Dalkey is a busy and vibrant seaside town that was originally founded as a viking settlement and became an important port during the mid 14th century. Nowadays it is famed for its many bars, picturesque setting and famous residents which have included many famous writers and musicians. When you’re not enjoying the walks around the seafront and up Killiney Hill there are plenty of water holes in which to quench your thirst. These vary from some of the older establishments that can boast licensing for generations of Dalkey residents. These include The Club, The King’s Inn, The Queen’s and McDonagh’s. Newer installations on the main street that have begun to cater for those looking to enjoy a few glasses of wine include The Tramyard with its lovely verandah and local markets and the Dalkey Dispensary which doubles as a restaurant and comedy club. New pub the Magpie Inn is dedicated to great pub grub and craft beers and The Vico remains one of Dalke’s only enduring late night venues. If you’ve taken a walk up towards the top of Killiney Hill then why not catch a game and quench your thirst at The Druid’s Chair on the Killiney Hill Road - you’ll have earned it.