|Combo meal at McDonalds||$8.14|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$779.66|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$225.99|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$47.46|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.89|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$101.69|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$3.05|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$25.76|
Dun Laoghaire on the east coast of Ireland held a place of eminence about one hundred years ago. Between 1820 and 1920, it served as a major port for ships travelling from Britain. Then named Kingston, this port is a suburb located at an approximate distance of twelve kilometers from Dublin. For cheap flights to Dun Laoghaire, you need to land in Dublin and thereafter travel by road.
This port deriving its name from the Irish term ‘dun’ meaning fort served as the ‘Gateway of Ireland’. Dublin, before the coming of Scandinavians or Vikings, was the capital of King Laoghaire and hence the name of this place. The beauty of this harbor lies in its backdrop in the form of rolling hills. Two piers, especially East Pier, highlight the entry to this harbor. This is frequented by walkers and has also been featured in films. An obelisk at the old terminal point commemorates the construction of this port. At one end of this pier, there stands a lighthouse.
Scotsman’s Bay forms the southern side of this harbor which is famous for its walks, amusement areas, baths and shelters.
Dun Laoghaire is a delight for sailing enthusiasts. Six yacht clubs offering sailing and surfing facilities have their headquarters in this town. These yacht clubs are among the most popular in Ireland and offer training to both youngsters and adults. Tourists travelling to this town could take up sailing lessons or enjoy splendid yacht rides. In addition to sailing activities, this town also offers exciting golfing opportunities. There is a 27-hole golf course that holds championships every year. Participants from all counties attend these tournaments. Tee range from nearly 6500 meters to 6300 meters offers a thrilling challenge to amateurs and professionals alike.
Tourists to this town either on business or vacation would love the warmth and hospitality of local people. Hotels in Dun Laoghaire range from super deluxe to economy class allowing you to select one as per your preference. These hotels with well appointed rooms and facilities like business center, gymnasium, health club, conferences and banqueting play the perfect host for your visit to Ireland. Night life here is vibrant and reflects traditional Irish exuberance.
For exploring this harbor town, you need to arrive here by cheap flights to Dun Laoghaire which are dependable and regular.