Tag Archives: Dun Laoghaire


Newry steam-packet

The Waterloo will sail hence for Warren’s Point, This Day (FRIDAY) the 16th instant, at Three o’clock; on TUESDAY the 20th, and SUNDAY the 25th instant.

Dublin steam-packets

The Mountaineer, C H Townley, will sail hence for Dublin, on SUNDAY next, the 18th instant, at Three o’clock.

The Belfast will also shortly resume her station between this Port and Dublin. These being the only Steam-packets which land their Passengers AT THE CITY, by them the Public avoid the dangerous landing at Dunleary in small boats, the hazardous and expensive mode of conveyance thence to Dublin (a distance of several miles), the disagreeable disputes with boatmen, the impositions practised by the lowest order of society, with various other difficulties; against which the complaints are universal.

Days of sailing from Liverpool will be, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Apply at the Packet-office, bottom of Redcross-street, or to WILLIAM STEWART.

Liverpool Mercury 16 May 1823

From the British Newspaper Archive run by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited, in partnership with the British Library.

The cost of parking a boat

On the east side of Dublin

Poolbeg: €280 per metre for a year plus membership; €20 a night for visitors.

Dun Laoghaire: €435 per metre with facilities for a year, €290 per metre without; €3.60 per metre per night for visitors.

Howth: €81 per metre per month; daily rate €3,20 per metre, minimum daily charge €20.

On the west side of Dublin

Grand or Royal Canal: current maximum €278 per year, irrespective of boat length, less than Dun Laoghaire charges per metre (for a berth with no facilities).

Admittedly you can go to more places from Dun Laoghaire (like, er, Holyhead), but on the other hand you can go boating from west Dublin in all but the most extreme conditions and there are more pubs along the way.


In evidence to the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the amount of advances made by the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland on 22 May 1835 James Pim, Treasurer to the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, said:

1431. Can you tell the average length of time which the [horse-drawn] cars took in going [between Dublin and Kingstown/Dun Laoghaire], and the distance? — I should think the average length of time taken by the cars after they got in motion, was probably 45 or 50 minutes, from Dublin to Kingstown.

1432. Are you not able to do it in 11 minutes? — Easily.

I’ve just had a look at the DART website. As far as I can see, the DART takes 19 minutes to travel from Dublin Pearse [Westland Row] to Dun Laoghaire [Kingstown]. Is the difference attributable to the number of stops?