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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 Â 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