Killiney Bay
The beautiful town of Killiney is situated on the southern end of Dublin Bay. It is on the Dart line and is approximately half an hour's drive from the city centre.

Killiney has a lovely beach and it probably has the best view of any beach in Dublin with Bray Head to the south and the salubrious Sorrento to the north. In the mornings and evening you will see locals fishing from the water's edge. The coast of Killiney has frequently been compared to the Bay of Naples and the Italian sounding street names emphasis this, such names as Sorrento, Vico, San Elmo, Monte Alverno, and Capri.

Killiney golf course is ranked highly among Dublinís Golf courses and has fantastic views of sea and rolling countryside. This is a must-visit site for golf lovers from all over the world. It is nine holes of great parkland golf course.

Just south of the village stands a Martello Tower, these were towers that were built along the coast of Ireland and England to protect against a Napoleon invasion. These 8 feet thick walled towers were never needed and fell into disuse. Today 39 Martello towers can be found standing in Ireland

The name Killiney means "church of the daughters of Leinin". Killiney village grew up around this church, the ruins of which can still be seen today.

Killiney Hill Park is a fantastic break from the hustle and bustle of city life. The park affords incredible views across Dublin; Killiney and Dalkey Bay, the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain and Bray Head and on a clear day the Mourne Mountains of County Down. The Hill rises quiet dramatically and the peak is topped with an obelisk which is at 170 meters above sea level. The park was opened in 1887 in honour of Queen Victoria's 50 years on the throne. The park was once part of the estate of Killiney Castle, now a hotel.

This beautiful area attracts wealthy people and the homes of many famous people can be found here, such as The Edge, Van Morrison, Enya and Pat Kenny. Youíll find Bonos house on Vico Road, look for the big black gates and thousands of scrawled fan messages on the walls outside his garden.

Ayesha Castle is on the left as you approach the village. The castle was built in 1840 by and in honour of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne named it was named Victoria Castle.Burnt in 1928 it was restored wonderfully and was renamed Ayesha Castle. The castle features a splendid spiral staircase and has fine oak panelling. It is at the centre of a district of large, magnificently designed old houses tucked away down side roads and in among the trees.

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