E-ZINE June 2021

July 23, 2021

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We are delighted to welcome the start of the reopening of the county to local and domestic visitors. From the mountains to the sea, Dublin is blessed with a stunning natural landscape – and you will experience Ireland’s capital at its best when you spend the day getting close to nature in the Dublin Mountains or visiting the charming towns and villages that adorn our coastline
Find out more about new initiates, things to do in your area and what’s new at @dlrtourism on social media.

Keep Discovering Marketing Toolkit

Failte Ireland have launched their new marketing campaign for 2021, which includes everything you need to market your tourism business leveraging the #KeepDiscovering campaign.

Discover free marketing tools, templates, helpful guides and curated images to help you attract more visitors. Download their free marketing toolkit through the link below.

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Tourism Kiosk Open Again to the Public

We're delighted to see our Tourism Kiosk in Dún Laoghaire opening again to the public.

Our friendly staff will be on-site this summer, Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Pop in and say hello if you've any questions or looking for things to do in Dublin this summer.

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New Dún Laoghaire Town Map

Dún Laoghaire offers a range of land and water-based activities to set your pulse racing. Whether it's paddleboarding or kayaking in the harbour, sailing or a boat cruise, or powerboating courses, there's something for everyone.

If water-based activities aren't for you, go one street in from the seafront and experience the hustle and bustle of Dún Laoghaire town. There are endless options for shopping and dining among the boutiques, artisan shops, cafes and restaurants that line the handsome Victorian streets of this old and proud town.

Download our newest Dún Laoghaire town map following the link below to plan the perfect day out.

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A welcome return to many of our tourism providers in Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown

As the easing of restrictions in Ireland continues, we're delighted to welcome back many tourism providers across Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown who will be opening their doors again in the coming weeks if they haven't already.

A few notable mentions that offer an amazing experience and are great for a day out in Dublin, are:

o Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, dlr LexIcon Library, Airfield Estate & Gardens, National Maritime Museum, James Joyce Tower & The Irish Design Gallery.

o Glencullen Adventure Park, Biking.ie @ Ticknock, Zip It @ Tibradden & Hill Top Treks.

o Kayaking.ie, PaddleBoarding @ Big Style, Dublin Bay Cruises, INSS (Irish National Sailing School) sailing, powerboating, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Visit www.dlrtourism.ie or follow us on social media to discover the wide range of activities available across Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown and how you can support local!

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The Ski Club Opens Early This July

We are delighted to announce that the Ski Club of Ireland will be opening the next 2021/2022 ski season TWO MONTHS earlier than usual this July. Practice will be available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm for all club members only.

Whether you're an experienced skier or a budding enthusiast, we welcome everyone to join in the fun and develop their slope skills at The Ski Club of Ireland in Kilternan.

The experienced ski instructors offer all the equipment you might need and a wide range of individual or group lessons and bookings.

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Forest Kids Adventure

The theme for Summer 2021 is 'Outdoor Activity' and with the weather getting better we are all being encouraged to get out there and embrace nature again. With this in mind, Heather Burnett Niland is announcing the re-launch of Forest Kids Summer Outdoor courses for children aged 6 – 12 years old.

Primarily based in Glencullen Adventure Park in the heart of the Dublin Mountains, Forest Kids offer safe, fun and educational outdoor adventures for children, placing a strong emphasis on appreciation of nature.

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New Digital Map: Dublin Mountain Experience

Action-packed or leisurely-paced, the Dublin mountains do both – and everything in between. All you have to do is choose! One thing is for certain, you’ll receive a warm welcome in every village and on every trail, and leave with great memories that last a lifetime. It all starts just 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre. So go on, get outdoor in the Dublin Mountains. It’s Well Worth The Climb.

Download our new Dublin Mountain Experience activity map below.

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Dún Laoghaire Anseo Project

This summer, Dún Laoghaire’s streets and laneways will be brightened by a host of artworks which will be presented as part of the Dún Laoghaire Anseo street art project.

Local artists were given the chance to express their interest in this project earlier this year and Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council are currently working to match selected artists with the chosen sites in the town.

It is anticipated that Dún Laoghaire Anseo will be completed by the end of June, and we will post updates on our social media accounts.

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Welcome to DLR - Cycle Hub Crofton Road

With a new repair shop and café in Dún Laoghaire, you can fuel up for a cycle ahead or a coffee and cake after a ride at The Cycle Hub.

The Cycle Hub accumulates over 30 years experience in the cycling industry. From getting a puncture fixed to bringing life back to an old bike and everything in-between, you can enjoy a barista coffee and snack while you wait for your bike to be serviced.  The Cycle Hub have a team of excellent, experienced mechanics here to help.

The Cycling Hub also have both touring and road bikes available for rental from our Dun Laoghaire base. A great opportunity to visit the area and cycle the wonderful nearby routes. In the Cycle Hub Bike Clinic, they offer a full bike fit to measure you up exactly onto your bike. A perfect way to iron out any niggles you might experience on the bike

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‘Summer Streets’ Initiative Supports Outdoor Dining & Local Business

We are delighted to announce dlr’s “Summer Streets” initiative which aims to provide safe, welcoming, and people-friendly public spaces in our towns and villages and bring life, food, and energy to the County’s streets this summer.

This will involve, among other things, the reallocation of existing car parking spaces, and this will help the Council provide attractive, safe spaces for cafés, restaurants and pubs, allowing diners to enjoy the food offerings of our hospitality businesses in comfortable surroundings throughout the summer and beyond

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Coastal Family Escape at The Royal Marine Hotel

Escape to Dún Laoghaire this year with our Coastal Family Escape. Enjoy a 2-night family break for all the family.

Rate inclusive of:

• Executive Family Room to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 8yrs (1 double bed and 1 sofa bed in each room)

• Full Irish Breakfast

• An award-winning 4-course meal on evening of your stay in one of our restaurants for the adults only  

• Full use of Pier Health Club with dedicated children’s swim times, pre-booking is essential

• Complimentary car parking

• Complimentary Wifi access throughout the hotel

There is so much to see and do in Dún Laoghaire and beyond and the Royal Marine Hotel is the perfect base to explore.

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Modern Changing and Showering Facilities for Killiney Beach

We're delighted to show you the new modern changing and showering facilities planned for Killiney Beach.

This centre will provide hot showers, changing and toilet facilities, secure storage, induction spaces, equipment washdown and orientation points. They will be fully wheelchair accessible and built using sustainability best practices such as solar heating panels to meet ‘Nearly Zero Energy Building Standards’.

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More Information

For more information and to keep up to date with everything happening across Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, check out the Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown Tourism social media accounts or visit www.dlrtourism.ie.

Contact the dlr Tourism Kiosk on info@dlrtourism.ie for more information or to feature in the next Ezine.

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