Posted by: marthabernie | December 29, 2014

COLIEMORE HARBOR – Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland

011A friend sent me a calendar which shows photos of Dalkey, County Dublin, on each page.  It is published by Dalkey News on Castle Street, Dalkey, and it was printed by Willow at Cootehall, Boyle, County Roscommon, but none of the photos have a photo credit.  Above is Coliemore Harbor with Dalkey Island in the background.

In Irish, Dalkey (Delis Inis) means thorn island.  It is a suburb of Dublin on the coast, just south of Dun Laoghaire.  It’s origins go back 6500 years to a proven settlement on Dalkey Island.  In the early Christian period a church, dedicated to St. Begnet, was built on the island.  It was from the island that the village of Dalkey on the mainland took its name in Viking times.

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