|About Dún Laoghaire On-Line|
Dun Laoghaire Online was started as a hobby back in 1995 when I returned from travelling and found that there was no website for my beloved hometown. Since then my website has gone through four major re-developments to bring it to where it is today.
From its conception to its current format, it has continuously been free to use and offered a free online directory to all businesses in the greater Dun Laoghaire area - from Booterstown to Bray and up to the M50 - as well as a comprehensive guide to services, attractions and festivals and events.
The idea behind this website is to promote Dun Laoghaire to visitors who are looking for somewhere different to stay when on a city break in Dublin, as well as local people searching for goods, services, activities and amenities.
It's heartbeat has always been the business directory, and as such it needs to be the most comprehensive directory on this site. In order to achieve this I have catagorised and promoted all businesses in Dun Laoghaire and the surrounding area free of charge over the past sixteen years.
As you can imagine, running a website that gets an average of over 1,500 visitors a day can take up a serious amount of time and effort. So much so that what started out as a hobby soon became a full-time job.
The latest version of this website, 'Version Four', has been fine-tuned to cater for the most frequently visited sections. It is my intention to generate a revenue from this website and use this to expand the methods of promoting Dun Laoghaire both locally and world wide.
All services on this website will remain free to use for visitors and locals alike.
The business directory is free for Basic Listings (name, address, phone number). In order to facilitate the expansion of this website a nominal fee of €99 is charged for anyone wishing to have their own website linked to their Basic Listing. This more extensive Profile Page also comes with a contact form, which Basic Listings in the directory results. The relatively small fee will help to expand the facilities of this site in the future.
Other promotional options are also available. For example, sections of this website can be sponsored for as little as €250 per quarter, presenting you message prominently on the page.
If you don't have a website of your own, one of the Profile Pages is a perfect place to start. Profile Pages appear at the top of each directory search result, so you are guaranteed to get on the top of the list. All this for as little as €495 per year. The next step for you is to register a domain name and have it pointed at your Profile (if you wish) then you have your first website.