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If you are new to Clontarf these links may help you to get to find your way around.

Clontarf is a popular coastal area which runs from the Malahide Road to the boundaries of St Annes Park. With a mixture of low and medium density housing, and a great selection of clubs and associations, it has become one of the most popular areas in North Dublin.

Locals love it for the seafront which can be safely walked by day or night in all weathers. They enjoy the Bull Wall, an invigorating two miles if you go from end to end. Tired of the sea, then take to the park, St Annes Park is the second largest park in Dublin, second only to the Phoenix Park. St Annes has a world famous Rose garden, a pitch and putt course, Tennis Courts, mini motor racing circuit, a purpose built children’s playground, and of course miles and miles of trees and grass filled with birds, squirrels, and joggers, dog walkers, mums with babies and the elderly taking a stroll.

Back to the coast, Clontarf residents enjoy walks along the beach at Dollymount, golf at Royal Dublin and St Annes golf courses. Kite and wind surfing on Dollymount strand, sailing from Clontarf Yacht Club, even the kids can enjoy the water with 5th Port Sea Scouts at the end of the wooden bridge. If you want to be alone you can simply fish off the beach or bridge for Sea Bass (in season), or you can simply sit among your fellow twitchers and watch the vast array of sea birds do what sea birds do.

If you like your sports land based then you can choose from the GAA, soccer, rugby and cricket, tennis, the gym and swimming pool, pilates, dance classes, there’s even a walking club. For personal training you can go right to the edge.

If you think exercise is over rated, then you can eat to your hearts content at:

Hemingways Picasso’s 1 Vernon Ave 8531120, The Sandbar 193 Clontarf Road 8532204, Tibors 11 Vernon Ave 8333989, Hen Keng, 1014 324 Clontarf Road 8054877 , Wongs 436 Clontarf Road 8334400, Tillys, Casa Pasta, and Catch Twenty Two. The Bay 368 Clontarf Road, Beshoff's on Vernon Ave, The Butler's Pantry 4 Vernon Ave 8333314, Casa Pasta 55 Clontarf Road 8331402, Cafe Corvo 322 Clontarf Road 8333477, Clontarf Castle  Castle Avenue 8332321, Kinara 318 Clontarf Road 8336759, Nolan's Coffee Shop 49 Vernon Ave 8330276, Tillies St Gabriel's Road 8534226 The Yacht 73 Clontarf Road 8336364, Catch 22 on Hollybrook Road.

Drinking holes in Clontarf are not quite so plentiful.. You can have a pint in the Sheds, and another pint in Clontarf Court, with a final drink in The Castle, before walking home to bed.

Educating your children is a positive experience in Clontarf, choose from Belgrove Boys or Belgrove Girls School on Seafield Road, or Greenlanes mixed primary school on Seafield Avenue, you won't be disappointed with any of them.