Killiney Off The Beaten Path

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    Dalkey

    by MalenaN Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    Castle Street, Dalkey
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    Dalkey is a lovely small town 8 km south of Dublin, it is actually part of County Dublin. In medieval times Dublin’s most important port was here in Dalkey, and still Dalkey has some buildings/ruins from that time. The town has a rich history and some nice shops, pubs, art galleries, a Heritage Centre and nice walks. Together with the fact that the town is situated along the beautiful coastline makes it a great destination for a daytrip out of Dublin city centre.
    Dalkey is a neighbour to Killiney and can be visited on the same daytrip.

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    Dalkey Island

    by MalenaN Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    From Killiney Hill you can see Dalkey Island, which is just off shore from Dalkey. You can clearly see the Martello Tower and the ruins of St Begnet’s Church. There is also a St Begnet’s Holly Well said to cure rheumatism.

    Finds have been done showing that there have been settlements on the island already in late Mesolithic 4500 BC. St Begnet’s Church was founded in 800 AD. There has been slave trade on Dalkey Island (10th century) and during the plague people fled to the island (14th century). In late 18th century there was a tradition to crown a Mock King of Dalkey on the island.

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