Old Dunleary holds a special place in the hearts of all those who have grown up here or spent time enjoying our town’s special character, life and history. As part of the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival the BID, with support from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, organised the Dún Laoghaire Town Reunion Night as a celebration of the urban cultural heritage of our town.
At the event in celebration of its unique heritage An Leas Cathaoirleach Mary Fayne launched the “You Know You’re From Dún Laoghaire When” info-graphic at The Purty Kitchen as part of the Dún Laoghaire Town Reunion Night. With a nominal €5 entry contribution per head, €150 was collected at the door for Focus Ireland (Receipt Here).
The infographic pays homage to Dún Laoghaire Town, sharing special memories about the cultural institutions of Dún Laoghaire Town, which is now rapidly evolving into a vibrant cultural and business hub.
Placemaking for Dun Laoghaire – Dun Laoghaire Town Reunion Night was an initiative of Dún Laoghaire BID as part of their placemaking strategy for branding the town as an experiential destination to new visitors and those with a past connection to the town.
Reminiscing special memories – All memories come with a good story and there was no shortage of that on the night. Whether it be deciding “between the Miami or the Ritz for your first date” or remembering “Ann’s Hot Bread Shop having the best coffee in town, where breakfast was only £1.99”, Dún Laoghaire Town has a special place in the hearts of people who have experienced its unique charm and character.
Dún Laoghaire BID – is an initiative designed to increase the footfall to Dún Laoghaire, to attract more businesses and to secure a long-term sustainable model for the management of the town.
You Know You’re From Dún Laoghaire, When – One of a kind group; 14,000 members strong, all with their own unique affiliation to our town.
The Purty Kitchen – Your Friday night haunt, where you had your first pint or went to your first gig. An establishment nearly as old as the town itself. The then ‘Old Dunleary Inn’ first received its licence in 1728. It once was a sight of joy for weary travelers who used it as a source of lodging before embarking by sea on the morning tide. A venue filled with history, artifacts and life and no place more poignant to launch the You Know You’re From Dún Laoghaire When Info-graphic.
Pictured at the launch of “You Know You’re From Dún Laoghaire When” Infographic in the Purty Kitchen were Kay Gleeson, Martin O’Byrne, Lynn Waller, Leas Cathaoirleach Cllr Mary Frayne, Chad Gilmer, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Cllr Cormac Devlin.
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