Killiney Hill Park
After walking for a short while along the beach, we follow the road up to the entrance of Killiney Hill Park. The trail meanders then through mature woodland and magnificent views open up over the sea and the coast. An obelisk built during one of the famines of the 18th century stands at the top of the hill. This is a well known landmark that can bee seen from far away.
The walk continues on with a short climb to the top of Dalkey Hill. The square tower, called the Telegraph Castle, used to send signals to the boats coming into the bay. During the 19th century, part of the hill was carved out and the granite used for building Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Nowadays, the local rock climbers practice their climbing skills in the disused quarry.
Colliemore Harbour and Dalkey Island
Leaving the Park, we go down to Coliemore Harbour. From there, there are lovely views across to Dalkey island. It has a very long history, starting some 4000 thousand years ago and the ruins of a 10th century church can still be seen. Nowadays, it is a wildlife sanctuary with large flocks of birds and a wild herd of goats.
Grade: Easy – 2 hours approximately (walk available all year round on request)
€25/ person; family and group rates available
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Guided walk included in the Walking Tours
departing from Dublin
Option of travelling by public transport to the start of the walk