Coordinates 462

Uploaded August 2, 2016

Recorded August 2016

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near Shankill, Leinster (Ireland)

Interesting city walk little south of Dublin. The site can be easily reached by DART, and the track begins and ends at different DART stations.
In few kilometers there is a truly remarkable concentration of things to see. The whole area is very luxurious and seems to be safe also at night, even up on the Killiney Hill.
I described the walk in a south-to-north direction, as I did it on April 21, 2015. However, I would recommend to perform it in the opposite direction, as I had done piecewise the previous evenings. Namely, I think that the approach to the Killiney Hill, which is the highlight of the tour, is more scenically rewarding that way.

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Train stop

Shankill DART

You can also start the walk at the Killiney DART station, virtually without any loss of interesting sights.
Sacred architecture

St Alphonsus et Columba

Waypoint

Martello Tower

Waypoint

Killiney Hill Road

Waypoint

Killiney Obelisk

panorama

Killiney viewpoint

One of the best viewpoints between Howth and Bray!
panorama

Green Street

Waypoint

Cat's Ladder

Connects Vico Road with the path (Grees Treet) leading up the hill.
Waypoint

Vico Road

panorama

Sorrento Point

This big palace with a panoramic terrace is the culmination of a district bearing Italian names... Unfortunately the Sorrento Terrace is not open.
panorama

Sorrento Park

Little but exquisite park above Sorrento Point. Unique panorama. The blue chair is visible also in Google Earth!
Waypoint

Coliemore park

Views on Dalkey Island.
panorama

Telescope

A telescope allows to zoom on St Begnet and the Martello tower on the Dalkey island.
Mooring point

Coliemore Harbour

One of the oldest harbours of Dublin.
Castle

Coliemore Road

Featuring the luxurious Inniscorrig Castle, and other amenities.
Waypoint

Dalkey

Castle

Castle Street

Mooring point

Bullock Harbour

With Bullock Castle beneath.
Museum

Joyce Tower at Sandycove

Actually, the only intersection of this walk with Joyce itineraries.
Beach

The Maze

I saw also people swimming here.
Train stop

Dun Laoghaire DART

Dun Laoghaire is announced already from far by the sight of its two huge concrete piers.

2 comments

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Aug 2, 2016

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  • davinroche Jun 10, 2019

    It’s a lovely area. I suggest a variation, on leaving Shankill Dart station head for Shanganngh Cliffs to walk along the Killiney Beach as far as you can go to Whiterock beach and then ascend Killiney Hill or turn right onto Sorrento Road and in to Colimore Harbour and take a boat trip to Dalkey Island, then walk 39 minutes to lovely Dalkey village to get the train or refreshments. A wonderful day out.

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