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Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland

Dublin has experienced a renaissance. Today, this gracious and cosmopolitan city on the Liffey is one of Europe's premier destinations. The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is an intimate place that is easy to explore. Stroll past St. Stephen's Green or survey the gray, stone façades of Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university. The city is also remarkably well-preserved - every June 16, scholars retrace the paths of James Joyce's characters in the novel "Ulysses," set in Dublin on June 16, 1904.

Dublin possesses a storied history. A settlement has existed on the banks of the River Liffey for at least a millennium and a half. Succeeding waves of Gaelic, Viking, Norman and English invaders have left their mark on the city.

Dún Laoghaire gets its name from the Irish translation Fort (Dún) of Laoghaire as it was once the seat of King Laoghaire, the ancient High King of Ireland. The town is on the east coast of Ireland, about seven miles south of the capital Dublin and its focal point is the splendid harbour.

Note - Dun Laoghaire is a tender port located an approximate 30 minute drive from Dublin.

Points of Interest

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Trinity College
  • Guinness Storehouse and/or Visiting a Pub
  • Dublin Castle
  • Glendalough
  • Powerscourt
  • Causey Farm
  • Tour sites at guest's discretion

More about Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland Points of Interest

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral -

    Built in honor of Ireland's patron saint, St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland. It's said to be one of the earliest Christian sites in Ireland where St. Patrick baptized converts.

  • Trinity College -

    Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and one of the great universities of the world. Trinity College Library is the home to the Book of Kells.

  • Guinness Storehouse and/or Visiting a Pub -

    Dublin has over 1,000 pubs and several hundred types of beers. St. James's Gate Brewery, a brewery founded in 1759 in Dublin by Arthur Guinness, is today the largest brewer of stout. The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's number one visitor attraction and tells the story of the "black stuff".

  • Dublin Castle -

    Dublin Castle represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city, with its 13th-century record tower and State Apartments, once the residence of English viceroys.

  • Glendalough -

    A monastery set in a spectacular natural setting, Lonely Planet Ireland calls Glendalough "truly one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and a highlight of any trip to the island."

  • Powerscourt -

    Powerscourt is set in the graceful Wicklow Mountains. As one of the most beautiful country estates in Ireland, its grounds boast the highest waterfall in Ireland.

  • Causey Farm -

    Located near Navan in County Meath, this family-owned farm is in the heart of Ireland's rich grasslands. Causey Farm raises sheep and cattle as well as a small herd of Connemara ponies.

  • Tour sites at guest's discretion -

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Dublin Coast & Irish Traditions

8 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-100 D L 1 - 1 0 0

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Best of Dublin

7 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-115 D L 1 - 1 1 5

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From $284.95

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Best of Town & Country

8.5 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-150 D L 1 - 1 5 0

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From $204.95

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Powerscourt Estate & Waterfall

7.75 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-165 D L 1 - 1 6 5

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From $219.95

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Powerscourt Estate & Dublin On Your Own

8 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-180 D L 1 - 1 8 0

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Dublin On Your Own

6.5 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-185 D L 1 - 1 8 5

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From $114.95

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Hop On Hop Off Dublin with Transfer from Dun Laoghaire

8 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-190 D L 1 - 1 9 0

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From $74.95

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Dublin Highlights

4.25 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-200 D L 1 - 2 0 0

Easy Activity

From $139.95

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Dublin Highlights (Wheelchair Accessible)

4.25 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-201 D L 1 - 2 0 1

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From $139.95

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Easy Dublin

3.5 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-205 D L 1 - 2 0 5

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Dublin Castle & Highlights

6.5 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-215 D L 1 - 2 1 5

Moderate Activity

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Glendalough and the Monastic Ruins

5 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-225 D L 1 - 2 2 5

Moderate Activity

From $114.95

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Scone Baking Demo at Ballyknocken House

3.75 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-230 D L 1 - 2 3 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $144.95

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Powerscourt Distillery & Estate

hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-235 D L 1 - 2 3 5

Moderate Activity

From $179.95

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Epic Exclusive Opening: The Irish Emigration Story

4 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-250 D L 1 - 2 5 0

Moderate Activity

From $184.95

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A Taste of Ireland: Whiskey in the Jar

4.5 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-300 D L 1 - 3 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $134.95

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Guinness Storehouse & City Drive

4.25 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-305 D L 1 - 3 0 5

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From $149.95

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Walking Tour of Dublin & Pub Visit

4 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-385 D L 1 - 3 8 5

Strenuous Activity

From $144.95

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Horseback Riding in the Garden of Ireland

4 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-430 D L 1 - 4 3 0

From $344.95

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Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-900 D L 1 - 9 0 0

Easy Activity

From $1679.95

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Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-905 D L 1 - 9 0 5

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From $1364.95

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Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-910 D L 1 - 9 1 0

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From $1364.95

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Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) | DL1-915 D L 1 - 9 1 5

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From $1154.95

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