Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation by the seaside in Ireland should pay a visit to Skerries. This charming town is located in County Dublin on the north east side of Ireland and has many things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cottages, B&Bs and campsites.
Skerries has a long sandy beach ideal for sunbathing and taking a bracing swim in the Irish Sea. Numerous other watersports are available here with activities such as fishing, sailing, snorkelling, jet skiing, windsurfing and water skiing. There are some very scenic areas for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to explore in the area. Golf is very popular in Ireland and there are several courses in County Dublin including an 18-hole one at Skerries. Other activities available here include tennis, mountain biking and beachcombing. There are a few bars, cafes and restaurants in Skerries using local produce as well as some international dishes. A selection of shops can be found in Skerries with many places for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink. Tourists will also find markets and stores selling gifts and souvenirs in the area.
There are numerous places of interest in and around Skerries. One of the best places is Skerries Mills, which comprises of a watermill, two windmills and a mill pond. Ardgillan Castle and Demense is a fine building with beautiful gardens. About 30 minutes away are the famous Newgrange ancient burial grounds. The Irish capital city Dublin is only half an hour away and has many fantastic places to visit. These include Dublin Castle, which was built in the early part of the 13th century. Families may like to spend a few hours at Dublin Zoo, which is the third oldest in the world behind London and Paris. There are more beautiful natural features at the National Botanical Gardens as well as several museums in the city.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Ireland is July when the average high temperature is 19 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January averaging just a high of 7 degrees centigrade and a low of 2 degrees. December is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 76mm rainfall, while April is normally the driest month with an average 45mm of rainfall.
Dublin International Airport (DUB) is approximately 30 minutes drive from Skerries. Dublin has flights to and from many international cities including Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Schonefeld (SXF), Brussels (BRU), Geneva (GVA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. There are several car rental firms located at the arrivals hall of the main terminal of Dublin Airport.