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This busy commercial port lies on Ireland's east coast, directly west of Holyhead.

Position 53° 20'39"N, 06° 13'02"W (marina)

Clearance

On entering the port, call Port Control on VHF channel 12.

For Small Craft regulations see www.dublinport.iew/information-centre

Last updated April 2016

Dublin Customs
Tel:+353 1 679 2777

Docking

Dublin is a busy port for large commercial ships and small craft should keep a sharp lookout, and are advised to use the southern entrance channel into the Bay and then to keep to the southern side of the Bay itself. Monitor VHF channel 12 for shipping movements.

Once inside the river, shelter is very good but the entrance can be rough in strong easterlies with an ebb tide.

There is a marina at Poolbeg and also pontoons between the lifting East Link and Samuel Beckett Bridges. They are on the N side of the Liffey and offer convenient access to the city centre.

There are several other marinas and repair facilities in and around the capital Dublin, the best centres being at Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Malahide.

Malahide is about 12nm north of Dublin Bay and the approach is restricted by a sandbar at LW (LAT 0.8m) and should not be entered in strong on shore winds.

The Howth Yacht Club marina has excellent docking facilities and its location is ideal for visiting Dublin. Good provisioning, fuel and LPG are available locally. The club offers temporary membership to those spending the winter here.

Immediately to the NW of Howth YC there is a good anchorage sheltered from everything except E/NE winds, good holding in mud in 5 metres.

Dublin Harbour Master
Tel:+353 1 874871

East Link Lifting Bridge
Tel:+353 (0)1818 3300
VHF Channel 12 'Eastlink'
The bridge opens every day at 1100,1500,2100 and on request but it is important to check the schedule in advance.

Last updated August 2017.

Malahide Marina
Malahide Marina Village , Co Dublin , Ireland
Tel:+353 1 845 4129 Fax:+353 1 845 4255 ,VHF Channel Ch 80/37
Situated 10 minutes from Dublin Airport and half hour train ride from Dublin city centre ("DART" train service)
Fully serviced marina for up to 350 yachts up to 75m in length, maximum draught 4m. Fuel berth, laundry, disabled facilities, toilets, showers, satellite TV, water, electricity, chandlery, restaurant.
Boatyard with hard standing for 170 boats and 30 ton mobile hoist. Good shops and pubs within walking distance.

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Yacht Clubs

Howth Yacht Club Marina
Harbour Road , Howth , Co Dublin
Tel:+353 1 839 2777 Fax:+353 1 8392430 ,VHF Channel 80
Based on the north coast of the rugged peninsula that forms the northerns side of Dublin Bay this marina. Well sheltered from all winds, it can be entered at any state of the tide.
All facilities, fuel, LPG, WiFi, laundry, clubhouse with snack bar, bar and restaurant.
Boatyard with 12 and 15 ton cranes, shore storage, repairs. Chandlery, supermarkets and transport all close by.
Malahide Yacht Club
St James Terrace , Malahide, Co Fingal, Ireland
Tel:+353 1 8453372
Clubhouse and bar.
Poolbeg Yacht Club & Marina
South Bank, Pigeon House Road, , Ringsend, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Tel:+353 (0)1 668 9983 Fax:+353 (0)1 668 7177
A 100 slip marina in the centre of Dublin on south bank of river 600 yards east of the swing bridge. 100 berths (35 berths reserved for visitors).
Water, electricity, showers/toilets, laundry, fuel, pump-out, club house with bar, security.
Bob Hazell
Bob Hazell says:
Aug 03, 2017 03:43 PM

If you need a convenient stop off point along the Ireland east coast, or intend visiting Dublin, the Howth YC and marina has a lot to commend it. Immediately to the NW of the marina there is a good anchorage sheltered from everything except east or north east winds, good holding in mud in 5 metres. There is a passage from here to the marina inside Irelands Eye island, but check the tides and the depth, otherwise go round the outside, but again check the depth approaching the marina. Once inside there is plenty of depth around the visitors pontoon.

We were incredibly impressed with the yacht club which is managed superbly well, and the facilities are excellent. They were running a cadet fortnight in June, but the kids were under control, no mess in the changing rooms, boats were left neatly so that one barely noticed them, and the emphasis was on fun, and not just sailing! Well done Howth YC.

Fuel, water and provisioning are all available.

Immediately outside the YC there is a fabulous cliff walk to the east and south sides of the Ben of Howth as far as the Baily Lighthouse, marking the headland and entrance to Dublin Harbour, where one is walking along a narrow footpath and in many places a sheer drop of over a hundred feet to the clear waters of the Irish Sea below. The views are stunning.

The train service from Howth to Dublin is excellent with frequent trains, and the connection by bus to the airport is also easy and quick.
If you need a convenient stop off point along the Ireland east coast, or intend visiting Dublin, the Howth YC and marina has a lot to commend it. Immediately to the NW of the marina there is a good anchorage sheltered from everything except east or north east winds, good holding in mud in 5 metres. There is a passage from here to the marina inside Irelands Eye island, but check the tides and the depth, otherwise go round the outside, but again check the depth approaching the marina. Once inside there is plenty of depth around the visitors pontoon.

We were incredibly impressed with the yacht club which is managed superbly well, and the facilities are excellent. They were running a cadet fortnight in June, but the kids were under control, no mess in the changing rooms, boats were left neatly so that one barely noticed them, and the emphasis was on fun, and not just sailing! Well done Howth YC.

Fuel, water and provisioning are all available.

Immediately outside the YC there is a fabulous cliff walk to the east and south sides of the Ben of Howth as far as the Baily Lighthouse, marking the headland and entrance to Dublin Harbour, where one is walking along a narrow footpath and in many places a sheer drop of over a hundred feet to the clear waters of the Irish Sea below. The views are stunning.

The train service from Howth to Dublin is excellent with frequent trains, and the connection by bus to the airport is also easy and quick.

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