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.
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.
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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Dalkey, Co. Dublin is served by Dalkey Train Station.
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, 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.
46-47 Castle Street, South Co. Dublin, 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.
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.
35, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
25 Castle Street, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
DeVille's - Great cuisine in Dalkey
Sorrento road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Finnegans pub in Dalkey has been in business for over 40 years.
21 Castle Street, South Co. Dublin, 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.
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
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
22 Castle Street, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
109 Coliemore Road, South Co. Dublin, 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
21 Railway Road, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, South Co. Dublin
Thai House Restaurant is located in the South Dublin coastal village of Dalkey, Co. Dublin. This quaint village has beautiful views of the sea and Dublin Bay, and the restaurant provides a relaxing escape from the noise of Dublin city centre. Thai Ho
17 Colliemore Road, South Dublin, 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.
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
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
12 Castle Street, South Dublin, 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
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.
3c Castle Street, South Dublin, 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