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“beautiful site for walking”

Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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Owner description: Dun Laoghaire Harbour is a much-valued public amenity used by thousands of people each day for exercising and sight-seeing as well as the facilities provided for the sailing and yachting communities. The harbour is developed and maintained by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company who have a masterplan for the future development for the harbour believing that it can become a marine and leisure tourism destination of international calibre.
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The Dun Laoghaire Harbour is a great place for strolling and an ice cream, if the weather permits. Great views of the water and buildings in the far distance. We had a hotel room with a balcony that looked out upon it and it was so very pleasant to sit out there a look out upon the water. The sunrise in the morning was spectacular and will be in our memories for a long, long time.

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We have done both walks and it's great to see locals and visitors striding out in the fresh air and enjoying the sea views, we still miss the ferries that used to sail in from Holyhead, Dublin port can't compare to the beauty of Dun Laoghaire.

Thank vinblue
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Having spent most of my life overseas, I used to delight in sailing into Dun Laoghaire Harbour on my periodic visits home to Ireland. It looked beautiful in the early morning light with St. Michael's Church spire visible in the distance. For me Dun Laoghaire Harbour will always be associated with my visits to Ireland. Now that I am back living in the country, I regularly walk along the promenade in Dun Laoghaire soaking up the wonderful scenery. Two piers stretch out, one on either side of the bay, like arms welcoming the ships that enter in the harbour. A long walk in the bracing air along one of the piers is a delight for any traveller. A beautiful seascape often captured by artists on canvas.

Thank aecmorgan
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

On a nice day like today, the views are lovely and it is a good place to walk. if the weather is bad, find a place to eat/a cafe and settle down with the lovely views of the harbour.

Thank Shyamis
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The most popular promenade is the granite stone surface one with the red light house.
There’s an ice cream van at the beginning of the walk and if you walk right to the Red light house then you will have travelled 0.75 miles!
A lot of the time the blue gates are open into the area around the red light house and you can brave an ice cream if it’s cold too!
There was a fish and chip van, but it wasn’t open two of the 4 days we visited.
In the middle are the yacht clubs that were open at the time to serve us sandwiches with chips and salad plus mineral water for €10.50 each.

So, to the other promenade, it has more of a rough surface for walking, though if you start from the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club sign at the front (you’ll see a white bannister goes down front left of building) from this point to the wall just past the green light house is exactly 1 mile.

I love both promenades as they are very different

Thank ssbrown2015
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