Our aim is to connect all people with a link to Portmarnock. You may live here, have visited here or maybe are tracing ancestors who left long ago. In any case, we’re sure to have lots to share and are delighted to welcome you.
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have already used so others may further your search.
Please be patient - as our programme has only begun to rollout across
the island of Ireland and volunteers in some areas may not yet be
Welcome To Portmarnock
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Portmarnock.
Portmarnock (Irish: Port Mearnag) is a small coastal, suburban village in Fingal, Ireland.
Adjacent to Portmarnock is a narrow beach which extends onto a sandy peninsula with beaches on all sides. Portmarnock's beach is nicknamed The Velvet Strand due to the beautiful smooth sand along the beach, and is popular with wind- and kite-surfers.
Portmarnock's beach was the starting point for two important pioneering flights. On 23 June 1930 Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew took off in the Southern Cross (aircraft) on the second, westbound transatlantic flight (to Newfoundland, then they continued on to Oakland, California, completing a circumnavigation of the world. The first solo westbound transatlantic flight began from Portmarnock beach as on 18 August 1932 Jim Mollison, a British pilot, took a de Havilland Puss Moth from Portmarnock to Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick,Canada. (Ref: Shooting Suns and Things:transatlantic fliers at Portmarnock, Desmond Gallagher
Like many of Dublin's coastal settlements, Portmarnock is home to a Napoleonic Martello tower.
Martello Tower, Portmarnock
Kites in the sky on Portmarnock beach.
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Ba mhaith loim ta go maith ar do thuras na fionnachtana , I wish you well on your journey of discovery.