Dublin Bay

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Dublin Bay is bay off the east coast of Ireland. It is the expanse of the Irish Sea into which the River Liffey terminates into after passing through the city of Dublin. It stretches from Howth Head (Howth Point) in the north to Dún Laoghaire (Kingstown 1821-1921) in the south. The metropolitan area of the city of Dublin almost completely surrounds three sides of the bay (the north, west, and south), while the Irish Sea lies to the east. Bull Island (North Bull Island) is situated in the northwest corner of the bay.

501 soldiers and seaman, out of 680, were killed when the steamer R.M.S. Leinster was torpedoed, with two shots, by the German U-Boat U-123 on 10 October 1918. It lies in 33 meters (108 ft) of water at latitude 53° 18' 88" N (53.324); longitude 5° 47' 71" W. (-6.803)

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County Dublin - Courtesy NASA
Geographical coordinates
  • Latitude: 53° 20' 4" N (53.33444)
  • Longitude: 6° 6' 38" W (-6.110556)


See also

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Dublin Bay is also taken as a name by Sean Dublin Bay Loftus.

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