A Day Trip to Dalkey

Once upon a time my son would be waiting for me to unlock the front door in the mornings so he could call for his friends.   Now it's down to me to persuade him to go out, which is why I have been feeling apprehensive about the next few months.  But I'm pretty determined, and so we began the long school break with a visit to Dalkey, an urban village on the south side of the city.  It wasn't a day trip really, and we had planned to climb Killiney Hill, but that will have to wait for another day.  Still, it was a great start to the summer.  Only another 90 odd days to go...

Just spotted the sea...
The view on the way up. Where is the sun?
The view on the way down. Getting better!
We met this beautiful Swiss White Shepherd, and his lovely owner.
I think he's escaped from Narnia.

Somewhere for lunch, lovely but not a budget choice.
Are there any cheap eateries in Dalkey?




10 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful. One day I will visit Ireland, it's on my list.

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    1. Oh I hope you do, would love to meet up too!

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  2. No. There is nothing cheap about Dalkey! But it's gorgeous. Since you came that far, try the People's Park market in Dun Laoighaire on Sunday. Loads of food stands (bring cash) and fresh fruit/veg.

    I was presenting in DCU on Thursday which involved a trip through the other side of town after I left the M50. Realised how much we take our beautiful South Dublin/North Wicklow villages for granted. Because they are villages rather than suburbs. Will be sure to appreciate it even more now. xx

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    1. I often bring visitors to the People's Park Market :) And I know what you mean about the villages: most of the ones around here are really just a parade of shops by a main road.. xx

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  3. The summer holidays must only seem longer without much sun! The views look stunning mind and what a beautiful dog, I have seen what I thought were white German Shepherds before, but thought they were a mixed breed of sorts. Now I know there is such a breed!

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    1. There is, and that photo doesn't really do them justice - he is an absolutely beautiful dog!

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  4. Woohoo, you got him out and about. Here is to many more little adventures during the holidays. Does he have a list of places that he would like to visit? Going by your prices, packing a picnic sounds like a good plan! xx

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  5. GORGEOUS
    I am curious - what made your son change
    Is it an adolescence thing ?

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    1. I think with my son, his aspergers wasn't an issue socially when he was little, but his differences became more apparent as he got older. Then he (and we) went through a very tricky time when he hit adolescence. Now he has calmed down a bit and is more comfortable in his own skin. He would prefer to be at home all the time, but I feel that it is my responsibility to encourage him to be a bit brave and do things that make him feel a little bit uncomfortable or stressed, but we go home as soon as he needs to.

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