Special Awards
National Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council Area

Summary:

The National Maritime Museum houses a treasure trove of maritime artefacts and stories. The museum is located in the former Mariners Church overlooking Dublin Bay from the South. The museum’s greatest artefact is probably the building itself as it is one of few custom built places of worship for seafarers remaining intact in the world to-day. Over many decades, various pieces of memorabilia have been collected and donated. A dedicated group of local volunteers continues to maintain this key collection of valuable treasures and archival material. The museum attracts large numbers of domestic and international visitors to the area and is a key tourist attraction. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is proud to support the funding of the museum and along with membership fees, entrance fees and numerous fundraising activities organised by volunteers the museum is able to keep its doors open seven days a week.

Group Contact: Michelle Carroll, michellecarroll@dlrcoco.ie

Citation:

“…an exceptional showcase of a heritage that is of the utmost importance and international interest……”