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A suburb of Dublin, the seaside resort of Killiney is one of the most affluent places in Dublin, attracting locals and visitors alike. Famous dwellers in the area include U2’s The Edge and Bono, Van Morrison and Enya. The area is south of Dalkey and north of Shankill in Dublin suburbia. Good local transport operates in and out of Killiney and the area is accessible by main roads as well.
In Killiney there are plenty of accommodation options for families, couples and solo travellers. These options cater to various budgets and in many there are leisure facilities and restaurants to avail of. Most are also in close proximity to activities and events in the area.
Killiney has a pretty stone beach to enjoy when staying in the area. For anyone brave enough to enter its cold waters, there is a safe and sheltered to do so. If you would rather stay on land, there are stunning over to Bray Head, Dalkey Island Sorrento Terrace to enjoy.
In nearby Dalkey, visitors can get stuck into various outdoor activities such as rowing, kayaking, fishing and ferry rides. At the beautiful Coliemore Harbour there is then an incredible view to be soaked up after a day of activities. For the explorer in you, a five-minute boat ride will take you to Dalkey Island, home to a Martello Tower, where church ruins and island wildlife will make you feel among the elements.
Make sure to also check out Dalkey Castle and the Heritage Centre when in the area. The medieval castle has costumed actors re-enacting scenes from the 15th century and literature is your thing, check out the Writer’s Gallery for everything from Beckett to Binchy to Bono. For something a little different, step back in time and enjoy traditional Irish storytelling with tea and cakes in Biddy’s Cottage.
You won’t go hungry during your visit, as there are plenty of food and drink options available in this charming village. Follow the waft of hot scones and freshly-brewed coffee to the Tramyard Café, and take a seat in this outdoor, yet indoor café. Corner Note serves up delicious, locally-sourced produce. On cold days, warm up by the fire, while on summer evenings, we recommend you sit outside and soak up the sun.
Nearby Select Stores is an award-winning wholefood shop, juice bar and café. If you fancy something a bit heartier though, head along to Finnegan’s. A favourite spot of both Bono and the late, great Maeve Binchy (regulars still proudly point out her favourite table), it’s a tasty lunch spot with an extensive wine menu. You’ll find craft beers and a selection of uncomplicated food done well at The Magpie Inn.