Dun Laoghaire, a seaside town with its magnificent harbor and stunning hills that surround it, beckons invites visitors to have a wonderful time here. Dun Laoghaire, located in County Dublin in Ireland, has a wide array of attractions and things to do for tourists. Just twelve kilometers away from Dun Laoghaire is the city of Dublin, which makes the location of the town an ideal place to stay. The town has superb accommodations and services that will make your stay here pleasant and unforgettable. It has been fondly labeled as the “Gateway to Ireland”, so you can explore many towns and cities within the close vicinity of this town by getting a car for hire in Dun Laoghaire.
The harbor of Dun Laoghaire is among the largest in Ireland and is marked by two piers which are made of granite. The east pier was the location of the famous film, Michael Collins, and is ideal for taking walks along the beautiful seaside promenade. The west pier features an impressive lighthouse and is also a good place to take pictures and to spend time with the sea breeze and the waves hitting the pier. By getting a car for rent in Dun Laoghaire, you will be able to get to the harbor and also visit the Scotsman’s Bay, which once featured a Victorian seaside amusement park. The walks and picnic area are still there, and a lovely picnic can be planned with your companions.
There are many sights and attractions in Dun Laoghaire, foremost of which is the James Joyce Tower, built due to the anticipated attack by Napoleon. Now it holds a museum dedicated to the work and life of the famous author James Joyce, who immortalized the tower in his work Ulysses. You can also enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the town. Mingle with locals in the traditional Irish bars that are found on the George’s Street Upper.
You must also visit the beautiful Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, located in Century Castle which dates back to the 14th Century. When you are in Dun Laoghaire, it is important that you visit this place as there are many live performances here by the Deilg Inis Living History Theatre Company. The castle itself allows you to enjoy scenic views of the sea and the surrounding countryside. You can go to the lower levels of the castle and feel the peace and tranquility of the earliest churches in Ireland. The Heritage Center gives you a chance to learn the history of the Victorian era transportion as well.
The best thing about Dun Laoghaire is its location, which makes it easy for you to travel and explore the neighborhood which includes not only the County Wicklow, but also the fine city of Dublin. By getting yourself a car rental in Dun Laoghaire, you can also travel to Enniskerry, Dalky island, and Killiney and have a great fun and exciting vacation.
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