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Bulloch (or Bullock) Harbour is a small working harbour on the southern end of Dublin Bay. It’s home to crab and lobster fishing, small boat moorings, boat rental, Dalkey sea scouts, sea angling, kayaking and all forms of small scale maritime activity. It’s a favourite with people who want to walk their dog, climb the rocks, watch the birds and wildlife, or simply sit and stare. Opinions vary on the subject of Bulloch vs Bullock – a question which we won’t try to answer here.
Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association has set up this website to help celebrate and protect the historic, maritime and natural heritage of the harbour. The association liaises with public bodies (below) and other interested parties to ensure that the harbour functions well and remains a public asset for all users, visitors and the local community. The Dublin Port Company manages the harbour proper, that is, the quays and harbour basin. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is responsible for the roadways and other parts of the public realm not managed by Dublin Port Company. Much of the rocky outcrops adjacent to the harbour are open to public access and, together with the harbour provide one of the few access points to the seashore in Dalkey. Dalkey Tidy Towns are active in helping to maintain the physical environment around the harbour and were instrumental in helping to set up the association along with boat owners and other harbour users and local residents.
The heritage of Bulloch – the harbour and the castle – dates back many hundreds of years and you can read more about it here.