Clontarf is familiar to Irishmen everywhere from its association with the defeat of the Vikings by Brian Boroimhe in 1014. The name – the Plain of the Bull- derives from the rumbling noise The bellowing sound however is heard no longer, as the construction of the North and South Walls completely changed the environment.
Two hundred years ago, Clontarf was a rather isolated coastal village and access to it from the city,other than by sea, would have been along what is now Summerhill and the Malahide Road with a south turn at Artane through the present Killester and Castle Avenues. It was part of the district of Cianachta and later of Fingal. Arelic of the old Cianachta remains in the name of the River Naniken (Abha na gCian), which flows through St.Anne's Park.
A feature of the 18th century was the development in the facilities of the port of Dublin..The recommendation, however, of Captain Bligh (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) was put into effect. This was the construction of the North Bull Wall from Clontarf, which was built between 1820 and 1823. By diverting the river and the tidal waters into the narrow channel between it and the South Wall a sufficient depth of water was provided for large ships.
The Yacht in Clontarf has always being renowned as a favourite watering hole in north Dublin visited & enjoyed by the people of Clontarf and surrounding areas whether it is for good food , coffee or a few pints. Although restored in recent times this landmark house is one of Dublin's finest quaint unpretentious and relaxing pub the people of Clontarf are very proud of this pub and deservedly so.
The Yacht pub in Clontarf, Dublin has been chosen Best Carvery of the year in the Unilever Food solutions top 10 great carvery of the year awards for 2010 and it is noted for it's high standard for both service and food. Apart from the very modern and upmarket feel to the yacht we try to offer our customers what they want which is good quality food a vast variety of hot and cold dishes value for money consistency and friendly efficient service it is this combination that I think gave us the upper hand.