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Dalkey-Killiney Walk July 2020

posted Aug 16, 2020, 5:06 AM by Reinhard Schoeller

11 walkers joined us for our 2nd walk in 2020. We walked approximately 11,300 steps and climbed the equivalent of 9 floors. Well done everyone.

As arranged, we met at Dalkey Dart Station, some arrived by Dart others by car and those living nearby walked to the meeting point. Weather was warm with no sunshine or wind. We started towards Vico Road passing close to the house where Matt Damon stayed during the lockdown in March, April. On Vico Road we went to Hawks Cliff a popular swimming place where we saw EIRE 7 marked on the Cliff. This is a recently restored large marking, Eire being the Irish word for Ireland. During WW II these markings were all around the coast of Ireland, (the GPS of the time), showing pilots flying over the county that Ireland was neutral.

From Hawks Cliff we walked up to Killiney Hill and admired the wonderful views, Killiney Bay, across to Bray Head, small and large Sugarloaf and Wicklow Mountains in the distance. Along the way we saw singer Enya’s Castle and in the distance Bono’s home. Walking through the forest on Killiney Hill you could think you were in Austria!! Returning to Dalkey some of us had a well-earned Coffee sitting outside at Finnegans Pub. A great day was had by all with lots of chatting and laughing. Looking forward to our next walk August 29th.