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Dalkey Island

300 metres offshore from Dalkey, Dalkey, Ireland
+353 86 168 4755
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A beautiful island

We kayaked to the island from Dalkey harbour (challenging as the sea was choppy!) The island is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarsywarsy
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London, United Kingdom
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Beautiful dalkey island

Highly recommend a trip out to dalkey island. Full of wildlife from birds to sealions, rabbits and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nikki M
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Dublin, Ireland
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“martello tower” (15 reviews)
“wild goats” (4 reviews)
“dublin bay” (4 reviews)
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300 metres offshore from Dalkey, Dalkey, Ireland
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+353 86 168 4755
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"watch your step"
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"ireland's eye"
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"return journey"
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"old church"
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"private boat"
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"rabbits"
in 17 reviews
"ferryman"
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"ruins"
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"fort"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We kayaked to the island from Dalkey harbour (challenging as the sea was choppy!) The island is small but really pretty. There are goats wandering round and you can check out the Martello tower and the abandoned buildings. Apparently you often see seals there too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend a trip out to dalkey island. Full of wildlife from birds to sealions, rabbits and goats . We spent a few hours exploring the island , we travelled over and back with Ken the ferryman from coliemore harbour highly recommend him.

1  Thank Nikki M
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

John was our helmsman with his faithful Bowser, he on four legs. We discovered and named Seagulls Cliff, Goat Canyon and Rabbit Forest ( of ferns). Rabbits in short supply at the moment but they multiply very very fast. We saw the church, Martello Tower...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Took the boat across from coliemore harbour. First come first served. 8 euro for adults, 5 euro for kids for a return journey. Lovely up close view of the seals near the landing pier. Nice little walks around the church, fort and martello tower and...More

Thank WicklowIreland
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A small island accessible by boat that offered seals, wild goats, great views, hiking and a small beach

Thank Tony v
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I went to Dalkey Island on 30 June. Crossing from Coliemore Harbour to the island took about 5 minutes each way. Service operates all day from 10 til 6. Island is desolate - the only sign of modern life is the landing steps which are...More

1  Thank ReturntoDublin
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Ken the Ferryman was very knowledgeable of the history of the island and very nice. He is the only ferryman during the summer months. Wondered around the small island and took advantage of the scenery from every direction with the camera. Lots of seagulls and...More

1  Thank canadianinriyadh
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Never made it out to the island but the park has a great view of the small island. Looks so close you could swim to it. Another great park with higher and wider views is Sorrento Park. Might be a difficult climb for some but...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We love taking the boat across to this little piece of tranquility. It feels like you are alone on the island as it never gets to busy. The kids love to explore so its a win win

Thank LausieLDN
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Situated south of Dublin's city and accessible by car or DART( train) by walking for about 15 min. So ply walk and look across or take a ride across to the island from a small dock. Lovely place to spend some time away from city.

Thank Pat M
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amandab592016
11 June 2017|
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Response from Karin-Isabella O | Reviewed this property |
It's from colimore harbour. If you look it up on the internet or fb you'll see the times. But he's always there. Probably starts around 11. If I find out later I'll post it for you. He literally crosses over to the island... More
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amandab592016
6 November 2016|
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Response from StephenCr0ss | Reviewed this property |
sorry....forgot to add....its about a 12 to 15 min walk from the train to the Harbour and a nice walk.
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neiljdza
15 August 2016|
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Response from StephenCr0ss | Reviewed this property |
Think it's a flat rate of less than five euro per person -adult or child. Maybe as low as two euro. You do not need to book in advance. There is no food on the island and no toilets either.
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