On Wednesday Heleen and I took the DART to Dalkey, a small, noble coastal village South of Dun Laoghaire. It tooks ages to get there (Tallaght-Dublin-Dalkey), but it was worth it.
We took a walk along Coliemore Road, sneaked peaks through the gates of mansions and visited Goats Castle and St. Begnets, where an actress gave us a tour while playing the role of a medieval maid. I declined her offer to pull some teeth or amputate an arm in order to get rid of the rattle in my head politely – my health insurance would not pay these exotic treatments.
Here are some photos:
In the evening we went to Bray, another small coastal village. Initially we wanted to take the seven kilometres walk along the coast to Greystones, but after a pint of good ol’ Irish stout in the well-known Harbour Bar it was already dark outside. Therefore we postponed that undertaking and strolled along the seaside promenade instead.
Maybe it would have been a better idea to take the walk in the opposite direction (from Greystones to Bray) and have a pint afterwards in the Harbour Bar. Probably wasn’t my last trip to Bray.
Back in Dublin, we ate bread bowl stew in the aforementioned nude restaurant near Trinity College, a fair-trade fast food restaurant that servers rather healthy, organic food – yeah, sounds strange, but it’s true. Definitely recommended.