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In June 2013, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council signed the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe and is affiliated to the WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities & Communities. This means that DLR is now committed to working towards becoming an Age Friendly County by creating an inclusive, equitable society in which older people can live full, active, valued and healthy lives. 

The publication of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Age Friendly Strategy 2016 – 2020 and the establishment of the Age Friendly Alliance were the first steps towards delivering on that commitment. The Alliance is made up of key agencies in the County who are tasked with overseeing and progressing Age Friendly Strategies with the ultimate goal ‘to make dlr a great place in which to grow old’.

dlr Age Friendly Magazine 2022

The Community & Cultural Development Department and dlr Age Friendly Alliance are delighted to launch the 2022 dlr Age Friendly Magazine. CLICK HERE for the online version.

This is the second year of the dlr Age Friendly magazine, and this free resource is packed with information, short stories, poems, recipes, lyrics, puzzles, exercises and guidance on the assistance and services available to older people across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

The magazine is available in hard copy from dlr Libraries, dlr County Council offices, churches and shops around the county. If you would like a copy sent to you in the post, ring the Community Section, Community and Cultural Development Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin on (01) 205 4893 / email

The 2022 dlr Age Friendly magazine is produced by the dlr Age Friendly Programme, the Community Section of dlr County Council and dlr Libraries and is funded by Creative Ireland, Healthy Ireland and the dlr County Council Library Services, Age Friendly Programme and Community section.

DLR Men's Sheds

In this video, men from around Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown come together to talk about what their Men’s Shed means to them and what they do. Men’s Sheds across Ireland strive for a future in which all men can maintain and improve their well-being on their own terms and within their own communities.

How to Prevent Crime during the Winter Months

Top tips by An Garda Síochána on how to prevent crime during the winter months.

Further information:

Mary White, Age Friendly Programme & DLR Social Inclusion, Community Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Town Hall, Dún Laoghaire 01 2054893 /

Our 1st issue of the DLR Age Friendly Magazine (Winter 2020) is available here.
Our 2nd issue of the DLR Age Friendly Magazine (Winter 2021/22) is available here.

Sign up to our Age Friendly E-Zine here

The Directory of Activities and Services for Older People in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown can be accessed here

The vision for our Age Friendly Strategy is that

“DLR will  be renowned as a great place to live in and grow old in, where people enjoy a good quality of life, in an age-friendly accessible environment, and people have the opportunity to play an active role and contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of their community right throughout their lives.”