Many years ago I was standing on the platform in Dun Laoghaire railway station and a tourist asked me how to get to Mallinn Station and I could not help her. I had lived near Malin Head in Donegal for about ten years and was unaware of a station near there. Over a period of about twenty pears I was employed by three different companies in Dun Laoghaire and had been unaware that the station was named “Mallin”. The next morning I asked at least ten people at work if they knew how to get to get to Mallin Station and only one person had heard of it but they thought that it was in Dalkey.
Also called Kingstown Harbour the station was renamed Kingstown in 1861, and renamed Dún Laoghaire in 1921. It was given the additional name “Mallin” on 10 April 1966, 50 years after the Easter Rising, when Córas Iompair Éireann renamed 15 major stations after Republican leaders. It is named in honour of Michael Mallin, a leader in the 1916 Easter Rising. although it is usually referred to simply as Dún Laoghaire.