Dalkey (/ˈdɔːkiː/; Irish: Deilginis, meaning "thorn island") is one of the most affluent suburbs of Dublin, and a seaside resort southeast of the city, and the town of Dun Laoghaire, in Ireland. It was founded as a Viking settlement and became an active port during the Middle Ages. According to chronicler John Clyn (c.1286–c.1349), it was one of the ports through which the plague entered Ireland in the mid-14th century. In modern times, Dalkey has become a seaside suburb that attracts some tourist visitors. It has been home to writers and celebrities including Jane Emily Herbert, Maeve Binchy, Hugh Leonard, Bono, Van Morrison and Enya. The village and broader area lie within the jurisdiction of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Restaurants in Dalkey
4.5 based on 324 reviews
Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in period costume and the interactive elements of 21st century technology (available in twelve languages). Travel back in time and be enthralled by the extraordinary work of the Archer, the Cook and the Travelling Barber-Surgeon. Afterwards you can climb to the battlements for panoramic views of sea and Mountains. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the 10th century Church and Graveyard. Follow the interactive timeline from early Christian through Viking, Medieval, Victorian and modern times in Dalkey. Explore the area's Literary and creative connections in the Writer's Gallery.
I was in Dalkey many times and never thought of visiting the castle which does not look very impressive. But yesterday I decided to go there with a friend and we were very surprised. The tour was really interesting and funny, with guides in period...MoreHi Ewa, Thank you for the review. We are delighted that you decided to come in and visit and enjoyed the Living History tour.
5 based on 86 reviews
Wonderful Guided Kayaking Tours on gentle sea waters at famous Dalkey, Co.Dublin only 20mins by Dart from Dublin City Centre. Tours suitable for complete beginners of all ages. Enjoy the peace, tranquility and beauty of Bono's home town. Meet the friendly seals and walk on Dalkey Island. You can book online. All gear and equipment provided. We also run tours and classes in other locations.
Had a great time, well paced, lots to see and some stunning views. I'd recommend bringing a beach towel. Shaun our guide was very personable, knowledgeable and professional. His instructions were clear and concise, and put nervous minds at ease. A great trip. We'll be back!
4.5 based on 79 reviews
Dalkey Island once had it own government presided over by the King of Dalkey, and Emperor of the Muglins, Elector of Lambay and Ireland's Eye, defendor of his own faith and defender of his own faith and respecter of all others.
This organisation was eventually suppressed by central government.
The island features St.Begnet's Church (ruined). Outside the door is a carved rock.
A Martello Tower and battery lies on the south-east end.
Close to the water on the land side is a holy well- resorted to by sufferers of sore eyes.
5 based on 62 reviews
An excellent couple of hours in the company of Biddy, very ably assisted by Jonny, and her other guests. Biddy demonstrates the "dying art" of storytelling with grace, charm and humour and challenges us to focus on traditional values and lifestyle among the challenges of modern society. Cookery, history and life values ooze from this lovely lady and leave you wanting to hear more of what she chooses to leave unsaid. Thanks.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
Great "Local" pub, with excellent food service, very comfortable surroundings - in particular the great mural up at the ceiling which depicts the view of dalkey coastline from the sea, and staff that are happy to have a little chat with the customers, a favourite of the locals.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
We happened upon FInnegans whilst strolling through Dalkey & as old character in the street saw us as tourists looking for a good experience. He was right ..great friendly staff....we only wanted a light Sandwich but we noticed some healthy looking dishes coming out to adjacent tables. They have certainly invested in maintaining the old character both inside & out. If you want a genuine Irish pub experience don't miss this one if you are in the area
3.5 based on 6 reviews
Great little bar. Nice pints good atmosphere football on the TV and a pool table and darts board. Cant go wrong. The lounge is big and very modern aswell but wasn't busy in the afternoon.
5 based on 1 reviews
Located on a cute side street in Dalkey. We were just wandering around town and happened upon this shop. Our flight out of Dublin is tomorrow so it was nice to find a bookstore with a very good selection. I especially like second hand books because it's "recycling". We bought 3 books and that will give me some choices on our flight back to the US.
Please phone /email in advance of visit. Family garden with an open welcoming athmosphere. Philosophy of gardening is to work with the environment in a sustainable way. 3/4 of an acre,flowers,fruit veg,chickens and soon a bee hive !!!! Refreshments can be provided if required. Working with nature is what an atmospheric garden is about.
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