These local attractions 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.
Ireland’s National Maritime Museum is situated in the Old Mariners Church. There are interesting mechanical exhibitions, including first class artefacts on many aspects of the Irish maritime, wildlife around the Irish Coastline, an art gallery, cáfe and a Titanic exhibition. For more information, contact the National Maritime Museum on:
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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
The James Joyce Tower was one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon and now holds a museum devoted to the life and works of James Joyce. For more information, contact The James Joyce Tower on: T: +35312809265
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has a fantastic array of public parks; why not visit the dlr Red Squirrel Conservation Project at Killiney Hill Park and try to spot one of Ireland’s native Red Squirrels.
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The Harbour, built in the early 19th century and the original entry port for the city of Dublin, remains one of the largest man made harbours in Western Europe. It has been described as one of the finest artificial harbours in the world. The East Pier is very popular with walkers, while the West Pier is home to the Irish nautical College. Recent Cruise Ship visits to the harbour have included Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth. For more information on the Harbour, visit: www.dlharbour.ie
Everyone likes to be beside the sea, undoubtedly so at festival time. It’s no surprise then that Dún Laoghaire offers a rollercoaster programme of festivals and events, with boutique happenings and blow-out events ranging from summertime regattas to harbour swims, from a Mad Hatters’ Tea Party in April to Bloomsday in June and a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in July. For more information, visit: www.dlrevents.ie
Visit the Co Co Markets this weekend, browse the art and craft stalls, sample the fresh fruit and veg, get a tasty lunch and follow it up with an indulgent treat from one of the tempting baked goods stalls. The markets take place every week. For more information, contact the Co Co Markets on:
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Brighid “Biddy” McLaughlin has been a story teller all her life. Born in Dublin, she is a self taught artist who lives in Dalkey, the beautiful seaside village in south County Dublin. For more information on this, please contact DLR Tourist Information Kiosk on (01) 280 6964 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
With 80,000 items in the adult and junior libraries, 60+ computers, 100 study spaces and a floor dedicated to Local Studies, there is plenty to discover at DLR LexIcon Library. For more information on the DLR Lexicon, check out: