The Great South Wall
On the southside of the city, you’ll find one of Dublin’s best-kept secrets — the Great South Wall. Running for four miles from Ringsend into Dublin Bay, a stroll out along the wall offers stunning views of where Dublin city meets the sea. Whether you opt for a dip in the ocean, or simply decide to relax and take in the sights — ships coming in to port, and of course, the iconic Poolbeg Chimneys — the South Wall is undoubtedly one of the city’s most enticing spots. Get there on foot (it’s about an hour’s walk from the city centre), or on the red line of Dublin’s tram service, the Luas, getting off at Point Village.
A 15-minute southbound ride on the DART will take you to Seapoint, a picturesque seaside location famed for its idyllic bathing area. Paddleboarding and kitesurfing are on offer too.
Five minutes on foot is Monkstown where you can visit jewellery maker Vivien Walsh, and Irish food store Avoca.
- Local tip: be sure to check out Café du Journal’s schedule where you might catch a candle-lit gig by Glenn Hansard or Irish singer Mark Geary.
For a vintage experience, it’s a leisurely 15-minute walk to the nearby Blackrock Market, where you can buy some vinyl, second-hand books, or even visit a tarot reader. We think a trip to Seapoint is on the cards…