Killiney Hill Park walks

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/ person (group rates and family rates available)
  • Killiney Hill Park walks are accessible by public transport from Dublin City Centre
  • Walking time: approx. 2 hours (easy)
  • Walks included in our half-day walking tours departing from Dublin
  • Please contact us for bookings and enquiries

Killiney Hill Park walks 

Killiney Hill Park walks follow quiet trails  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 Killiney Hill Park walks, we come across some amazing gems. Among them there is an enigmatic sculpture at the entrance of the park and a miniature obelisk hidden behind the bushes. On top of Killiney Hill, there is also an obelisk, built some two hundred years ago, while on Dalkey Hill, the Telegraph Tower was built as part of a defense system in case Napoleon was to attack Ireland.  Later on, it was used for signalling the ships in Killiney  bay.  The Tower overlooks a disused quarry where local rock climbers practice their skills.

Dalkey Island 

After walking through the Park, Killiney Hill Park walks continue on down to the sea.  Across from Coliemore Harbour, we  can see  Dalkey Island.  For centuries, small communities settled there  and we can still see the ruins of an old church and the foundation of a 19th century tower. They overlook the island’s green pasture lands and the blue sea beyond. The island is now a wildlife sanctuary with large flocks of birds and a wild herd of goats. 

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