Dalkey and Killiney

On Dublin's south coast is Dalkey, a seaside resort and one of the most affluent suburbs founded as a Viking settlement and became an active port during the middle Ages. It was also historically recorded as one of the ports through which the plague entered Ireland in the mid-14th century. Today, Dalkey and Killiney hills offers panoramic views of the city and its environs, and can all be accessed from Dalkey DART station. The park boasts magnificent views of Dublin Bay, Killiney Bay, Bray Head and the mountain of Great Sugar Loaf, stretching from the Wicklow Mountains right across to Howth Head. North-eastern Killiney is one of Dublin's most exclusive residential areas. Its famous residents include U2 members Bono and The Edge. James Joyce lived at Joyce Tower in Sandycove and set the first chapter of the globally acclaimed novel, Ulysses there, and George Bernard Shaw lived in Torca Cottage on Dalkey Hill between 1866 and 1874. Other former residents includes retired Formula One drivers Damon Hill and Eddie Irvine. Singer Enya lives in Manderley Castle in Killiney and filmmaker Neil Jordan, and a host of other artists and writers can also be found in the area. A ferry service is also available to take visitors across to the beautiful Dalkey Island, just a couple of minutes from Coliemore Harbour