Dún Laoghaire Footfall



Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council installed state-of-the-art technology at three locations along George’s St, Dún Laoghaire in May 2021. The technology analyses road user movements on a continuous 24/7/365 basis and provides highly accurate, robust data on footfall flows and movement patterns. Three new sensors were installed in December 2022, these are the same state-of-the-art technology sensors that were installed previously in Georges street. The counters are located at:

  • George’s St Upper
  • Marine Road junction
  • George’s St Lower
  • Georges St Lower, at Brock's Ln
  • Blackrock Main St
  • Dundrum Main St

The sensors are able to automatically recognise and provide data for different road user classifications including: pedestrian movements, cyclists, cars, motorbikes, vans, lorries, HGVs and buses. No images or personal data, including mobile phone data, is captured or stored in the process.

Footfall information for Dún Laoghaire is available on our interactive Footfall Dashboard*, similar interactive Footfall Dashboards will be available soon for both Dundrum and Blackrock.

*Please note that Sensor 2 at Marine Road Junction was down from 1/12/2021 to 4/5/2022
and again From 17/6/2022 to 13/7/2022 due to technical fault. Graphs/charts on the dashboard reflect that gap in data.

For a quick update on footfall performance, you can scroll down to see previous months Footfall analysis of pedestrian data for Upper and Lower George’s St below.

For any questions or inquiries, you con contact us at economicdev@dlrcoco.ie.

Key figures (total of all 4 George’s St locations)

  • Highest recorded pedestrian movements in a day to date reached 74,165 on Friday 22/12/2023
  • Average number of daily pedestrian movements is 23,435
  • Highest number of pedestrian movements recorded in a week was on week commencing 29/05/2023 with a total of 218,888
  • Average number of weekly pedestrian movements is 199,520
  • Usual daily peak time is from 12:00 to 01:00 pm

May Footfall analysis*:

Below are the Lower and Upper George’s street comparisons between May 2024 and May 2023.

Lower Georges Street May footfall comparison









May 2024 was a mixed month for weather conditions but this did not seem to affect the footfall for this month as it increased by 11%  compared to last year    

For Upper George's Street, total footfall decreased by 1% when compared with May 2023.  

Upper Georges Street May footfall comparison









Overall  a 6% increase occurred in May 2024. As mentioned above the ongoing integration of Myrtle Square has had a very positive impact on footfall for Dún Laoghaire during this time period.

*Footfall analysis is done on the sensors at both ends of Georges street. Footfall Sensors at Marine Rd and Georges St Lower (at Brock's Ln) will be included in the analysis after 12 months of uninterrupted footfall dataset.

Summary reports of 2022 and 2021 footfall are available below:


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