- County of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Infobox Irish Place
name = County of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
gaeilge = Contae Dhún Laoghaire-Ráth an Dúin
area = 127.31 km²
county town =
code = D (DR proposed)
population = 193,688
census yr = 2006
web = www.dlrcoco.ie
The County of Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown [http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1993/en/act/pub/0031/sec0009.html Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1993 - Section 9 (2c)] ] ( _ga. Contae Dhún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin) is a county in Ireland formed from part of the old county of Dublin. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is located to the south-east of the City of Dublin, and has its administrative centre in the town of
1994, the area of the Corporation of Dún Laoghaire and the south-east part of County Dublin were merged to create the county of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (the powers of the former DeansgrangeJoint Burial Board were also subsumed into the new authority).
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is bordered by the Irish Sea and City of Dublin, as well as the counties of
South Dublinand Wicklow. University College Dublinand Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technologyare located in the county.
The motto on the coat of arms of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown reads "Ó Chuan go Sliabh", meaning "From the Harbour to the Mountain". The crown in the shield is that of King Laoghaire, the High King of Ireland in the fifth century, who resided in the area.
Now the smallest county in Ireland in terms of area, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is also the county with the longest name. Further, the official legal name of the county, in English, is spelt "without" a síneadh fada on the "u" in "’s own reorganisation report published in 1992 concluded that the name Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown was “unacceptable”. A one year proviso contained in the "1993 Local Government (Dublin) Act" for changing the name of the county at local level was allowed to expire by the new council. The elected members of the council are still in a position to make representations for additional legislation altering the name of the county.
Dublin Area Rapid Transitsystem runs through the eastern coast of the county and connects to the centre to the north as well as other points north and south on the Iarnród Éireannrailway system with connections to Intercity.The green Luasline runs through the centre of the county.
There is a medium-sized
ferryport at Dún Laoghaire, with ferry crossings to and from Holyheadin North Wales; this is a popular route for tourists travelling across the Irish Seafrom Britain. With the advent of faster boats, day trips using the Dún Laoghaire port have become more popular.
Local Electoral Areas(LEAs) or wards for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Councildivide up the election of its 28 councillors as follows: Ballybrack(6), Blackrock (4), Dundrum (6), Dún Laoghaire(6), Glencullen(3), Stillorgan(3).
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown towns and villages, and Dublin suburbs
Dún Laoghaire town itself is becoming popular with young peopleFact|date=February 2008 because of the cinema and shops situated there; other important centres of population in the county include
Goatstown, Dalkey, Dundrum, Glenageary, Killineyand Sandyford.
A full listing of areas follows:
Ballinteer, Ballybrack, Blackrock, Booterstown
Cabinteely, Carrickmines, Cherrywood, Churchtown
Dalkey, Dundrum, Deansgrange
Goatstown, Glasthule, Glenageary, Glencullen
Killiney, Kilmacud, Kilternan
Sandyford, Sandycove, Sallynoggin, Shankill
* [http://www.dlrcoco.ie/ Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council]
* [http://www.dlrceb.ie/ Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board]
* [http://www.dlrtourism.com/ Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Tourism]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown — Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin County … Wikipedia
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council — Comhairle Contae Dhún Laoghaire Ráth an Dúin Type Type … Wikipedia
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dun Laoghaire Rathdown1 (Irlandés: Dún Laoghaire Ráth an Dúin) es un condado administrativo en la República de Irlanda formaando parte del condado tradicional de Dublín. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown está ubicado en el sur… … Wikipedia Español
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown — ▪ county, Ireland Irish Dhún Laoghaire–Ráth ah Dúin county in the province of Leinster, east central Ireland. The county of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown was created in 1994 when County Dublin was split administratively into three separate… … Universalium
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown — County Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Contae Dhún Laoighaire Rath an Dúin Karte Basisdaten Staat: Irland Verwaltungssitz: Dún Laoghaire … Deutsch Wikipedia
Comté de Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown — County Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (en) Contae Dhún Laoghaire Ráth an Dúin (ga) … Wikipédia en Français
Dún Laoghaire (Dáil Éireann constituency) — Dún Laoghaire Dáil Éireann Parliamentary constituency Dún Laoghaire shown wi … Wikipedia
Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown (Dáil Éireann constituency) — Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown Former Dáil Éireann Parliamentary constituency 1948–1977 Seats 3 (1948–1961) 4 (1961–1977) County/City cou … Wikipedia
Dún Laoghaire — Dún Laoire Dún Laoghaire Escudo … Wikipedia Español
Dún Laoghaire — Dun Laoghaire Dún Laoghaire (gesprochen Dunn Lierii, irische Aussprache /duːn ˈɫeːrʲə/) ist eine irische Hafenstadt mit 24.507 Einwohnern (2011), die ca. 10 km südlich von Dublin liegt. Die Stadt ist Verwaltungssitz des County Dun Laoghaire… … Deutsch Wikipedia