Renowned the world over for its warmth, hospitality, unrivalled infrastructure and  unique culture, it’s little wonder that Ireland is considered The Event Island. From  its cosmopolitan cities to stunning seascapes, captivating cliffs to lush mountain  tops, events held here take on the very essence of their surroundings.  International championships in particular excel in our world-class infrastructure with  vibrant people and a  landscape that never fails to inspire.  We will bring to this event a style and spirit that’s  uniquely Irish. A deeply passionate nation, we adore being part of a crowd that roars with unwavering  support.


Irish hearts, like Irish doors, are always open.

Dun Laoghaire


Considered as the sailing and leisure capital of  Ireland, Dun Laoghaire is located on the outskirts  of Dublin.


It offers sailors, officials and families a uniquely compact site with easy circulation  between the accommodation, dinghy park, and  social/dining areas.


The championship venue is a  short distance from the sailing area, airport and  capital city of Dublin.

Historic Dun Laoghaire: A Walk from Kingstown to Dun Laoghaire:

For 100 years Dun Laoghaire, a coastal town in south County Dublin, was called Kingstown. In this video local historian and tour guide Michael O'Flaherty reveals interesting facts and stories of Dun Laoghaire's past. The video includes aerial cinematography, old black & white photos, and current images of the town's beautiful coastline and streets.


The Harbour


Dún Laoghaire Harbour is located on the east coast of  Ireland in Dublin Bay. The Harbour, built in the early 19th century and the original entry port for the city of Dublin, remains one of the largest man made harbours in Western Europe.

It has been described as one of the finest artificial harbours in the world. The harbour is currently managed by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company

For more information about the harbour, its history and ammenities, please visit 

The harbour in 'Kingstown' in_about 1895
Dun Laoghaire Harbour now

Scenic & Cultural Tours


Whilst many local landmarks are within walking distance of the quayside, a vast array of scenic and cultural visitor opportunities lie within a 30 mile radius of the Harbour. The M11 and M50 motorways are a short distance away, allowing access to Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland and its many attractions – Powerscourt House and Demesne, Kilruddery House, Mount Usher Gardens, Glendalough and much more. Coach transfer to Dublin and the many cultural sites is available to our visitors.

How about a a self-styled walking tour of Dun Laoghaire, download the walking guide to find out all about Dun Laoghaire’s history, and the story behind many of the monuments and structures in this beautiful historic town and shore-front.

Further Tourist Information:

Tourist Office : County Hall, Marine Rd  Tel : +353 1 2806964  E:

What do to in Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Tourist Website

Dun  – Official Dún Laoghaire Town website showcasing DL Events, News and Special … Dun Laoghaire Directory for business and facilities. …

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