A series of scenic walks around Dún Laoghaire in south Dublin was launched 25 years ago today. Local councillor Áine Elliott had been inspired by the Kerry Way to develop the Dún Laoghaire Way, seven walks to encourage people to go beyond the pier.
Cahy Halloran reports for RTÉ News on 21 March 1989. The walks showcase areas of historical, cultural and literary interest, some of which are shown in the report. Recommendations include Dalkey, Dublin's chief port in the middle ages and home to Shakespeare's friend John Dowland, subject of a mosaic mural in the town. Leaflets illustrating the walks are distributed locally and are not just for tourists. Hopefully people living in the area will want to explore it as well.