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Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dublin

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  • We decided to go for a drive around Dublin spontaneously on a rainy Friday night and ended up walking the 1.8km to Poolbeg Lighthouse from the dock lands. It was very refreshing. Great scenery of Dubl...  more »
  • The route takes a little preparation. At grand canal dock it should be possible to walk over the lough gates. The river Dodder is an obsruction, so you have to divert to Ringsend bridge beside the chu...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite places to walk. It's not far from Ringsend, Sandymount or Grand Canal Dock. Make sure you' do it with the right weather, because it can get very windy out there, which will ...  more »
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  • Love this walk.... fantastic views with an easy walk once cobbles aren't too upsetting for you.
  • Great views of Dublin bay & all ships & ferries entering the port, some free car parking in Shelly Banks car park, or outside also on side of road as car park fills quickly on sunny days. Don't be fooled by the sun though as it's very breezy here always. Height restriction on the access road is low enough at 1.95m so vans or MPV/SUV with roof boxes won't get through the gates. The walk to the lighthouse is about 2k with some good stretches of beach at the start and kids have great fun scrambling over the rocks at the edges. Mr. Hobbs coffee van is parked at the start of the wall with reasonable prices - €2 tea / €3 coffee. Path along the wall can be uneven in places but plenty of bikes & buggies make it as far as the lighthouse without any problem. Only a couple of benches at the lighthouse but the low wall all around is ideal for a quick rest to soak up the spectacular views of Dublin before starting the walk back.
  • Wonderful spot for a walk! Avoid at the highest of tides! The walking surface can be quite hard in runners or thin shoes.
  • Its very popular with anglers. Fishing from the rocks and the full lenght of the wall.mostly mackerel fishing with feathers.regardless of the hugh numbers enjoying this location, theres always room .there are NO toilets available.the range of fish include Pollock: Whiting :Ray :Dogfish: Gurnard:John Dory:Smooth Hound:Mackerel: Lobsters :Crabs.:Prawns ---CAUTION:WEAVER fish can also be caught here .Cod:Coaley.:Codling:SeaTrout:SeaBass:Salmon:---always bring warm clothing and rain gear regardless of the weather forecast.
  • Very long walk to get there - but absolutely worth it ! I recommend walking South, just by the sea