History of Dun Laoghaire

Pictures that tell the story of Dun Laoghaire as a place and a destination
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Probably one of the earliest aerial photos of Dun Laoghaire or Kingstown as it was then. Taken on April 28th,1918. This was a reconnaissance stereoview taken by the R.A.F., which had only been formed on April 1st, 1918.

Probably one of the earliest aerial photos of Dun Laoghaire or Kingstown as it was then. Taken on April This was a reconnaissance stereoview taken by the R., which had only been formed on April

Old postcard of Georges St, Dun Laoghaire

Old postcard of Georges St, Dun Laoghaire

HMS Ajax - guardship at Kingstown 1858-61. In Feb 1861, there was an exceptional storm on the East coast. Captain Boyd of HMS AJAX and 14 crew were drowned while attempting to rescue the crew of a ship which had gone aground on the back of the East pier. They were swept off the pier by a huge wave. Among others swept into the water was John Skipton Mulvany, Architect of many buildings in Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire), but he was saved. The Boyd monument on the East Pier marks the spot.

HMS Ajax - guardship at Kingstown 1858-61. In Feb 1861, there was an exceptional storm on the East coast. Captain Boyd of HMS AJAX and 14 crew were drowned while attempting to rescue the crew of a ship which had gone aground on the back of the East pier. They were swept off the pier by a huge wave. Among others swept into the water was John Skipton Mulvany, Architect of many buildings in Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire), but he was saved. The Boyd monument on the East Pier marks the spot.

Irish Art Travel Poster, Dun Laoghaire Kingston, County Wicklow, Ireland, by Norman Wilkinson

Irish Art Travel Poster, Dun Laoghaire Kingston, County Wicklow, Ireland, by Norman Wilkinson

Irish Art Travel Poster, Dun Laoghaire Kingston, County Wicklow, Ireland, by Norman Wilkinson 16

Proposal for Floating Swimming Baths, Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire), Dublin

1888 - Floating Swimming Baths, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin - Architecture of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Unbuilt Ireland - Archiseek - Irish Architecture

Public transport has a long history in Dun Laoghaire with one of the first commuter train services in the world and this motorised omnibus taking passengers from Dun Laoghaire to Bray.

Public transport has a long history in Dun Laoghaire with one of the first commuter train services in the world and this motorised omnibus taking passengers from Dun Laoghaire to Bray.

The steam ship HMS Melampus in Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Melampus in all her glory: Taken at the harbour in Kingstown, Co. Dublin - now renamed Dun Laoghaire.

The Canon in the East Pier gardens. It was part of the spoils from the Crimean war. This Russian gun was one of 30,000 that were captured during the Crimean war. In the Treaty of Paris it was agreed that each of the victors would receive cannons as trophies of their victory. These were put on display in towns in Britain and Ireland. 20 towns in Ireland applied for and received a Russian gun. You can see the double eagle and crown of the Romanov family crest on the Dun Laoghaire cannon today.

The Canon in the East Pier gardens. It was part of the spoils from the Crimean war. This Russian gun was one of 30,000 that were captured during the Crimean war. In the Treaty of Paris it was agreed that each of the victors would receive cannons as trophies of their victory. These were put on display in towns in Britain and Ireland. 20 towns in Ireland applied for and received a Russian gun. You can see the double eagle and crown of the Romanov family crest on the Dun Laoghaire cannon today.

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