County Dublin Travel Guide

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County Dublin Highlights

  • Pro
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     Friendly, charming people. 

  • Con
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     those polish guys chasing me and my mate about last weekend, grrrrrr 

  • In a nutshell
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     Want to experiece Baghdad? Drive through Dublin! 

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Dublin

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5145,9472,351

Howth

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184,587,4

Dalkey

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34,78,0

Dun Laoghaire

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50,78,4

Malahide

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51,184,4

Killiney

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12,78,0

North Bull Island

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3,6,0

Skerries

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7,10,2

Sutton

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3,13,0

Ballymun

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4,4,0

Clontarf

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8,5,37

Drumcondra

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3,0,0

Ballinteer

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1,11,0

Dublin

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Howth

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  • Howth Pier

    Howth Things to Do

    A crowd of people on the piers edge, were peering into the water and pointing excitedly. I was quite surprised to see a couple of seals bobbing around in the water, looking further, I could see another bobbing about beside one of the moored fishing boats, then another immerged from underwater. A small terrior dog was barking at the seals, while...

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  • King Sitric

    Howth Hotels

    East Pier, Howth, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Bloody stream pub

    Howth Restaurants

    I first came across this pub after my second trip to Howth, when I stopped for a Guinness before boarding the DART back to Dublin. At the end of my recent trip to Howth in July 09, it was a very welcome refuge from the torrential downpour, that had soaked me to the skin! A roaring fire (in the middle of Summer!) was very welcome-as I dried off...

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Dalkey

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  • Take in the views of Dalkey Island

    Dalkey Things to Do

    Dalkey Island is a small, uninhabited island of the coast of Dalkey. You can see the best views of the island from near Coliemore Harbour, where there is a telescope that can be used for a small fee. There is also an information board which tells you all about the island's history, flora and fauna. Supposedly seals regularly visit the island and a...

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  • Best burger in the village

    Dalkey Restaurants

    In is a bar-restaurant that serves good food, is relaxed and has live music (usually at least a pianist) on a Saturday. Its usually possible to get a seat. The burger, tho the deep fried cheese and cranberry sauce is great (v bad for you of course ;-)

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  • Irish Bison Burger on as a special! mmm...

    Dalkey Restaurants

    I recently visited in during a weekend trip to killiney. I thought the food was really tasty and the menu was extensive enough, the ambience was great as were the staff. The decoe is cooly and comfy, worth a visit.... Steak Burger, Fillet Steak, breaded plaice and a special on at the moment; Irish Raised Bison Burger.

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Dun Laoghaire

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  • Ferry between Holyhead (Wales) & Dun...

    Dun Laoghaire Transportation

    you can take a very cheap ferry (by foot or car) from or to Holyhead in Wales - Dun Laoghaire. it takes 90min and costs return only 21 Pounds (circa 33 Euro)the ferry is very compfi and a quick trip between both countries.

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  • Kingston Hotel

    Dun Laoghaire Hotels

    Adelaide Street, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Viking church?

    Dun Laoghaire Things to Do

    The ruined church of Tully and two ancient crosses are located just south of the village of Cabinteely (so strictly speaking not in Dun Laoghaire town at all but its an interestin spot so . . . )The origins of the ruined Tully church are usually ascribed to the 12th century, though some claims have been made that it actually dates back to the 9th...

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Malahide

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  • Go For A Beer #2 Smyth's

    Malahide Things to Do

    Like Duffy's, Smyth's comprises two separate bars - the public bar and the lounge, although these have a common entrance. I don't know anything about the lounge except that it is on the right! Joe and Ellen had already spent the previous evening reconoitering and so we headed straight for the public bar.This was the "jewel in the crown" as far as...

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  • Island View Hotel

    Malahide Hotels

    This hotel is decent, not cheap, not expensive. Not shabby, a luxurious palace. Average, but don't...

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  • Go For A Beer #3 - Duffy's

    Malahide Things to Do

    Duffy's on Main Street certainly stands out from the row of shops in which it is located with its bright red bar frontage (I was going to say pillar box red but then I remembered that the Irish post boxes are in fact green) and its cobalt-blue lounge exterior. This is a slightly glammed-up Victorian type pub with separate bar and lounge areas....

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Killiney

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  • Killiney Hill

    Killiney Things to Do

    From the beach you can see the obelisk on top of Killiney Hill. The hill is 153 metres high. Walk up there and you will have an amazing view over Sorrento Bay and the Wicklow mountains in the distance. In another direction you will see Dalkey Island.Killiney Hill is together with Dalkey Hill part of Killiney Hill Park. The area is crossed by many...

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  • Walk on the beach

    Killiney Things to Do

    I went up very early my first morning in Dublin and went straight to Killiney (bought breakfast at the station).After I arrived to Killiney I took a walk on the beach. I walk every morning to work, but how much nicer wasn’t it to walk here on the beach, listening to the sound of the sea and smelling the sea.I was not alone on the beach. Several...

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  • Dalkey

    Killiney Off The Beaten Path

    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...

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North Bull Island

  • Bus 130

    North Bull Island Transportation

    Bus 130 leaves from Lower Abbey Street. In Clontarf (as soon as you see Dublin Bay, you're in Clontarf), get off at the 2nd stop after the stop at the Clontarf Bus Garage. The North Bull Wall (pier) is just across the street.

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  • Realt na Mara Memorial

    North Bull Island Things to Do

    This 'Must See' must be interpreted literally: anyone walking/driving down the North Bull wall must see the needle at the end of the pier - you simply can't miss it!This memorial was blessed on September 24th, 1972 by the arch bishop of Dublin and the memorial stone reads "To the glory of God and in honour of the most blessed Virgin Mary"For all...

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  • Stay away from the dunes

    North Bull Island Warnings and Dangers

    In the past there have been reports of perverts hiding in the dunes (and no, they were not just playing hide-and-seek...).The police does come patrolling the island regularly, but just for your own sake, stay away from the dunes to avoid trouble.

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Skerries

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  • The Harbour

    Skerries Things to Do

    If its a sunny day - head down to the harbour. There is a working fishing fleet and if they have just arrived back in you will see a lot of seals following them into the harbour. The Stoop Your Head pub has fantastic seafood and a very relaxed atmosphere. Take your drink and sit outside watching the world go by. If the tide is out - you can even...

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  • The Pierhouse Hotel

    Skerries Hotels

    Harbour Road, Skerries, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Skerries Mills

    Skerries Things to Do

    Visit the renovated Mills. Good tour and if visiting in July keep an eye out for signs as they do threashing days on Sundays.

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Sutton

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  • Things to pack for Sutton

    Sutton What to Pack

    This was a day trip from Dublin, so I just carried a large handbag-enough for my camera, notebook etc.- it was a fairly good day, but I was wearing my waterproof jacket, with big pockets comfy shoes- and come prepared for all weathers-even in Summer. I think there was a chemist/ pharmacy here. A photogenic shoreline-so bring your camera/...

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  • Visit Phil Lynotts grave

    Sutton Things to Do

    From about 1973, I was a Thin Lizzy fan (after hearing their version of Whiskey in the Jar) and had a huge crush on their charismatic lead singer/ bass player - Phil Lynott. I saw him in concert 7 times.Yes, I had the T-shirt (s) posters, singles and the albums (pre- CD/ MP3 players/i-pods etc)When I heard the news on 4th January 1986, that Phil...

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  • DART to Sutton

    Sutton Transportation

    I caught the DART to Sutton from Dublins Tara Street station. My ticket was purchased from the ticket office. They don't accept debit/credit cards, but there is an ATM just outside this small station. I'm afraid that I don't remember the exact price (will try to find my ticket stuibs) but think it was just over 2 euros. My plan was to travel to...

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Ballymun

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  • The other side of Dublin......

    Ballymun Things to Do

    Ballymun is NOT a tourist destination. It was built mainly in the 1960's as one of the biggest (probably the biggest) social housing development in Europe. The seven towers were sung about by U2 (see another tip), and although six have now gone vast blocks of flats still remain.The government has put vast amounts of money into 'regeneration'. This...

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  • U2 on Ballymun

    Ballymun Local Customs

    Bono was born looking at the seven towers of Ballymun (but not actually in the district you understand). The seven tower blocks were all built in the great need for social housing during the 1960's. With the exception of the Joseph Plunkett they have all bitten the dust (wasn't that a Queen song) after just 40 years of life.They were all named...

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  • Not much fair trade here.

    Ballymun Warnings and Dangers

    There are various posters hanging from the lamposts proclaiming that Ballymun is the first 'Fair trade' town in Ireland. This all sounds very worthy until you realise that the two main products sold in Ballymun are Heroin and Cocaine. I somehow suspect that the livelihood and welfare of third world producers are not uppermost in the minds of these...

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Clontarf

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  • Great bento box for lunch

    Clontarf Restaurants

    Nice restaurant tucked away in Clontarf.It's downstairs from the Parlour Bar.Went for lunch - get there at about 12:30 before it starts to get too busy. The Duck bento box was great - especially with boiled rice and vegetable spring rolls.Fresh food and great tatse.

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  • The Gibson Hotel

    Clontarf Hotels

    Point Village, Dublin, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Stroll along the seashore

    Clontarf Favorites

    Clontarf is located near Dublin Bay. There are a long cycling track and a footpath parallel to Clontarf Road. On a sunny day (or should I say 'on a dry day'), cycle or better still, take a brisk walk along the shore. Inhale the smell of the sea, look out over the bay, watch the sailboats, see the ferries arriving at and leaving from the harbour. It...

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Drumcondra

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  • The craic on match day

    Drumcondra Things to Do

    If you visit in early Summer, you may be able to get tickets to an all Ireland championship match in Croke park. This is a fantastic affair, full of fun and drink.The atmosphere is electric and all you need is a ticket and a jersey!There is no segregation in the ground but just be aware that if Dublin are playing, and you have a different teams...

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  • Dublin students party

    Drumcondra Nightlife

    Quinns is a schizophrenic type of place.In the day time, it's a bit of an old man's pub but at night it changes.........During the week it's packed to the rafters with students, sometimes flaunting their GAA Jerseys for "County Colours Nights". It's really good fun and everyone is just out to enjoy themselves.They have drinks promotions and the bar...

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  • Overpriced

    Drumcondra Restaurants

    The food is decent quality albeit there's not much of it. The atmosphere is dreary so you'll need a crowd to go... make sure everyone brings their cheque-books though because it's very expensive! Last time i was there, I had the pollo all'arrabbiata. I thought it was splendid but it was served on a relatively small plate and I ended up having to...

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Ballinteer

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    Jerry and I

    by jjasmine Written Aug 10, 2003

    Marlay Park is one of the finest small public parks in Dublin with a surprising variety of habitats packed into a small space.

    16B/C -
    DUBLIN AIRPORT, Santry, Beaumont, Drumcondra, City Centre (O'Connell Street), Harold's Cross, Terenure, GRANGE ROAD or TAYLORS THREE ROCK PUB
    48A -
    CITY CENTRE (Hawkins St.), Ranelagh, Milltown, Dundrum, BALLINTEER SHOPPING CENTRE

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