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Old 23 February 2017, 15:39   #1
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We're hoping....weather permitting etc etc of course...to day trip or maybe have an over nighter in Ireland this season leaving from Pwllheli or Holyhead.... We'd be interest to hear of any experiences...
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Hi Azul, we,ve sailed to Dun loaghaire from both Holyhead and Pwytheli many times . We also have a 5,5 m delta with a yam f115. I'm working on building up the courage to go over in it, from Abersoch to Grey stones,just south of Bray, then hug the coast to Dun Laoghaire. Its very picturesque. On board tanks might be a problem as I think you may have to walk to a petrol station in Greystones. If I can be of any help just ask. Nik
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Hi Azul.

Dublin has 3 marinas Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Malahide (plus Greystones further South and Poolbeg in the Liffey but a little out of town)

Malahide needs a little care around low tide and fresher Easterlies.
Petrol in Malahide and Dun Laoghaire.

All 3 are very easy walks into their towns (max 5 mins)
Howth and Malahide are nice coastal towns with a choice of eateries and a few pubs.
Dub Laoghaire is on a bigger scale, both marina and the town feels more urban. It has a fuel berth and day visitor rate was €5 in 2016.

All three are nice. I've kept my rib in Malahide for last couple of years with no problems, Howth is my favourite and Dun Laoghaire is probably the best from facilities point of view.

If you plan to motor up the Liffey read this
A guide to port entry - Dublin Port
I wouldn't bother though. No formal/secure berthing but you can tie up and send someone up for coffee.

All three marinas are 5 mins walk to train station that runs through city centre.

I haven't crossed Irish Sea by rib so no use to you there I'm afraid.

Hope this is useful.

Enjoy your trip.
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It's a bit longwinded but worth a read:

Caernarfon to Dun Laoghaire 7th July 2012

Irondials has good info above, but I'd argue that the trip up the Liffey is very much worth doing. He sees central Dublin all the time but for a visitor the trip up under the bridges and into the heart of town is great. Possibly give the ensign a miss - the local skangers are a crack shot with beer cans and bottles - ask Mick
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Old 24 February 2017, 07:07   #5
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Hi Nik
Thanks for your response. I'm sure the trip needs some very careful preparation and settled weather and I agree some courage! Will keep in touch if i decide to go for it. Trip in company might be sensible...
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Thanks for the really useful info. Thinking now of Holyhead to Howth - motor up the Liffey - Dun Laoghaire for fuel and then back. John
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Thanks for the link and safety advice. Ensign down - umbrella up it is then! John
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Ensign down - umbrella up it is then! John
Lol - but don't get me wrong - you'll be made feel very welcome in Dublin.
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Lol - but don't get me wrong - you'll be made feel very welcome in Dublin.


Certainly will great city and friendly folks. Enjoy the craic
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I know it's great there have visited in the past and felt very welcome :-)
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