Dun Laoghaire

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Dun Laoghaire , Co. Dublin

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By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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expert-rated things to do in Dublin
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Families with younger children, Foodies, Singles, Sporty types, Travellers with pets, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Romance, Sightseeing

Best for Watersports - Expert review of Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire is a beautiful, buzzing coastal village, 15 minutes south of Dublin.

I head to Dun Laoghaire on a weekly basis to cycle/walk/run or just breathe in the sea air. If you're a sailor, or a swimmer, you'll find plenty of like minded individuals lurking around every corner, and the Forty Foot pier at the end of the promenade is a popular spot for swimming, especially on New Year's Day. There are beautiful walks along the promenade and if you're a seafood lover, there are plenty of tasty cafes here, especially Cavistons, one of my recommended restaurants. This really is a beautiful spot, accessible by buses and the DART rail line from the city. Plus, it's a fantastic base for touring pretty surrounding sights such as Killiney and Dalkey Hills, Vico Road, Dalkey Island and Village and the James Joyce Tower to name but a few.

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Expert tips: 
Jump on the DART rail line or bus from Dublin.
It is a great place for running or walking.
There is a lot of tasty seafood on offer.
Check out the Sunday market during summer months, 11-5pm

More information on Dun Laoghaire :

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Beach, Town, Viewpoint
Dun Laoghaire , Co. Dublin
Months open:
All year round
Free tags / Keywords:
swimming, Sailing, Walking

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