Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Dalkey is named after its neighbouring island and grew up as a medieval port.  After the construction of the railway it thrived as a seaside suburb from the 19th century onwards until the present day where it has become a spot for the rich and famous to reside. 

It is well served by the DART and buses, with spectacular views of Killiney Bay and Dalkey Island, with many interesting shops, art galleries and restaurants. 

Dalkey Hill provides a pleasant wooded park to walk in and Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (+353 (0) 12 858 366, open all year) are a must see for any visitor. 

Dalkey Island provides the opportunity for an interesting boat trip, and once on the island visitors can explore the ruins of a 17th century church, or try a spot of fishing or seal watching. 

Every Friday there is a farmers’ market at the Dalkey town hall. 

Gardens

The Dillon Garden - Ranelagh Dublin 6 Ireland
Dillon Garden, The
Dublin 6, Dublin City
The Dillon Garden is deservedly one of the most revisited of Irish gardens. It isn’t just the wonderful parade of plants unfolding through the seasons in this stunning garden that draws visitors back again and again. You simply have to keep ...
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Golf

Portmarnock Golf Clubhouse
Portmarnock Golf Club
Portmarnock, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Links
On Christmas Eve of 1893 a Scottish Insurance broker named W.C. Pickeman and his friend George Ross rowed over from Sutton to the peninsula of Portmarnock to scout out the land as a p ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Cottage
A 200 year old cottage on a farm high in the Dublin Mountains, with dramatic views over the city and bay, beautifully restored to provide a relaxing alternative to big city bustle.
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What's On

Fingal Food Fayre - Rush - County Dublin
Fingal Food Fayre

Fingal Arts Centre

Rush, County Dublin

Last Sunday of every month, 12-5pm.

As well as a wide range of organic, fresh and international foods, ...
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Tourist Attractions

Christ Church Cathedral - Dublin 8 Ireland
Christ Church Cathedral
Dublin 8, Dublin City
Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt. The crypt is one ...
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Wedding Venues

The Clarence Hotel - Dublin Wedding Venue - Penthouse Bedroom
The Clarence Hotel
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dating back to 1852, this 5* boutique city centre hotel on the south quays has long had a special place in the hearts of Irish people and currently enjoys cult status through its owners - Bono and The Edge, of U2 - who have completely refurbished ...
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