Sunday, August 23, 2020
Royal Marine Hotel
One of our most popular venues, featuring antique and vintage furniture and interior decor, fine art, vintage kitchen and tableware, collector’s items including rare books and vintage memorabilia, antique and vintage jewellery, plus a small selection of vintage fashion and accessories.
In light of Covid-19, we are taking rigorous measures to ensure your comfort and safety, as well as that of ourselves, our traders and all our families and loved ones. As part of that effort, admission is currently only available with a ticket which can be purchased online by clicking on the ticket link above.
The Royal Marine Hotel is easy to find, overlooking the harbour in the centre of Dun Laoghaire. If you take the DART it is just 3 minutes walk from Dun Laoghaire station.
Dun Laoghaire is a wonderful destination for an afternoon out: enjoy a walk on the pier and take in the great views and fresh sea air, take afternoon tea overlooking the harbour or just enjoy the ambience of one of Dublin’s most beautiful harbour towns.
Royal Marine Hotel
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 superb 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 €2.50).
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. In general, the fair includes a wide range of antiques and collector’s 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 the 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 accommodation at the Royal Marine Hotel, visit the Royal Marine website.