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Dún Laoghaire (pronounced "Dunleary" or "Doonleereh") is a small seaside town 7 miles south of Dublin, and the busiest port in the whole of Ireland.

It is named after its founder, Laoghaire, a 5th century High King of Ireland. He chose Dún Laoghaire as a seafort to enable him to carry out raids on Britain and France. Dún is an Irish word meaning "fort".

King Laoghaire is famous for having allowed Saint Patrick to travel the country and preach Christianity.

The National Maritime Museum of Ireland[?] is based in Dún Laoghaire; in the harbour, there are also the James Joyce Tower and the East Pier.

Dún Laoghaire has a ferry connection to Holyhead in Anglesey, Wales, on the world's largest jet-engine propelled ferry.

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