Dalkey Nature Trails
@ Killiney Hill
There 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.
@ Killiney Hill
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.
@ Collimore Harbour
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.
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
|t. (353 1) 285 8366
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