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Where:

Dalkey cir­cuit, South County Dublin

From Dalkey Dart sta­tion, fol­low signs to Dalkey Cas­tle and Her­itage Cen­tre. En­ter to view the me­dieval cas­tle and re­mains of St Beg­net’s 8th Cen­tury church. If not, pass Arch­bold’s Cas­tle be­fore turn­ing right onto Ulver­ton Road. Con­tinue along this road to reach Bul­lock Cas­tle be­fore veer­ing right down Har­bour Road to­wards Bul­lock Har­bour — a fine place to take in the ex­panse of Dublin Bay and see the lo­cal fish­er­men’s catch. If you can, make time to take a guided kayak tour out to Dalkey Is­land (9.30am and 2.30pm daily; kayak­ing.ie). Then, con­tinue down to the lovely Coliemore Har­bour for views out to sea and Dalkey Is­land. Next, fol­low the road down to reach Dil­lon’s Park and then

What:

walk to the top of Sor­rento Park, with its panoramic sea views across Dublin and Killiney bays, be­fore re­turn­ing to Dalkey vil­lage via Sor­rento Road. Dalkey Dart sta­tion By Dart from the city cen­tre to Dalkey sta­tion. By car, fol­low signs into Dalkey via Barn­hill Road, then along the main street to park at the Dart sta­tion.

Easy

Start/ Fin­ish: Get­ting there: Level: Length/ Time: Pack:

4km/ 1 hr Dalkey Her­itage Town leaflet with map in­side avail­able from Dalkey Cas­tle and Her­itage Cen­tre (dalk­ey­cas­tle.com) or OSI Of­fi­cial Dublin City and Dis­trict Street Guide

Re­fuel:

You’re spoilt for choice in this up­mar­ket vil­lage. But for a cuppa, try Mugs Cafe or Ou­zos for steak and seafood or sit out­side the Queen’s (all on Cas­tle Street), for chicken wings and a pint and watch the world go by. You might just spot lo­cal man Bono.

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