Most of Dún Laoghaire’s attractions centre around its strong maritime history and beautiful coastline. If you want to learn more about the marine life that surrounds it and the sailing tradition that still lives on in it surrounds then head to the National Maritime Museum, which features a load of interesting facts and information about the area. For those with a sense of adventure the Shackleton Endurance Exhibition has received great reviews and features a replica of the boat that rescued Shackleton’s crew.
Out in the fresh air there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Dún Laoghaire. Take a long walk down the East Pier and listen to the buskers whose notes linger on the breeze. If it’s warm enough why not follow the sculpture trail towards the Forty Foot where you can get your toes wet with a host of local swimmers who use the baths all year round. You can dive into the Irish sea with a scuba diving trip, or remain above land with a tour of Dublin Bay that will take you across to Howth, the peninsula that sits directly across from Dún Laoghaire Harbour. A wealth of outdoor and indoor activities that will suit the whole family.