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3D Online Tours – Heritage at Home

We welcome you to explore 3D virtual tours of four special places in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Online guidance for exploring local history

dlr LexIcon’s Local Studies section has produced two new leaflets for local history enthusiasts. Starter for Ten provides suggestions for a general introduction to the history of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Several of the chosen titles include links to the online version of the book.

Askabout…dlr gives a handy overview of material relating to this area on the AskAboutIreland website, aimed at both primary students and the general interest historian.

A short history of transport innovation in dlr

If you are interested in how transport has evolved in dlr and exploring historic postcards – join our Heritage Officer on this brief journey through time

Heritage Map Viewer

Explore a wide range of built and natural heritage datasets here in map form, much of which have never been accessible to the public before. These datasets were collected by government departments and local authorities and the project is co-ordinated by the Heritage Council, working with the Local Authority Heritage Officer network. It builds on the work carried out by the National Biodiversity Data Centre and Archaeological Survey of Ireland.

Dublin County Heritage

These interactive maps have all sorts of interesting information on archaeology, architecture, collections and geology of County Dublin.

The Geological Heritage of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

This fascinating audit of County Geological Sites in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown was completed in 2014 and supported by the Heritage Council, the Geological Survey of Ireland and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Historical maps

GeoHive is an initiative by Ordnance Survey Ireland to provide easy access to publicly available spatial data. You can explore four historical maps dating back to 1837 – simply turn on or off the different layers to see how your area has changed through time.

Know your 5k

An initiative from the Heritage Council and National Museum of Ireland which invites you to share your discoveries and insights about the hidden heritage of your locality.


The Placenames Database of Ireland was created by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge in collaboration with the Placenames Branch (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht). This is a comprehensive management system for data, archival records and placenames research conducted by the State. It is a public resource for Irish people at home and abroad, and for all those who appreciate the rich heritage of Irish placenames.


You can explore digitised documents from the National Folklore Collection, including the 1930s folklore project, where school children were asked to collect and retell local folklore.