Welcome to Rush

Rush (Irish: Ros Eó, meaning “peninsula of the yew trees” pronounced [ɾˠoːsˠ oː], officially An Ros) is a small seaside town in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland. It lies on the Irish Sea coast between Skerries and Lusk. It had a population of 9,231 according to the 2011 census.

Rush was once viewed as the heart of market gardening in Leinster and many people were employed in agriculture. Nowadays, however, horticulture and agriculture have been superseded by Rush’s increasing role as a “commuter belt” town.

Rush has several pubs and clubs together with a small number of restaurants. The local Millbank Theatre, home to Rush Dramatic Society is respected for its quality plays and dramas. Rush Musical Society is well respected for its annual productions also.

Rush has two beautiful sandy beaches, the North Beach and South Beach, which are separated by the rocky head of the peninsula and a small tidal harbour, Rush Harbour. The peninsula is the closest point of land to the privately owned Lambay Island.

Rush South beach is a 2.4km long Blue Flag beach and its prevailing winds and tides have made it an extremely popular kitesurfing location.  With excellent water quality, soft white sands, stunning views of Lambay Island and Howth Head, it attracts many visitors all year long. In 2022, it was rated in the top 5 beaches in Dublin by the Irish Independent.

Rush Golf Club is a 9 hole links course located close to the south shore. The club was founded in 1943 and offers panoramic views of Lambay Island and Dublin Bay.

Rush Sailing Club operates from Rogerstown harbour which is situated on the Rogerstown Estuary, known locally as ‘the pier.’ This harbour is also used by a supply boat, The Shamrock, which provides supplies for the inhabitants of Lambay Island.