is a suburb of Dublin City
the Capital City of Ireland and is situated
in the north west of Europe which is between 5 and 10 degrees west
and between 51 and 55 degrees north. Clontarf is approximately four
miles from Dublin City Centre. Travelling in an easterly direction
by car or Dublin
Bus you pass through the North Strand and Fairview.
Fairview Park, this 49 acres park is noted for its seasonal bedding
displays but also has valuable playing fields and tree-lined walks.
Originally a tidal mud flat in the early 1900s, the park was developed
in the late 1920s with Bye Laws formally adopted by the Corporation
in 1934. .
under the twin railway arches to arrive in Clontarf
to your right, in a southerly direction, the harbour port of Dublin
and the Dublin Mountains catches your eye. Looking ahead Howth
Sutton and Dublin Bay are a striking view.
name - the Plain of the Bull - derives from the rumbling noise which
was made by the sea as it rolled over the sandbanks in the Inbhear
Dubh-linne, the bay of Dublin. The bellowing sound however is heard
no longer, as the construction of the North and South Walls completely
changed the environment."
History of Clontarf is particularly noted for its famous battle in
the year 1014, in which Brian Boru defeated the invading Norsemen.
A full history of Clontarf is available in the Book The Meadow of
the Bull written by historian Dennis McIntyre.
you are fond of walking or cycling,
the Promenade ( 40 metres wide and is approx. 64 acres in extent.
Which was reclaimed from the sea in the
1920s and finally completed and landscaped in the 1950s) of this seaside
town takes you past
and Boat Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in Dublin Bay to
Bull Island mapped by
Captain Bligh of Bounty fame.
Nature Reserve, and beach.
other visitors that arrive in our North Dublin suburb are the
Brent Geese, which migrate to the Bull Island every Winter from
Baffin Island in Northern Canada and return home in Springtime.
The island has an Interpretative Centre with facilities to study the
nature of the area.
add to the splendour of this area you will find two Links Golf Courses;
Royal Dublin Golf Club and
Saint Anne's Golf Club. Royal Dublin Golf Club, to the informed
golfer, has staged the Irish Open on many occasions, attracting some
of the world's top golfers; Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros, Greg
Norman and our own Christy O Connor. But if you prefer a parkland
Golf Club on the Malahide Road will surely test your skills.
notable feature of Clontarf is
Park which was left to the people of Dublin by Lord
a Parlimentarian and Philanthropist, and is now under the control
of the Dublin Corporation Parks Department. Located in Clontarf &
it covers an area of over 200 acres. Contained within the park itself
are numerous playing fields for a variety of many sporting fixtures.
But the 'Jewel in the Crown' is its exquisite
which is acclaimed world
wide in the science of Horticulture and is available to the public
free all year round. This is a must for any visitor to North Dublin.
heart of Clontarf is its old fishing village, located at the junction
of Vernon Ave and Clontarf Road. It is here that the main business
of Clontarf is focused, and if you want to quench your thirst, drop
into the Sheds (Connolly's) where you can enjoy a glass of Guinness
or other beverages. On leaving the Sheds you have a choice of restaurants
only half a minutes walk away.
has a quality hotel. The
Clontarf Castle Hotel, and many approved lodgings (B&B's)
to add to the comfort of your visit. Whether you are passing through
our town, or intend to stay a while, every effort will be made by
the locals to make your stay an enjoyable one, and you will not leave
our North Dublin Town without some memory, which will hopefully encourage
you to return sometime in the future.
you for joining us on this brief journey and we hope you enjoy your