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Dalkey : activities and sites to visit

Dalkey Castle

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A remarkable castle to visit according to your desires. Better than a history lesson: a real experience!

Dalkey Island

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Dalkey Island is an island in County Dublin, located less than 300 metres from the village of Dalkey. Today...

Dalkey Heritage Centre

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Installed within the walls of Dalkey Castle, the Dalkey Heritage Centre is a museum entirely dedicated to the history...

Muglins lighthouse

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Muglins lighthouse is an Irish lighthouse located on a tiny rocky island in Dalkey. Set in Dublin Bay, it offers an incredible view!

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Dalkey (Deilginis in Irish Gaelic) is a medieval village of 10,000 inhabitants located in the Dublin sub-county of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. High place of the Irish Middle Ages, this harbour village is nowadays known for its fortified castle, as well as for the charm of its coastline . The city is prosperous and bourgeois, and serves as a chic suburb for Dubliners!

History of Dalkey

A mecca of the Irish Middle Ages…

Dalkey’s origins date back to the 8th century, at the time of the Viking Invasions. Dalkey would indeed have been built as a fortified camp by the Vikings, then would have developed considerably during the Middle Ages, through its seaport, ideal for trade with the rest of Europe…

According to the historian John Clyn, Dalkey was the point of entry of the plague in Ireland, which raged in the mid-14th century. It is said that its port was involved, which, through its mixing of goods and intensive trade, contributed to contaminate the population with the plague…

A chic and bourgeois suburb

Over the centuries, Dalkey grew to become a suburb of Dublin. Many Irish people bought holiday homes there, as well as big celebrities (Bono, Enya…etc), so much so that the village was finally nicknamed the “Beverly Hills” of Dublin.

Dalkey then became a tourist village, famous for its authentic medieval heritage, as well as for the beauty of its coastal landscapes and its fishing port. Moreover, its proximity to the Irish capital gives it the status of an ideal place for a stay, to enjoy both the city and the tranquility of the surroundings.