Killiney Hill Park

The trail meanders up the hill through peaceful woodlands where the silence is only broken by bird song and the wind in the trees. From the two small hills at the heart of Killiney Hill Park, we discover a wide panorama with sweeping views.


Overview

  • Price: from €30
  • Walk accessible by public transport from Dublin City Centre (Dart, Bus) and private transport
  • Walking time: approx. 2 hours (easy)
  • Walk included in our half-day walking tours departing from Dublin
  • Please contact us for bookings and enquiries

Killiney Hill Park 

The trail meanders up the hill through peaceful woodlands where the silence is only broken by bird song and the wind in the trees. From the two small hills at the heart of Killiney Hill Park, we discover a wide panorama with sweeping views over the East coast, the deep blue sea and Dublin’s leafy suburbs. The mountains can be seen in the distance. 

Hidden gems

On the walk through Killiney Hill Park, we come across some amazing gems. Among them there is an enigmatic sculpture and a miniature obelisk hidden behind the bushes. On top of Killiney Hill, there is also an obelisk, built some 200 years ago, while on Dalkey Hill, the Telegraph Tower was used for signalling the ships in the bay. It overlooks a disused quarry where local rock climbers practice their skills.

Dalkey Island 

After leaving Killiney Hill Park, we go downto Coliemore Harbour to have a look at Dalkey Island. As the island is only a short distance away from the shore, we can see the ruins of an old church and the outline of a tower. They overlook the island’s green pasture lands and the blue sea beyond. For centuries, small communities lived there but now, the island is a wildlife sanctuary with large flocks of birds and a wild herd of goats. 



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