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#rmsLeinster - As part of RMS Leinster commemorative events, the UK's Royal Mail Group appropriately is the main sponsor of a special centenary concert tomorrow, Sunday 7th October (7.30pm) at Christ Church, Park Road, Dún Laoghaire in Co. Dublin.   Performances…
#DublinBay - A containership on a voyage from Liverpool, UK when bound for New York, USA, was forced to turn around off the Wexford coast and divert to Dublin Bay on Tuesday, has finally departed this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Captain Bligh (1754-1817) in 1800, eleven years after Mutiny on the Bounty, completed a survey of Dublin Bay in three months.
#Lectures - Friends of Glenua next week launch their 2018/19 winter lectures season, in aid of the RNLI, on Thursday 4 October at 8pm in the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Pigeon House Rd, Ringsend in Dublin. Opening the season's first lecture…
RMS Leinster: Centenary events to mark the tragedy of the Irish Sea 'mail-boat' in 1918 (continue next month) notably on 10 October, when 100 years ago the ship was sunk by a German U-Boat with a major loss of life.
#RMSLeinster - Centenary events to mark the tragic sinking of RMS Leinster in the Irish Sea during WW1, continue into next month in Dun Laoghaire, notably on 10 October, the day the 'mail-boat' 100 years ago was struck by a…
Mona (Denis Aylmer) and Tir na nOg (Sean Walsh) racing in the inaugural event for the DBOGA’s Leinster Plate in 2013. This Sunday’s planned staging at Dun Laoghaire of the Leinster Plate Race 2018 may be affected by the inclement weather, and a decision will be taken on Saturday morning
This year's Centenary of the wartime sinking of the mailboat RMS Leinster on 10th October 1918 will see a significant Dun Laoghaire and national commemoration on the day itself writes W M Nixon. As part of the buildup to those…
Work at Dun Laoghaire baths site continues on Dublin Bay. Architects say it will not only provide a connection between the People's Park (immediately behind the building above), but will also link the town of Dún Laoghaire with its seafront. Overall, the project aims to breathe new life into the seafront
Marine works continue at the new Dún Laoghaire Baths site, where the old baths buildings have now either been completely demolished or retained for the next stage of the project that will ultimately see a new public café linked to an outdoor terrace with views over the…
The Training Ship Jack Petchey in Dun Laoghaire with a class of Sea Cadets on the bow
The UK youth charity Training Ship Jack Petchey is alongside in Dun Laoghaire Marina this weekend on Dublin Bay. The  British-flagged training ship is named after Jack Petchey OBE. The Jack Petchey is part of the Offshore Fleet of the…
CY&BC members on the water at Clontarf
Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club will host its fourth annual Sail Against Suicide event on Saturday 25 August from 10am to 4pm. Sail Against Suicide event is an initiative from Jessica Clohisey, one of the junior members of the club…
100 Boats for 100 Years: Commemorating the Centenary of the Sinking of the RMS Leinster
The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club has announced the 2018 edition of its Kish Lighthouse Race will be known as “100 Boats for 100 Years”, reflecting the forthcoming commemoration of the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster with…
Christopher berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina in 2014
#Superyachts - Afloat.ie has learned that superyacht Christopher is moored in Dun Laoghaire Marina this morning (Monday 13 August) after passage from Belfast. The 46m Ron Holland-designed cruising ketch previously sailed into Dublin Bay in June 2014, when it was…
The HK team at the welcome reception in the DMYC
The sixth Interport Ruffian 23 challenge between Ireland and Hong Kong took place in Dun Laoghaire at the weekend. The 12-strong team of Ruffian sailors from RHKYC arrived in Dun Laoghaire on Thursday evening and joined the Irish sailors for…
Map showing the location of Leac Buidhe Rock
#MarineNotice - Mariners are advised that a Port Lateral Mark has been deployed marking Leac Buidhe Rock, north of Dalkey Island. The buoy has the following light characteristic Fl(4)R.6s, and will be seasonally deployed from April to October. It can…
Demolition work at the old Dun Laoghaire Baths site has commenced
Work is underway at Dún Laoghaire on the €9 million redevelopment of the old Dún Laoghaire Baths site that has been derelict for nearly 30 years. A contract with SIAC-Mantovani has seen part of the old baths buildings demolished before…
The 30m luxury yacht 'Impetus' is one of the first of this Summer's superyacht visits to Dun Laoghaire Marina
The impressive 28.96 m luxury yacht 'Impetus' is berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina on Dublin Bay. The 2005–built yacht can accommodate eight guests, 1 VIP and 1 twin and 1 convertible cabin. Powered by Caterpillar engines she has a cruising speed…
Sutton Dinghy Club's Billy Bebbington with his Fingal Mayor Award
Sutton Dinghy Club Commodore Stephen Boyle was the first to congratulate the north Dublin club's Billy Bebbington on his win last night in the Fingal Mayor's Community Volunteer Awards. Bebbington was honoured as the Sports Club Volunteer of the Year,…
Deeper Water Dumping Might Be Solution To Dublin Bay Dredging Issues Says Diver
#DublinBay - The dumping of sewage sludge in deeper waters beyond the Kish Bank “might well serve as a model” for the current dredging of Dublin Port. In a letter to The Irish Times earlier this week, Cormac F Lowth,…

Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland stretches over seven kilometres, from Howth Head on its northern tip to Dalkey Island in the south. It's a place most Dubliners simply take for granted, and one of the capital's least visited places. But there's more going on out there than you'd imagine.

The biggest boating centre is at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the Bay's south shore that is home to over 1,500 pleasure craft, four waterfront yacht clubs and Ireland's largest marina.

The bay is rather shallow with many sandbanks and rocky outcrops, and was notorious in the past for shipwrecks, especially when the wind was from the east. Until modern times, many ships and their passengers were lost along the treacherous coastline from Howth to Dun Laoghaire, less than a kilometre from shore. 

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sandbanks lie, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.

 

At A Glance – Dublin Bay

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south

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