COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Dear Member/s & Friends
The committee of Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society has decided to cancel our monthly lectures until further notice. We hope to re-schedule them sometime in the future.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Kind regards


“Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society”

 Autumn Tour of Tipperary, Cork & Carlow.

Sunday 13 – Tuesday 15 September 2020

Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

(Based on 30 travelling)

€260 per person sharing twin/double room

€320 single room

 Hibernian Hotel & Leisure Centre, Mallow

2 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

(3 Light Lunches included)

Visiting Rock of Cashel, Cashel Heritage Centre, Cahir Castle, Titanic Experience – Cobh, Butter Museum, Crawford Art Gallery, Swiss Cottage & Borris House – Carlow.

Cheques payable to “Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society”

Send cheque with name(s), address and telephone/mobile/email to Maria Hayes (O’Flaherty), 29 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

 Mobile: 087 288 4069


Summer Outing

The annual Summer Outing this year is to Johnstown Castle & Duncannon Fort, Co. Wexford on Saturday 11th July 2020

Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens has a long and colourful story stretching over 800 years. Situated outside Wexford town in Ireland’s south east, it is not only a significant property of national importance but a place of great romantic charm and tranquility. The spectacular lake walks, walled gardens and sculptures all offer the beautiful setting for the great 19th-century castle.

Duncannon Fort is an impressive presentation of a fortress perched on the side of the stunning Hook Peninsula, County Wexford. This historic structure has gathered countless intriguing and awe inspiring stories over its 450 year history and holds one of the best vantage points to take in the beautiful Waterford Estuary from.

  Cost: €60.00 to include Tea/Coffee break and Dinner in Whitfield House Hotel, Wexford.

To book a place contact Brendan McGovern on 086-2734200.


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.