Find tranquility in seclusion at this 9-hectare uninhabited island, only a 5-minute ferry journey from Coliemore Harbour. Holy stones are dotted around the island, and the runes of a 7th century church remind us that this has long been a place of pilgrimage and spirituality. The island is believed to have been inhabited since 4000BC, as well as having seen Neolithic, Viking and Medieval settlements. Today, the island is deserted, with wild goats roaming the land. The island is also a favourite of kayakers in the Dublin region.
Address: Dalkey, Dublin
Public Transport: Ferry times: www.kentheferryman.com or www.dublinbaycruises.com/boat-cruises/dun-laoghaire-dalkey-island-return