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We are delighted to announce our Sponsorship with Cabinteely FC

July 28, 2017

We at the Royal Marine Hotel are delighted to announe that we are partnering with Cabinteely FC and will be the club’s official hotel partner for the next three years. 

We look forward to working with the club with events and fundraisers over the coming months and years ahead.

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Excitement at sansanaSPA as we launch our new Treatment Menu!!

November 10, 2016

We are delighted to launch our new Treatment Menu at sansanaSPA.  

To celebrate the launch we invited attendee's last night to the Spa to experience some of the treatments, the feedback was amazing and we hope everyone had a great night.

All our siganture ranges, VOYA, Pevonia & Dermalogica have some new offerings and we are beyond excited to tell you about them!

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Spotlight Dún Laoghaire

Christmas Markets Dún Laoghaire

November 02, 2016

Christmas Markets & Ice Skating coming to Dún Laoghaire!!

From Friday November 25th until Sunday January 8th....

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Spotlight Dún Laoghaire

Royal Marine Hotel Recruitment Open Day

October 19, 2016

The Royal Marine Hotel are delighted to invite prospective employees to our open day on Tuesday Ocotber 26th from 5.00 - 7.00pm.

No appointments are necessary, please come along on the day with your CV and members of the management team will be on hand to meet with you.

Currently employing a staff of over 140, positions available include; Accommodation Assistants, Bar and Waiting staff within all areas of the hotel including our Conference and Banqueting, Dun Restaurant, Hardys Bar and Bay lounge.

The event will take place in the Martello Suite of the hotel & we hope to see you there. Please see some positions currently available http://www.jobs.ie/The-Royal-Marine-Hotel

If you have any questions about this event please contact The Royal Marine Hotel on 01 230 0030 or email sales@royalmarine.ie
 

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Summer Events around Dún Laoghaire

July 21, 2016

Summer is the season to relax and spend quality time with your loved ones. The Royal Marine Hotel has listed your favourite local summer events around Dun Laoghaire.

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Things to do - Dún Laoghaire

Smokin Seaview BBQs at the Royal Marine

June 03, 2016

It's outdoor dining season and as the sun shines our event planners, corporate companies and private groups contact the hotel in search of the venue to host the perfect BBQ.

As most of us are not accustomed to sunshine in this country we are a bit scared of organising BBQ's. The grounds at the Royal Marine Hotel and seaviews are attractive for organisers and with a back up of the Carlisle Suite on stand by we have had great experience.The gardens which overlook Dublin Bay can be transformed into your own event space and the backdrop of the front façade of this historic hotel with the traditional bandstand and the view across the water features in the New Central Library for Dun Laoghaire, the LexIcon, make any outdoor event at the Royal Marine a special and occasion of prestige in an utterly unique setting.

Our experienced events & catering team will assist you in developing any type of outdoor event that you wish to host and will ensure that your guests or clients enjoy a memorable event.

Sample BBQ Menu

Smokin Seaview BBQ

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Spotlight Dún Laoghaire

Recruitment Open Day - Know anyone looking for a job?

March 16, 2016

The Royal Marine Hotel are delighted to invite prospective employees to our open day on Tuesday March 29th from 4.00 - 6.00pm.

No appointments are necessary, please come along on the day with your CV and members of the management team will be on hand to meet with you.

The Hotel is delighted to announce job vacancies in the hospitality sector created due to an increase in business levels. In line with the Irish hotel sector in general the Royal Marine Hotel has seen robust growth. In fact, the sector is reporting the strongest year on year growth out all of the 11 sectors evaluated by Manpower Recruitment.

Currently employing a staff of over 140, positions available include; Accommodation Assistants, Receptionists, Spa and fitness staff, Bar and Waiting staff within all areas of the hotel including our Conference and Banqueting, Dun Restaurant, Hardys Bar and Bay lounge and also Chefs of all levels.

If you have any questions about this event please contact The Royal Marine Hotel on 01 230 0030 or email sales@royalmarine.ie
 

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Weddings Online Awards 2015 - We've been Nominated!!

October 22, 2015

The Royal Marine Hotel & the outstanding Maeve Breslin have both been nominated for the Annual Weddingsonline Awards.

Plese vote for us under the following categories  'Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year - Maeve Breslin' & 'Wedding Venue of the Year Leinster'

 

 

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Showtime Christmas Cabaret

October 12, 2015

Welcome to the Christmas Cabaret Show with Paddy Cole & Sil Fox, Dancing to George Hunter & Galaxy

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Wedding Afternoon with Lisa Cannon

August 25, 2015

Sunday 4th of October from 2pm - 5pm the Royal Marine Hotel presents a Wedding Afternoon with Newlywed Lisa Cannon.

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Proms on the Pier - Saturday 29th & 30th of August

August 11, 2015

For the weekend of August 29th + 30th Dún Laoghaire proudly hosts Proms on the Pier....

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Things to do - Dún Laoghaire

Weddings by the Sea in this historic hotel - by Paul Moynihan C&B Manager

July 21, 2015

Paul Moynihan Conference & Banqueting Manager talks to Xpose Magazine Irish Bride Guide about hosting weddings at the Royal Marine Hotel....

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Spotlight Dún Laoghaire - Visiting the National Maritime Museum

July 08, 2015

There are so many stunning spots in Dún Laoghaire to visit but one of our favouites and just seconds from our door step is the National Maritime Museum of Ireland......

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Spotlight Dún Laoghaire

What's on this Summer - Dates for your Diary

June 29, 2015

Whatever the weather there is pleny happening in Dún Laoghaire this Summer, from the Teddy Bears Picnic to the DLR Bay 10K there is something for everyone.....

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Go Sailing in Dublin Bay

July 15, 2014

Are you Adventurous? Do you want to challenge yourself? Do you want a Fun Dublin sailing experience?

Go Sailing Dublin Bay is an exciting and unique sailing adventure where you get to sail a 54 foot ocean-going yacht in the Bay area and see Dublin from a completely different perspective.

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Spotlight Dún Laoghaire

Vintage fashion & Decor Fair returns to the Royal Marine Hotel

March 24, 2014

Started in 1989, at the height of a previous recession, Antiques Fairs Ireland came of age in 2011 and is heading into its quarter century still going strong, having survived boom and bust. Needless to say, over that long period of time, tastes and habits have changed dramatically. Antiques (and More) fairs are held year round, at least twice a month, with events rotating between Dublin city centre, Dublin northside and southside, and occasional fairs at other venues around the country. At the fairs you can discover the joys of bargain hunting, whether making a “find” for your collection, sourcing inexpensive and attractive bits and pieces for the home, or beautiful jewellery and vintage fashion for yourself. In 2009 the business was updated with the addition of the Vintage Ireland brand, to promote events offering vintage fashion and 20th century décor. The Vintage Fashion and Décor Fairs, which take place twice a year, originally had a younger clientele with very different tastes and collecting habits in mind. So much has changed since the first Vintage Fairs that Antiques Fairs Ireland / Vintage Ireland events have more or less merged, with vintage fashion and 20th century homewares being found alongside the traditional collectors items and Victorian furniture at the regular antiques fairs, while younger clients who originally had no interest in “old” furniture have now become enthusiastic bargain hunters at the antiques fairs all year round. We still plan on continuing the twice yearly Vintage Fashion and Décor Fair as a very special event dedicated to glamour and style, where visitors enjoy a great day out, and appreciate the fashion, design, music and lifestyle of the 20th century. If you are a trader interested in taking part in any of the events, you can contact Antiques Fairs Ireland / Vintage Ireland via the Contact link on the website. http://vintageireland.eu/events/

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Dun Laoghaire to launch drive-in cinema

March 21, 2014

Underground cinema, in association with the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, will launch Dublin's first drive-in cinema this bank holiday weekend.

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Brendan Grace

November 27, 2013

Come and see the Grand Master of Comedy Brendan Grace at the Royal Marine Hotel on Wednesday 5th February.

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Brendan Grace

November 27, 2013

Come and see the Grand Master of Comedy Brendan Grace at the Royal Marine Hotel on Wednesday 5th February.

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Little Women’s Christmas

December 07, 2012

Ireland's traditional "girls' night out" is still observed by a few dedicated girlfriends

By Sheila Flitton

“Nollaig na mBan” or “Little Women’s Christmas” is an old custom that’s still celebrated by women all over Ireland. It goes back to the days when large families were the norm. Men never lifted a finger in the house to help, and were never expected to. If a man washed the dishes, he would be called an “auld woman” by other men. No full blooded Irish man was prepared to risk that!

But each year, after the Christmas holiday, tired women finally got a break – for one day, at least. On January 6th (the same day as the Epiphany), men would take over of the housework, offering women a chance to go out to relax with each other.

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Irish Christmas Facts

December 07, 2012

Irish Christmas Facts - Traditions of the Celtic Holiday Season

Christmas whitewashing: Around Christmas time, you’ll still find the odd farm building out in the Irish countryside that looks like it’s just been whitewashed. Long ago, farm families cleaned and then whitewashed every building on the farm in December. They were covered in white paint or limewash, to symbolically purify them for the coming of the savior. The tradition traces back thousands of years, not just through Celtic culture, but through other Central European cultures as well.

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What makes Dublin different?

November 02, 2012

Dublin Promotional Video

What makes Dublin different? It’s not one thing, it’s a million different things. It’s all about the Dublin character and characters, the energy and vibrancy of Dublin as a world class business tourism destination for planners and delegates alike!

http://youtu.be/Yzcwg5n7I6g

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12 Training Rules for Weight Loss (Updates - Hints & Tips from Commit To Be Fit with Jonathan Kavana

November 02, 2012

12 Training Rules for Weight Loss
Updates - Hints & Tips from Commit To Be Fit with Jonathan Kavanagh

Jonathan here again from Commit To Be Fit based out of The Pier Health Clubin the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. As promised, we're keeping the Hints & Tips coming!

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7 Health Benefits of Deep Relaxation

October 30, 2012

The next time you tune out and switch off and let yourself melt, remind yourself of all the good work the relaxation effect is doing on your body. These are just some of the scientifically proven benefits… 7 Health Benefits of Deep Relaxation

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Irish Halloween Traditions

October 30, 2012


Irish Halloween TraditionsThe Celts celebrated Halloween as Samhain, ‘All Hallow tide’ - the ‘Feast of the Dead’, when the dead revisited the mortal world. The celebration marked the end of Summer and the start of the Winter months.


Colcannon for Dinner:
Boiled Potato, Curly Kale (a cabbage) and raw Onions are provided as the traditional Irish Halloween dinner. Clean coins are wrapped in baking paper and place in the potato for children to find and keep.


The Barnbrack Cake:
The traditional Halloween cake in Ireland is the Barnbrack which is a fruit bread. Each member of the family gets a slice. Great interest is taken in the outcome as there is a piece of rag, a coin and a ring in each cake.
If you get the rag, then your financial future is doubtful.
If you get the coin, then you can look forward to a prosperous year.
Getting the ring is a sure sign of impending romance or continued happiness.


The Ivy Leaf:
Each member of the family places a perfect ivy leaf into a cup of water and it is then left undisturbed overnight. If, in the morning, a leaf is still perfect and has not developed any spots, then the person who placed the leaf in the cup can be sure of 12 months health until the following Halloween. If not…well...


The Pumpkin:
Carving Pumpkins dates back to the 18th Century and to an Irish blacksmith names Jack who colluded with the Devil and was denied entry to Heaven.
He was condemned to wander the earth but asked the Devil for some light. He was given a burning coal ember which he placed inside a turnip that he had gouged out.


The tradition of Jack O’Lanterns was born:
The bearer being the wandering blacksmith – a damned soul. Villagers in Ireland hoped that the lantern in their window would keep the wanderer away. When the Irish emigrated in millions to America, there was not a great supply of turnips so pumpkins were used instead.


Halloween Costumes:
On Halloween night, children would dress up in scary costumes and go house to house. ‘Help the Halloween Party’ and ‘Trick or Treat’ were the cries to be heard at each door.
This tradition of wearing costumes also dates back to Celtic times.
On the special night when the living and the dead were at their closest (31st October is All Souls Day - 1st November is All Saints Day), the Celtic Druids would dress up in elaborate costumes to disguise themselves as spirits and devils in case they encountered other devils and spirits during the night. By disguising they hoped that they would be able to avoid being carried away at the end of the night.
This explains why witches, goblins and ghosts remain the most popular choices for the costumes.


Snap Apple:

After the visits to the neighbours, the Halloween games begin, the most popular of which is Snap Apple. An apple is suspended from a string and children are blindfolded. The first child to get a decent bite of the apple gets to keep their prize. The same game can be played by placing apples in a basin of water and trying to get a grip on the apple without too much mess!

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12 Training Rules for Weight Loss (Updates - Hints & Tips from Commit To Be Fit with Jonathan Kavana

October 26, 2012

12 Training Rules for Weight Loss
Updates - Hints & Tips from Commit To Be Fit with Jonathan Kavanagh

Jonathan here again from Commit To Be Fit based out of The Pier Health Clubin the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. As promised, we're keeping the Hints & Tips coming!

12 Training Rules for Weight Loss

Follow them or FAIL!!Step 99. Train smart to avoid injuries - "No Brain, No Gain"
For more information please call me on 0851122535 or 012712560
Check out my Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/CommitToBeFitWithJonathanKavanagh

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Irish Halloween Traditions

October 19, 2012

Irish Halloween TraditionsThe Celts celebrated Halloween as Samhain, ‘All Hallow tide’ - the ‘Feast of the Dead’, when the dead revisited the mortal world. The celebration marked the end of Summer and the start of the Winter months.


Colcannon for Dinner:
Boiled Potato, Curly Kale (a cabbage) and raw Onions are provided as the traditional Irish Halloween dinner. Clean coins are wrapped in baking paper and place in the potato for children to find and keep.


The Barnbrack Cake:
The traditional Halloween cake in Ireland is the Barnbrack which is a fruit bread. Each member of the family gets a slice. Great interest is taken in the outcome as there is a piece of rag, a coin and a ring in each cake.
If you get the rag, then your financial future is doubtful.
If you get the coin, then you can look forward to a prosperous year.
Getting the ring is a sure sign of impending romance or continued happiness.


The Ivy Leaf:
Each member of the family places a perfect ivy leaf into a cup of water and it is then left undisturbed overnight. If, in the morning, a leaf is still perfect and has not developed any spots, then the person who placed the leaf in the cup can be sure of 12 months health until the following Halloween. If not…well...


The Pumpkin:
Carving Pumpkins dates back to the 18th Century and to an Irish blacksmith names Jack who colluded with the Devil and was denied entry to Heaven.
He was condemned to wander the earth but asked the Devil for some light. He was given a burning coal ember which he placed inside a turnip that he had gouged out.


The tradition of Jack O’Lanterns was born:
The bearer being the wandering blacksmith – a damned soul. Villagers in Ireland hoped that the lantern in their window would keep the wanderer away. When the Irish emigrated in millions to America, there was not a great supply of turnips so pumpkins were used instead.


Halloween Costumes:
On Halloween night, children would dress up in scary costumes and go house to house. ‘Help the Halloween Party’ and ‘Trick or Treat’ were the cries to be heard at each door.
This tradition of wearing costumes also dates back to Celtic times.
On the special night when the living and the dead were at their closest (31st October is All Souls Day - 1st November is All Saints Day), the Celtic Druids would dress up in elaborate costumes to disguise themselves as spirits and devils in case they encountered other devils and spirits during the night. By disguising they hoped that they would be able to avoid being carried away at the end of the night.
This explains why witches, goblins and ghosts remain the most popular choices for the costumes.


Snap Apple:

After the visits to the neighbours, the Halloween games begin, the most popular of which is Snap Apple. An apple is suspended from a string and children are blindfolded. The first child to get a decent bite of the apple gets to keep their prize. The same game can be played by placing apples in a basin of water and trying to get a grip on the apple without too much mess!

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Pru Picks: A Vintage fashion fair and savvy staycations

October 18, 2012

We got a mention on this weeks Prudence eZine Travel - Banish the winter blues with a night’s B&B in the four-star Royal Marine Hotel in Co Dublin. Your stay in the luxury hotel also includes dinner, a spa treatment and access to its thermal suites, plus free movies on demand in your room and complimentary chocolates – prices start from €109 per person sharing.

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Get Spooked - Halloween Ghost Bus Tour

October 18, 2012

Are you brave this year? Fancy a Ghost Bus Tour?

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Ghouls n’ Goblins at the Royal Marine Hotel & Pavillion Quarter

October 18, 2012

Ghouls n' Goblins at the Royal Marine Hotel & Pavillion Quarter

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12 Training rules for Weight Loss - Follow them or FAIL!!!

October 17, 2012

12 Training rules for Weight Loss - Follow them or FAIL!!!

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12 Training Rules for Weight Loss (Updates - Hints & Tips from Commit To Be Fit with Jonathan Kavana

October 17, 2012

12 Training Rules for Weight Loss
Updates - Hints & Tips from Commit To Be Fit with Jonathan Kavanagh

Jonathan here again from Commit To Be Fit based out of The Pier Health Clubin the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. As promised, we're keeping the Hints & Tips coming!

12 Training Rules for Weight Loss

Follow them or FAIL!!Step 1212. See RULE Number 1Your Mind-Set determines Success or Failure Stay focused, set yourself smaller targets to reach the big target at the end and most importantlyBELIEVE

For more information please call me on 0851122535 or 012712560
Check out my Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/CommitToBeFitWithJonathanKavanagh

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The Ciara Burns Injury Clinic

October 16, 2012

Sports Massage isnt just for athletes! Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. The Treatment will generally concentrate on a specific problem area with a view to identifying the cause of the problem and treating it. Call 01 2712560 to book your consultation!


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Paddy Cole, Noel V Ginnity & Sonny Knowles visit the Royal Marine Hotel

October 05, 2012

The Christmas Cabaret Show with Paddy Cole, Noel V. Ginnity, Sonny Knowles and dancing to George Hunter & Galaxy
Tuesday 4th Dec Lunch & Dinner
Wednesday 5th Dec Lunch & Dinner
Thursday 6th Dec Lunch & Dinner
Friday 7th Dec Lunch ONLY

Lunch12.30pm – 5pm approx
1pm Lunch
2.30pm approx - Cabaret with George and Galaxy introducing Noel V Ginnity for about 30 mins, then Paddy Cole for about 30 mins and then Dancing with George and Galaxy until 5pm

Dinner
7pm – close 7.30pm Dinner
9pm approx - Cabaret with George and Galaxy introducing Noel V Ginnity for about 30 mins, then Paddy Cole for about 30 mins and then Dancing with George and Galaxy until close

Tickets
Tickets selling at €49.50 per person
Accommodation Accommodation Rate – €80 SINGLE / €95 TWIN or DOUBLE / €120 TRIPLE
Bookings of:20 people or more: Dinner for Two in Dún Restaurant

35 people or more: Overnight Accommodation & Full Irish Breakfast (Seaview)

50 people or more: 10% off the ticket price CALL
the Events Team on 01 271 2514 or EMAIL .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Over 50s Show in the RDS, 12-14 October 2012

September 28, 2012

The Royal Marine Hotel are attending the Over 50s Show in the RDS from Friday 12th - Saturday 14th October 2012.
Our Christmas Cabaret Stars will be over the weekend - Paddy Cole, Noel V Ginnity and Sonny Knowles.


If you want to find out more, here are the download links to the Senior Times mobile app:

Link to download for iPhone or iPad:
http://bit.ly/AppleSeniorTimes

Link to download for any Android phone or tablet (Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus etc.):
http://bit.ly/AndroidSeniorTimes
Link to Blackberry or any HTML5 phone:
http://bit.ly/HTML5Blackberry

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Corporate Membership Rates at The Pier Health Club

September 25, 2012

Corporate Membership Rates available at The Pier Health Club
Avail of Specific Discounts

For more details, call 01 271 2560 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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The Ciara Burns Injury Clinic now open in The Pier Health Club

September 25, 2012

NEW Sports Injury Clinic opening in The Pier Health Club based in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin


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Images from the Royal Marine Wedding Fayre- September 2012

September 24, 2012

Images from the Royal Marine Wedding Fayre 23rd September 2012. Table Set up.
Samples of our scrumptious food
Pavilion Bar for Pre Dinner Drinks

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Hints & Tips from Commit To Be Fit with Jonathan Kavanagh in The Pier Health Club

September 24, 2012

Hints & Tips! Jonathan here from Commit To Be Fit based out of The Pier Health Club in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Well we promised to give you some Hints & Tips so here we go! Correct Breathing TechniqueTo prevent early fatigue while aerobically training:BREATH IN through your nose and out through your mouthEXHALE on effort while doing resistance trainingHow do we get stronger?A muscle will only strengthen when forced to operate beyond its customary intensity (OVERLOAD). OVERLOAD can be progressed by increasing the:resistance e.g. adding more weight to the exercisenumber of repetitions with a particular weight number of sets of the exercise REMEMBER! Weight Training requires Supervision to ensure sound technique in pursuit of safety and efficiency For more information please call me on 0851122535 or 012712560 Check out my Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/CommitToBeFitWithJonathanKavanagh

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Wedding Fayre TODAY at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

September 21, 2012

Wedding Fayre THIS Sunday at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

There's a Wedding Fayre THIS Sunday in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

If you know of any Brides & Grooms looking for Venues, let them know!

Lots of Special Offers on the day!


Don't forget THIS Sunday 23rd September 2012 from 2pm-5pm

Check out -http://www.royalmarine.ie/wedding-fayre/

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Wedding Fayre at the Royal Marine Hotel THIS Sunday 23rd September 2012

September 19, 2012

Wedding Fayre at the Royal Marine Hotel

If you know of any Brides and Grooms looking for Venues, let them know about our upcoming Wedding Fayre on THIS Sunday 23rd September 2012 from 2pm-5pm

Lots of Special Offers on the Day!

Check out the link - http://www.royalmarine.ie/wedding-fayre/


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Laurel and Hardy and the Royal Marine Hotel

September 13, 2012

Check out what we have just come across.... A Picture of Laurel and Hardy on Facebook!

They stayed at the Royal Marine Hotel back in 1953 for 33 days from 9th September until 13th October while performing at the Olympia Theatre :-) Great picture!!!




Rumour has it that they befriended our Concierge during their initial brief stay and decided to stay longer. They got to know the staff and found out that a member of staff had a sick child so Laurel & Hardy stayed longer and did a charity gig in the Olympia Theatre. How nice!

Other guests over the years included many Heads of State, Kings, Queens and celebrities including old blues eyes Frank Sinatra and Charlie Chaplin.
The British Queen Victoria had a 16 course breakfast when she arrived off the boat at Dun Laoghaire and even Irish Freedom Fighter Michael Collins is believed to have hidden out in Room 210 with Kitty Kiernan.

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KettleBells in The Pier Health Club

August 24, 2012

Had a great work out with a KettleBells session courtesy of Jonathan Kavanagh in The Pier Health Club this morning. Oh we are going to hurt tomorrow! Looking forward to the toned new and improved self :o) - (01) 271 2560

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Is it too early to think about Christmas?

August 23, 2012

http://frankcphoto.ie/2011/12/20/christmas-2011-photos-from-dun-laoghaire-pier/

Aren't these beautiful shots? For anyone starting to think about their Christmas Party, don't forget to ask the Events Team in the Royal Marine Hotel on 01 23000 30 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For something different, this year we are offering a Christmas Spa Package in sansanaSPA ... for more information, call Petra in sansanaSPA on 01 271 2563 or email Ciara Burns on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Another option is the Christmas Cabaret Show for either Lunch or Dinner with Paddy Cole, Noel V Ginnity, Sonny Knowles and dancing to George Hunter & Galaxy - call Alma on 01 271 2514 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Christmas 2012 at the Royal Marine Hotel & SpaThe Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire is the ideal venue to enjoy the Christmas Festivities or to relax and unwind in the build up to the New Year. Situated on an elevated site on 4 acres of gardens overlooking Dublin Bay, the 'old world' Royal Marine Hotel will ensure you leave 2012 behind and concentrate on yourself...

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Competition Winner- July 2012

July 24, 2012

Congratulations to Christyna Williams our Competition Winner : ) Prize: Dinner in Dùn Restaurant for you and 3 of your friends with a complimentary cocktail each!!!
Christyna, Please send us a message on our Facebook page with your home address in order to receive the voucher.

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Competition Time - July 2012

July 17, 2012

Competition Time - Super Prize !!

Dùn RestaurantIt's competition time in the Royal Marine Hotel. We posted details about the competition on facebook a couple of days ago but overlooked Facebooks guidelines, so we've moved everything over to our blog :) So far, there has been huge interest in the competition but there's still time to enter.
PrizeWIN Dinner in Dún Restaurant for you and 3 of your friends. We'll also include a complimentary cocktail each. The winner will be announced a little earlier than previously mentioned. We're so excited about this prize that we can't wait until the 31st July. The closing dates is now Sunday 15th July Midnight. All you have to do is answer the following question......Question: Throughout the last few decades, various people have stayed in the Royal Marine. Frank Sinatra, Queen Victoria, Danny Kaye and Guglielmo Marcoi. What we would like you to tell us is the following. How Many Nights did Laurel & Hardy Stay in the hotel when they came to Dublin to play in the Olympia Theatre ?
To enter:Simply Post your answer on our wall on Facebook page Closing Date is Sunday 22nd July @ Midnight.Winners will be announced to the world on Tuesday 24th July.Good Luck to All

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Royal Marine Hotel - whatever you need, whatever your budget… We’re Here!

June 29, 2012

A short drive along the South East Coast of Dublin will bring you to Dun Laoghaire, where overlooking Dublin Bay you will find the Royal Marine Hotel & Spa. Steeped in history and a favorite with the locals, this landmark hotel is an impressive sight on the Dun Laoghaire skyline.

Dublin City is accessible via the DART train line, which is within 2 minutes walking distance, car parking is complimentary and a coach service to/from Dublin Airport is available at the door.
Dun Laoghaire is a coastal town based six miles south of Dublin City Centre. Boasting some of the counties most beautiful walks, the town has two mile long piers and the Peoples Park, ideal for a quiet evening stroll. With only twenty minutes by the DART train line direct into Dublin City Centre, this makes Dun Laoghaire accessible to the heart of the capital whilst allowing you to enjoy a more scenic location. Thirty minutes south of Dun Laoghaire is Wicklow, also known as the Garden of Ireland.

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. Queen Victoria had a 16 course breakfast when she arrived off the boat at Dun Laoghaire and even Michael Collins is believed to have hidden out in Room 210 with Kitty Kiernan.

Whatever your requirements, we’re sure that Dun Laoghaire and the Royal Marine Hotel & Spa will be able to meet with them.





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Special Promotions on Friday 22nd June 2012

June 29, 2012

Why not join with us in marking our 'new' 5th Birthday by availing of these Special Promotions on Friday 22nd June 2012



It has been 5 years since we re-opened on Friday 22nd June 2012 so to mark the occasion, we have created some Promotions throughout the Hotel, Spa & Health Club



Spread the word - €5 PROMOTIONS to mark our 5th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!!!



Become a FAN of the Royal Marine Hotel on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RoyalMarineHotel

Become a FAN of sansanaSPA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SansanaSPA

Become a FAN of The Pier Health Club on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThePierHealthClub

FOLLOW us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/royalmarine

To view our HOTEL VIDEO: http://www.royalmarine.ie/video-gallery/



SPREAD THE WORD...



€5 PROMOTIONS to mark our 5th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!!!

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5th Birthday Celebrations in the Royal Marine Hotel

June 29, 2012

5th Birthday Celebrations in the Royal Marine Hotel

Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin – Thursday 21st June 2012 – a party to mark the re-opening of the Royal Marine Hotel and €5 Special Offers highlighting 5 years of Business


5th Birthday Celebrations in the Royal Marine Hotel to mark 5 Years since the re-opening of this Victorian Landmark Hotel

Thursday 21st June and Friday 22nd June 2012 saw the Royal Marine Hotel mark 5 Years in Business since the Hotel was re-opened. Management and Staff wanted to ensure that Friends of the Royal Marine were able to celebrate with them.

On Thursday 21st June, over 200 Guests came to mark the occasion with a Drinks Receptions, Buffet Dinner, Pat Fallon – Award Winning Illusionist and Entertainment throughout the evening.
Local Business, TD’s, Counsellors and regular Clients were amongst the Guests invited to this event including Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown An Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom Joyce and many more.

The Royal Marine Hotel is a Member of Select Hotels of Ireland. Select Hotels of Ireland comprises of 22 of Ireland’s finest independently owned hotels nationwide. Derry Cronin, Director of Select Hotels was also there.

The Royal Marine Hotel has a special relationship with the charity Caring for Carers Ireland, who last year held their Annual Respite Weekend at the Royal Marine Hotel.

Honorary Guests on the night included Patrons to the Caring For Carers Ireland, Dr. Maeve Hillary and Professor Joyce O' Connor together with members of the Board, Family Carers and Staff were among the Caring for Carers Team that attended on the night. A Charity Raffle was held on the night with all proceeds going to the Caring for Carers Ireland.

Caring for Carers promotes the Health, Wellbeing and Quality of Life of Family Carers and those for whom they care. The Charity promotes Recognition, provides Respite Care, Information, Training and Advocacy to promote Social Inclusion, within the context of the Carers Charter.

On Friday 22nd June, the Royal Marine Hotel, sansanaSPA and The Pier Health Club were all run off their feet with Guests availing of the €5 Special Offers.

The €5 Specials included Cocktails, Friday Fish & Chips, Hardy’s Burger & Chips, Hardy’s Vegetarian Options, Tea & Cake Specials (All available in Hardy’s Bar, Bay Lounge and Atrium), Eye Brow Shape, Half Body Spray Tan, Dry Floatation, Full Use of Thermal Suites (All available in sansanaSPA), The Pier Health Club Day Passes, Accommodation Upgrades and much more…



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50th Wedding Anniversary at the Royal Marine Hotel

June 01, 2012

We at the Royal Marine Hotel had a lovely surprise this week. We had an enquiry from a couple that will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They got married here in the Royal Marine Hotel in 1962 and wanted to come back and reminisce about their 'Magical Day' in 1962. They also sent us in a copy of the Wedding Menu from their Wedding Day.
Have a look at the Sample menu from 1962 - http://www.royalmarine.ie/wedding-package/

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5th Birthday Celebrations

June 01, 2012

Originally built in 1828, the Royal Marine Hotel closed in 2004 and after an extensice refurbishment, reopened on 22nd June 2007. 

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Hen Party antics

June 01, 2012

Can you guess which of our colleagues this is? She's going to a Hen Party this weekend and doesn't know whether to dress up in the '80s style' or go as a 'Gangsta & Molls' - what do you think?

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Make your Wedding a Royal Affair

January 25, 2012


Love is in the Air……..


Love is certainly in the air at the Royal Marine Hotel this month! On the 5th of February, we will hold our annual Wedding Fayre. If your special day is nearly upon you or you are thinking about tying the knot, our team at the Royal Marine Hotel will talk you through the event and how we can meet your particular requirements.


The Royal Marine Hotel is the ideal Wedding Venue and has a long tradition of hosting Weddings. Set on 4 acres of gardens with direct access to Dun Laoghaire Promenade and Pier, 15 Suites to choose from, a large Banqueting Hall, a large Victorian staircase with high ceiling and natural light – it is also ideal for photos both internally and externally.
All members of the wedding party will feel spoilt by the grandeur of this Victorian setting overlooking the Bay. We cater for weddings of all shapes and sizes, including Civil Ceremonies.


We are looking forward to meeting with you in person to show you our beautiful Hotel and take this opportunity to discuss your Big Day. On the day, our Wedding Co-Ordinators will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and tailor your wedding to your personal tastes. You can also get an idea of how the rooms will be set up for a Wedding and tour the facilities that are on offer, the Bridal Suite, other bedrooms, SansanaSpa, The Pier Health Club, The Pier Pool, Bars & Restaurants and much more…

Special Offers are available on the day of the Wedding Fair and ONLY available on this particular day including Vouchers like The Royal Marine all Inclusive Wedding Package at the reduced price of €75!!!

The Wedding Fayre will take place on the 5th of February and we look forward to welcoming you to the Royal Marine Hotel!

For a quick preview of what we have to offer please check out our wedding page on our website through the link... http://www.royalmarine.ie/wedding-hotel/

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to the Royal Marine Hotel
Yours sincerely,
The Management & Staff at the Royal Marine Hotel

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Holding a Business Meeting or a Conference in Dublin?

February 23, 2011

We are delighted with the recent work of Meet In Ireland...


If you're thinking of holding a Business Meeting in Dublin or a Conference in Dublin, then why not have a look at the below and consider the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin...Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)<A new suite of Business Tourism Videos is now available to view/use on the Meet in Ireland Website www.meetinireland.com There are 4 videos which promote Ireland as a business tourism destination: 1. Business Tourism Ireland Video 2. Conference Ireland Video 3. Incentive Ireland Video 4. Meetings Ireland Video
The full suite of videos can be viewed by accessing the link: http://www.meetinireland.com/Trade/Presentation-Resources/Video.aspx
They have also have completed a separate video which explains the Fáilte Ireland Conference Supports available for Irish Conference Ambassadors. This can be viewed by accessing the following link: http://www.meetinireland.com/Ambassador/Home.aspxThanks for all the hard work... we really appreciate it...

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Wedding Fair this Sunday!!! - €1,000 OFF a Wedding for 100 pax

February 23, 2011

Our Wedding Fair is this Sunday and if you want €1,000 off a Wedding for 100 pax, then you need to come and meet with us...Sunday 27th February 2011 from 2pm - 5pm
As we said before 'The Wedding Fair with a difference' is not a uncommon saying in the Hotel Industry and we are definitely trying to make this a memorable one for you...

We're holding an Internal Wedding Fair where you can come and view the Hotel, get an idea of how the rooms are set up for your Wedding and also view all the Hotel facilities such as the Bridal Suite, other Bedrooms, sansanaSPA, The Pier Health Club, The Pier Pool, Bars & Restaurants and much more...

Meet with the Wedding Coordinators where they'll be able to assist you with all of your requirements and answer any questions you may have...

Special Offers are available on the day of the Wedding Fair and ONLY available on this particular day including Vouchers worth €10 per person OFF the All Inclusive Royal Wedding Package...
So that's €1,000 OFF your Wedding with 100 guests... WOW!

YOU MUST ATTEND OUR WEDDING FAIR TO AVAIL OF THIS OFFER

Don't forget, Sunday 27th February 2011 from 2pm - 5pm

We cater for Weddings of all shapes and sizes... even Civil Ceremonies.

The team here will be happy to discuss your details to tailor a wedding that is unique to you.

For a quick preview of what we have to offer please check out our wedding page on our website through the link... http://www.royalmarine.ie/wedding-hotel/

We look forward to seeing you on our Big Day and hopefully we can welcome you back for Yours...

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The Wedding Fair with a difference

January 24, 2011

'The Wedding Fair with a difference' is not a uncomman saying in the hotel industry, i'm sure! However, at the Royal Marine Hotel we plan to follow through with our promise and insure a difference of €10 per guests. Come to the wedding fair and receive a voucher worth €10 per guest to offset against our Royal Wedding Package.

We are hosting our Wedding Fair on Sunday the 27th February between 2pm-5pm ,so why not come and join the team for a full wedding show around.

Avail of this opportunity to see the hotel in all its glory. Our beautiful Carlisle Suite will decked out in all it's finery and set against the perfect backdrop of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

We cater for weddings of all shapes and sizes. The team here will be happy to discuss your details to tailor a wedding that is unique to you.

For a quick preview of what we have to offer please check out our wedding page on our website through the link below.
http://www.royalmarine.ie/wedding-hotel/

We look forward to seeing you on our Big Day and hopefully we can welcome you back for yours.

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Calling all Love Birds

January 12, 2011

It is true that we all love having something to look forward to, so with 5 girls in the sales office of the hotel it is no surprise that we are already talking about Valentines Day.

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Welcome the New Year with some Winter Warmers

January 05, 2011

Happy New Year everybody!

Christmas is over and we have rang in the New Year, so now it is time for the Royal Marine Hotel to spoil you with our Winter Warmers!

We all know that the festive season is all about the spirit if giving, well why not give yourself a well deserved treat and spend a warm and cosy night with us in the hotel?

We are making the most of what the Winter season has to give and we are offering rooms for €79 room only and €99 B&B. To make it a family occassion we are ofering family rooms for €129 B&B for two adults and two children.

Leave the cold weather outside, sit by the fire and join us for a complimentary Irish Coffee or Hot Chocolate during your stay.

With free movies on demand, free use of the Pier Health Club and SansanaSPA Thermal Suite, a winter stay at the Royal Marine Hotel is the perfect way to warm up your New Year.

To book please contact reservations on 01 2300030 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Kris Kindle Arrives to the Royal Marine Hotel

November 29, 2010

In conjunction with Discover Ireland we are delighted to offer the following treats which are Valid until 31/03/2011. There is limited availability and terms and conditions apply.Package 1 Includes: 45 Minute Dermalogica Booster Facial for €50.00 per person - To Book email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/a> or call +353 1 2712563.Package 2 Includes: Half Day package that includes Facial+Massage+Manicure or Pedicure for €100.00 per person. To Book email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call +353 1 2712563.Package 3 Includes: 1 Night Bed and Breakfast, Booster Facial and Dry Floatation Experience for €150.00 per person. To Book email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call +353 1 2300030.

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Green is the future…....

November 23, 2010

The Royal Marine Hotel completely understands how important it is to be mindful of our natural enviroment during the day to day running of the hotel and we are committed to reducing our impact on the enviroment.

Having spoken at the Green Hospitalility Conference last week, the hotels General Manager Aidan Ryan is actively insuring that all staff are aware that they each play a vital role in insuring that the hotel is run in an eco friendly way, and that we can all make a difference.

All departments of the hotel are very aware of how they can play a part in keepng the hotel acting Green.From our teams in the office who recycle on a daily basis and insure that as little paper as possible is used ,to our accommodations department who have a linen re-use policy for guests who stay in the hotel more than one night.

We have invested in our green policies as we know that this is an investment in our future.Some of our investments include:

-Two water harvesting units for water conservation.
-Temperatre Compensation Sensors
-Area temperatre sensors in all public areas
-Departmental energy conservation programme

We have all heard the saying " Think before you act". At the Royal Marine Hotel we have a new saying which is " Think green before you act".

The Royal Marine Hotel is beautiully located in Dun Laoghaire with a beautiful surrounding enviroment and we plan on keeping it that way!

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Coach and Bus Expo 2010

November 19, 2010

The Coach and Bus Expo 2010 is taking place this weekend in the RDS and is Irelands biggest,largest and most successful bus show.The Royal Marine Hotel has a stand in the Tourism Village located in hall 5 of the Simmonscourt Pavilion.
Attendance is free so why not pop in and say hello to members of our sales team to find out about special offers or why not enter our competition to win a weekend away in the Royal Marine!!

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It’s fashionable to think Green….....

November 19, 2010

Thinking Green is the way

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Hollywood comes to the Royal Marine Hotel

November 12, 2010

Hollywood has arrived at the Royal Marine with scenes been shot for the upcoming movie "Superhero" starring Andy Serkis(Lord of the rings) and Sarah Bolger (In America)due for release next year. We look forward to seeing ourselves on the big screen!
Rumour has it Brad Pitt is making a guest appearance so hopefully he'll pay us a visit in the coming weeks!

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Christmas at the Royal Marine Hotel

November 12, 2010

The Royal Marine Hotel is a great venue to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Whether its a Christmas party with colleagues or a dinner with friends and family the Royal Marine has plenty to offer. With a wide choice of food available on menus,great enternainment including the band "The Big Chill",a dj and a late bar.

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Looking for the ideal wedding venue?......Look no further…....

September 08, 2010

For all you Bride and Grooms to be......

The Royal Marine Hotel will be holding its Wedding Fair on Sunday the 12th September 2010 from 2pm-5pm.

We are delighted to open our doors for the afternoon to all couples who are looking for the perfect venue for their special day.

The wedding fair will give couples the perfect opportunity to see our beautiful venue as it will look on their wedding day and to meet with our dedicated wedding coordination team who will be happy to show all wedding couples around the facilities of the hotel.

Our simple yet elegant table settings will be perfectly set against the backdrop of our beatiful sea views, our bridal suite will be available for couples to get a sneak peek of the elegance which they can look forward to settling into on their wedding night and there will be wine and canapès available for all to taste.

We will have fantastic special offers available on the day that you won't want to miss!

We hope to see you on Sunday!

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Express your cultural soul at the Royal Marine Hotel

July 22, 2010

Now in its tenth year, the Festival of World Cultures returns to Dun Laoghaire between the 23rd & 25th July 2010.

The Royal Marine Hotel is delighted to be part of this exciting experience. The Hotel will be transformed into a cultural delight over the weekend. The Hotel gardens will host the Royal Marine Hotel Garden Stage where steel pan players and gypsy traditional dancers can be seen along with many more exciting talents from all over the world.

Workshops and discussions from around the globe will take place in the Hotel; allowing participants to discover the musical instruments that lie in their kitchen, delve into their inner rhythm with the Samba Batacada Percussion Group and test their creative abilities with felt adventures with Caitrìona Nì Threasaigh. This to name but a few!

Why not “Journey through Europe and beyond”, at the European film festival which takes place in the hotel gardens. A series of multicultural films will be shown throughout the course of weekend starting at 1pm each day.

The Hotel will welcome an array of musical talents that will keep visitors entertained late into the evening. Come and have the cultural craic in Hardy's Bar where The Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz Band and Tucan can be heard expressing their musical soul.

Aswel as feeding your cultural curiosity, there will be no shortage of food, drink and merriment with an all day BBQ taking place in the hotel gardens.

Come and be part of this exciting event!

The Royal Marine Hotel wishes all festival goers a fantastic weekend and congratulates the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures on their Tenth Anniversary.

We hope you are as excited as we are!!!

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Welcome to The Royal Marine Hotel

March 26, 2010

A short drive along the South East coast of Dublin will bring you to Dun Laoghaire, where overlooking Dublin Bay, you will find the Royal Marine Hotel. Steeped in history and a favourite with the locals, this landmark Hotel is an impressive sight on the Dun Laoghaire skyline. Since 1828, a Dublin Hotel has occupied the site now occupied by the Dun Laoghaire, Royal Marine Hotel.

Located in Dun Laoghaire, a short distance from Dublin City Centre, overlooking the stunning South East coast, the luxury 4 star Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire offers a mix of elegance and style, that will have you return many times.

One of the best located Dublin Hotels, whether your visit is for a Dublin City Break, a Conference, a Wedding, a family gathering or even a relaxing SPA treatment, we have the hotel services to accommodate your needs.

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