The Ferryman, Dublin

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Dalkey Island …an island on the tides of time!

Travel back in time with a visit to Dalkey Island!

Supervised Ferry trips to Dalkey Island from Coliemore Harbour.

Ken is a native of Dalkey, coming from a strong boating background. His knowledge of the sea and the waterways of Dalkey sound are second nature to him. Ken is an oarsman in the east-coast rowing community for the past 45 years.

Ken's boat "Lilly Rose" was named after his grandaughter who, sadly, died shortly after being born. The boat was commissioned by him as a ferry passenger boat. The boat suits his operation perfectly as it is small enough to be able to access the tight inlet of Dalkey Island.

The Lilly Rose has passed the stringent tests set out by the Department of Marine and is licensed to carry five people. Life jackets are provided for all age groups. Infant to adult. Ken holds all the necessary qualifications as required by the authorities.

Booking: Ken Cunningham at 085 2426516

Get into the story at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre before or afterwards.

Why not get away from it all and take the sea air with a short trip to Dalkey Island? Visit the ancient 11th century church and marvel at the construction of the Martello Towers. The origins of Dalkey Island go back 6,500 years. Walk the paths where the Vikings held a slave camp in the early 900s.

Ken the Ferryman will give you an overview of the stories associated with the island. Skip down to Coliemore Harbour and avail of the fully licensed and insured service. You will have a magical experience! Bring a picnic and get away from it all, only five minutes from the mainland.

Before or after, you can drop in to Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre where you will get the entire story of the island from earliest times.

Combine a visit to the island with a visit to Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.

See website for details. www.dalkeycastle.com
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  • My husband had his first taste of Irish fish and chips, and we both had our first pints of Guinness in its natural habitat - all of it was wonderful! A very atmospheric place, with delicious food and ...  more »
  • The Ferryman is an original pub set in a historic building between the glass palaces of modern Dublin. We were here for lunch. The choice of food is very limited. There are only things that prepare well and can be quickly brought among the people with a few chips. We had a Beef & Guinness Pie. It was not bad in taste, but it was obviously in the kitchen for a long time and was only kept warm from below. That is to say, the meat was warm, but the puff pastry, with which it is baked, is softened and cold. There were also some pretty good chips, which were served with ketchup in cardboard bowls. Also, the food came within a few minutes, which is not really possible with such a dish, if it is prepared "fresh". This is much better! The choice of drinks, on the other hand, is huge and the service friendly and helpful. After we had ordered, the transfer of the rugby game Ireland - Wales just began. The pub emptied almost completely within a few minutes. All that remained were a few rugby fanatics and us. After the meal, however, we quickly searched for the width, because the volume in which the game was played was hard to bear. If you like something like this, you certainly feel comfortable here, but it wasn't our thing.
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  • Great pub and really good beer. Unexpectedly the bartender let me try the beers before ordering. Recommended
  • Great spot, reasonably priced food and drink. Very small selection of food bit enough selection to please a party of three. Went 10 minutes down the road and found the prices of food to be much higher compared to the ferryman. Would recommend
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