Saturday 3 December 2016

Cruise ships will do irreparable damage to a beautiful town

Published 28/08/2015 | 02:30

Dún Laoghaire Pier - ‘cruise ships can quickly erode a small town’s local colour and culture’
Dún Laoghaire Pier - ‘cruise ships can quickly erode a small town’s local colour and culture’

As an Irish American who has visited Dún Laoghaire, I feel compelled to write to you about the proposal to bring cruise ships into the harbour.

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I hope the town’s citizens and officials stop this from happening. I am pro-business but I think bringing in these ships will do irreparable damage to this beautiful town.

It has been several years since my visit but I can vividly recall the small, wonderful shops at the harbour, full of fresh fish, meats, vegetables and flowers, but I especially remember the people.

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