Villages of Dublin – Dalkey


A4 or A3 Print of Dalkey- Villages of Dublin

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Dalkey gets its name from Dalkey Island. In Irish, it was called Deilg Inis meaning Thorn Island. This was later changed to Deilg –ei by the Vikings, and later anglicised to Dalkey.  The village grew up around the Early Christian Church of St Begnet. Due to the unpredictable tidal flats at the mouth of the Liffey, Coliemore Harbour in the middle ages served as Dublin’s main port. It was also one of the ports through which the plague entered Ireland in the mid-14th century. Seven fortified Town Houses/ castles were built from the 1390s onwards along Castle Street to store the goods brought ashore. At that time, in addition to the castles, Dalkey comprised of cabins, a few inns, burgages and gardens.  In 1844, the new Atmospheric Railway briefly ran to Dalkey but was soon replaced by the steam train which ran as far as Bray. Horse-drawn trams were introduced in 1879 and these were electrified (the trams, not the horses) less than twenty years later. Today, Dalkey is an affluent seaside suburb just minutes from the Wicklow hills and within easy reach of the city centre.

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Frame option

Unframed, Black frame, White frame


300mm x 400mm (12in x 16in), 400mm x 500mm (16in x 20in)

About the Prints

Súileir original prints are printed on premium stock acid-free Canson Lustre paper and mounted with Larson Juhl acid-free archival mount board. They are mounted with a bevelled mount and carefully framed with handcrafted solid wood bevelled frames. All our wooden frames use wood sourced from sustainable forests. Many of our prints are digitally signed and embossed with our signature seal.

To keep your print as safe as possible, we use high-quality clear perspex glazing on our shipped framed prints. On our click-and-collect prints, we use 2mm clear float glass. All our unframed prints are sent flat, with bevelled mount, backing board and print sleeve. All framed and unframed prints are wrapped in tissue paper with a branded card and carefully placed in cardboard boxes with our branded stamp and labels, making our prints an ideal gift.

About the Photographer

Roger O’Reilly