The original village, called Dunleary was situated near the beginning of the present West Pier. The present inner harbour, known as the coal harbour, dates from the time of the 18th century. It consisted of seventy dwellings or cottages, and was a very compact little village. The harbour, one of the largest in the country, and base for a now limited car ferry route to the United Kingdom, is notable for its two granite piers. The East Pier is particularly popular with walkers, and was featured in the 1996 movie Michael Collins.