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Irishtown Nature Reserve

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Address: Irishtown, Dublin 4, Ireland
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It's a long walk to the lighthouse, but it's worth the it. Right in the middle of Dublin you can enjoy some nice views of nature and the bay, gather some beautiful shells or just... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Tatjana G
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

It's a long walk to the lighthouse, but it's worth the it. Right in the middle of Dublin you can enjoy some nice views of nature and the bay, gather some beautiful shells or just relax.

Thank Tatjana G
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Hope that the new incinerator does not destroy this oasis of tranquility and nature in the heart of the city. How did this incinerator ever get the go ahead?????

Thank John M
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Hear the word Nature reserve we automatically think wild animals and birds. Here it is nothing like that. There is a walkable path to reach South Bull wall and the tall red Lighthouse. Tolerate the foul smell. Just walk walk n walk. You will see the sea, seabirds,and ferries. This itself an amazing experience. Nothing can beat the Nature. No... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Dog walkers paradise and jogger's heaven...5K out and back from beach road to the Red Poolbeg Lighthouse on ...bikers gate to the end and cast a hopeful line...no facilities or coffee just the south wall stones and a cool Irish breeze...parking at the power station no bus service...camera a must the first visit...watch the big boats wakes they spray you... More 

Thank Hack W
Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

What a surprise that I'm living in Dublin 4 for a longtime now and I never knew that this trail existed! A lovely walk which leads all the way to Poolbeg Lighthouse and offers wonderful views around the Dublin coast. Amazing birds and wildlife to be marvelled at and especially worth doing now that we are experiencing proper summer days!

Thank Rebecca C
Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

I do this walk along the coastline from Sandymount Strand out to Poolbeg light house very often. I park my car at the end of sandy mount strand and walk out along the path, sometimes depending on wind direction the smell can be bad from the treatment plant, but mostly it's just great to be so near the sea, lots... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Dublin center is located along the river and tourists think about Dublin as of a river town. But it does have a sea walk too! It's easy to get to. A good starting point would be Aviva Stadium - it's a massive landmark and due to unusual shape it's an attraction on it's own. From there it's a short walk... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

After walking around Temple Bar, I wanted to get away from it all, so I walked to the Irish Sea and along a trail to the Irishtown Nature Park. It was quite pleasant, with paths going throughout the interior. Distances were short, but it was a pleasant distraction, and the view along the shore was superb.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Only the locals will know how to get to this park, walk across from Irishtown over the beach, or find the road route from the South Side of the river. The mix of sea-birds and shore residents so close to the city is what is of special interest. As you are here, do the walk on the South Wall past... More 

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