Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Dalkey, Co DublinDalkey is a coastal suburb and resort located 13km (8 miles) south-east of Dublin City Centre.

Brief History of Dalkey

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. John Dowland, the melancholy Elizabethan luthenist and composer, may have been born here. George Bernard Shaw lived in Torca Cottage on Dalkey Hill from 1866 to 1874. Neil Jordan, director of many popular films such as "The Crying Game", "Michael Collins", and "The End Of The Affair" lives on Sorrento Terrace. U2 band member "The Edge" (David Evans) lives a few doors down in Sorrento Cottage. World Class Formula One racing driver Eddie Irvine also lives on Sorrento Road, as does Van Morrison. Singer Lisa Stansfield lives in Mount Henry on Torca Road, near Dalkey Quarry. BBC presenter Gloria Hunniford, John Simpson, BBC correspondent, and Late Late Show presenter Pat Kenny all live near Bulloch Harbour.

Dalkey Today

Castle Street, Dalkey, Co Dublin 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?

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Rail to Dalkey

Dalkey, Co. Dublin is served by Dalkey Train Station.

Bus to Dalkey

  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Dalkey:
    • 59: Dun Laoghaire - Mackintosh Park
    • 7D: Mountjoy Square - Dalkey
    • 8: Mountjoy Square - Dalkey
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Dalkey:
    • 7N
  • Aircoach operate bus services to Dublin Airport via Dalkey:
    • Killiney/Dalkey Aircoach

Things to See and Do in Dalkey

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Castle St, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland
A visitor centre located in a Medieval Castle in Dalkey. Traces the history of this historic town from earliest times.

Dalkey Island Dalkey Island

Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland
A historic small island off Dalkey. Sights to see here include a Martello Tower, and ancient church, a fort and undisturbed sea life.

Restaurants in Dalkey

Guinea Pig Guinea Pig

17 Railway Road, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
Since 1957 The Guinea Pig Restaurant has attracted stars from the stage, screen, & television, including Hollywood movie stars. What attracts them is the timeless atmosphere and consistent good food prepared by :- Mervyn Stewart (Chef de Cuisine)

Benito Benito's

46-47 Castle Street, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
Benito's has successfully traded for 10 years in Dalkey. It's owners, Camillo and Jackie Borza, both come from a food and beverage background from their respective family businesses. Their business is constantly evolving and improving.

Castle Chinese Restaurant Castle Chinese Restaurant

3C Castle Street, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
Castle Chinese restaurant has a huge menu that will cater for you no matter what your tastes. Serving a range of chicken, pork, beef, prawn and vegetarian dishes, this is the place to come for authentic Chinese cuisine with an inventive modern twist.

Country Bake Country Bake

35, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

DeVille DeVille's Dalkey

25 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
DeVille's - Great cuisine in Dalkey

Finnegan Finnegan's of Dalkey

Sorrento road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Finnegans pub in Dalkey has been in business for over 40 years.

Idlewilde Idlewilde

20 St. Patrick's Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Busy little Café in the heart of Dalkey,

Jaipur Restaurant (Dalkey) Jaipur Restaurant (Dalkey)

21 Castle Street, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
Jaipur's chic Southside restaurant offers rich tastes, smooth and unobtrusive service that delivers all the luxury of the evening you could expect. A real treat if you are in search of a really good Indian.

Kathmandu Nepalese Restaurant Kathmandu Nepalese Restaurant

First Floor, 24-25 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Nepalese food is very healthy and nutritious. We have come all the way down from Mountain of Nepal to lovely Dalkey to serve you one of the best curries around. Please climb a few steps, meet us on the first floor & have mouth watering Nepalese C

McDonagh McDonagh's Bar and Lounge

61 Castle St, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Mugs Cafe Bar Mugs Cafe Bar

61a Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Small but perfectly formed, Mugs has incredibly friendly staff and three cosy sofa-areas perfect for the fam. Try to snag the sofas at the back; the adjoining area under the stairs makes an excellent den for your wee ones whilst you enjoy arguably th

Ouzos Bar and Grill Ouzos Bar and Grill

22 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Ragazzi Italian Ristorante Ragazzi Italian Ristorante

109 Coliemore Road, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
Possibly Dublin's buzziest little bistro, this is the pizza place where everyone goes to have their spirits lifted by theatrical Italian waiters and great value. Lovely pastas, luscious bruschettas - but best of all the pizzas, renowned for their thi

Thai House Thai House

21 Railway Road, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
The Thai House Restaurant aims to bring a flavour of real Thailand to Ireland. Both the cuisine and ambiance are bursting with wonderfully exotic herbs. Try the various dishes on the menu - by doing so you can journey through a kaleidoscope of flavou

The Club Bar The Club Bar

17 Colliemore Road, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
Hip style modern conversion at the Dart end of Dalkey. Several nearby restaurants, including and adjacent, the best pizza in this fair city. The crowd are beautiful and happening.

The Magpie Inn The Magpie Inn

115 Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
The Magpie in is found in the very centre of Dalkey, facing up Castle Street. This fine gastropub serves reasonably priced simple food with great taste, and a wide range of seafood. If you're seeking the casual relaxed value dining ethos, the Magpie

The Queens Bar & Steakhouse The Queens Bar & Steakhouse

12 Castle Street, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
Situated in the beautiful village of Dalkey, the Queens offers year round appeal to locals and visitors alike. Whether it's curling up with an Irish coffee by the splendid coal fires or basking in summer sunshine on the award winning terraces, this h

The Queens Steak Room The Queens Steak Room

12 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
The recently opened Steak Room at the Queens offers a varied menu full of delicious dishes for evening dining, however their specialty is Steak on the Stone. It's a beautifully natural way to eat the finest of dry aged steak supplied by the Queen

The Tramyard Cafe The Tramyard Cafe

Castle St, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
The Tramyard Cafe & Gift Shop are open seven days a week with our all new Wine Bar now open Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings with great live music.

Tropica Tropica

3c Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Tropica is located in Castle Street in Dalkey. This Delightful Chinese takeaway serves a wide range of all Chinese and Thai Classics

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Dalkey Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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