisesDublin Bay Cruises sail between Dún Laoghaire and Howth six times a day from March to October. The 90 minute trip brings passengers around the beautiful vista of Dublin Bay. The cruise is offered as a one way trip between both harbours with passengers able to make their way back to the city centre or departure harbour by train or other public transport links. The DART directly connects Howth and Dún Laoghaire harbours calling at coastal and city centre stations along the way. The DART stations in both Howth and Dún Laoghaire are located less than 300m from the berthing locations.

Dublin Bay Cruises is a family run business owned by Eugene and Clare Garrihy and their three children Aoibhín, Ailbhe and Doireann. For more information, please visit www.dublinbaycruises.com.

Go Sailing in Dublin Bay

go sailing dlGo Sailing offers boat tours and trips in Dublin sailing on a 54’ custom designed yacht with a fully qualified skipper and crewmember out of Dún Laoghaire.

During the sailing trip, as well as learning sailing terminology, how sails work and some basic sailing skills, passengers will be guided through local history as they sail along the South Dublin coastline from Dún Laoghaire to Killiney Bay.

Departures are from Dún Laoghaire Marina. For more information, please visit www.gosailing.ie.


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