Guided Walk – Sea to the Sky

Guided Walk - Sea to the Sky

This walk brings us from the small town of Shankill on the sea front in South Dublin to the hills very close-by. The walk takes in many different terrains along its way from small lane-ways to forest trails and open hill tops. The walk is very easy and generally flat with some gradual inclines towards the summit of Kathy Gallagher’s hill. We will pass by very fashionable houses past the old castle of Shankill and onto an old monastery lane-way of St Michael. This is one of Ireland’s earliest christian sites with the unique tomb stones of Vikings who once settled in this area. After Rathmichael we will make our way through some woodland leading to a wonderful summit offering excellent views across Dublin city and Bay. Then we will visit an old lead mine chimney in this area before making our way back another way. Once all back we can visit Brady’s Pub for a drink and catch up.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Dublin, Ireland
* Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Walking Tours




This walk brings us from the small town of Shankill on the sea front in South Dublin to the hills very close-by. The walk takes in many different terrains along its way from small lane-ways to forest trails and open hill tops. The walk is very easy and generally flat with some gradual inclines towards the summit of Kathy Gallagher’s hill. We will pass by very fashionable houses past the old castle of Shankill and onto an old monastery lane-way of St Michael. This is one of Ireland’s earliest christian sites with the unique tomb stones of Vikings who once settled in this area. After Rathmichael we will make our way through some woodland leading to a wonderful summit offering excellent views across Dublin city and Bay. Then we will visit an old lead mine chimney in this area before making our way back another way. Once all back we can visit Brady’s Pub for a drink and catch up.

Itinerary

We will meet you and bring you from the village of Shankill by the sea to the round hill overlooking Dublin called Carrickgollogan or Kathy Gallagher as we locals say!

There is so much to see on this walk – lots of flora and fauna, ancient Christian Crosses, a mini Glendalough with intriguing Viking artifacts, an ancient Rath not to mention the curious chimney, a remnant of Victorian industry and much more.

No trip to this area would be complete without making the short climb up to Carrickgollogan with its spectacular views over the city, the bay and the Wicklow Mountains.

This walk is along urban pathways, roads and country lanes which can be wet and mucky at times so don’t wear your good shoes! The route is about 9km and will take about 4 hours plus stops.

Bring a packed lunch and we will have a picnic along the way!
On our return, we will stop off at the local pub in Shankill for a pint or a coffee and see you off on the Dart back to Dublin.

Stop At:

• Shankill, Shankill, County Dublin
• Rathmichael Wood, Puck’s Castle Ln, Bray 18 Ireland
• Ballycorus Lead Mines, Mine Hill Ln Ballycorus, Shankill Ireland