Sandwiched between the areas of Shankhill and Dalkey on the coastal outskirts of the city of Dublin is the town of Killiney. Many people love a Killiney holiday as it gives them a chance to enjoy some breath-taking sea views, soak up traditional Irish culture and relax in fairly peaceful surroundings. There is also the benefit of being located close enough to take in all the wonderful sights and sounds that the energetic, friendly city of Dublin has to offer its guests.
Visitors on a Killiney holiday will discover that there are plenty of things to see and do during their stay. The area has a small range of outdoor pursuits available such as swimming, walking, cycling, golf, paragliding and sailing. Most visitors enjoy the Killiney Hill Park which gives spectacular views of the surrounding area including the beautiful Dublin Bay. If you make it up to the highest point in the park you will find an obelisk recording the renowned famine of 1741 as well as remains of some of the relief works used by the poor at this time. Within Killiney, there are also the remains of the original church, the Cill Iníon Léinín, from which the village first sprung up.
Visitors on a Killiney holiday may wish to venture further afield than the town and indeed nearby Dublin. If so, then an hour and a half in the car will bring you to the perfect Medieval town of Kilkenny. Being a Medieval town, it is not surprising that several important architectural artefacts still remain in Kilkenny. As well as portions of the original stone walls which defended the town, the impressive Kilkenny Castle, which dates back to the 12th century, is still in full working order. Although the castle itself is not open to the public, the well manicured gardens and parkland that surrounds it are readily enjoyed by visitors.
If booking a Killiney holiday rental apartment is dependent on the weather then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy mild summers and cool winters. A Killiney holiday is very popular during the months of July and August when the temperature during the day can reach a comfortable 19 degrees Celsius. The winter months of December and January see the temperature during daylight hours drop to between 3 and 10 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for the town is approximately 21 inches.
Beginning a fantastic Killiney holiday could not be easier. Travellers can arrive at Dublin Airport (DUB) on the airport which is approximately 27 miles away from Killiney. There are several large air operators who offer affordable, regular flights to Dublin including Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Air Southwest, Flybe and Thomas Cook Airlines. Passengers can depart UK shores from numerous airports including Exeter (EXT), Prestwick (PIK), Leeds (LBA), Stansted (STN) and Plymouth (PLH).