23 Nov Visit Dalkey and discover its charming secrets
A seaside town south of Dublin, Dalkey’s vibrant and exciting history is front and centre. Right on the main street, Castle Street, we can find two castles from the Norman era, one of which, Goat’s Castle, houses the local Heritage Centre, as well as a 10th-century church.
Things to do and Places to Visit
From the town centre, it’s just a small walk to the harbour, where you can hire a boat or take a Yacht trip around Dalkey Island. And if you prefer something a bit more radical, you can go abseiling at Killiney Hill.
Dalkey is a delightful village with breath-taking scenic views of Dublin Bay, a welcoming atmosphere and pleasant coastal walks on its doorstep. It’s also packed of excellent restaurants, bars, cafés and not to mention a wide range of charming shops.
And when you settle in for food and drinks in one of the charming restaurants and bars that this village has to offer, do not be surprised if in the table next to yours is Bono, The Edge, Enya or Van Morrison… they all live nearby.
From top class wine shops and wine bars like Grapevine or O’Briens to the Fresh Seafood & Artisan Food Market of Roberts of Dalkey, this village has it all.
And regarding food, there are plenty amazing options to choose from like Select stores Dalkey one of the original health food stores in Dublin, or the high-quality gourmet food shop and delicatessen from Thyme Out or even the fantastic Bistro style dining experience of The Corner Note Café.
For dessert something sweet, Bel Gelato has the most delicious ice creams, Italian style, in Dublin.
But Dalkey has much more to offer, and you can find a little of everything strolling through its streets. From individually sourced vintage clothes and accessories from Vintage Finds You boutique, charming and unique gifts from Craft & Gift shops like Handworks, Daisie Stone or Papermint Store, a great selection of books from independent bookshops like The Gutter Bookshop to fresh flowers from lovely local flower shops like Bloomingdales Florist or Unique Flowers & Interiors.
Come and visit this beautiful little Dublin suburb, you won´t be disappointed.