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Dalkey Island

300 metres offshore from Dalkey, Dalkey, Ireland
+353 86 168 4755
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Having a great time.

John was our helmsman with his faithful Bowser, he on four legs. We discovered and named Seagulls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dfc2007
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Ireland
Interesting visit

Took the boat across from coliemore harbour. First come first served. 8 euro for adults, 5 euro for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WicklowIreland
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Wicklow
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“martello tower” (13 reviews)
“wild goats” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
300 metres offshore from Dalkey, Dalkey, Ireland
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+353 86 168 4755
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"martello tower"
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"wild goats"
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"return journey"
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"dublin bay"
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"watch your step"
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"ireland's eye"
in 2 reviews
"old church"
in 3 reviews
"private boat"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 2 reviews
"seals"
in 17 reviews
"rabbits"
in 15 reviews
"ferryman"
in 9 reviews
"fort"
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"ruins"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dfc2007
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 May 13, 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 May 4, 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

Thank kpocampo
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Reviewed April 8, 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 February 20, 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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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Dalkey Island once had it own government presided over by the King of Dalkey, and Emperor of the Muglins, Elector of Lambay and Ireland's Eye, defendor of his own faith and defender of his own faith and respecter of all others. This organisation was eventually...More

2  Thank Vincent D
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful journey. Contacted Ken the Ferryman and he took my cousin and I over to the island and dropped us off. He gave us a brief history of the island and surrounding mainland. Stone Age artifacts have been discovered on the island....More

Thank Bill R
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amandab592016
June 10, 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
November 5, 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
August 15, 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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