This thematic experience area will provide an opportunity to get below the surface of this landscape and allow visitors to explore the lesser known aspects of the story makers, story tellers and story keepers.
From cultural centres and interactive history sessions in the National Museum of Ireland and Dalkey Castle, to Natural Heritage, theatre and arts there is something for children, young families and those young at heart alike.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is a highly attractive and accessible tourism destination, steeped in culture and maritime heritage, combining breath-taking coastlines, inviting villages, towns and Dublin Mountains adventures delivering memorable and distinct experiences for visitors.
It all starts only 10 minutes from Dublin City Centre. Discover our abundant of natural and cultural heritage centres that make DLR a genuinely top class destination with our selection of Between The Lines destinations below:
The DLR LexIcon, the new Central Library and Cultural Centre is now open to the public. The DLR LexIcon includes a performance space with seating for 100 people, an art gallery, education workshop space and cáfe. The library includes a public “living room” overlooking the park, with space for internet use, as well as a resource for community information and a dedicated suite of rooms for young people. For more information on the DLR Lexicon, check out:
This Martello Tower in Sandycove — one of eight located along the Urban Splash trail — which famously features at the beginning of James Joyce’s Ulysses, contains a treasure trove of the author’s letters, photographs and personal possessions. For more information, go to: http://www.joycetower.ie/
You’ll be transported back to the 15th Century through live theatre and guided tours – and immersed in 6,500 years of human history in the interactive Heritage Centre.
For more information, contact Dalkey Castle on: T: +353 1 2858366
Airfield Estate is a 38 acre working farm, gardens, restaurant and heritage experience which offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and learn about food, farming and nature in a natural and relaxed environment.
For more information, contact Airfield Estate on: T: +353 1 9696666
Embark on a voyage of discovery with enthralling stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. Learn about maritime history, exploration, technology, wildlife, and art inspired by the sea. For more information, contact the National Maritime Museum on: T: +353 1 2143964 / +353 1 2800969
Imaginosity, Ireland’s only interactive children’s museum for the under 9’s is dedicated to children’s success. They opened at the end of August 2007 and since then they have welcomed over 650,000 people through our doors. For more information, contact Imaginosity on:
T: +353 1 217 6130
Explorium is a sports-science wonderland, sitting in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, with the lights of the capital twinkling far below. From the moment you walk in, there are head-turning things to see and do.
For more information, contact Explorium on:
T: +353 1 960 2000
Created to mark the end of WWI and to commemorate the many local Irishmen who had fought and died on the Western Front, the Oratory, built in 1919, was hand-painted by Sister M. Concepta Lynch between the years 1920-36. The stunning result is a highly-regarded masterpiece of the Gaelic Revival style. The windows were provided by the Harry Clarke Studio in Dublin. The Oratory is open at various times throughout the year.
The Oratory in DunLaoghaire is open over a limited period during the summer of heritage each year. For those who cant make it during the summer the council have created a digital visitor experience to enjoy this unique piece of history.
Watch the digital experience
For more information on, please contact DLR Tourist Information Kiosk on (01) 280 6964 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in Dún Laoghaire, Pavilion Theatre hosts a variety of world-class events all year round. With a busy, carefully selected, programme including: theatre, comedy, literature, opera, dance, workshops, festivals and local arts Pavilion provides the cultural heartbeat for this seaside town. For more information, contact the Pavilion Theatre on:
T: +353 1 2312929