Dun Laoghaire Ireland Travel
Dun Laoghaire couldn't be better suited for a day trip, this city in the south of Dublin County is a real gem - rolling green, beautiful views of the Dublin Mountains, a beautiful city centre and a charming town square. Just 8 miles from urban life, the Dublin Mountains offer 43 km of mountain trails and hikes, ranging from gentle climbs to more arduous treks.
If you want to combine a visit to Woollinn with a cruise in Dublin Bay, Dublin Bay Cruises have a number of connections from Dun Laoghaire to other parts of the country, such as Howthbe north of Dublin. We have written before about Bray, which is in the south of Ireland, and Bray, which is south of Dublin, but there are a number of beautiful places to stop off along the way.
We have made the majority of our trip to Dun Laoghaire in half a day, but we recommend planning your visit for a Sunday. If you want to relax, you can also take a short walk through the centre of DunLaoghaires. Your half-day trip to Dublin concludes with a visit to the National Museum of Ireland and the Royal College of Art.
Take a walk and enjoy the fantastic views of Dublin from the marina across the bay, this is the perfect place for a walk by the sea. If you look in the opposite direction, you will see boats everywhere and also some of the most beautiful views from Dun Laoghaire.
Dun Laoghaire is the main port of entry to Ireland and is steeped in history, the big ferries do not come here anymore, but you can still get there via Howth, a small port on the other side of the bay of Dublin. Once home to one of Ireland's oldest and most important ports, but lost to prevent the country from becoming muddy, it was once a major port for the Irish Navy and Royal Navy.
Transport Ireland offers a handy app that integrates all major public transport links in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Cork City. You can compare the different routes with direct ferries and there are many other options on their website, as well as a number of local bus lines. Transport Ireland has also compiled a full map of Dublin for public transport, which you can download here.
Aircoach 703 travels from Dublin to Cork City, stops at the Royal Marine Hotel, continues to Dalkey and Killeney, then travels to Galway City on its way back to Dublin City. Ferry companies calling at Dublin ports include Irish Ferries, the Irish Coast Guard and the Irish Port Authority. Dublin, Connolly, Wexford and Rosslare all have ferries to Fishguard and Pembroke, but unlike competitors, IrishFerries offers discounted car and ferry fares that are available daily, with discounts of up to 50% off the normal fare.
T tickets are available at Dun Laoghaire station for 23 euros, including a one-way ticket to Galway City and a three-day ticket to Cork City. Just take DART from Pearse Station towards Greystones, Bray and Daly, change there and forget about DunLaoghaires. Take the Luas to the train station or take the tram to reach Connolly and change to bus 46A, or you can walk from the bus station to Dart. Trains run every 15 minutes between Dublin and Heuston and connect to Dublin from all major railway stations in the city, as well as Dublin City, Cork, Wexford and Rosslare.
If you are going west out of town, we recommend Glendalough (pronounced Glen - da - lower). You can hike up to a hill, an ideal place to enjoy views stretching from the Wicklow Mountains to the City of Howth peninsula and the west of Ireland.
The ferry could be seen coming and going from the harbour, and the city was named after the King, so it was a popular destination for Dubliners for a long time. It was built at the end of the 19th century and built on the site of the old port of Dun Laoghaire, the oldest port in Ireland.
On the way back to Dublin you will need to catch a bus and Dublin's central bus station Busaras is located in Dun Laoghaire, where you can connect to the Dart and Dublin City Bus stations on the south side of the city. This is a huge help when trying to figure out which bus or train to take to Dublin.
If your time is short, this day trip is perfect and can be combined with other nearby coastal stops on DART. Dublin is easily accessible and the city is close enough to the city centre to make a great stop on the way back from the south side of Dublin.
Don't forget to check out our list of the most beautiful cities in Ireland And if you're planning a trip to Ireland, Dun Laoghaire is just the tip of the iceberg and has much more to offer than it deserves. Catch evening or morning shows to explore the delightful Irish culture and go with unforgettable Irish memories. Make the most of your experience and make sure you leave unforgettable "Irish memories" in one of Ireland's most popular destinations.