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Royal St. George Yacht Club

5.0 from 1 review
53.2944984436, -6.1324801445

Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin (South), Ireland

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+353 1 280 1811

The Kingstown Boat Club, from which the Royal St. George Yacht Club evolved, was founded in 1838 by a small group of boating enthusiasts who had decided that "the (River) Liffey was every year becoming fouler and less agreeable for aquatic pursuits". They applied to the Commissioner for Public Works, and were granted a piece of ground near Dun Laoghaire Harbour on which to build a clubhouse - the first privately owned building to stand on publicly owned space. Initially, the members’ main interest was in rowing, but membership grew rapidly, and amongst them were many well-known yachtsmen of the day. One of these was the Marquis Conyngham, who used his influence with Queen Victoria to have the privileges of a Royal Yacht Club conferred in 1845. The Club flag was to be "the Red Ensign with a crown in the centre of the Jack" and the Burgee was red with a white cross with a crown at the centre. This, of course, is the St. George's Cross, and is quite possibly the reason why, in 1847, the Club became The Royal St. George's Yacht Club, although this has never been established. It subsequently became the Royal St George Yacht Club; it is referred to by all who know it, as simply ‘the George’.

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1 Review

Royal St. George Yacht... was first reviewed by Ciaran L. on 15 June 2009

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Ciaran L. Member since: July 2008 95 Reviews Local hero


I had great times here when I was a kid, doing sailing courses in the summer. 'The George' has an old-world feel to it, which may be due to the fact that it is very old. I always preferred it to the Irish, but in recent times the Irish has caught up a bit due to it's proximity to the new marina.

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2009


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