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Dublin Pass Including Free Entry to Over 30 Attractions
"Select a 1- 2- 3- 5- or 6-day Dublin Pass when you book. Then collect your pass from the redemption point in central Dublin or Dublin Airport.Your pass is valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days and offers free access to more than 30 top Dublin visitor attractions including skip-the-line entry to select landmarks as well as host of other privileges and special offers. Among other benefits
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Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin
"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
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The 1916 Dublin Tour - Beyond Barricades
"From the moment guests arrive at the first stop they are thrown into the midst of Easter 1916 as prominent Irish republican Helena Moloney who fought front and centre during the rebellion guides them onto the bus in the midst of the sounds of gunfire and commotion. Thus begins a thought-provoking and interactive 90 minute tour taking in some of the most prominent scenes of Easter Monday 1916 and its direct aftermath including City Hall Dublin Castle St. Stephen’s Green
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Killiney Tips (11)

Killiney

The day I was in Dublin for the rugby cup final (see sports tip) I had 4-5 hours to amuse myself between arrival in the city and the time to head for the game.
I decided to take the DART out as far as Killiney (pronounced Kil-line-ey) and walk back to Dalkey.
Great idea. The beach is superb - shingle as opposed to sand, but beautiful. My walk took my up over Killiney Hill, with fantastic views back down to the beach.
Fresh sea air. Sunshine. Exercise. Perfect way to escape the typical city centre Saturday afternoon scene.
You’ll find a great wee cafe in the station. Their double espresso & chocolatine perked me up no end.
Look for my Dalkey tip for the other half of the jaunt.

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iaint
Jun 06, 2014

Killiney Hill Park

Dalkey and Killiney are two suburban areas in South Dublin.
Between Dalkey and Killiney Dart Station lies Dalkey Hill, Victoria Hill and Killiney Hill Park.

From Dalkey Station walk cunnigham road and dalkey avenue up the hill until you see the entrance paths to Dalkey Hill.

The parks features a few benches, an obelisk (Mount Mapas Obelisk), a small pyramide and some other stones. You have a view to Killiney Bay, Bray and Dublin.

Alternatively of taking the Dart of you can take bus 59 from Dublin to Killiney.

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matjung
Apr 04, 2011

Killiney

Killiney is a seaside suburb situated almost 10 km south of Dublin. To buy a house here is very expensive, but I’m not surprised as the location is great.

Before going to Dublin I was advised by a Dubliner I met in Stockholm to visit Killiney for a walk on the beach and to go up to Killiney Hill to admire the view. I watched the weather forecast and visited Killiney on my first day in Dublin, as it was going to be the sunniest day. It is a lovely place and I would definitely return here another time when I visit Ireland.

I went for a walk on the beach and not living close to the sea I was enjoying every minute of it, to hear the sound of the sea, and smell the sea. Looking down at the pebbles on the beach you can find pebbles of many different colours, and some shells.

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 walking tracks where you can go for nice walks. I walked from Killiney Hill to Dalkey. It is not difficult to find your way but I asked twice to be absolutely sure how to find the right road down to the main street of Dalkey. You can also walk down to Vico Road and follow that road to Dalkey.

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MalenaN
Jun 05, 2007

Nice...

Ever since I was there, I was trying to get back to the spot were this pic was taken. Thats how much I liked it. I wonder if many people know about that spot, it looked "empty" when I was there and I think it wouldn't be as nice if there was many people.

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anatlc
May 30, 2006
 
 
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A strange kind of beach

A short train journey south from Dublin on the DART took us to Killiney beach. It was mostly deserted (well it was February!) apart from some dog walkers and joggers. The thing I found most odd about this beach was the lack of birds... and shells....there were no shells.

There was a derelict tea room which must have been nice once and it looked as though someone had set up camp on the ruined terrace area.

The other thing about this beach is that there is only one way out.... when you get to the end you have to turn round and come back again.

There was also a sign warning people not to be near the waters edge when the ferry boat comes in as it causes big waves... and this happens regularly in the summer so I guess it's not a safe place for families with young children.

Mariajoy
Feb 26, 2005

enjoy the wonderful view

have a little walk here,go to the top and enjoy the stunning view that will space from dublin city to wicklow mountains,the coastline and villages like bray o dalkey.don t miss it,not easy to reach but has to be seen

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renatob
Jan 17, 2005

Is this really in Dublin ? Your kidding...

The coastal area south of Dublin is where all the serious money moves to in this neck of the woods.

If you can ignore the rain, then it's not too difficult to compare Killiney Bay to the Bay of Naples.

The houses have that bright mediterranan wash to them, whilst the semi-tropical plants thrive in the more sheltered coves.

Use the DART, until you see an area (like Dalkey) and go for a wander. You can always walk back to the station, or wander onto the next one - which is unlkely to be more than a couple of miles at most.

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sourbugger
Mar 15, 2004

Dalkey & Killiney Hill

Here is a picture of Dublin bay taken from the top of Killiney Hill in South County Dublin last autumn. Killiney is on the Dart line in South County Dublin. Dalkey is the neighbouring village/suburb and its very "well-to-do" ... lots of famous people live there like Bono & Neil Jordan. You can look at Dalkey Castle which is on the main street of the village. It's more of a turret than a castle, but its well-preserved all the same.

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orlikins
Nov 25, 2003
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Killiney

Killiney is a quiet and posh seaside suburb southeast of Dublin. Apart from having the most spectacular coastline in the city, there are awesome mansions to admire. You just might spot a celebrity here! Take the DART from the city centre to get there and do the 45-minute cliffwalk to Dalkey. You'll be astounded by the lush gardens, that grand houses and the amazing views from Sorrento point! See the travelogue for more pics.

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tvdm
Mar 16, 2003

Watch out for the Car Ferry!

This was the sign I spotted on the tunnel approach wall on Killiney beach... Look out for the car ferry making big waves on the beach!

Mariajoy
Feb 26, 2005

Killiney Hill

From Killiney Hill you have a lovely view over Dublin Bay. Take the DART to Dalkey and walk from there. My boyfriend met Bono here last weekend so it's true - the celebrities do live here ;)

sabsi
Aug 24, 2002

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