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Discovering the Rich History of Dún Laoghaire’s Harbour

Take a trip back in time with a rare photochrom of the historic Kingstown harbour in Dún Laoghaire, showcasing its rich history and natural beauty.
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Dún Laoghaire is a picturesque seaside town located just south of Dublin, Ireland. But did you know that the area was once a major port of entry from Britain? A rare photochrom of the harbour, dating back to the early 1900s, offers a fascinating glimpse into the area’s rich history.

The photochrom showcases the bustling harbour in Dún Laoghaire, which was known as Kingstown from 1821 to 1920. The port played a significant role in Irish history, serving as a major gateway for trade and travel between Ireland and Britain.

The photochrom also highlights the stunning natural beauty of the area, with its rugged coastline and clear blue waters. It’s easy to see why the harbour has long been a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike.

As we reflect on the history and significance of Dún Laoghaire’s harbour, it’s important to remember the individuals who built and shaped the area over the years. From the sailors and merchants who brought goods and ideas from afar to the local residents who worked to maintain and preserve the harbour, each person played a vital role in creating the thriving community that exists today.

The harbour in Dún Laoghaire, then known as Kingstown, in about 1895. Source: Library of Congress

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