Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Dún Laoghaire is a suburban seaside town 12km south of Dublin city centre. Because of it's location, Dún Laoghaire is a perfect base from which to explore all that's on offer in the immediate area, and also in the surrounding areas of County Wicklow and Dublin City.
Dún Laoghaire is well served by many bus routes and the Dart rail service, all of which makes it easy for visitors to get around.
There are many visitor attractions and things to do in this buzzing seaside destination. The People's Park, a traditional Victorian-style park, is located at the eastern end of George's Street, and the annual spring and summer bedding displays are one of the park's main attractions. These, together with the very popular new playground and Tea Rooms contribute significantly to the popularity of this famous park.
Dún Laoghaire harbour is one of the largest in the country and is a major port of entry from Great Britain. The obelisk near the old ferryport terminal at the harbour commemorates the construction of this harbour, which took 42 years - from 1817 to 1859 - to construct. The harbour has two granite piers - the East Pier is very popular with walkers, and has a landmark bandstand, while the West Pier is a popular site for angling and one can often see a line of fishermen there.
Check out Ireland Roots for researching your Irish Family History.