Explore on a day tour Dalkey & Killiney – two picturesque suburbs south of Dublin
Posted by Neil Hand on the 29th of April 2016 at 13:43:48
Dublin is a vibrant city but it also has another, calm side. You don’t have to travel far to get to the coast and enjoy the magnificent landscape surrounding Dublin. There are many nice towns worth visiting and in this blog article we want to present you a few nice places south of Dublin: Dalkey and Killiney.
To get there, just hop on a DART train from Pearse or Connolly Station and enjoy a nice trip down to Dalkey.
The small old Viking town is directly connected to the sea, and on Castle Street you can check out the small little cafés. Go to Dalkey Castle and take a guided tour including an interactive costumed live performance with actors. To get there walk down the hill from the DART stop, it just takes about five minutes to get there.
Dalkey is home to various well-known people such as Maeve Binchy, Bono from U2, the Edge and Enya. There is definitely a good reason why they have chosen to live here – the winding narrow streets and the picturesque scenery with the little town centre.
In case you want to have a short walk head up from Castle Street towards Vico Road and enjoy the lovely view over Killiney Bay. If you don’t mind taking a longer walk follow Ardbrugh Road and head up to Dalkey Quarry. It is a former quarry which today is used for rock-climbing and is ideal for walks. The quarry is part of Killiney Hill Park which offers you great views from two different points: Dalkey Hill and the Obelisk. The Obelisk was erected in 1742 in honour of John Malpas, who gave employment to families, who were affected by the famine in 1740.
From Killiney Hill Park you can see Dublin with its bay, Wicklow Mountains and on clear days even Wales.
After your walk you can go downhill through Killiney and relax at the beach.
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