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Big Waves Roll Over Coliemore Harbour
#Dalkey's Coliemore Harbour on the Dublin coast succumbed for a time to today's North easterly gales with large waves breaking over the ancient harbour walls at high water (and big waves in Dalkey Sound too) as the above video from…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour is Fitting Home for Global Diaspora Forum 2013
#dunlaoghaire – Dún Laoghaire will play host to the European strand of the Global Diaspora Forum in May, it was announced today. The Global Diaspora Forum is a celebration of diaspora communities, and has been held annually in Washington DC…
Details of Global Diaspora Forum to be Announced in Dun Laoghaire
#diaspora – Details of the European strand of the Global Diaspora Forum will be announced by An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade at 1pm tomorrow on Friday, 22nd February, at the offices of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company,…
TD Slams 'Crazy' Howth Parking Charge Proposals
#Howth - "Disastrous" could be the effect for Howth's economy if car parking charges proposed by Government are introduced, as The Irish Times reports. Tommy Broughan, Labour TD for Dublin North East, hit out at plans to charge for parking…
Plan to Dump Tunnelling Waste in Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - A report in this morning's Irish Times says many thousands of tonnes of tunnelling waste could be dumped in Dublin Bay, prompting environmental concerns. According to the newspaper, Dublin City Council has published notice of a licence application…
Festive Events Mark Sign of the Times at Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal
#TERMINAL CHANGES - Motorists check-in area at the Dun Laoghaire Harbour ferry terminal, is currently a free car-parking facility with donations going to Barnardos, however Stena Line's HSS fast-craft service to Holyhead is to resume next week, albeit only for…
Forty Foot Swimming Club Maintains Ban on Women
#FORTY FOOT - The Irish Times reports that a men-only bathing club at the famous Forty Foot swimming spot in Sandycove, south Dublin, has voted against a proposal to allow women members. While the area is open for all -…
Grey, Blustery, Cold, Must be Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Time!
#fireball – The 42nd edition of the Frostbite Series got underway in Dun Laoghaire harbour this afternoon, Sunday, 4th November 2012 in grey, blustery and cold conditions writes Cormac Bradley. In contrast to yesterday's sunshine, the skies were full of…
Lift Out! End of Season at the National Yacht Club
#liftout – Dublin Bay sailor Cian Guilfoyle shares this Vimeo movie showing an A35 crew preparing GRINGO, a Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) competitor to come out of the water for the winter a fortnight ago. See you next season!
Another Body Part Found on Dublin Bay Beach
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - TheJournal.ie reports that gardaí are investigating the discovery of a human arm on a south Dublin beach on Thursday - the second such find in Dublin Bay in less than a week. The body part was…
Human Leg Found on Dollymount Strand
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - Investigations are underway after a human leg was discovered on a beach in north Dublin yesterday morning. RTÉ News reports that the body part was found along Dollymount Strand on Bull Island around 9am yesterday (19…
Small Open Boats Need Checking as Dublin Braced for Flooding
#flooding – As Dublin braces itself for more 'very heavy' rain tonight boat owners in the capital are reminded to check boats on moorings and city marinas to ensure they stay afloat. Small open boats are particularly prone to being…
Dun Laoghaire Sailors Seek Winter Boat Storage Options
#boatstorage – Winter storage for boats is at a premium in Dun Laoghaire this winter with yacht club platforms packed and no boat storage on the Carlisle Pier available leaving boat owners looking around for secure locations in Dublin this…
Save Our Seafront Host Public Meeting in Dun Laoghaire Tonight
#DUN LAOGHAIRE NEWS - Save Our Seafront will hold a public meeting this evening Thursday 4 October at The Kingston Hotel in Dun Laoghaire to discuss a number of issues such as the redevelopment of the harbour baths, the demolition…
Providence Awarded Foreshore Licence for Dublin Bay Study
#dalkey island – Providence are to procure a site survey vessel and drilling unit to drill at the Dalkey Island prospect following an announcement this morning that the Irish listed exploration company has been been awarded a foreshore licence. As…
Renovated Former Mariners Church Open to All
#OPEN HOUSE- The National Maritime Museum of Ireland is to participate in the Open House Dublin weekend in early October, writes Jehan Ashmore. The former Old Mariners Church was built between the years 1838-1867 for the Church of Ireland, though…

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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