Dún Laoghaire town centre and seafront is less than 10 minutes drive from our hotel or short trip on the bus.

Things to see

Shackletown Exhibition

A must-see when visiting Dún Laoghaire this popular exhibition has already travelled the world from the US, to Spain, to UK and has now settled in Ireland. Uncover the story of Ernest Shackletown's 3rd voyage to the Antarctic during which his ship, Endurance, got trapped in sea ice and was slowly crushed. Shackletown and his crew survived by living on the land ice until it melted and they could launch life boats.

James Joyce Tower & Museum

We highly recommend a visit to this Joycean tribute located in a stunning 19th century Martello Tower. This famous landmark features in the opening of the classic Joyce novel Ulysses and now houses personal letters, photographs & possessions of the writer. Journey to the top of the tower where you can experience outstanding views of the Dublin Coast.

The Oratory of the Sacred Heart

Commissioned after the end of War World I and lovingly decorated by Sister Concepta Lynch.  Through out this small chapel you will find vibrant, beautiful celtic mofifs and striking stained glass windows. Outside the chapel you'll find a attractive peace garden.

Pavilion Theatre

Make sure you check out what's on at the Pavilion Theatre. This spot is host to major events, shows and festivals and is the centre of arts & culture in Dún Laoghaire.

National Maritime Museum

Located in an old church originally built in 1987 specifically for sea faring folk, this museum is now fully converted. This remarkable building still maintains it's traditional looks on the outside including the stained glass windows but boasts a modern museum inside. You'll find a wide range of nautical relics on site such as a working lighthouse optic, original uniforms and a huge range of maritime artifacts.

Things to do

Aboveboard

If you are looking for something active to do then Aboveboard could be the perfect choice for you. Offering classes in stand up paddle boarding, water boarding & kite surfing. You can also rent bike with them and explore the surrounding areas.

Irish National Sailing Club

Fancy trying a bit of sailing? The Irish National Sailing Club offer taster courses for those who want to experience sailing for the first time.

Dublin Bay Cruises

Why not experience Dublin an entirely different way and hop aboard Dublin Bay Cruises for a trip to the city centre or to another spectacular sea side town, Howth, which is located on the North side of Dublin? Cruises are available for advance booking online.