Dun Laoghaire Port Ferry Overview
Dun Laoghaire is a suburban seaside town and county seat of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County, Ireland. The town is situated some 12 kilometres south of Dublin city centre, and is a major port of entry from Britain. Dun Laoghaire port is a convenient alternative to Dublin port, operated exclusively by Stena Line connecting with Holyhead port on the UK mainland. Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal underwent a large redevelopment project following Stena Line's decision to start a new High Speed Service from the port of Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead.
Much of the town's early growth came from visitors from Dublin, and today there is one large hotel, heavily refurbished in 2007, the Royal Marine, along with several small hotels, and a number of bed-and-breakfasts. Nearby George Street is the main shopping street in Dun Laoghaire along with two other major shopping centers just off the main street. Dun Laoghaire also boasts a number of traditional Irish bars.
Dún Laoghaire is home to the Festival Of World Cultures, a three day festival dedicated to music from all corners of the globe. It is one of the largest music festivals in Ireland attracting over a quarter of a million visitors to the town over a weekend in August.