Discover the history and heritage of Dun Laoghaire. Since 450 AD, Dun Laoghaire Town has been Dublin’s go-to spot for visitors and traders.
Originally a fishing village located where the Purty Kitchen now sits, Dun Laoghaire as we now know it largely dates from the 1820’s. Since then, it’s been home to the worlds first suburban railway, the first purpose-built yacht club in the world, and the world’s largest asylum harbour.
Our town is also home to many independent, family-owned businesses of long standing. We have included a selection of those that have been located here for at least 50 years.