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Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is a visitor attraction along the coastline, ten miles south of Dublin city. Dalkey Castle is comprised of a fortified town house/ small castle structure, an early Christian Church & Graveyard.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour

The James Joyce Tower and Museum is a Martello tower in Sandycove, Dublin, where James Joyce spent six nights in 1904. Admission is free.

Victoria fountain was erected in 1900 to commemorate the visit of Queen Victoria to Dún Laoghaire and illustrates the high quality decorative ironwork of the period. McFarland & Company (Scottish company) had responsibility for lot of the ironwork of the time. The fountain itself is covered with a pierced dome supported by eight arches. Queen Victoria is detailed in profile on the monument, together with birds and other ornamentation.

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The National Maritime Museum of Ireland opened in 1978 in the former Mariners’ Church in Haigh Terrace, near the centre of Dun Laoghaire town, southeast of Dublin city. The church was built in 1837 for seafarers and remained open until 1971.