m2s 2014

Travel – Getting Here and Away

Travel the Green Way and reduce traffic congestion.

Everyone these days is conscious of the need to be more environmentally aware. Dun Laoghaire has an extensive public transport network and is easily accessible by both rail and bus.

Dublin Bus

Regular Services to Dún Laoghaire: 7, 7a, 45a, 46b, 46x, 59, 75, 111, 145, 746 For further information on Dublin Bus, please log onto http://www.dublinbus.ie

With Bustxt, you can get bus times directly to your mobile. Just text bus followed by your route number e.g. BUS 75 to 53503. You’ll receive the next 3 bus times in each direction (add an n after your route number for Nitelink times).


Daily DARTs servicing Dún Laoghaire are southbound to Greystones and Bray and Northbound to Malahide and Howth.

For further information on DART, please log on to: http://www.dart.ie

Customers from any mobile phone on any network can just text DART followed by their station name (e.g. DART PEARSE) to the DARTXT number - 53700 - and DARTXT will reply with the times of the next DARTs in both directions.

Driving & Parking


Pay and Display parking system applies within all town and harbour areas in Dun Laoghaire.

The following private car parks are available too:

Bloomfields S.C.:
Mon - Sun: 07:00am – 10:00pm

Mon - Wed: 7.00am – 10:00pm
Thur: 7.00am – 11:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 12:00pm
Sat: 7:00am – 11:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 10:00pm

IMC @ Bloomfields
Mon – Sun: 09:00am – 12:00am

Dún Laoghaire S.C
Mon – Weds & Sat: 08:30am – 07:00pm
Thurs & Fri: 08:30am – 9:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Local Taxi

Dalkey Cabs: 285 4444
VIP Cabs: 284 4444
Blackrock Cabs: 288 9911
Cabs 2000: 269 1111
City Cabs: 872 7272
Dalkey Taxis: 285 7777 & 285 7799
City Cabs: 668 3333
NRC Taxis: 677 2222
Southside Cabs: 283 6622

Sailing to Ireland

Stenaline Ferry run daily services run between Dún Laoghaire and Holyhead, please see http://www.stenaline.ie for further details

Timetable information correct until jan 09 / Check in no later then 45 minutes before departure

Dún Laoghaire to Holyhead (approx 99 mins)
Depart: 11.10 Arrive: 12.45
Depart: 18.00 Arrive: 19.39

Holyhead to Dún Laoghaire (approx 99 mins)
Depart: 08.55 Arrive: 10.34
Depart: 15.15 Arrive: 17.04

Flying to Dublin

Dublin Airport: http://www.dublin-airport.com

From Dublin Airport there is an aircoach bus service that shall bring you to Dublin city centre. From the city centre you can catch a DART serivce or a bus to Dún Laoghaire very easily.

The Patton Flyer – Special Bus Service that runs directly from Dublin Airport to The Royal Marine hotel in Dún Laoghaire and vice versa.

For further information on fares and timetables, please visit:

Our Sponsors 2014

A special thank you to the sponsors of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014, for a full list please click here.

Schools & Family Programme 2014

The full programme of events for 2014 will be announced on 30th July

Festival Review 2013

Declans walking tour 2Thanks to our Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival Writer in Residence, Declan Hughes for writing up a review of the many events he attended during this year's Festival. Declan was a cheerful presence, to be found on stage, backstage, in the audience, leading enthusiastic literary tours around Dún Laoghaire (during unpredictable weather conditions!) and generally extending a warm and generous welcome to authors and audiences alike during the Festival.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Declan’s short story from last year’s festival, click here to read Upon The Stair, a gripping tale, set at the festival and featuring the inimitable Ed Loy.

Download Declan's review here.

Festival Photos 2013

Relive the excitement of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013 by clicking here to view photos from the events.

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