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Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port Overview

Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port is over 190 years old and is one of the main entry points into Ireland from United Kingdom. Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal was given a major revamp after the decision made by Stena Line to start a new High Speed Service from the port of Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead. This newly built terminal provides airport style accommodation and facilities for passengers.

Dun Laoghaire is a small but vibrant seaside town on the Irish coast and is situated only 7 miles to the south of Dublin city centre in some of the picturesque surroundings. Dun Laoghaire is reckoned to be the oldest town in Ireland.

It was named in the fifth century after its founder, King Laoghaire, the High King of Ireland. He used the area as a sea-fort (referred to as Dun in Irish) during his raids on France and Britain.

Dun Laoghaire harbour is notable for its two granite piers, home to some of the prestigious yacht clubs. The western pier is used extensively by windsurfers as a launch point throughout the year.

Dun Laoghaire harbour itself is a major attraction with a lighthouse at the eastern pier. Other attractions in the town include the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, James Joyce tower in nearby Sandy cove, Dalkey castle and various other Victorian style mansions and art galleries.

Nearby George Street is the main shopping street in Dun Laoghaire along with two other major shopping centres just off the main street. There are many festivals and fun fairs almost every week in the summer months from June until September in Dun Laoghaire making it a perfect location for short breaks.

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

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Book your ferry online and a booking reference will be sent to you by email. When you arrive at the port of departure present the booking reference number together with a photo ID and you will be given your ferry tickets.


Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port Directions

By Car
If you are coming from the west (Galway or Limerick) follow the signs to Dublin until you get to the M50/N81 and then follow signs to Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port.

If you are coming from the North West or the North, follow signs to Dublin and take the East Link Toll Bridge route, then take N11 heading south for Wexford or the South East and follow signs to Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port.

If you are coming from the South or South West, again follow signs to Dublin. If approaching via Waterford, Kilkenny or Carlow head for N11 towards Dublin/ Dun Laoghaire and then when you reach Loughlinstown near Bray, Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port is clearly signposted from there.

By Rail
Dun Laoghaire DART station is located just opposite to the ferry terminal and is well connected to other DART / suburban rail and Iarnrod Eireann (the Irish Rail). There are trains to and from Dun Laoghaire every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off peak. Dublin city centre is just 25 minutes away in the DART.

By Bus
Dublin Bus operates a frequent service to and from the city centre to the Dun Laoghaire ferry port. The bus numbers are 7 / 7A / 8. Bus Eireann operates services to other towns and counties from Dun Laoghaire. 

Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port Services

Dun Laoghaire ferry port has a well built modern terminal with a wide range of passenger facilities which include a pay and display parking beside the terminal and an underground car park for long term parking.

There are 25 free disabled parking bays in the harbour area however, appropriate EU permit must be displayed at all times.

Short term parking is charged at EUR 2.00 per hour and long term parking is charged at a rate of EUR 16.00 for the first day and EUR 8.00 for each day thereafter. Change machines are available at the terminal building.



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