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Dublin Bay Cruises

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Dún Laoghaire -Dalkey Island Return

A scenic roundtrip from Dún Laoghaire heading south past James Joyce Martello Tower, the famous Forty Foot, Bullock harbour, Dalkey Island, Coliemore Harbour, Sorrento point to Killiney Bay.

Leaving at 5.30 and returning by 6.45pm.
7 days per week from March-September.
Cost : €25 pp.

Ferry to Dalkey Island

The Group on Dalkey Island

Explore Ireland’s amazing history on an uninhabited island, just 500 meters from the mainland. Centuries fall away as Ken the Boatman departs Coliemore Harbour for Dalkey Island. Combine your trip with a visit to Dalkey Castle for a complete land and sea historical experience.

Ferry: Adults €10. Child €5
Contact Ken the Ferryman directly

Kayaking around Dalkey Island

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Come and meet the friendly Dalkey seals on a guided kayak tour. Explore historic landmarks and interact with world-class wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might even see the porpoises. Suitable for beginners, groups and individuals. All gear supplied.

Daily from Bullock Harbour, in season.
€55 per adult and €39 per child, per session with an instructor.

Mornington Garden

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Situated beside Killiney Hill just above the beautiful heritage town of Dalkey. The garden is approximately 3/4 of an acre, planted from 1935-40. It contains herbaceous beds, shrubs, trees, gravel, vegetable and fruit garden.  

“Leave behind not footprints, but handprints”.

Annmarie Bowring is award-winning designer and environmentalist. 

Booking essential.

087 225 6365

[email protected]

A96 D293

Joyce Tower

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James Joyce Tower and Museum is located in Sandycove, Co Dublin. The opening of James Joyce’s 1922 novel, Ulysses, takes place on the roof of the Tower. The Museum hosts a unique collection of Joycean memorabilia. The tower itself is a great example of a network of Martello towers built along the coast of Dublin in the early 19th century to defend against the threat of a Napoleonic invasion.

National Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire

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Ireland’s award-winning National Maritime Museum is housed in Dún Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners’ Church. 

The museum’s greatest artefact is probably the building itself as it is one of a few custom-built places of worship for seafarers remaining intact in the world today.

Experienced guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery, enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war, deep-sea cable technology and disasters at sea.

It is directly opposite the new DLR Lexicon library in Dún Laoghaire.

Open daily 11.00-5.00

Kids crossing bridge at Airfield

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Discover a world of seasonally-inspired food and fun here. This hidden gem is one of the best outdoor spots to spend a few hours with acres of green space, farm animals, beautiful gardens and woodlands to explore. Airfield is not just a beautiful place with a remarkable history, it’s a social and charitable hub, investing in people and initiatives that reach every corner of the community.

Open all year round.

Check www.airfield.ie for the current opening times.

Overend Ave., Dundrum. D14 EE77

Oratory in Dún Laoghaire

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dlr Spring/Summer/Winter of Heritage is a programme of FREE guided walks and tours organised by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Among the sites included are The Oratory of Celtic Art, Cabinteely & Marlay Houses, Killiney Hill Obelisk, Joyce Tower, Dalkey Castle and many literary and historic guided walks. They afford an ideal opportunity to explore the history and heritage of the county on selected dates.

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Directions & Transport

Dalkey is on the coast, just south of Dublin City Centre. The DART journey is a relaxing experience travelling along the beautiful coast line with magnificent sea views.

Dalkey is approx. 30-35 minutes from Connolly, Tara or Pearse stations (travelling south).

Dalkey Castle postcode for Google Maps is A96 DE61.


Opening Times

We are open six days a week, all year round.
Closed every Tuesday.

January - May & September - December

Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00 - 17.30

June, July & August

Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00 - 18.00

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Tickets & Info

ADULTS €13.95*


CHILD (4-12 YEARS) €10.50*


*Plus Booking Fees


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