The History of Dublin 4 curated by David McAndrew

Dublin bay

Dublin bay is actually shallow, it is rocky and has many sand banks. It was known in the past for shipwrecks that had being blown by the wind, especially when the wind blew from the east. In the past, several ships and their passengers easily get lost along the tricky coastlines between Howth and Dun Laoghaire.

During the earlier times, in fact show slim shipping channels and mooring areas. There are numerous plaques, stories and books remembering the dangers of Dublin Bay commemorating the lives lost over the years.

 The dublin bay is an intel of the irish sea that is located on the east coast of Ireland. A number of the rivers of dublin intel flow into the bay including the River Liffey , River Dodder , River Tolka , as well as some other rivers and other streams .

The bay is surrounded by the area of dublin in three sides [north and west as well as the south] while  the east belongs to the irish sea.

Dublin was discovered by the vikings to the point where they were able to cruise the river liffey from the estuary. The vikings original settlements were along Wood Quay which is where Christ Church and the modern Dublin CIty Council Offices are now based.