Dún Laoghaire

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Dún Laoghaire (, or ) is a suburban coastal town in the traditional county of Dublin in Ireland.wikipedia
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Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown

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It is the county town of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, one of the three authorities that replaced the old Dublin County Council.
It is named after the former borough of Dún Laoghaire and the barony of Rathdown.

Sinking of Rochdale and Prince of Wales

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On the night of 18–19 November 1807, two troopships, the Prince of Wales, and the Rochdale, which had departed from Dublin, were driven on the rocks between Blackrock and Dún Laoghaire with the loss of over 400 lives.
This event was the impetus to the building of Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

National Maritime Museum of Ireland

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Traces of fortifications from that time have been found on the coast, and some of the stone is kept in the Maritime Museum.
The National Maritime Museum of Ireland (Músaem Mhuirí Náisiúnta na hÉireann) opened in 1978 in the former Mariners' Church in Moran Park, located between the seafront and the centre of Dún Laoghaire town, southeast of Dublin city.

Blackrock, Dublin

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The main road to Dublin, through Monkstown village and Blackrock, was the sole road connection to the city of Dublin until 1932.
Blackrock is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, 3 km northwest of Dún Laoghaire.

People's Park, Dún Laoghaire

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That street may originally have been laid out as a military road connecting the Dún Laoghaire Martello Towers—one at the Peoples Park, the other near the end of the West Pier—both of which have long disappeared.
People's Park is a public park in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, near the East Pier.

Monkstown, County Dublin

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The main road to Dublin, through Monkstown village and Blackrock, was the sole road connection to the city of Dublin until 1932.
It is on the coast, between Blackrock and Dún Laoghaire.

County Dublin

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Dún Laoghaire (, or ) is a suburban coastal town in the traditional county of Dublin in Ireland.

Carlisle Pier

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Adjacent to the Carlisle Pier and overlooked by the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, there is an anchor, recovered from the wreck of the mailboat which was torpedoed over the Kish Bank in 1918, with the loss of over 500 lives.
The nearby settlement of Dún Laoghaire has also previously been known as Kingstown and also as Dun Leary.

Dalkey Atmospheric Railway

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By 1844 the Atmospheric Train (designed by Robert Mallet) connected Kingstown to Dalkey, leading to further development.
It used part of the Dalkey Quarry industrial tramway, which was earlier used for the construction of Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire) Harbour.

County Hall, Dún Laoghaire

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The area is governed locally by Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council which is based at County Hall and is responsible for the provision of local services and amenities.
County Hall (Halla an Chontae, Dún Laoghaire) is a municipal facility in Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire in the county of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland.

Anglicisation

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The old anglicised spelling Dunleary is also seen.
In the process of removing the signs of their colonial past, anglicised names have been officially discouraged in many places: Ireland's Kingstown, named by King George IV, reverted to its original Irish name of Dún Laoghaire in 1920, even before Irish independence in 1922; India's Bombay is now Mumbai, even though this is not the oldest local name (see Toponymy of Mumbai) and "Bombay" is still commonly used in the city; Calcutta is now Kolkata and Madras is Chennai.

Dún Laoghaire railway station

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The railway station is beside the terminus of the 63, 75 and the 46a, the most frequent and heavily used bus route in Dublin.
Dún Laoghaire (Mallin) railway station (Stáisiún Dhún Laoghaire/Í Mhealláin) is a station in Dún Laoghaire, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland.

Corporation of Dún Laoghaire

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Dún Laoghaire was once the core element of the borough of Dún Laoghaire, and until 2013 remained the only town in Ireland to have its own Vocational Education Committee.
The Corporation of Dún Laoghaire was a local authority in County Dublin, in the Ireland from 1930 to 1994, covering the municipal borough of Dún Laoghaire.

Seaside resort

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The opening of the railway from Dublin saw Kingstown become a Victorian era seaside resort.
The Dublin and Kingstown Railway introduced day-trippers from Dublin to Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire) in South Dublin, and the coastal town became Ireland's first seaside resort.

Kish Bank

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Adjacent to the Carlisle Pier and overlooked by the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, there is an anchor, recovered from the wreck of the mailboat which was torpedoed over the Kish Bank in 1918, with the loss of over 500 lives.
It is marked by the Kish Lighthouse, a landmark well known to sailors and ferry passengers passing through Dublin Bay and Dún Laoghaire harbour.

Dún Laoghaire (Dáil constituency)

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For elections to Dáil Éireann the town is part of the Dún Laoghaire constituency which is currently represented by four TDs; three from Fine Gael and one from People Before Profit.
The constituency is located in the eastern area of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown county, consisting of the area around the town of Dún Laoghaire and including Ballybrack, Blackrock, Booterstown, Cabinteely (east of the N11 road), Dalkey, Deansgrange, Glasthule, Killiney, Loughlinstown, Monkstown, Sallynoggin, Shankill, and Stillorgan.

Commissioners of Irish Lights

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A lighthouse was at the end of the East Pier, while the new headquarters of the Commissioners of Irish Lights (the General Lighthouse Authority for Ireland) is on Harbour Road.
Irish Lights has moved its headquarters from Dublin to a purpose-built new building in Harbour Road, Dún Laoghaire.

Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council

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The area is governed locally by Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council which is based at County Hall and is responsible for the provision of local services and amenities.
The county town is Dún Laoghaire.

Easter Rising

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The British 59th (2nd North Midland) Division disembarked at Kingstown in April 1916 and marched up the road to Dublin, to participate in the Easter Rising.
The rebels had failed to take either of Dublin's two main railway stations or either of its ports, at Dublin Port and Kingstown.

Local electoral area

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For elections, the town is part of the Dún Laoghaire local electoral area which elects six councillors.

Dublin and Kingstown Railway

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The Dublin and Kingstown Railway, constructed and opened in 1834, was the first-ever railway in Ireland, built to standard gauge.
It linked Westland Row in Dublin with Kingstown Harbour (Dún Laoghaire) in County Dublin.

Eamon Gilmore

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The former Tánaiste, Eamonn Gilmore, who resides in Shankill to the south, was one of the TDs from the constituency between 1989 and 2016.
In an attempt to address these issues Gilmore and De Rossa along with their supporters sought to distance themselves from alleged paramilitary activity at a special Ardfheis held at Dún Laoghaire on 15 February 1992.

Salthill and Monkstown railway station

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Sandycove and Glasthule and Salthill and Monkstown also serve the area.
It is situated between Seapoint and Dún Laoghaire DART stations.

Go-Ahead Ireland

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The town is also served by several bus routes which are the 7, 7a, 45a, 46a, 59, 63, 75 and 111 operated by Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland.

Dublin Area Rapid Transit

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Dún Laoghaire is connected to central Dublin by the DART services, the South Eastern Commuter line and the mainline rail service that runs from Dublin to Rosslare.
Sandymount and Booterstown were each built at the sites of a previous station while Salthill and Monkstown was built near the site of the original Kingstown railway terminus, between Seapoint and Dún Laoghaire.