Skerries
The town of Skerries, just 20km North of Dublin Airport, has beautiful tree lined streets and floral displays which makes the town a sight to behold. Skerries harbour is a major landing port for Dublin bay prawns and in season is a hive of activity. The habour is populated by a large colony of grey seals and is also home to the sailing club. Beside the habour is a long sandy beach which has lifeguards watching over it and is a pleasant place to walk or for children to bath and build sandcastles. A grass promenade runs the length of this beach, and there are great views form nearby Red Island Scenic Park that equipped with a great childrens playground.

Skerries Golf Club, Hacketstown, Skerries, was founded in 1905. This mature 18 hole parkland course affords fantastic views of the sea beach and surrounding countryside.

Skerries is home to many fine international artists, and the town has a number of Galleries to show case these talents. Daffodil Art Gallery owned by the artist Paul D’Arcy Paul exhibits the work of a number of well – known local artists, the gallery represents artists who live and work in Ireland. The Village Art Gallery exhibites a fine display of local artist's work.

Local legend has it that St. Patrick spent some time in the town of Skerries and the Island off Skerries still bears the name St Patricks Island. St. Patrick's footprint can be seen on the rocks near the Springboards, the tidal bathing place on Red Island. There is supposed to be another impression of the saint's foot on the rocks at the rear of Colt Island, where he took his first giant stride on his way to the mainland.
Skerries is unique in that it has two windmills and a watermill. There is a centre open which tells the story of Milling in Skerries and is open all year round. Tthe centrecomprises of the mills with associated mill pond, mill races and wet lands. Visitors begin their guided tour of the site in the four-storey watermill building; they can try their skills at grinding; observe the waterwheel at work and walk through the corn field to visit one of the windmills. The watermill also houses a café, craft shop and exhibition space which can be accessed independently.

On the hills overlooking Barnageeragh Bay stands Ardgillan Castle, built in the 1730s it is situated on 194 acres of land. The extensive parklands which surround the house has a series of woodland walks running through it. These were originally laid out by the Taylor family for their women folk. The parkland is connected to a section of Barnageeragh beach by a footbridge across the road and railway.Their is also a lovely walled garden near the house.

The patron saint of Skerries and Ireland is St. Patrick, St. Patrick's Church, the present Catholic Church was consecrated in 1939. To adorn the front of the Church a carving of the St. Patrick's was commissioned from Albert Power. He was a member of a local family and one of the foremost sculptors in Ireland at that time.

Skerries has plenty of bars restaurants and clubs to keep the whole family entertained.
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