PROCESSED AND PUBLISHED 10 JANUARY 2023
This photograph was taken in January 2016 but because I had no experience of night photography the images were not really useable at the time. I am now in the process of reviewing old files and this is the best that I can do at the moment. I have managed to adjust for the noise to some extent.
The town’s name means “fort of Laoghaire”. This refers to Lóegaire mac Néill (modern spelling: Laoghaire Mac Néill), a 5th century High King of Ireland, who chose the site as a sea base from which to carry out raids on Britain and Gaul. Traces of fortifications from that time have been found on the coast, and some of the stone is kept in the Maritime Museum.
The name is officially spelt Dún Laoghaire in modern Irish orthography; sometimes unofficially Dún Laoire. The old anglicised spelling Dunleary is also seen. This last is how the town’s name is commonly pronounced.