National Conference 2018
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
9th -11th June 2018
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RNA Conference 2018
Area 12 and Dublin Branch RNA look forward to extending a céad míle fáilte to all Shipmates for the RNA Conference in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.  The Conference will take place on Saturday 10th June 2018 at the Royal Marine Hotel and on the Sunday morning, we will hold our annual Ecumenical Service at the Mariners' Church, next door to the hotel
  1. 08 June 2018
    National Council Assembles
    Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
  2. 09 June 2018
    National Council Meeting
    All Day
    Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghare
  3. 09 June 2018
    Conference Delegates & Observers Arrive
    Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
  4. 09 June 2018
    Friday evening BBQ and social get-together
    19:00 hours
    Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
  5. 10 June 2018
    RNA National Conference
    09:30 hours
    Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
  6. 10 June 2018
    RNA Conference Gala Dinner
    19:00 hours
    Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
  7. 11 June 2018
    RNA Ecumenical Service
    10:00 hours
    Mariners' Church, Dun Laoghaire
A great venue for a great Conference
The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, which lies 12 km to the south of Dublin City, is easily accessible by all means of transportation, has an extensive range of
attractions and activities for locals and tourists alike, making it a destination location for many visitors. Don’t worry if you can’t pronounce it - it’s a great place to visit!
Dun Laoghaire

Dublin Airport

Arriving by Plane
Dublin Airport is serviced by a number of airlines from all over the UK and mainland Europe
Aircoach from Dublin Airport
From Dublin Airport, the Aircoach to Dun Laoghaire will drop you at the front door of the Royal Marine Hotel at the very reasonable price of €14.00 return
Dún Laoghaire is a beautiful seaside town on the southern coast of Dublin Bay. While it is well known for its bright granite harbour, its 820 berth marina, its range of Victorian amenities, its historic churches and a whole host of other entertaining activities including year round festivals, it is also known for the unusual spelling of its name.

Pronounced Dun Leary (or in Irish, Doon Leereh), it provides the familiar scene of bemused Dubliners looking on as tourists try to get their tongues around its silent glottises and tangled vowels.

The town’s name originated from 480 A.D. when the famous King Laoire established a fort, then known as a "Dún" in the town centre. In 1803 this fort was replaced by a Martello tower and that tower was subsequently demolished when the railway was built – the very same line that now carries commuters on the Dart in and out of town

The harbour is a hugely popular part of the town and was established in 1817 so that larger ships could harbour safely when silt washed in.
Nevertheless it has been a hub of marine activity over the years with many sailing clubs making the most of this fantastic area. In recent years Dun Laoghaire has become a popular destination for Cruise ships, with many adding Dublin as new location on its schedule and Dun Laoghaire offers the warmest of welcomes to tourists.


By Ferry
By Ferry from Liverpool & Holyhead
There are regular sailings between Liverpool, Holyhead and Dublin.  CONA travel have negotiated an excellent discount for RNA Conference attendees.
For further information on options for getting to Dun Laoghaire, please contact RNA Conference 2018's Travel Partner, CONA Travel
The Royal Marine Hotel

The luxury hotel which is now the Royal Marine was first built in 1863. The newly developed Royal Marine Hotel first opened its doors in 1865 and has been a Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Institution ever since.

The Royal Marine Hotel is regarded as one of the finest 4 star Hotels in Dublin and has hosted many Heads of State, Kings, Queens and celebrities including old blues eyes Frank Sinatra, Laurel & Hardy and Charlie Chaplin, to name a few.

Queen Victoria visited Ireland via Dún Laoghaire and enjoyed a 16 course breakfast in the hotel shortly after arriving!  The Irish freedom fighter Michael Collins is believed to have hidden out in Room 210 with his partner Kitty Kiernan. The first live wireless report on a sports event was made from the hotel in July 1899 when Marconi transmitted a commentary on the Kingstown Regatta

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