Killiney Hill – Where Ireland meets Palm Beach

Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland

Killiney Hill

Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland

Okay, now that we’ve seen parts of the city and the little peninsula Howth, it was time take the Dart again and head south, to Killiney. It’s about 45 min southeast of city center. Killiney is a seaside resort and is one of Dublin‘s most exclusive residential areas. Arriving at the station you a breathtaking view of the Sea. Yeahh you’re gonna say that’s just like in Howth, but no – it’s different. Because you can see so much of the coast in both directions, the view is just huge! Up to the north side, you can see Dublin and the twin chimneys of the Poolberg Generating Station.

Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland

Even though the weather wasn’t good as we arrived, it quickly changed back. Actually it switched several times on that early March afternoon between sunny and kind of hot to stormy and freezing cold. They joys of living on the coast. 🙂 Anyway, time to take a hike and go up to Killiney Hill, which is why we came in the first place.

Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland

It’s not a really a challenging hike and it will only take you about 30 min from the station the the Obelisk on the top of the hill if you don’t stop on the way. However, you would be foolish not to stop every couple of meters to enjoy the beautiful sights along the way. First of all there are the awesome villas that look like little castles (some of them are). Then there are the even more amazing views, and the palm trees here and there really do make it look like you are in southern Europe.

Killiney Hill, Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney Hill, Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney Hill, Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Killiney Hill, Killiney, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland

When you get to the top of the 152 m high hill, you can admire the obelisk before you turn around and admire the views!! Dublin to the northwest, the Irish Sea to the east and the Wicklow Mountains to the south. Take a look for yourself:

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