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

Knockrose Garden - The Scalp Kilternan Dublin 18 Ireland
Knockrose Garden
Dublin 18, Dublin City
Knockrose is situated 500 feet above sea level nestling on the shoulder of The Scalp, a geological feature formed by the melting waters of a glacier. Tom and Trish Farrell are the owners and custodians of this beautifully cultivated unique garden ...

Golf

Castle Golf Club - Rathfarnham Dublin 14 Ireland
Castle Golf Club
Dublin 14, Dublin City
Course Type: Parkland
Castle Golf Club is a rolling parkland golf course playing to 6,246 yards and a par of 70, with firm fairways that are heavily featured by mature trees, Harry Colt's design includes five par-3s and three very achievable par-5s. In 1999 a major ...

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.

What's On

Cabinteely Park Market - Co Dublin - Sundays
Cabinteely Park -  Sundays - 10am-4pm

Cabinteely House is an 18th century Demesne house set in 45 hectares of Parkland. The Park boasts a great playground, extensive ...

Tourist Attractions

Dublinia - Dublin 7 Ireland
Dublinia
Dublin 7, Dublin City
Dublinia is an unforgettable experience in a historically important location at the heart of Dublin City, the crossroads where modern and old Dublin meets. Three exhibitions - Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin & History Hunters - based on Dublin ...

Wedding Venues

Aqua Restaurant - Wedding Venue Howth County Dublin Ireland
Aqua
Howth, Co. Dublin
Previously a yacht club, this fine contemporary restaurant makes a wonderful venue for any special occasion. It recently celebrated its' 10th year in business and is right at the end of the west pier, beside the fishing boats - guests will pass t ...
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