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I wonder if anyone can tell me if there is a hotel that overlooks Dalkey Harbour. My husband (now nearly 60) visited Dalkey as a lad and recalls such a hotel. It is our 25th Wedding Anniversary in June and we want to stay in/very near to Dalkey. A hotel right near the harbour would be fantastic, but as an alternative we are looking at staying at Fitzwilliam Castle Hotel - views/advice would be welcome.
If anyone can help with my questions, I would be very grateful.
There are a couple of small harbours in Dalkey - I would guess your husband is thinking of Bulloch Harbour but there is also Coliemore Harbour. In any case, I don't think there is a hotel overlooking either.
Julie, You're husband is right he probably stayed in the Dalkey Island Hotel overlooking Coliemore Harbour. Unfortunately the hotel is no longer there as the site was sold and an apartment block was built on it some time ago. The other hotel you're considering is Fitzpatrick's Castle (not Fitzwilliam)and is the nearest to Dalkey that I know of so would be a good base for you. Dalkey is a lovely village, there is a heritage centre in the Castle in the centre of the village where you will get al the information you need during your stay.
All the best,