Dalkey is a coastal suburb and resort located 13km (8 miles) south-east of Dublin City Centre. Dalkey or Deilginis (Irish for Thorn Island) is named after its neighbouring island. It grew up as a Medieval port, and thrived as a seaside suburb from the 19th century onwards after the construction of the railway.
Famous People of Dalkey
Many notable people have lived and worked in Dalkey. George Bernard Shaw lived in Torca Cottage on Dalkey Hill from 1866 to 1874. Film director Neil Jordan, U2 band member "The Edge" (David Evans), Van Morrison, World Class Formula One racing driver Eddie Irvine, singer Lisa Stansfield, BBC presenter Gloria Hunniford, BBC correspondent John Simpson, and Late Late Show presenter Pat Kenny all live in or have lived in Dalkey.
It is still possible to imagine it as a 19th century area because it is largely unspoiled, and seems to have avoided 20th century "modernisation". There are several interesting shops, which include two art galleries, a new and second-hand bookshop, and a delicatessen. There are also six pubs, 11 restaurants, 2 take-aways, 2 cafés, a wine shop, two off licences and 3 chemists. Why not go for a walk through Dalkey Hill, a large wooded park off Dalkey Avenue; Sorrento Park; or Dillons Park on Coliemore road?
Map of Dalkey
Getting To and Around Dalkey
For information on getting to and around Co. Dublin, see our Co. Dublin Transport Guide.
Public Transport to and around Dalkey
7N Woodbrook Golf Club, stop 134261 Bus route operated by Nitelink, Dublin Bus
DART Rail service operated by Irish Rail
Rosslare Europort Service Rail service operated by Irish Rail
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Things to Do in Dalkey
Browse Places to Eat and Drink
Events in Dalkey
- Dalkey Book Festival Various Venues in Dalkey, Castle Street