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Clontarf, Co. Dublin

Clontarf VillageClontarf (Cluain Tarbh), Co. Dublin, is a seaside suburb on the Dublin 3km (2m) -Howth 11km (7m) road. It is one stop on the DART from the city centre, has a cosy village atmosphere and most roads lead down to the sea. Some of the best roads back on to St. Anne's Park, with its award-winning rose garden. In 550 A.D. a church was founded on Castle avenue by St. Comgall of Bangor; nothing is known of its history. Clontarf is the celebrated as the place of Brain Boru's great victory over Leinster and Norse Dublin, Good Friday, 1014 A.D., where St. Lawrence Road stands today. Clontarf was a fishing village and a popular seabathing resort for city people around the time when the Vernon family were the largest land-owners in Clontarf. Why not cross over to Bull island for a picnic, via the road bridge, or go for a swim on Dollymount strand?

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Bus to Clontarf

  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Clontarf:
    • 31N:
      • Howth Train Station
  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Clontarf:
    • 104:
      • The Helix - Vernon Court
      • Vernon Court - The Helix
    • 130:
      • Cemetery - National Lottery
      • National Lottery - Cemetery
    • 32X:
      • Millview Road - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Millview Road
    • 53:
      • Alexandra Road Irish Ferries Terminal - Gardiner Street
      • Gardiner Street - Alexandra Road Irish Ferries Terminal

Things to See and Do in Clontarf

Bull Island

Clontarf, Dublin 3, Ireland
The North Bull is a large island of sand heaped up by the tides. It is a very young island, because the sand only started to build up there in the 19th century. It is a Bird Sanctuary and popular bathing place.

St. Anne St. Anne's Golf Club

Dollymount, Dublin 5, Ireland
Situated just 5 miles from Dublin City centre is the ‘hidden gem’ of Dublin Bay — St Anne‘s golf course. This 18 hole links course offers a wonderful golfing experience in the midst of the famous Bull Island nature reserve. I

Hotels in Clontarf

Clontarf Castle Hotel Clontarf Castle Hotel

Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Set in an 11th-century castle the Clontarf Hotel combines ancient architecture with 21st-century facilities. 10 minutes’ from Dublin city centre, this boutique hotel offers an award-winning restaurant and luxurious bedrooms.

Guesthouses in Clontarf

Avoca Lodge Avoca Lodge

110a Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Set in Dublin, 3.1 km from 3Arena, Avoca Lodge features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature views of the garden or city.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Clontarf Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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