Dalkey Island
Dalkey Island
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Dalkey island is always memorising and looks absolutely amazing with the winter sun shining on the Martello Tower and old church.
Written 16 February 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Dalkey Island in November with the winter sun shining and reflecting off the granite. A real little gem and so peaceful.
Written 6 November 2022
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Caroline M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
What an experience! Heading off in a small boat to an offshore island has a special excitement. And Dalkey Island doesn't disappoint. Seabirds wheel above and cry, the grass is short and tufty from the salt air, seals sometimes pop up. You may even see the goats that live there. There is the ruin of an ancient church and a Martello Tower (in case Napoleon decided to invade).
Written 2 October 2022
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Jen M
Seaside Heights, NJ15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This is the perfect place to go for a short day trip from Dublin! It is a quick (30 minute) DART train ride away- get out of the station and head for the Coliemore Harbor, then for a small fee, the boatman Dave will take you on over to the island where you could spend hours walking around the ruins and enjoying the incredible views- if you are lucky you will spot goats, seals and wild bunnies! If the weather is nice bring your swimsuit and take a dip at Vico Swimming Place or head into town and have lunch outside at Bubbas or Finnegan’s! Don’t miss Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre as well!
Written 31 July 2022
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crayolabird
Savage, MD611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We used Ken the Ferryman's ferry service to come over for a visit. There is a nice dock where you can easily get in and out of the boat. Here is what we loved about Dalkey Island;

*the WILDLIFE! Seals all over the shore, rabbits everywhere (I mean really! Everywhere!) and we even found the herd of goats that live there
*the rock scrambling
*exploring the ruined church
*exploring the ruined fort
*finding the well on the west side of the island
*running around on the spongey ground
*gorgeous views everywhere

We absolutely loved our visit! Such a unique place. No services on the island so use the restroom before you leave Dalkey and bring whatever food or drinks you'd like. Cell service there was no problem. We'd absolutely go again!
Written 11 July 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Dalkey Island is a stunning little island that is only 350 meters off the coast. Today there was a beautiful rainbow surrounding it!
Written 22 May 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Dalkey Island is a striking little island that’s is about 300 meters from the coast. Martello tower, ancient church, goats, seals etc. recommended.
Written 23 January 2022
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Klara K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
You can only get a transfer by coast for 20 or kayak/paddleboard over. There are great views, lots of history, and birds, bunnys, seals, goats, etc.
Written 25 September 2021
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Raquel r
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The 3rd of September we went to Dalkey island and it was a great experience we went on a boat with nice people helping us in every thing we needed, the island was very interesting and the church was also in a very good condition. You learn a lot of history of Ireland and i really recommend it.
Written 10 September 2021
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Maribel
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The 3rd of September (2021) we (the students of the Holy child community school) went to the island and we had a lot of fun. We saw a lot of goats and seals. The views were absolutely beautiful. I recommend this trip a lot.
Written 10 September 2021
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