Old DunLaoghaire

An approx. 2hrs / 4km walking tour around the historic Victorian Seaside town of DunLaoghaire.


This walking tour is designed for people arriving in DunLaoghaire harbor by Cruise Liner or visitors tot he town curious to explore its unique charm.We'll provide an entertaining 2hour walk and talk on the area, on Ireland, and anything else of interest that pops up on the day! The route is around the town and harbour and covers about 4km on well paved roads. You'll get a real feeling for how the people of for DunLaoghaire live their lives.

Our talk is deliberately light and entertaining. So let’s go for a walk about Dublin’s oldest harbour of refuge, Dun Laoghaire, and chat about the day the Ancient High King of Ireland, King Laoghaire met St. Patrick. Find out why the Vikings stole Ireland’s gold but brought new furry friends. Enjoy our harbour, once the empire’s largest, and discover where it (literally) came from. Experience our many sad shipwrecks. We’ll discuss how the town was renamed after a drunken playboy; the site of Ireland’s first railway; the and origins of our remarkable Martello towers. We’ll explore the odd story of the “forty foot” bathing place. And reminisce over Ireland’s unsung patriots: Roger Casement, Michael Mallin, and Patrick Moran.

Starts 11am. 2 Hours / 4km. We stop half way through for a chance to grab a tea or coffee, or an ice-cream, or visit the bathroom. And we'll finish up about 1:30pm.

€15 per person (evidently reluctant spouses & and children under 15 are free).

Departs 11am from Tourist Office at the bottom of Marine Rd (the harbour end). Group size limited to 14.

 
 
 

Start location and time

Our tour starts at the DunLaoghaire Tourist Office cabin at the crossroads of Queen's Rd and Marine Rd. If you are outside of a store called "Meadows and Byrne" or Insomnia Coffee Shop you are in the right place.

Click here to see our start location on Google Map.


The Tour ends where it starts, 2hours and 30 minutes later. (2 hours sightseeing and 30 min break).