Dalkey Nature Trails

Nature Trails

@ Killiney Hill

nature trails Dalkey DublinThere is a looped nature trail that begins and ends in the car park at Killiney Hill Park.

As you pass through you might even catch a glimpse of our native Red Squirrel. Other things to look forward to are the panoramic views from the top of the hill and interesting historical features such as the Obelisk and the Wishing Stone (pictured)

Killiney Hill Park, Killiney Hill Road, County Dublin


Main Entrance via Car Park at Burton Road / Pedestrian Entrances:
Ardburgh Road, Killiney Hill Road, Torca Road, Victoria Road/Killiney Hill Junction.


Red Squirrels

@ Killiney Hill

red squirrel

Head towards Killiney Hill where the native Red Squirrel has been re-introduced to its natural habitat.

The younger members and the young at heart can enjoy the play area with swings and slides galore.

Bring a picnic or snack to stave off hunger pangs from any of Dalkey’s delicious eateries.







Dolphin Watching

@ Collimore Harbour

Kayaking and Dolphin Watching off Dalkey Island
The waters around Dalkey Island have in recent years played host to some bottlenose dolphins who continue to thrill onlookers with their acrobatic antics in the Killiney Bay / Dalkey area of Dublin Bay.

Take a picnic to Dillon’s Park and enjoy the views.





Bird Watching

@Bullock Harbour

bird watching Dalkey Dublin
Birdwatch Ireland has established a colony of Roseate Terns on Maiden Rock just north of Dalkey Island.

Common Terns and Arctic Terns can also be seen .

At Coliemore Harbour you can use the public telescope to have a closer look. On Tuesday evenings in summer months there are bird watch experts on site to discuss the various sightings.


Bird watching excursions available upon request.

For more information please contact:
Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
Castle Street
Co. Dublin
t. (353 1) 285 8366
w. www.dalkeycastle.com
e. info@dalkeycastle.com
f. fb.com/dalkeycastleandheritage

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