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Three Arrested, Four in Hospital After Fracas at Forty Foot
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - As Dubliners enjoyed the sunshine by the seaside yesterday, things got a little too heated at the Forty Foot in Sandycove when a fracas broke out between two groups of young men at the popular bathing…
New Moorings Plan for Dun Laoghaire's Coal Harbour
#BERTHS – Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company plans to double pleasure craft moorings at the Coal Harbour area of the east coast port by providing up to 150 public berths on floating pontoons. The company sought expressions of interest earlier this…
New Dock for Cruise Liner Passengers in Dun Laoghaire
#CRUISE LINER – Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company have announced the completion of a new Tender Facility to accommodate large cruise liners in Dun Laoghaire harbour. The new facility will also have a range of…
Dun Laoghaire's Victorian Sea Baths to be Redeveloped, Not Refurbished
#DUN LAOGHAIRE NEWS - Dun Laoghaire's historic Victorian sea baths are to be replaced with a small 'urban beach' under rejuvenation plans for the harbour, the Irish Independent reports. County councillors for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown voted on Tuesday to green…
Councillors to Consider New Dun Laoghaire Harbour Sea Baths
Funding for a new sea baths located inside Dun Laoghaire harbour on Dublin Bay will be considered tomorrow by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Councillors. The new sea baths proposal is part of Dun Laoghaire harbour company's master plan launched last June…
Easter Sunday Marks Rebirth of Mariners Maritime Museum
#MARTIME MUSEUM AT EASTER - Earlier this week Dun Laoghaire's maritime museum re-opened its doors to the public after a €4m renovation project was carried out on the apt venue of the former Mariners Church, which incidentally closed on this…
New Lease of Life for Reopened Maritime Museum
#MARITIME MUSEUM REOPENING – It is good to report positive news, particularly the much awaited reopening of the Maritime Institute of Ireland's maritime museum in Dun Laoghaire, which is to take place today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since 2006, the museum…
Exciting Racing for Cruisers but 20-knot Gust Scrubs Dinghies
#DUBLIN BAY – Although over 40 Dublin Bay Cruisers got some specacular downwind sailing in yesterday morning in the penultimate round of the Dublin Bay Spring Chicken Series the strong north westerlies put paid to yesterday afternoon's DMYC Frostbite racing.…
Dun Laoghaire Moth Sailor on a Wing and a Prayer
#MOTH – Progress towards establishing a Moth class in Dun Laoghaire continues with news that two of the high flying craft are entered in to the 2012 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) summer series. Promoted by Dublin sailor John Chambers…
Ryan Team Out in Front at Dun Laoghaire Frostbite
#FROSTBITE – Frank Hamilton and Jennifer Byrne had a great turn of speed in their IDRA 14 dinghy getting on all the tricky harbour shifts and even beating the two RS200s to the finish line last Sunday at the DMYC…
Harbour2Harbour Dublin Bay Walk Coming Soon
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - The annual St Patrick's Day Harbour2Harbour Walk in aid of mental health charity Aware is just a few weeks away. The 16.2 mile walk around Dublin Bay begins at 10.30am on Saturday 17 March, taking around…
Dun Laoghaire's Maritime Museum to Re-Open
#MARITIME MUSEUM-The much awaited re-opening of the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin is to take place in April, writes Jehan Ashmore. The museum which is near to Dun Laoghaire Harbour's East Pier, is to reopen on Tuesday 3rd…
Butler and Oram Lead Dun Laoghaire Fireball Frostbites
The second half of DMYC’s Frostbite series was initiated on Sunday, 8th January, when amongst others, 12 Fireballs, contested the first race of Series 2. While they may not have had things entirely their own way on the water at…
Dun Laoghaire Earmarked For Stop on First MOD70 Euro Tour
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - The inaugural European Tour for the MOD70 trimaran class is set to come to Dublin next summer, pending agreement with the relative authorities in January. The Irish Times reports that the National Yacht Club is at…
Easy Swim at Forty Foot on Warmest Christmas Day in Years
#WEATHER - Those hardy Yuletide bathers at the Forty Foot in Dublin didn't need to be so brave this year, as Ireland experienced one of the warmest Christmas Days on record. Just one year ago Ireland was in the grip…
Portrait of R.M.S. Leinster Survivor to be Unveiled
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS-Tom Connolly, a survivor from R.M.S. Leinster which was torpedoed off the Kish Bank in 1918, will be remembered when his portrait is unveiled on 31 December. The unveiling is to take place in the Dun Laoghaire Club,…

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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