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