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    • there is a lovely secluded park on the coast road from dalkey to killiney which gives beautiful views of dalkey island and Dublin bay. Snapped below this afternoon while out and about on the GS

    • Hi Victoria,

      From wikipedia:

      The island is currently uninhabited but there is evidence of human occupation dating back to the Neolithic period. The remains of field systems, a church, a 'cairn' burial, a gun battery and the Martello Tower still exist. There are two Holy Wells, one on the Western shoreline is known locally as the "Scurvy Well" and is located within a surrounding stone structure. There is also a bullaun stoneformed from an earthbound boulder. This may have been used as a pagan alter as it was 'Christianised' in the 7th century by carving an early Christian cross on the face. This lies close to the remains of the church. At the Northern extreminity of the Island there is evidence of a deep ditch or fosse that was the boundary of a medieval  Promontary Fort. Located less than 300 metres off the mainland, the island comprises 9 hectares (22 acres). 

    • Me too. 🙂 The mansions overlooking the island from across the water caught my eye. Holy cow. I guess these are they?