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18th Jan 2017

5 reasons to spend your Sunday in Dún Laoghaire

Alice Murray

Brought to you by Gourmet Food Parlour.

Looking for a great Sunday drive?

Well, look no further. If you’re living in County Dublin, Dún Laoghaire is a great place to escape to at the weekend.

It’s got everything you could possibly need, great food, great scenery and great pubs. Sure what more could you want?

If you need a little more convincing here are 5 reasons you should visit Dún Laoghaire this Sunday.

The view from East Pier is out of this world.

If you’re in the mood for a walk, take a stroll along Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier. You’ll pass the Victorian bandstand and get a great view of the boats in the harbour. Just think of the Instagrams you’ll be able to get.

The Sunday market is fab

Every Sunday there is a great market in People’s Park (just a short stroll from the harbour). The market is open from 11am-4pm and has everything from arts and crafts to local produce. It’s a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon wandering around the stalls with a coffee in hand.

The shopping is fantastic

Dún Laoghaire has a great mix of family-run local shops as well as larger chain stores. They’ve got two shopping centres and tonnes of little artisan shops any design-lover would swoon over. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll have it right at your fingertips.

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It’s a great place for a dip

If you’re brave enough that is! Dún Laoghaire is a well-known spot for open water swimmers. Hundreds of people take the plunge at the forty foot each year. Don’t worry if you missed the annual swim on Christmas Day you can just go in January instead. Rather you than me.

Four days in, two swims done❄️

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The food is great

After all that swimming and sight-seeing you’re going to want something warm to fill your belly. Dún Laoghaire has lots of great restaurants to choose from. Gourmet Food Parlour is located in Harbour Square and is perfect for a Sunday brunch or dinner.

The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients and has a fab relaxed atmosphere. The also have amazing tapas nights every Wednesday-Sunday if you fancy something Mediterranean. You can take a sneak peek at the menu here.

This article is brought to you by Gourmet Food Parlour.

Gourmet Food Parlour has lots of great locations in Dublin including; Dún Laoghaire, Swords, Malahide, House and 37 Dawson Street,