©

Skerries trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Skerries

(220+ reviews from 5 attractions)
Sightseeing Nightlife Shopping
Skerries is a seaside town in Fingal, Ireland. The name comes from the Norse word skere which has descended into the Irish word na sceirí which means the rocks.GeographySkerries has five islands off its coast. These are Shenick Island, St Patrick's, Colt and Rockabill. Rockabill is in fact two islands, "The Cow" and "The Calf", separated by a narrow channel. There is also Red Island, which is a tied island. The town itself is built around two long streets - Strand Street and Church Street and between the surrounding hills of North Fingal and low-lying beaches. Red Island, Mill Hill, Hillside, The public Ardgillan Park and Demesne, Barnageera and to a lesser extent Baldungan Castle are high points on which you can look over the town.Rockabill has the largest numbers of breeding roseate terns in Europe. It is also the farthest away from the town and has a lighthouse. On Shenick Island can be found a Martello tower, one of a number of defensive towers erected during the Napoleonic era along the Irish coast by the British. Shenick is accessible on foot at the lowest tides, but this is inadvisable, due to the relatively rapid fill caused by the turning tide. The other islands are harder to reach, but it is possible by boat. Red Island also has a Martello Tower. St Patrick's Island is so called because this is where the Irish patron saint is reputed to have landed and begun his mission to convert the country to Christianity.
To personalize your trip to Skerries, create itinerary details specific to you using our Ireland trip itinerary builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Skerries

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Skerries

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Skerries:
Sightseeing, museums, breweries
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Trails, wildlife areas, nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, beaches, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nightlife, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to County Dublin

41 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in England & Ireland BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA May, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans