The picturesque little town of Dalkey is a short DART or bus ride from Dublin city center. It’ s one of my favorite little towns in Ireland… the architecture is beautiful and the harbor is full of life. Watching the seals play is always a treat.
Dalkey makes a nice day trip from Dublin… especially when paired with a visit to Dun Laoghaire. (On Sunday afternoons People’s Park there is teeming with vendors and activity, and the waterfront is a pleasant place to walk.)