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Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dublin

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  • By car, you may get easily to the wall and start your walk. I used the Luas to the last station - The point - and took a taxi to the wall. The driver told me that there are no taxies to take me back. ...  more »
  • This walk is suitable for walkers of all ages, over a wide sea wall , its less than 5km out and back. It offers a different view of Dublin Dun Laoire and Dublin Bay and depending on weather Dublin sun...  more »
  • Not been here for a year ,changes were numbers of tourists ,some on those bicycles that are hired that make it accessible,a van that sold coffee or snacks ,a police patrol (one of Ireland's new armed ...  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.
  • A great run from the grand canal (~4.5 miles one way)
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Dublin

Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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