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Scavenger Hunt of Dun Laoghaire Town's historical curiosities

  • Co. Dublin – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Digital Dun Laoghaire have launched their ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ scavenger map as part of Heritage Week 2023. The new map has been part supported by DLR CoCo’s Business Area Promotion grants and is the third in a set of guides which Digital Dun Laoghaire have created for the town, the first two are an Historical Walking Tour and a Walking tour of Dun Laoghaire’s Murals

Dún Laoghaire is a lively and picturesque coastal town full of the old and the new with its mix of Victorian architecture and modern shops. Dún Laoghaire also has a rich history, in particular being one of the first towns in the country to change its name in 1922 to its original Irish one. While the harbour and the pier walk attract many thousands of people and social media posts on a daily basis, few of these visitors venture the short walk to the commercial heart of the town. One of the goals of this new resource is to attract families and tourists to the commercial centre of our town by engaging them in a fun way to discover the huge variety of historic points of interest in our town.

Each clue in the scavenger hunt is associated with a historical curiosity, to find the answer the scavengers must discover the location of the curiosity using the map.

Curiosities include the Russian cannon embedded in the harbour, Neptune's head above the door to the Royal Marine and many others!

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