Dublin Bay, Dublin

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Dublin Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea on the east coast of Ireland. The bay is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sand banks lay, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.The metropolitan area of the city of Dublin surrounds three sides of the bay, while the Irish Sea lies to the east. Dublin was founded by the Vikings at the point where they were able to ford the River Liffey with the first wattle bridge up from the estuary. The city spread from its birthplace, around what is now the James's Gate area, out along the coastline, northeast towards Howth and southeast towards Dalkey.
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  • We have gone to the North, to the South the next time, the dart train with about 20 minutes walk spectacular with views over Dublin and the many restaurants at the port where we had a great meal.
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  • If you want to visit an easy to reach fishing village outside of Dublin. Reached by Tram or the Dart in about 40 minuets that had the following: than Hoarths for you. Our daughter who was there last y...  more »
  • Dublin Bay is the reason for Dublin. It also makes Dublin unique among cities... It is a beautiful natural setting within walking distance of the city centre. Dublin Bay stretches from the Hill of How...  more »
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