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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

Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda County Louth
Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Beaulieu is a very special place, remarkable for its age, its history, and the fact that the same family have lived in the house ever since it was completed in 1666. The enclosed garden dates from a few decades later may have been designed by the ...
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Golf

Saint Margarets Golf Club - Saint Margarets County Dublin Ireland
Saint Margarets Golf Club
Swords, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
St. Maragret's Golf Club is a challenging 18 hole parkland golf course that sees water featuring heavily. It boasts big dramatic holes like the roller coaster twelfth, which rolls between two lakes and across a babbling brook to a majestically el ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Merrion Mews & Stables
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dublin’s only surviving intact example of Georgian Domestic architecture at No. 63 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2. This quaint and charming 18th Century holiday retreat in the heart of the city has been restored to its original charm. The Mew ...
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What's On

Portmarnock Market - Co Dublin - Sundays
Portmarnock Market - Sunday 10am-5pm

Portmarnock Golf and Country club, Portmarnock, Co Dublin

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Tourist Attractions

TouristAttractions
St Marys Abbey
Dublin 1, Dublin City
St. Mary's Abbey was once the wealthiest Cistercian Abbey in Ireland, founded in 1139 it played a large role in the affairs of the state until its dissolution by Henry VIII in 1539. It was here in St Mary's Abbey that Silken Thomas Fitzgerald ...
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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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