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Skerries, Co. Dublin

So far remarkably unspoilt, Skerries is not completely undeveloped but its essential atmosphere has remained unchanged for decades (perhaps because it does not yet have marina and all its attendant development) and it makes a refreshing break from the hurly-burly of Dublin city.

The harbour is renowned for its fishing, notably Dublin Bay prawns (langoustine), and the surrounding area is famous for market gardening, so it has always been a good place for a very subtstantial bite to eat - and there are several pubs of character along the harbour front to enjoy a pint before a meal.

While in the area, allow time to visit Skerries Mills (working windmills (Tel: +353 (0)1 849 5208) and Ardgillan Castle and Victorian Gardens (Tel: +353 (0)1 849 2212) nearby at Balbriggan, both of which have tea rooms.

Gardens

Ardgillan Castle - Balbriggan County Dublin IReland
Ardgillan Castle & Demesne
Skerries, Co. Dublin
Corrupted from the Irish Ard Choill (high wood), Ardgillan was aptly named until the Rev Robert Tayleur paid labourers a penny a day to clear the land for his new home in 1737. The estate, with its Gothicised house situated in a 200 acre park abo ...
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Golf

Hollywood Lakes Golf Club - Ballyboughal Swords County Dublin Ireland
Hollywood Lakes Golf Club
Swords, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
The golf course at Hollywood Lakes is truly a test for every category of golfer. Currently there are 11 lakes and water features that sees water impact on 9 out of the 18 holes. Combine this element of the design with a multitude of trees a ...
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Self Catering

The Cottages - Self Catering Cottages - Bettystown County Meath Ireland
The Cottages
Bettystown, Co. Meath
Traditional thatched cottages were once very typical of this part of Ireland and, although the six that make up this beach-side hamlet look so immaculate that you could be forgiven for thinking they are new, they are actually about 300 y ...
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What's On

Castleknock Village Food Market
Sunday 10am-4pm

Location:

Castleknock Shopping Centre (Behind Silver Spoon/Flynn's Auctioneers), Castleknock Village, Dublin 15

Contact:

Darragh Walshe Tel: ...
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Tourist Attractions

Dublin Castle - Dublin 2 Ireland
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Up until 1922 Dublin Castle was the seat of British rule in Ireland. Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Viking most of it dates from the 18th century, though a castle has stood on the site since the days of K ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Number Ten
Dublin 1, Dublin City
This unusual private venue allows the bride and groom the wonderful experience of becoming hosts for the day in a beautiful Georgian Town House in the centre of Dublin city, overlooking the River Liffey. An inconspicuous front door on Lower Ormon ...
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