Dún Laoghaire :
Unmissable tourist sites
Dún Laoghaire Travel guide
Dún Laoghaire : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Dún Laoghaire : Things to see and do
Haig Terrace IRL - Dún Laoghaire
The National Maritime Museum is located in the Mariners' Church (1835-1860), on the edge of Moran Park. Amongst other things, visitors can see a cannon from the Armada, a French longboat, captured during an attempted landing at Bantry Bay in 1796, th..
Otranto Place IRL - Dún Laoghaire
Built in 1804, Martello Tower is located at the tip of Sandycove. Today, it houses a museum dedicated to this famous writer. On display are first editions of his works, letters, his death mask and some of his personal belongings. Joyce stayed here fo..
R 119 IRL - Dún Laoghaire
Today, Dalkey forms part of Dún Laoghaire. In the past, it had its own town wall and seven fortified buildings. Bulloch Castle, near the shore, was built in the 12C by the monks of St Mary's Abbey in Dublin in order to defend the port.
Hotels Dún Laoghaire
Rochestown Avenue IRL - Dun Laoghaire DB
"Newly opened modern hotel designed to International 4 Star Standards.Superior Executive Ensuite Guestrooms and Suites.Internet Access, Complimentary TeaCoffee in Room, Iron and Iron Board, Non Smoking Rooms, Satellite TV, Direct Dial Telephone...
Restaurants Dún Laoghaire
58-59 Glasthule Rd IRL - Dun Laoghaire
Simple, informal restaurant attached to the well-established seafood shop which specialises in finest piscine produce. Mermaid friezes and quality crustacean cuisine.
17-18 Patricks St. IRL - Dún Laoghaire
Modern bistro towards the back of town, run by an experienced owner. Simply furnished interior with tightly packed tables and buzzy vibe; sunny courtyard to the rear. Unfussy, value for money menus change daily and reflect the seasons.
57a Glasthule Rd IRL - Dun Laoghaire
Personally run neighbourhood restaurant next to Cavistons. Smart, original interior harmonises seamlessly with creative modern European menus that evolve slowly over time.
1st Floor (above Eagle House pub), 18-19 Glasthule Rd IRL - Dun Laoghaire
Located above Eagle House pub, this airy, modern, stylish restaurant shimmers with silky green wallpaper. Interesting, authentic dishes covering all regions of India.