Smart Districts - Smart Dún Laoghaire

In Smart Dún Laoghaire we develop innovation projects to address the challenges of climate adaptation and mitigation

“If we keep pushing, there is no reason we can’t overcome these challenges”

We bring research and technology together to make it real! Launched in 2022, the Smart Dún Laoghaire programme takes an applied research approach, involving data-driven decision making and on-the-ground technological innovation. Working alongside European counterparts, it maintains strong regional, national and international collaborative partnerships, so that local interventions reflect global best practice. 


Due to its location and popularity, it faces two key challenges. The first is environmental resilience, as coastal towns become increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The second is sustainable mobility, with growing numbers of visitors and residents travelling into and about the town. As the Dublin DART – the town’s main artery – runs along the seafront, these two challenges are inextricably linked.

The Smart Dún Laoghaire district programme is a partnership between Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Enable Research with CONNECT. It was established to strengthen the town’s response to climate challenges and answer the question ‘How can emerging technologies future-proof this popular coastal destination?’

Based in the town, the Smart Dún Laoghaire district programme brings technology to life for the benefit of the community. Our academic partners Enable and CONNECT, bring leading IoT research, and provide expertise in emerging and cutting-edge technology. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, is responsible for the planning and development in Dún Laoghaire and working with local communities to address challenges they face. 

To learn more about Smart Dún Laoghaire, contact:

Dr. Conor Dowling

Smart Dún Laoghaire Programme Manager

conor.dowling@smartdunlaoghaire.ie

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