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The National – Chronicles of a Dun Laoghaire Yacht Club

This engaging work by long time Member Donal O’Sullivan describes how the National Yacht Club developed, from its beginnings as a rowing club, comfortably set down in the northeast corner of Dún Laoghaire Harbour, how it nearly went under on a couple of occasions, how it was threatened with forced migration to a less salubrious part of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour and how it grew into one of the finest yacht clubs in Dublin.

What is presented here is not only a narrative of the club’s evolution by way of specific events, but a celebration of some of the wonderful people who featured in the club’s history, stories about colourful members who gave the club a perceptible quality which might be thought characteristic of the National Yacht Club – a certain singularity, a disinclination perhaps to be too predictable or over respectful to convention or the accepted way of doing things.

As the Commodore, Martin McCarthy, notes in the Foreword, ‘As temporary custodians of the club, this history reminds us of how the many previous Commodores, Flag Officers and members adapted their policies and operations to meet the ever-changing requirements of Dublin and Ireland’s sailing fraternity….’ Published to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the National Yacht Club.

Relive the launch of this wonderful commemorative book by clicking here

To order your copy(ies), please click here

Book the Snooker Room online

Members can now book the Snooker Room online here:  (or Click on ‘Social’ in the Top Menu of the Website and ‘Book Snooker Room’ on the left hand-side sub-menu.

– Bookings for ‘Members’ Time’ (max 6 people) are on Mondays and Fridays from 5pm to 7pm
– Bookings for Matches are in 2h slots from 11am til 9pm (9pm to 11pm is the last timeslot) Monday to Sunday except during ‘Members time’ above

Wine Promotion

During the coming bank holiday weekend, don’t be stuck for wine……………

Your Club and House Committee in conjunction with Bacchus Vinos are delighted to bring you this amazing offer.  Choose either the Laser Tasting case, the Cruiser Tasting case, the Commodore’s Tasting case, or all three!  Bacchus Vinos has assembled wines which are tried and trusted, easy drinking and utterly rewarding.  If you want to send a case and a greeting card as a gift or to simply say “thinking of you” Bacchus can oblige.

Upcoming Events March – July 2020

For a magical dining experience with family and friends, look no further than National Yacht Club with its stunning location, historic and impressive dining room combined with spectator views of the water front makes dining at the National Yacht Club the ultimate dining experience.

Upcoming Events March – July 2020

For bookings contact
Tim, Louise or Kristyna on 01 280 5725 or email or  

Mothers Day Lunch – Sunday 22nd March 2020

Mother’s Day is a special occasion and a time when every mum should be pampered and treated.  It is an ideal opportunity for you to show your mam how much you care and appreciate her.  Treat your Mother to Lunch in the National Yacht Club, Which includes a choice of delicious dishes followed by mouth-watering desserts.

For booking contact Tim  or Louise, kristyna on 01 2805725 or email or 


Ladies Lunch – Tuesday 10th March 2020

Tuesday 10th March 2020
@1pm – €22pp

Our speakers will be Sinead Buckley Quinn, Owner of the Irish Design Gallery
“Sinead will be showing you great gifts to buy for family and friends”

For Bookings please contact Louise, kristyna or Tim 01 2805725 /