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

Mount Usher Gardens
Mount Usher Gardens
Ashford, Co. Wicklow
Mount Usher is particularly blessed in a number of ways. Originally created by the Walpole family, the garden owes its character to one of those happy confluences of history: The garden took shape over a period when the enthusiasm for new plant i ...

Golf

Grange Golf Club - Rathfarnham Dublin 16 Ireland
Grange Golf Club
Dublin 16, Dublin City
Course Type: Parkland
Grange is a mature parkland course set in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. The course is ranked by Golf Digest Magazine as the best parkland course in Dublin and amongst the best in Ireland. The Club was founded on the 9th May 1910 and ...

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

Fingal Farmers Market - Swords Co Dublin - Saturdays
Fingal Farmers Market - Saturdays

Beside Swords Courthouse

Tourist Attractions

Rathfarnham Castle - Castle in Rathfarnham - Rathfarnham Dublin 14 Ireland
Rathfarnham Castle
Dublin 14, Dublin City
Dating back to the Elizabethan period Rathfarnham Castle with its four flanker towers is an excellent example of the fortified house in Ireland. In the late 18th century, the house was re-modeled on a splendid scale employing some of the finest a ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Roundwood Inn
Roundwood, Co. Wicklow
Jurgen and Aine Schwalm’s 17th century inn in the highest village in the Wicklow Hills has a style that is all its own, and a dedicated band of followers who love everything about it: the public bar with its own snug and open fire, the stur ...
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