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Island looking stunning in December sun

Dalkey Island always looks great and steeped in history. The 17th century ruins of the church... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Wow! Look at the view.

We set out from Dun Laoghaire by Dart train, arriving in Dalkey after a short ride. It was a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Margaret K
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Dalkey Island always looks great and steeped in history. The 17th century ruins of the church, about 7 or 8 goats. Loads of rabbits and seals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We set out from Dun Laoghaire by Dart train, arriving in Dalkey after a short ride. It was a beautiful day , so we decided to walk down to Colliemore Harbour. The views there were lovely, right across the bay to Dublin and beyond with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Margaret K
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We took the five-minute trip across to the island. Travelled back in time visiting the Martello Tower, St. Begnet's ancient church, hung out with the goats and seals and enjoyed an amazing view of the coast from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones. Lovely for a picnic,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 353francesb
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Small plot of land located in the sea within a stone's throw off Dalkey Village. Cannot imagine it contributes to the atmosphere of Dalkey.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 3 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Sarsywarsy
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nikki M
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dfc2007
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank WicklowIreland
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tony v
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ReturntoDublin
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11 June 2017|
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Response from kisabella 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
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.
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.