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"North Bull Island" North Bull Island Tip by Deefstes

North Bull Island, Dublin: 3 reviews and 3 photos

  Wooden Bridge leading to the North Bull Island
by Deefstes

The Dublin harbour was always known for sitling up badly and having rough waters. So Captain Bligh (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) built this wall in the bay to break the waters. This solved the problem promptly and soon enough a whole island formed behind the wall as the bay silted up against the wall as opposed to inside the harbour.

The mud in the tide pool between the island and the mainland became very rich in nutrients and is now one of the best Bird pubs in Dublin. If you have any interest in birdwatching you might want to pay a visit to the North Bull Island for loads of waterbirds and waders.

By the way, I'm still not sure what a "bull" is, if not a male bovine animal, but Dublin bay also has a much lesser known South Bull (Sandymount strand). I'll post a tip on Sandymount strand too as it is worth a visit but there is no island like on the North Bull.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2003
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