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Old 10 April 2019, 08:40   #1
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Anyone fancy a day trip this spring ?
Thinking, leave early, few pints of the black stuff and lunch then cruise back.
Very flexible on dates, so planning to pencil some in and hit the one with the best weather window
Two boats confirmed so far - Strength in numbers and all that
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Anyone fancy a day trip this spring ?
Thinking, leave early, few pints of the black stuff and lunch then cruise back.
Very flexible on dates, so planning to pencil some in and hit the one with the best weather window
Two boats confirmed so far - Strength in numbers and all that


We’ve done it a couple of times, well worth staying over & having a night in Dublin or Dun Loaghaire
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Fancy that at some point, but fancy a day trip first I think... how far down the river into town can you get in Dublin bud ? Can you moor up and walk to pubs ?
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Fancy that at some point, but fancy a day trip first I think... how far down the river into town can you get in Dublin bud ? Can you moor up and walk to pubs ?


You can sail more or less into the centre, the bridges get lower & the water gets shallower. Afaik there’s nowhere to tie up & leave the boats, not that you’d want to We leave the boats in Dun Loaghaire Marina & taxi into the city, about €30 each way, not sure I’d want to be crossing the Irish Sea after an afternoon in Dublin though. You need to allow 3-4 hours each way for the crossing. We’ve done it in 2 but that was exceptional.
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Marina options are:

Southside -

Poolbeg YC - Private marina, but they take visitors. Closest to Dublin but in a commercial harbour area adjacent to a busy road. Walkable to Dublin City Centre however. Poolbeg Yacht, Boat Club & Marina : Overview

Dun Laoghaire Marina - Large organized commercial marina. Excellent transport links via train and commuter bus, its maybe 25min on a DART train into Dublin city. Nice area with local pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Greystones Marina - Further out but on a less frequent DART service, maybe 45min to Dublin. Large organized commercial marina. Lovely village!

A midpoint between these two is Dalkey - where Bono lives - which is another lovely village but the harbour Dries and isn't secure. The coastline from Dalkey to Dun Laoghaire is nice.

Fuel - Not sure about petrol availability in these marinas. Diesel no probs.

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Howth Marina - Private Marina that takes visitors. Nice clubhouse with bar. Nice fishing village. Nearest hotel is 1.5km away but there are B&B's and a friend has a nice Airbnb that I would recommend. Nice hillwalking options and loads of Pubs. There is petrol available in the Club via jerry can but it is pricey. DART takes 30min into Dublin. I must like it 'cause I live there. Has the best cruising area in Dublin imo. around howth head and islands to the North.
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Malahide - Large commercial Marina. Petrol available. Lovely village, lots of pubs and 30min DART trip to Dublin. Hotel in village.

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That’s great thanks guys, really useful information.

Looks like it’ll be best to stay over as you said and those marinas sound good.

Maybe stick to Nefyn for the booze cruises !
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