IPA Regions



Chairman: Phyllis Nolan
Secretary: Máire Cahalan

Iona is located on the North side of Dublin and reflects the Garda DMR North Divisional boundaries. Within the Region are a number of notable land marks, which draw many people to the area. Those landmarks include the following:

Bull Island and Dollymount Strand

Bull Island Is located in Dublin Bay. It is about 5 km long and 800m wide, lying practically parallel to the shore off Clontarf (including Dollymount), Raheny, Kilbarrack, and facing Sutton. The island, with a sandy beach known as Dollymount Strand running its entire length, is a relatively recent, and inadvertent, result of human intervention in the bay.

Clontarf Castle Is a much-modernised castle, dating to 1837. It is situated in Clontarf, Dublin, an area famous for its location in the 1014 Battle of Clontarf. There has been a castle on the site since 1172. In modern times, it has functioned as a bar, cabaret venue and hotel.

Dublin City University (DCU)

This university has around 6,000 undergraduate students, over 600 research postgraduates, 1,800 taught postgraduate students and over 45,000 alumni. In addition the university has around 1,100 distance education students.

The Helix (on site of DCU)

At a cost of €36.5 million, The Helix is an Arts Centre comprising Concert Hall, Theatre, Studio Theatre, Exhibition Area, Artists in Residence Studios. The Helix has been host to world-class performances ranging from the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, The St. Petersburg Ballet, International Theatre and World Singers to hit west End Shows.

Howth Head

Is a peninsula northeast of Dublin City in Ireland. Howth falls under the local governance of Fingal County Council. Entry to the headland is at Sutton while the village of Howth and the harbour are on the northern shore. Baily Lighthouse is on the South Eastern side Howth Head.<

Malahide Castle parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres (1.1 km2) of remaining estate parkland (the Malahide Demesne Regional Park), close to the village of Malahide.

Saint Annes Park, the second largest municipal park in Dublin, is part of a former 202 hectares (500 acres) estate assembled by members of the Guinness family. Features include an artificial pond and a number of follies, a fine collection of trees, a playground, parkland walks and recreational facilities, including golf.

Also within this region are some important transport infrastructure's, including Dublin Airport, Dublin Port Tunnel and the M50 and M1 Motorways. An important state body, Met Eireann is located within the Region and The Garda Divisional HQ for the Region is in Ballymun Garda Station.

Famous Northsiders and Facts

Two former Taoisigh, Mr Bertie Ahern and the late Mr Charles Haughey, hailed from the Northside; Drumcondra and Donnycarney respectively and in showbiz terms, all the members of Boyzone are North-siders.

IPA Ireland Regions

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