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Howth Deals for 2010
From Howth Harbour to Howth Head on Dublin Bay, they're landmarks known to thousands of Dublin boaters and now thanks to a local business initiative there's an even bigger reason to navigate the Baily. The business community on the peninsula…
Bull Island Fire Spread Quickly by High Winds
Large areas of North Bull Island on Dublin Bay were left scorched yesterday after high winds caused a fire to quickly spread across the island’s dunes. Locals believed the fire may have been started by a group of teenagers. Mary…
St.Michael's Rowing Club Set for Irish Sea Challenge
St. Michael's is the only club entering wooden East Coast Irish Skiffs in to this year Celtic Challenge, a biennial rowing race across the Irish Sea, from Arklow Co. Wicklow to Aberystwyth in Wales, a trip of 150km, or 81…
Afloat.ie: Captain Simon Coate Appointed Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master
Captain Simon Coate has been appointed Harbour Master of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. He  succeeds  Captain Jim Carter,  who has retired after 34 years at the helm. A Master Mariner,  Captain Coate spent 29 years at sea in the Merchant Navy,…
East Pier Battery Open to Public
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company will open the East Pier Battery at the end of the East Pier to the public on a part-time basis from Saturday 29 August. The plan is to provide access to the public from Thursdays to…
Report on Future Role of Dublin Port Is Published
The retention of Dublin Port in its present location together with onsite expansion would deliver the highest net present value in cost benefit terms according to a report published today by Minister Noel Dempsey. The study on the role of…

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 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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