Welcome to Dalkey


Dalkey is small enough that you can get around on foot. Most visitors will be arriving by DART, so start your exploration in the middle of town: the main sights are on Castle St, as are most of the cafes (or on the streets just off it). Coliemore Harbour is where you can get boat trips; overlooking the adjoining Bullock Harbour are the remains of Bullock Castle.

The waters around the island are popular with scuba divers; qualified divers can rent gear in Dun Laoghaire, further north, from Ocean Divers.


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Dublin to Wicklow and Glendalough Full-Day Tour with Admission

The beautiful coastal drive from Dublin to Glendalough takes you past Dun Laoghaire Harbor, Dalkey and Killiney. These exclusive suburbs on the out reaches of Dublin are home to Ireland's rich and famous including U2's Bono, Enya and film director Neil Jordan. Then, driving through the Wicklow Mountains, you'll soon understand why this area is known as 'the Garden of Ireland’.You'll continue on to the green mountains of Wicklow County, where you'll stop for morning tea (additional cost) at Avoca Handweavers. The oldest wool mill in Ireland, Avoca Handweavers is a great place to shop for high-quality Irish crafts.The next stop on your Wicklow tour in Glendalough, in Wicklow Mountains National Park. Glendalough is renowned for its natural beauty and history, and is one of the most visited places in Ireland. At Glendalough, your guide will walk with you through the 6th-century monastic settlement. You'll learn about St Kevin, the founder of the ancient monastery, and hear stories relating to the ruins scattered about the site, including the famous Round Tower. There will also be time for a leisurely stroll through the woods to Upper Lake. Leaving the peace and serenity of Glendalough behind, you'll head off for a stop at a local pub for lunch (additional cost). Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good old-fashioned home cooking of a traditional Irish pub. Why not wash lunch down with a hearty pint of Guinness?After lunch you'll begin your return to Dublin, via Sally's Gap, where scenes from Braveheart were filmed in 1995. This scenic but desolate area of wild bogland offers a stunning contrast to the Wicklow Mountains.You'll arrive back in Dublin in the late afternoon, with drop-off either in Ballsbridge (D4) or at Trinity College.

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Dalkey Castle and Killiney Hill Tour

Pick Up:10am The Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street 10:05 The Ashfield Hostel on D'Olier StreetFrom the city centre we travel out the coast road through the picturesque port of Dun Laoghaire  and onto Dalkey town.Here you can do the Dalkey Castle tour. After this you will have time to stroll around Dalkey town and browse amongst the different shops and cafes from artisan bakeries to bookshops and The Tramyard Market.Dalkey is one of the prettiest towns in Ireland http://irsh.us/2mmivBXThis area is known for its famous residents such as Bono, Enya, The Edge and Eddie Irvine to name a few.We then take the bus for a short but very scenic drive out by Colliemore Harbour where you will view Dalkey Island and continue on to Vico Road for amazing sea views and we pass  Victoria Castle which is now the private home of Enya. We squeeze the coach through the granite arch in Killiney where you enter Killiney Hill park.There are a few walks you can do here and all of the walks offer the best of views that Killiney hill has to offer.After Killiney Hill you get back on the coach and we take you to Avoca for lunch and shopping.You will have built up a thirst this point of the tour so we take you now into the Dublin Mountains to visit Johnnie Fox's where you can enjoy a  nice pint in front of one of the peat fires and marvel at the wonderments hanging from the walls and ceilings.We reluctantly take you from here and take you back down the mountains taking in some  more amazing views of Dublin Bay.We get back to the city no later than 4:30pm.When and where:This tour operates every day except Tuesdays and leaves from The Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street at 10am and from Ashfield Hostel on D'Olier Street on D'Olier Street at 10:05am and finishes back in the city no later than 4:30 pm.What to bring:As our weather is unpredictable we advise you to bring rain gear and comfortable footwear.What is included in the price:Admission to Dalkey Castle.Killiney Hill is free.What is not included in the price:Food and drink.

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Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough One Day Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire, County DublinGet picked up from your accommodation anywhere in Dublin. We start your day by taking the coast road south out of Dublin passing through the port of Dun Laoghaire and then through Sandycove, home of the James Joyce Martello Tower and Museum open to the public. Pass By: Dalkey Island, Dalkey, County DublinThen on through the picturesque village of Dalkey and the Vico Road, home to many celebrities such as Bono, Enya and Van Morrison to name but a few.Stop At: Powerscourt Gardens and House, Enniskerry, County WicklowWe then enter County Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland”. Our first stop is the magnificent Powerscourt Estate, noted for its house and gardens.Powerscourt House was voted in the top 10 houses by National Geographic and the gardens were voted in the top 3 gardens by National Geographic.Currently owned by the iconic Slazenger family, the estate dates back to the 13th century. In 1974, the house was gutted by a fire. By 1996, it was partially restored to its original glory and is now open to the public along with the breath-taking gardens. It is recognised as one of Ireland’s top spots to visit.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Powerscourt Waterfall, Enniskerry, County WicklowWe offer you the freedom to alter our suggested itinerary to fit your needs and time restrictions... As this is a private tour you have the option to visit other parts of Wicklow such as Powerscourt Waterfall. Set at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 5km from Powerscourt Estate and Gardens.There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy at the waterfall including birds such as the Chaffinch, Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warbler and the Sika Deer. You may even spot a red squirrel or two.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowFrom there we head through the rolling hills and valleys of Wicklow to Glendalough’s “Valley of 2 Lakes”, home of St. Kevin. In the lower glen, you will find the ancient monastic city built by the followers of St. Kevin and see the remains of the Cathedral, round Tower and St. Kevin’s Church, as well as the graveyard and various dwellings.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowWe head back to Dublin via the Military Road through the Wicklow and Dublin Mountains.As you pass through the bog lands known as the Feather Beds you will see Loch Dan and Loch Tay, and the famous Guinness estate.Stop At: Johnnie Fox's, Glencullen, County DublinWe finish the day on top of Dublin Mountains at Johnnie Fox's Pub, the highest pub of Ireland where you can enjoy a fresh pint of Guinness!Duration: 1 hour

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Private Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

Discover why Wicklow is known as the 'Garden of Ireland' on your small group private tour, After your chosen Dublin city pick up, explore the South Dublin Coastline passing through towns such as Dun Laoghire, Sandycove, and Dalkey home to a host of Irish stars.   Relax with a morning coffee in the Avoca cafe in Powerscourt, where you can shop for high quality Irish handcrafts before heading into the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Explore remote mountain passes with spectacular views of glacial lakes and infinite shades of green. Breath in the crisp mountain air with a short guided walk at the Sally Gap with stunning views of Lough Tay and the Guiness Family estate. This area is so unique and spectacular that it was chosen as the backdrop to the 'Vikings' series and movies like 'Braveheart'.  After a break for lunch at a traditional Irish pub where you can taste the local specialities, it's back on the road to Glendalough. An enchanting 6th century monastic settlement complete with round tower, the jewel of the National Park. Marvel at the history of the hermit priest St Kevin and the enchanting settlement at Glendalough. Hike from the lower lake to the upper lake and discover one of the 'off the beaten track' mountain trails which provide stunning views of the Glacial valley.  Then it's time take an alternate route through the National Park on your return to Dublin city center and your chosen destination.  This is a suggested tour itinerary based on our lenghty experience of providing day tours in Wicklow however we are happy to work with your group to tailor the tour to your requirements. There are many more worthwhile destinations in Wicklow such as Powerscourt Waterfall and Avoca village. There are also excellent hillwalking and mountain biking opportunities. We are happy to work with your group to design the perfect Wicklow day tour.