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Countryside villages close to Dublin?

I love the countryside and would love to visit a village in Ireland. Since the only cheap flight is to Dublin a village thats within an hour of Dublin would be ideal. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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1. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

You might like to visit this one.

www.roundwood.ie/

www.glendaloughbus.com/

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2. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

enniskerry is quite close to Dublin and easily reachable. or to the north side, the fishing villages of skerries , rush or malahide. it all depends on what sort of village you would like to see, and how long you have.

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3. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

I would also support Skerries and Eniskerry. Also Howth, would is easily reached by the DART.

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4. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

I too would recommend Skerries if you do consider the north side of the city. It is a fishing town that has retained its charm during the madness of the Celtic Tiger and more than enough to keep you occupied. Great transport links by bus and train into the city, a host of great pubs/restaurants and attractions such as Skerries Mills and Ardgillan Castle to explore.

Interestingly too, that the name originated from the Norse word Skere (the rocks).

Have a look here for further information http://www.skerrieshomepage.com/

http://ardgillanskerries.com/

http://www.skerriesmills.org/

Rush wouldn't rate for me (and I have relations who live there), Malahide is an option too - but for a more traditional Irish life feel - Skerries wins hands down for me.

Edit to include : For a more "village" feel, you can walk the footpath along the coast to the small hamlet of Loughshinny (which is more or less halfway between Skerries and Rush) http://www.loughshinnyvillage.com/ Have a look at the historical walks on this page of the site to whet your appetite more http://www.loughshinnyvillage.com/intro.htm

Edited: 30 June 2013, 20:48
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5. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

Hi Enniskerry is a cute little village and is within walking distance to Powerscourt house and gardens (a must see)..... You can take a bus from there to Bray which is a seaside town.. Never been to Skerries but it's now on my list. Yes Howth is also very pretty as is Dalkey and Killiney. Enjoy

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6. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

I wouldn't call Enniskerry a typical Irish countryside village, you would want to head out further afield into Wicklow or Meath.

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7. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

Yup, Enniskerry is nice.

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8. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

Skerries is lovely.

Lovely beaches and lots of nice restaurants.

30 minutes on the train into the city centre.

And about 15-20 minutes from the airport.

Lovely park here too called Ardgillan.

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9. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

Country side villages I would consider to be more inland like Ballymahon in Longford or Trim which is about an hour by bus. You also have some very nice villages in Wicklow like Tinahealy or Rathnew or Woodenbridge all about one hour by bus Skerries etc are seaside towns full of visitors during the summer and lots of schoolchildren on summer holidays.

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10. Re: Countryside villages close to Dublin?

Ah its only busy if it is very sunny,

And that rarely happens..

I'm lucky enough to live here and its normally fairly quiet.