Rock Climbing in Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and it nestles at the mouth of the River Liffey. The climate here is classified as a maritime climate, with mild winters and cool summers. This vibrant city is noted as much for its Georgian buildings, museums, theaters and attractions, as for its leisure activities and adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

Dalkey Quarry is situated in the picturesque suburb of Dalkey, approximately 13 km/8 mi south of Dublin. This disused quarry is considered to be one of the best rock-climbing crags in Ireland. The spot consists of granite and it has about 300 climbs. All of the climbs are high grade, trad routes and most of them are single-pitch.

Note that, it is suitable for climbers of all levels, as there are training centers that provide courses for beginners. In addition, the highest route climbing is 30 m/98.4 ft high, offering great panoramic views of Dublin city and Dublin Bay. It should be mentioned that, the site is part of a public park, the Killiney Hill Park, so there is no entrance fee. The optimum period to visit Dalkey Quarry is during summer. Last but not least, Dalkey offers a number of pubs to relax and share your experience with other climbers.

How to Get to Destination

17.2km/10.7mi 30mins
Head north on O'Connell Street Upper. Turn right at Cathal Brugha Street. Turn right onto Marlborough Street. Turn left on Eden Quay. Continue to Custom House Quay. Slight left to stay on Custom House Quay. Continue along North Wall Quay. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit towards East-link Toll Bridge/R131. Continue to follow the R131. With controlled toll road. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit to Sean Moore Road. Turn left into Beach Road. Go through one roundabout. Continue along Strand Road. Go through two roundabouts. Turn left into Bóthar Mhuirfean / Merrion Road. Continue to Bóthar Na Carraige / Rock Road. Continue to Frascati Road/N31. Continue to follow the N31. Continue to Temple Hill. Continue to Bóthar Shráid an tSrutháin / Stradbrook Road. Slight left to stay on Bóthar Shráid an tSrutháin / Stradbrook Road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Abbey Road / Bóthar Na Mainistreach. Turn left into Ascaill Na Cille / Kill Ave. Turn right at Bóthar Ghleann Na gCaorach Uachtarach / Glenageary Road Upper. Open turn right to stay on Bóthar Ghleann Na gCaorach Uachtarach / Glenageary Road Upper. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout Killiney Towers Roundabout, take the 3rd exit at Bóthar Chill Iníon Léinín / Killiney Road. Turn left into Ascaill Dheilginse / Dalkey Ave. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit.
Dublin airport,
26.8km/16.7mi 34mins drive

Dublin is served by DART, which is a coastal train and it is also served by Luas, Dublin’s Light Rail transit system.


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