Traditional Georgian home located in the heart of the city, this is a great location for visiting Dublin and the surrounding countryside. Located 5 minutes...
Where is it?
Shankill started out as a rural village, and has now expanded into a peaceful suburb of Dublin. It's right beside the sea, so you can do beach or cliff walks, and is near plenty of State forestry walks, and if you like hiking you can get stuck into the Dublin or Wicklow mountains without driving for more than 20 minutes. The village itself has shops, cafes, a pub and restaurant.
From Shankill, you can either go south to beaches and country walks, or north into the city of Dublin.
The city centre is about half an hour's drive, but you can also get a bus from the top of our road, or get the DART train from Shankill station, a ten-minute walk away. Dublin is a wonderful city to visit. There are parks, museums and activities for children, and historic sites, literary tours, live music, great food and plenty of pubs for the adults. If you think you'd like to come to Dublin, we can give you lots of ideas of things to do in the city.
If you feel more like beach walks, Shankill has its own beach - lots of people swim there even in the winter - and nearby there are lovely beaches at Killiney, Sandycove, and Greystones. If you like woods walks, you could try Carrickgollogan woods, Rathmichael woods or Killiney Hill. Further afield (but no more than half an hour) there are woods at Tibradden, the Hellfire Club, Three Rock and Ticknock, or if you are feeling energetic you could walk (some or all of) the Dublin Mountains Way which starts in Shankill. We can leave you a map!
For a simpler outing, try the park, which is a 20-minute walk or a 3-minute drive away on the other side of Shankill village. There are football pitches, a baseball pitch, woods, a children's playground and lots of nice walking paths. You can drive (5 minutes) or walk (an hour by the rather hilly scenic route - well worth it though, as it's along Killiney Bay) to Dalkey village, where there are lots of lovely boutique shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as Dalkey Castle (with a Living History tour) and some nice galleries. The next village along is Sandycove, with the James Joyce tower, a lovely seafront walk and more delicatessens, cafes and shops. Dun Laoghaire harbour has two beautiful pier walks, unbeatable on a summer's evening, and a fresh fish market at the Coal Harbour.
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