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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’.

Further information:

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


Our first issue of the DLR Age Friendly Magazine 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

May 2020 Age-Friendy E-zine  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.”


The latest edition of the Age Friendly E-Zine that we produce can be found here, or in the Useful Links section on the right-hand side of this page.