Mariners Church was built in the 1830’s and 40’s specifically as a place of worship for seafarers who came to Dun Laoghaire in large numbers thanks to the construction of the new harbour. As the numbers of ships declined over time, so did the local congregation, and the church was eventually handed over to the National Maritime Institute of Ireland as a fitting successor who would keep the maritime connection of the building alive.
The combination of historic church venue and living maritime museum make this a very unique place indeed. Apart from its use as a museum, it plays host to lectures, concerts and corporate events; it has recently served as a film set and seen the odd wedding, children’s party and even a christening using the pre-existing baptismal font.
If you are interested in using this venue for your own function, please contact us for details.