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.



Wednesday 19th September 

The Sinking of the Leinster

Speaker: Cormac Lowth


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

Admission Fee : €3.00 


       Autumn Tour of Limerick & Environs 

Sunday 23 – Tuesday 25 September 2018

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