July 6, 2017

Did you know that some of the most iconic building's around Dun Laogahire will be open to the public this summer. You can have a free tour of some of Dublin's most historically important buildings which are usually unassailable such as Martello towers and obelisk's.

The...

June 29, 2017

When Benjamin Fisher surveyed the island in 1804 with a view to building a Martello tower

and battery as part of plans to construct a ‘chain’ of coastal defences from Balbriggan to Bray. The Martello tower and associated gun battery were constructed.

In 1804-5, and the o...

May 13, 2017

Originally the Carlisle Bridge stood here of which construction was completed in 1794 and was design of James Gandon. In the mid to late 1800’s it was decided to widen the bridge due to traffic congestion. It was claimed that O'Connell Bridge is unique in Europe as the...

April 20, 2017

Apart from been a popular spot for a Teddy’s ice cream, local sailing and walks around one of the worlds finest harbours, Dún Laoghaire has a long and impressive history. Dún Laoghaire takes it's name from the great King Laoire who in the fifth century maintained a gre...