Dun Laoghaire & Mounttown
Dun Laoghaire (formerly Kingstown, now pronounced Dunleery), an attractive Victorian borough featuring a long promenade and pier popular for strolling, where there are often buskers and entertainers in summer. There are regular ferries to Holyhead in Wales. It is very popular for sailing (mostly from the four clubs in the harbour), and has a new marina. The National Maritime Museum in the Mariner’s Church on Adelaide Street is worth a visit. Nearby is Sandycove, where the Joyce Museum is housed in another Martello Tower beside the ‘Forty Foot’ open-air sea swimming pool (called after the 40th Foot Regiment of the British Army, who were stationed there for many years).