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DAY TRIPS FROM DUBLIN (Ireland)

There are a good few options for a short day trip out of the city of Dublin. Especially if you are over for a few days only please give yourself some time for at least one of them as it will give you a different vibe of Ireland.

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#1 Dalkey and Bray

Public Transport: the easiest way is on DART (Light Railway System) from various locations in the city centre.

What to expect:

Dalkey: pretty little town with a lot of small cafes and artisan shops. Simple stroll from the train station. Picturesque main street. Dalkey Castle (FREE) and the Heritage Centre.
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Bray: seaside town with a long promenade heading towards Bray Head. Get that energy going and climb up as the views are amazing (simply done even by a novice walker, no special shoes required). A lot of bars and restaurants. Can get very busy on the weekends and especially in summer.
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#2 Dun Laoghaire

Public Transport: the easiest way is on DART (Light Railway System) from various locations in the city centre.

What to expect:

Dun Laoghaire: nice seaside town with plenty of cafes and restaurants to spend a half day. Long pier next to the marina that makes for a wonderful walk. Can get very busy on the weekends and especially in summer.

#3 Howth

Public Transport: the easiest way is on DART (Light Railway System) from various locations in the city centre.

What to expect:

Howth: picturesque experience once you climb up Howth Head (simply done even by a novice walker, no special shoes required). Can get very busy on the weekends and especially in summer.
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#4 Malahide

Public Transport: the easiest way is on DART (Light Railway System) from various locations in the city centre.

What to expect:

Malahide: seaside town with a lot of restaurants and cafes. Visits to Malahide Castle and the Transport Museum are a must. Can get very busy on the weekends and especially in summer.
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#5 Walk from Greystones to Bray

Public Transport: the easiest way is on DART (Light Railway System) from various locations in the city centre to the furthest point- Greystones Dart Station.

What to expect:

from Greystones Dart Station stick to the coastal route, an easily recognised path as it is a well walked area. Easy and leisurely enough walk for around 1hr30min-2hr and can be accomplished even by novice walkers. Recommend having better footwear than your regular street shoes (runners will do) as it is rocky and some parts are uneven. You will meet a lot of walkers in both directions. The end goal is to arrive at Bray Head for the spectacular views. From here down the hill to Bray town and/ or Bray Dart Station is another 30min or so. Plenty of bars and restaurants here for food or drink. The town can get very busy on the weekends and especially in summer.
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Posted by ToddP 04:03 Archived in Ireland Tagged dublin Comments (2)

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