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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Upcoming Events in Clontarf

Upcoming major events in Clontarf:

  • Castle Dracula (Fridays at 19:30, 6 Mar - 28 Aug 2015, except 1/5, 31/7, 7/8)
    An Evening of Mystery, Magic, Fun and Fear at Bram Stoker's CASTLE DRACULA Ireland's Most Quirky and Bizarre Night in Dublin's most extraordinary Venue. (Minimum Age 14yrs)

Bus to Clontarf

  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Clontarf:
    • 104: Clontarf Road (Conquer Hill) - Santry (Shanard Road)
    • 130: Lower Abbey Street - Castle Avenue
    • 32X: Malahide - UCD Belfield
    • 53: Talbot Street - Dublin Ferryport
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Clontarf:
    • 31N

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.

Restaurants in Clontarf

Bay Restaurant Bay Restaurant

367 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Bay, family restaurant in Clontarf has been impressing customers with its food, atmosphere and spectacular views of Dublin Bay since 2003. Our unique menu offers a nutritional guide on every single item and is invaluable whatever your dietary or nutr

Casa Pasta (Clontarf) Casa Pasta (Clontarf)

55 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Casa Pasta is situated on the main thoroughfare in Clontarf overlooking Dublin Bay. It has an extensive menu of modern European & Italian food based on good quality Irish ingredients including classics like Lasagne, as well as some signature dish

Fahrenheit Grill Fahrenheit Grill

Clontarf Castle Hotel, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Fahrenheit Grill at Clontarf Castle Hotel is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Dublin. The perfect place in which to relax, celebrate, meet with friends and soak in the atmosphere. Classic cuisine is prepared with a distinctively modern tw

Gilbert & Wright Bar Gilbert & Wright Bar

Hollybrook Park, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Gilbert & Wright is a uniquely different concept on the social entertainment scene, with locations providing relaxation in an informal yet intimate setting with a distinctly '70s retro vibe to them.

Hemmingways Hemmingways

2B Vernon Avenue, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Indigo Lounge Indigo Lounge

Clontarf Castle, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
The Indigo Lounge at Clontarf Castle Hotel is a Dublin bar like no other. Serving beautiful coffee and pastries from eight in the morning, through to café style dining in the evening, this bohemian lounge with oversized sofas and mood ligh

Kinara Restaurant Kinara Restaurant

318 Clontarf Road, North Co. Dublin, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Kinara meaning 'At the water's edge' in Urdu was opened by Sean Collender and Shoaib Yunus in 2001. Since then Kinara has welcomed thousands of customers to its picturesque location overlooking Bull Island in North Dublin. Their aim like Kajjal, Mala

Knights Bar @ Clontarf Castle Knights Bar @ Clontarf Castle

Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Knights Bar at Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin, is a place of refinement - elegant and sophisticated, evoking a feeling of romance; Knights Bar is firmly rooted in the traditions of an ancient medieval castle, while providing guests with 21st century s

Moloughney Moloughney's Clontarf

9 Vernon Avenue, North Dublin, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Dressing up and chestnuts. Pencil shavings and smoky evenings. Cuddly fires and woollies and rusty leaves. Autumn is upon us and here at Moloughney's it's our favourite time of year and our thoughts are turning to nature's cold weather comforts: blac

New Maharajah Ethnic Fine Indian

58 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, D3, Co. Dublin
Ancient rulers of the diferent states of India were known as the Maharajah (royal people). Living standards were very luxurious. As they lived a high profile standard of life, each and every ruler of the different states of India (i.g Rajasthan, Delh

Papillon (Clontarf) Papillon (Clontarf)

324 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Recently opened tapas bar located in the picturesque Clontarf. Excellent food, warm, friendly atmosphere and attentive staff. Street parking available or hop on the 130 bus from city centre.

Picasso Restaurant Picasso Restaurant

1 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Sandbar Sandbar

193 Clontarf Road, North Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Sandbar Restaurant is a typical Italian trattoria ,situated on the Clontarf Road/Vernon Avenue. We specialise in Pizza, Pasta and Fresh Fish Dishes, open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Our menu changes at 5.30pm to the evening fare. We have early B

Tír na nÓg Caife Tír na nÓg Caife

The Red Stables, St Annes Park, Clontarf, Co. Dublin

The Bram Stoker Hotel The Bram Stoker Hotel

225 Clontarf Road, North Dublin, Clontarf, D3, Co. Dublin
The Bram Stoker Hotel, Clontarf is a family run Dublin Hotel situated on Clontarf Road, just 4km from the City centre and 2km from Dublin car ferryport. There is an excellent bus service to and from the city centre throughout the day. The hotel is l

The Food Rooms (Deli) The Food Rooms (Deli)

Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Located on Clontarf Road they are mad about Food, Beverages & Detoxing Drinks - You'll love their healthy slant

The Yacht (Clontarf) The Yacht (Clontarf)

73 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3
*Bookings taken Monday - Saturday, WALK-INS ONLY on a Sunday*

Tibor Tibor's Bistro

11B Vernon Avenue, North Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Tibor's is located in the heart of Clontarf in Dublin 3 and it is easily accessible from the city centre. The restaurant opened in 1990, and since then it has steadily become a popular hot spot in Dublin for bistro style cuisine. Tibor's is a family

Tillies Cafe Tillies Cafe

18 St Gabriel's Road, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
All our food, breakfasts, soups, breads, cakes and all hot dishes are home made on the premises. Call in and give us a try!

Wongs of Clontarf Wongs of Clontarf

436 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Wong's is situated on the Clontarf Road in Dublin 3, located just a short distance from the centre of Dublin city. Over the years Wongs has garnered a great reputation as one of the finest Chinese restaurants in Dublin. Located in the beautiful seasi

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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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