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High Tide on Dublin Bay & Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey Goes Under Water
The south and west coasts endured another day of damage due to harsh weather and the east coast remained relatively unscathed. The high tides on Dublin Bay last night however showed just how vulnerable some of the capital's old harbours…
Old Gaffers 50th Gathering Celebrations On Display
#Gaffers50th – A collection of sailing images taken by Gillian Mills during the 50th anniversary of the Old Gaffers Association held in Dublin Bay last June will be on display tomorrow in the Poolbeg Boat & Yacht Club, Rinsgend, Dublin.…
Dun Laoghaire Dinghy Frostbite Racing Abandoned
#frostbites – The weather station on the east pier of Dun Laoghaire was recording wind strengths of 17 - 19 knots with gusts in the low thirties and although the committee boat went out, ultimately they abandoned racing on the…
Christmas Cruises Across Dublin Bay
#ChristmasCruise – Take a Christmas Cruise in Dublin Bay this festive season!... with Dublin Bay Cruises operating between Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin City Centre, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Christmas Cruises includes a complimentary mulled wine served in the heated…
Supreme Court Clears Way For Ringsend Locals' Sewage Plant Challenge
#DublinBay - The Supreme Court has ruled that residents of Ringsend in Dublin can continue their legal challenge to the expansion of the area's sewage treatment plant, as RTÉ News reports. The planned €270 million extension is part of the Dublin…
Dun Laoghaire Baths Refurbishment, DLRCoCo Applies for Foreshore Consent
#dlrcc – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo) has tweeted an artist's impression of Dún Laoghaire Baths complete with a new walkway connecting Sandycove to the East Pier and a refurbished Dun Laoghaire Baths building. DLRCoCo has applied to the Minister of the Environment,…
Cargo Maritime Village Concept Launched for Dublin 4
The Irish Nautical Trust has announced plans for the creation of a 'Cargo Maritime Village' on Charlotte Quay, Grand Canal Basin in Dublin 4. The Irish Nautical Trust (established in 1986) has a dual mandate of preserving our national nautical…
Dublin Port to Give Bull Island Lands to Dublin City Council with additional €1.2m Towards New Facilities
#bullisland – Dublin Port Company today announced a proposal to transfer its ownership of a significant and strategic portion of Bull Island to Dublin City Council to hold in perpetuity for the people of Dublin and future generations. Dublin Port…
L.E. Emer Takes Capital Centre-Stage Berth at Flight Fest Feast
#FlightFest – L.E. Emer's (P21) last large-scale public duty in Dublin Port took place at yesterday's Flight Fest flyover spectacular which according to organisers drew around 130,000 spectators, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Naval Service's eldest fleet member was built by…
Retiring L.E. Emer to Launch Flight Fest Spectacular Featuring Marine-Related Aircraft
#FlightFest – L.E. Emer (P21) as previously reported will officially launch tomorrow's Flight Fest spectacular above Dublin Port and she will be open to public tours before retiring with less than a week to go, writes Jehan Ashmore. The eldest…
Weather Won't Dampen FlightFest On River Liffey This Sunday
#FlightFest - Though the weather forecast isn't looking great for the day, organisers of FlightFest on the River Liffey say the full schedule is proceeding as planned for this Sunday 15 September. The once-in-a-lifetime aviation celebration, in conjunction with The…
Special Sailing to See Sky Spectacular of Flight Fest Flyover Over Dublin Port
#SeaThePlanes - Dublin Bay Cruises are offering a special sailing up the river Liffey next Sunday (15 Sept.) to view the spectacular Flight Fest flyover of aircraft over Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sailing departs Howth Harbour at 12.30…
Shackleton’s Ships Past & Present and ‘Endurance’ Exhibition
#ShackletonShips – Sir Ernest Shackleton who led the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1918 is remembered and honoured in different forms, writes Jehan Ashmore. Notably, three vessels of which two are named after the Irish-born explorer and the other is named…
Exhibition: Dun Laoghaire & the 1913 Lockout
#1913Lockout – Dun Laoghaire & the 1913 Lockout is the theme of a commemorative exhibition which runs between 22 August-18 January 2014 in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland (NMMI) in Dun Laoghaire. The exhibition is to feature unique historic…
Junior INSS Sailathon Raises Funds for Crumlin Children's Hospital
#Sailathon – 60 members of the Irish National Sailing School's Junior Club (aged between 7 - 18 years) took to the water to sail in Dun Laoghaire Harbour as part of Sail-a-thon 2013, a sponsored charity sailing marathon in aid…
OK Dinghy Beats IDRA 14s for PY Frostbite Honours at DMYC
#dmycfrostbite – Winter ought to be over by now and the DMYC Frostbite series has come to the end of its 42nd year. Quite an institution. However, winter doesn't seem to be finished with us quite yet so 25-35 knot…

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.

 

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