The Society celebrates its 40th Anniversary, founded in April 1978.  We have hosted 40 years of lectures/walks and annual outings. This year we have produced the 27th edition of our history journal, containing social and built history of Dun Laoghaire and its environs.


 Municipal Building

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Free Guided Historic Walk of Dun Laoghaire – Kelly’s Avenue, George’s Place and the Municipal Buildings. Meet Colin Scudds at Scrumdiddley’s [Crofton Road] at 7 p.m.



Lectures take place in The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire at 8 p.m.

Admission Fee : €3.00 


“Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society”

Summer Outing to Athy & Carlow

Saturday 14th July 2018

Huntington Castle

We will be visiting Athy Heritage Centre and Huntington Castle – the house is still lived in by the original builders, a fascinating castle built around a tower house dating back to 1625.

Cost: €55.00 to include Tea/Coffee break & Dinner

To book a place contact Brendan McGovern on 086-2734200 



Autumn Tour of Limerick & Environs ( Fully Booked)

Sunday 23 – Tuesday 25 September 2018

Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis Payment no later than Wednesday 14 March 2018  (Based on 30 travelling)

€250 per person sharing twin/double room

Single Supplement €60

 The Maldron Hotel, Limerick

2 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (3 Light Lunches included)

Visiting Mount Ievers Court -Sixmilebridge, Hunt Museum – Limerick, King John’s Castle – Limerick, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Shannon Cruise- Killaloe, Frank McCourt Museum -Limerick, Sightseeing Bus Tour of Limerick, Old Irish Ways Museum – Bruff, St. Mary’s Cathedral – Limerick

Cheques payable to “Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society” Send cheques with name(s), address and telephone/mobile/email to Maria Hayes (O’Flaherty), 29 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin Mob: 087 288 4069


The Aims of the Society are to promote and sustain an interest in the Culture, Heritage and History of Ireland, with particular regard to the Dun Laoghaire Area

FountainThe Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society was started by a number of people who came together out of a love of local environment, its history, and its environs. The first meeting was in the rooms of Dun Laoghaire Credit Union, at 21 Longford Terrace, Monkstown on the 21st April 1978.

The Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society is a Member of the Federation of Local History Societies and is supported by local business.