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Well worth the walk in good weather

We got a day with fantastic weather for our walk out to the Lighthouse. We took the longer route... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
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Long walk

A really long walk if you are planning to get there by bus! We where exhausted when we came back... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lighthouse itself is not accessible but the walk to it is nice if you are looking for a breath of fresh air. You can also watch the Ships come in and out of the Docks and in the summer you can enjoy views of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank walshimaging
Reviewed July 31, 2018

You won’t find the Poolbeg Lighthouse on any of the sightseeing maps distributed by the Dublin tourist offices. That’s because it’s far off from any other tourists' hot spot and getting there is quite an expedition. We discovered it by accident from the very last...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We got a day with fantastic weather for our walk out to the Lighthouse. We took the longer route via Ringsend, Irishtown Nature Park and Poolbeg Beach which I would recommend for the views alone. You can also drive as far as the Shelly Banks...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheAistearLife
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

A really long walk if you are planning to get there by bus! We where exhausted when we came back. Besides that, it was very beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Krisbrevik
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I decided to come out here with a friend visiting town, as I'd read a Dublin Guide that suggested this was the 12th best attraction in Dublin. This is unfortunately not even the 12th best attention in Poolbeg. The lighthouse itself, is fine. It's a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Philip H
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Went there to see the view. After 1 hour walking arrived to the Lighthouse. Was great. On the road meet many people. But when arrived there was nobody. Saw the view. Ate some fruits. And came back to the town.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank achille000
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Nothing more refreshing that walking out to the lighthouse, on any day of the week. long enough to be counted as exercise and short enough to be an enjoyable walk. The views back into Dublin and across Sandymount are fantastic. Really worth it.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sharon L
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Sure it looks great on the pictures but yes, it’s only a lighthouse. The more impressive is the raw sea around, when it’s flooding and the waves crash at the stones, this is great. You can go by car near to the lighthouse, but then...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BenNurVei
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Hey :) Another local attraction that I can now tick off my list . Poolbeg light house is lovely 4km stroll offering beautiful uninterrupted views of Howth , Dunlaoire & The Sugar Loaf mountain . Built I'm 1768 this red lighthouse was initially operated by...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank belledub
Reviewed October 26, 2017

This is a hike along the "South Bull Wall" which is a water break forming the entrance to Dublin harbor. The wall is quite impressive at about 2 miles long from the shore to the end in the Irish Sea....The Poolbeg Light House is at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Mark H
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