Clontarf

SUBURB: Clontarf

  • Suburb: Clontarf
  • Postcode: 2093
  • Population:6000
  • Municipality: Manly Council

Clontarf is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Clontarf is located 13 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Manly Council, in the Northern Beaches region.

Clontarf is named after the Clontarf district in Dublin, Ireland.

The son of Queen Victoria, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh visited Clontarf in 1868 where he was shot in the back by an Irishman, Henry James O\'Farrell. Alfred was ingloriously saved because the bullet struck him at a point where his India-rubber braces, holding his trousers up, crossed over. The bullet was deflected around his rib-cage and did no major harm.

Clontarf