Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Travel Diaries

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I took this walking along the shorefront in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, with a selfie stick. While people stared. Dedication.

How I Got Theree

If you follow me on Instagram, it will come as no surprise that on my recent trip to Dublin, Dun Laoghaire was a particular favourite of mine. On the advice of my friend, I traveled to Dun Laoghaire, Dublin on the 46A bus. I just went in the opposite direction of Phoenix Park, which I went to the day before. The bus was relatively cheap and the ride was relatively quick! Then I got to spend the rest of the day wandering around Dun Laoghaire and Sandycove seaside.

Why You Should Go

Can I just say, if you’re going to spend a day wandering around Dublin and you want it to feel particularly magical, go to Dun Laoghaire. I felt like I was walking through the scenes of a very well written novel. Probably because there’s lots of Ulyssess mentions everywhere, but still. Just look at these pictures I took while there, and you’ll understand!

Walking from the bus stop to Sandycove

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I Walked Along The Shorefront To The Beach

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One time I turned a corner and there was an old man playing fetch with his dog on these rocks. True story, and highlight from my visit. Who doesn’t love seeing a dog frolic in the sea?!

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Sandycove Beach and the Forty Foot

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The Forty Foot

Made famous by James Joyce’s Ulysses, the Forty Foot is worth visiting just if you want to see something old, cute, and quintessentially Irish. I suppose also if you love Joyce. But I just love seeing people do their daily routing. Come to the Forty Foot for a little wild sea swim, and move on with their day!

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Dun Laoghaire Pier

I couldn’t leave without going for a walk along the pier. It was a bit chilly so I picked up a hot chocolate from the Teddy’s food van, and drank it while I walked. Seriously one of the best hot chocolates I’ve had. But, again, I was really cold, and it was really beautiful, so I might be a bit biased. The view of the sailboats in the harbour was idyllic, you’ll see.

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Looking out at the sea from between the rocks on the pier

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Then, before I left I did a bit of walking around in what I assume is the ‘downtown’ area of Dun Laoghaire. I went to a Starbucks, and a Penneys, and I took a picture of a church and a street corner, enjoy.

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And there you have it, my adventures from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin! These are all my favourite pictures from one of my favourite places, hope you enjoyed and please leave comment if you do!

Edit: This post is now three years old. I live in Scotland now. I’ve sent 5 people to visit Dun Laoghaire while they were holidaying in Dublin. None of them have regretted going. All of them have loved it. If you get a chance, go!

x Sabrina

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