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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

18th Green & Clubhouse
Royal Dublin Golf Club, The
Dublin 3, Dublin City
Course Type: Links
A treasured location Bull Island, home to The Royal Dublin Golf Club, is a protected wildlife habitat with a fabulous range of flora and fauna. Despite this, it is only three miles (5km) from Dublin city centre ...
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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

Laytown Farmers Market - Sonairte Co Meath - 1st & 3rd Sunday each Month
Laytown Farmers Market - Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from March to December (21st Dec is last market until March), 10.30am-5pm

Sonairte, The Ecology Centre, Laytown, Co Mea ...
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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 ...
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Wedding Venues

The Mansion House Events Centre - Wedding Venue - Dublin
The Mansion House Events Centre
Dublin 2, Dublin City
The Mansion House Built in 1710 for Joshua Dawson after whom Dawson Street was named, The Mansion House was bought by Dublin Corporation in 1715 and became the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Steeped in history, The Mansion Ho ...
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