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Kingstown, a thriving seaport, 7 miles S.S.E. of Dublin. Prior to 1817 it was an insignificant fishing -village. Its harbour, begun in that year from designs by Rennie, was completed in 1859, at a cost of £825,000. It has an area of 250 acres, and is described by the Tidal Harbour Commissioners as "one of the most splendid artificial ports in the kingdom." The name was changed from Dunleary to Kingstown on the occasion of a visit of George TV. in 1821. It is now a fashionable suburb of Dublin. Mail-packets cross to and from Holyhead twice daily.