Dun Laoghaire


Dun Laoghaire is a coastal city with great English schools in the south of Dublin


Dun Laoghaire city is south of Dublin with a population of 26.500 inhabitants, and just 20 minutes by train to Dublin city.

Dun Laoghaire is part of Laoghaire–Rathdown County, which offers an ideal balance between the vibrant capital and the seaside town.

The area also has a rich cultural heritage: The James Joyce Museum at the Sandycove Martello Tower, the setting for the opening chapter of Ulysses, The Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, The Maritime Museum in Dún Laoghaire and many archaeological sites spread throughout the County.

Around Laoghaire, you can be Hill-walking, Horse-riding, Golfing or enjoying a host of other activities, all set in spectacular countryside.

The villages and towns offer a wide selection of shops, shopping malls, restaurants and pubs, and evening entertainment with music, theatre and cinemas.

Most popular tourist attractions and things to do and see in Dun Laoghaire

  • Dalkey Castle.
  • Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
  • Dun Laoghaire Pier.
  • James Joyce´s Tower & Museum.
  • Killiney Hill Park.
  • Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre.
  • National Maritime Museum of Ireland.
  • Pavilion Theatre.
  • People´s Park.
  • Peoples park farmers market.


CityDun Laoghaire
Population (hab)26,500
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)24


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Active Language Learning

Active Language Learning

English school ALL is a family run English School with over 30 years´ experience at the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire, 15 minutes by train from Dublin