Welcome to Portmarnock Resort & Jameson Golf Links
First of all, it might be a nice idea to explore the village of Portmarnock itself. Portmarnock is located just to the north of Dublin City and enjoys a fine stretch of sandy beach, or as the locals call it, ‘The Velvet Strand’. It is one of the most sought after locations in Ireland, not just because of its stunning shoreline but also because of its laid back village atmosphere.
Why not take a stroll through the village itself or along the beach and stop in at one of the locally owned businesses or pubs along the way?
In 2022, Portmarnock Beach was awarded a Blue Flag. The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary awards for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained. Our hotel beautifully overlooks this gorgeous beach with many of our rooms and suites offering views of the Irish Sea, Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye.
How to get to the Velvet Strand – Located directly behind hotel, 5 kilometres long (3.10 miles)
Walk through Lobby, past Jameson bar, exit hotel through glass doors, turn left, walk through car park, passing hotel on left side, you will see a sign that says ‘Beach Access’ , walk through here, under the bridge and you will arrive at the beach.
Situated just 8km south of the hotel on its own peninsula, Howth is an instantly likeable, laid-back coastal town that bustles with activity. There is a great mixture of fishing, shopping, tourism and village life that make it one of the most popular places for Dubliners and tourists alike.
Howth happens to have some wonderful pubs as well. O’Connell’s just north of the harbour is a famous resting and meeting spot where tourists, day-trippers and locals mix for either drinks or great seafood. The Abbey Tavern sets the standard in traditional conviviality with a more local flavour, while The Harbour Bar offers a more seafaring experience.
The range of walks in Howth is impressive with one for every level of ability on any day of the week. Why not try the Cliff Top Loop or the Box of Frogs Loop, taking in some of the spectacular views of the cliffs, Lambay Island and the Baily Lighthouse.
How to get there –
Just 15 minutes by bus or five minutes by taxi, Malahide is another lovely gem of a seaside town. The historical “heritage” town has a very polished and affluent feel to it, with the concentration on the large marina rather than fishing activity.
One of the most worthwhile sites to visit here is the magnificent 12th century Malahide Castle. Situated close to the village on over 260 acres of land, it has a visitor centre, stunning gardens and regular tours.
One again, there are numerous choices in Malahide for eating out; from the Irish to Thai, by way of Italian, French, Steakhouse and Indian. The Greedy Goose on Town yard Lane overlooks Howth Marina and offers tapas-style menu and a tasting menu and is open from 5pm Monday-Friday and from 1pm on weekends. Siam Thai, meanwhile, offers something very special for those looking for a more oriental flavour, with a combination of modern, creative and traditional Thai food in a sumptuous setting. They are open daily from midday.
How to get there – If it is a nice day and you would like to take the scenic route you can walk from the hotel to Malahide Village. 4 km (2.5 miles) approximately 53 minutes walk. Exit hotel, through car park at entrance, on departing premises, turn right and commence walk. Stay on right hand side.
You can also get the 102 bus or 42 bus to Malahide Village.
Dublin City Centre
There are a host of great places to see and things to do in “Dublin’s Fair City” – a vibrant, friendly and culturally rich and diverse international metropolis of very manageable size. It was recognised as such by National Geographic Traveller, featuring our capital city on its “2018 Best of the World” list.
A recommended way to plunge right into the history and warmth of Dublin is the begin with a hop-on-hop-off tour with Dublin Bus. It takes you to all the main sights with guided commentary along the way, giving you a strong feel for what Dublin has to offer in a short space of time. You can stop and visit places on the route and then get the next available bus that comes along to continue the loop.
After that the choice is up to you. you can spend time ambling through the city’s wonderful green spaces, such as St. Stephen’s Green or the 440 year old Trinity College. Why not spend some time on Grafton Street; Ireland’s premier pedestrian shopping street with wonderful street artists and entertainment showing their talent.
Few visitors to Dublin want to leave without having visited the home of “The Black Stuff”. The Guinness Storehouse is the country’s most popular tourist destination, located in the heart of the St. James’ Gate Brewery and offering an entertaining and fascinating historical tour of the world famous dark stout.
And considering where you are, no visit to Dublin will be complete without visiting the Jameson Distillery on Bow Street. Located just off the historic and wonderful Smithfield Square, this is the original site of the Jameson distillery and it was where all t heir wonderful whiskey was produced up until 1971. Today, it’s one of Ireland’s favourite tourist attractions, offering visitors a variety of tours through time. Opening hours are from 10am – 5.30pm Monday – Thursday and 10am – 7pm Friday & Saturday.
How to get there – The capital city is just a short trip away by DART. The Portmarnock station is 2km from the hotel and can be reached by taxi or a 20 minute walk with the train taking up to 20 minutes to reach Dublin City Centre or the bus which takes around 40 minutes.
Dart (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) Electric Rail system, running from Malahide, North County Dublin to Greystones, Co. Wicklow, South County. Dart crosses the city, passing the coast on north and south side of city.
Tickets can be purchased at the local Dart stations or a TFI leap card can be purchased on a prepaid basis, the card reduces the fares by 30%, also used on the local bus service. The station is 2.8 kilometres from hotel .
All Deluxe rooms are equipped with a thermostat which allows you to adjust the temperature according to your preference. Once the room key card is removed from the key switch panel, the system will change to the energy saving mode.
The bus route #102 services to and from the hotel to the airport directly.
Breakfast is served in our 1780 Restaurant, Weekdays: 7.00am until 10.30am. Weekends and Bank Holidays from 7.00am until 11.00am.
There are three pharmacies in Portmarnock. All three are open Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm. Saturday 9am – 6pm.
Our Check-out time is 12:00pm. You may purchase a late check-out for 3:00pm at an additional €50.00 charge and is subject to availability during your stay.
Our gym is available 24/7. Located on the First Floor right by THE SPA. You will need your room key to access the gym.
We have a number of different dining outlets available.
Our 1780 Restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast each morning, our Seaview Lounge renowned for its ‘Afternoon Tea by the Sea’ is available from Friday to Sunday, prebooking is essential and finally our golfer’s Snug and Jameson Bar which both offer casual dining.
Our Jameson Bar is open Monday – Wednesday 3.30pm – 9pm (last food orders) and Thursday – Sunday 12.30pm – 9.30 pm (last food orders)
Portmarnock, St. Anne’s
Saturday Vigil: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 noon
Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri: Mass 10:00 a.m.
No morning Mass on Tuesdays or Saturdays
We have a two on-site car parks which are complimentary for all guests who are guests of Portmarnock Resort & Jameson Golf Links.
There are many bus routes within walking distance of the hotel, including the 102, 42 and H2. The Portmarnock dart station is a twenty minutes walk up the road which takes you directly into the city or north or south of Dublin to coastal towns.
To view the bus or train times, download the TFI Live app or the Irish Rail app (for trains). You can also ask reception to check the next available bus or train.
We are a 100% non-smoking hotel. We do have designated outdoor smoking areas throughout the hotel to accommodate guests who smoke. A deep cleaning fee will be charged to guests who are found to be in breach of our no smoking policy.
Room service is available 24 hours. Our room service menus is available through the QR Code is displayed in your hotel room.
Portmarnock Resort & Jameson Golf Links is partnered with FreeNow which is able to order you the first cab available at any time of day with the booking service being at no additional cost to you. (journey charges will apply)