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Sunday, April 12, 2015
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Royal Marine Hotel


Antiques, vintage, art and more – An Aladdin’s Cave of treasures awaits, with  antique furniture & retro décor, linens, fine china and elegant crystal, gorgeous jewellery, rare coins and quirky collectibles, vintage fashion, books and paintings, unusual curios and bric a brac. The Royal Marine Hotel is one of Dublin’s iconic and most historic hotels, overlooking Dun Laoghaire harbour. Come for the day and take time out to enjoy lunch overlooking the harbour, or wander up to the famous farmers’ market for gourmet treats.

Dun Laoghaire is just south of Dublin, on the coast. Follow signs for Dun Laoghaire Harbour, and once you arrive in Dun Laoghaire, the fair will be signposted.

The Royal Marine Hotel is on Marine Road, overlooking Dun Laoghaire harbour and just 3 minutes walk from the DART station, with trains every 20 minutes approx.

There are also lots of buses from Dublin city centre and west Dublin which stop either right outside the hotel or outside the station.

Route 7A, every 20 minutes, from Dublin north city centre (Mountjoy Square) via Trinity College, Merrion Square and Ballsbridge
Route 46A, every 10 to 15 minutes, from North Circular Road via Trinity College, Stephen’s Green, Donnybrook
Route 75, from Tallaght, via Dundrum and Stillorgan (a somewhat irregular timetable, see )

Royal Marine Hotel

Check our news items for details of special overnight rates in this hotel for visitors to the Antiques Fairs

Since 1828 a hotel has occupied the site now occupied by the Royal Marine Hotel. Originally know as Hayes Royal Hotel, William Dargan builder of the Kingstown Railway bought out the Royal Hotel in 1863 and built the Royal Marine Hotel designed by John McCurdy, who also designed many other buildings and churches of significance in Ireland during this period. The newly developed Royal Marine first opened its doors for business in 1865 and has been a Dublin institution ever since, and has hosted many Heads of State, Kings, Queens and celebrities including old blues eyes Frank Sinatra.

The Hotel closed for extensive re-development in 2004 and re-opened on the 22nd of June 2007 . The re-development includes a new banqueting and conference centre,  with a superberb ballroom which enjoys a panoramic view over Dun Laoghaire harbour, which is where the antiques fairs are held. Plenty of parking in the underground carpark (NOTE: up to 3 hours parking free on production of a receipt from the hotel bar, restaurant or coffee shop, otherwise hourly rate is e2.50).

DUN LAOGHAIRE is a coastal resort 6 miles  south of  Dublin city centre. The Royal Marine Hotel is on Marine  Road, overlooks  Dun  Laoghaire harbour and is adjacent to the Sealink  Ferry   Terminal. The local  DART station is a few hundred yards away,  and  numerous buses stop nearby, including routes 7, 7A, 8, 46A and 111  from  the city centre.  About 50 dealers take part in this fair, selling  a wide range of antiques  and collectors items, including silver, porcelain and glass, jewellery, Victoriana, old advertising, Georgian   and Victorian furniture, linen and lace, prints,  books, coins and banknotes, postcards, military medals, etc. The mix of dealers exhibiting changes from fair to fair, and thus the range of items available at the fairs varies from one  fair to the next.

HOW TO GET THERE: Bus 6, 7, 7a, 8 from city centre, or DART to Dun Laoghaire station, and a 3 minute walk. By car, follow signs for the Stena Line (Dun Laoghaire) Car Ferry. The hotel is 2 minutes walk from the harbour.

To view a location map or to book accomodation at Royal Marine Hotel go to the Royal Marine website