Dun Laoghaire is a town on the Irish coast about 7 miles south of Dublin. Together with the splendid harbour and surrounding rolling hills, Dun Laoghaire is one of Irelands premier ferry ports. Welcoming many thousands of visitors to Ireland every year, it's the ideal place to begin or end your journey through Ireland. Enjoy easy access to all the visitor attractions of Dublin via the frequent commuter rail service (DART) just 25 minutes from the city centre. There is one ferry service operated by HSS Stena Line from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead.
The Harbour is a great facility and the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company are very proud of it and are sure that you will find this information useful and interesting.
Dún Laoghaire is the Irish language (Gaelic) name for the town and port, pronounced phonetically as " Doon Layer-eh ", but it is more often pronounced in its English form as "Dun Leary".
How to get to Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port
Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port by Car
Coming in from the West (Galway, Limerick Portlaoise), follow the signs to Dublin until you meet the M50/N81. Then follow the signs directing you to Dun Laoghaire Port with the HSS Stena Line logo on them. Then follow the signs for Dun Laoghaire Port.
Coming in from the North West and the North, follow the signs to Dublin. Then take the route for the East link Toll bridge and the N11 heading south for Wexford/South East. Keep following the signs for Dun Laoghaire Port.
Coming in from the South and South West, follow the signs for Dublin. If travelling via Waterford/Kilkenny/Carlow head for the N11 travelling to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire. Then coming to Loughlinstown just past Bray, follow the signs for Dun Laoghaire Port.
Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port by Rail
Directly opposite the ferry terminal is the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) rail system with connecting services to the main rail and bus stations in Dublin. Trains operate every 10 minutes at peak times and 20mins off peak from 05.50hrs to 23.00 Monday to Saturday and Sundays from 09.00hrs to 22.30hrs.
Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port by Coach
A public bus service is operated by Dublin Bus from the rail station opposite the ferry terminal. Services run to and from local destinations and Dublin city centre.
Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port Parking
Short and long term car parking facilities are located under the main Terminal building in Dun Laoghaire and operated by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company. A pay and display system is in operation.
Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Dun Laoghaire and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please visit our Dun Laoghaire Accomodation page.