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A lovely morning in October


By johnjoe


I would like to invite you for a nice stroll along the coast between Portmarnock and Malahide in north Co Dublin.

It’s a five minute drive from my home to Portmarnock beach.The beach is about 1 mile long and it is very safe for children and bathers.

As we start your stroll you can see two young sea anglers fishing off the rocks.

Among the rocks you can find shellfish and crabs.

The Martello towers were built all around the coast during the Napoleon wars for protection of an invasion. This one was turned into a family home. What a lovely place to live with those lovely views of the bay.

There are a lot of seabirds feeding along the shore. Which is good for the bird watchers.

In the distance you will see Lambay Island, it is about a half mile from shore. It is privately owned, there is no public allowed, what a pity. I am sure it would be a lovely place to visit.

Another Island in Dublin bay is called Ireland’s Eye, but locals call it the sleeping man. If you look carefully you can see the shape of a man. The platform you see is used by sea anglers but also by some brave swimmers, men and women.

The tide coming in over the rocks, see how smooth they are.

I will finish with a view of Dublin bay.

Well I hope you enjoyed that little stroll between Portmarnock and Malahide.


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Looks an absolutly wonderful place johnjoe, nothing better than a " bracing walk " along the sea shore. I'm afraid the nearest thing to us is the bank of the River Thames, but that has improved a lot over the last few years. Like the picture of the sleeping man. :o))

25 Oct, 2010


That was lovely Johnjoe, thank you.

25 Oct, 2010


i certainly enjoyed it, thank you ~ no prawns tho?

25 Oct, 2010


Its a fantastic place ..I came there in '94 and did a tour of your wonderful country from Kilkenny to Dublin up to Donegal and down to Cork. :o))))

8 Nov, 2010


Thank you Mushbanna,I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Ireland. I am very proud of its beauty I feel lucky to live here in Co Dublin .There is lovely coast line on the north side and fantastic mountain scenery on the south side

8 Nov, 2010


Beautiful photos Johnjoe.

11 Nov, 2010

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