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Dublin is one of the luckiest cities in the world. We have two things – mountains and sea – that make it a pretty spectacular place to live. Some days it is nice to combine the two and if you take yourself on one of these walks this weekend, you are guaranteed some great views over Dublin Bay and the city.

Killiney Hill, South Dublin

Jump on the DART if you’re coming from town and head towards Killiney Hill. This is a somewhat bizzare walk with lots of different facets – including what looks like a dramatic former mine. There are spectacular views, over to Dublin, the Irish Sea and, on a clear day, the mountains of Wales. You will also see Bray Head jutting out into the sea further south and you might see the top of Bono’s House!

Howth, North Dublin

Once you get to the village of Howth go right past all the shops and past the start of the small pier. You will see a road that looks like it leads to nowhere but it in fact takes you to a wonderful cliff walk around the the Head of Howth. You can easily spend the day here and walk all the way around. Keep an eye out for seals who regularly show up to say hello.

Bray Head, Wicklow

You might have to wait until restrictions on movement are lifted but if you are already living in Wicklow then this walk from the promenade in Bray up and around Bray Head is a cracker of walk on a clear day and offers a different perspective on the east coast.

Just like Killiney and Howth, this spot is accessible by DART.

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