About Darragh O
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Aug 2012
18-24 year old male
Hi, my name's Darragh, I'm 24 and was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. I love travelling, there's nothing better than opening your horizons and discovering new cultures, new foods and new experiences. My most favourites trips have been a recent trip to Washington D.C. and New York City, and inter-railing (travelling by trains) across 6 countries in Europe. I'm currently living and working in London and although I am beginning to love the city more and more, nothing makes me happier than travelling back to Dublin for a weekend or longer.
Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Historic Sites, Gardens, Waterfalls
Situated in north County Dublin, Malahide Castle and park is a serene getaway favoured by locals from all over the city. Dating back to the 12th century, the park is beloved by families, couples and outdoor lovers alike who come here to enjoy its rolling fields, sports pitches and playgrounds. Plus, the store and cafe near the rear of the park are incredibly popular, offering delicious dishes and charming gifts.
Situated on Howth Head peninsula in the north of County Dublin, this bustling suburban town mixes its small, fishing-village origins with a modern twist, making it a popular day trip among locals. Start your exploration with a stroll along the harbour walkway to the lighthouse, which offers stunning views of Ireland's Eye island and the Irish Sea. Then stop off at Maud's for an ice cream, or pick up some of the best fish and chips around, from Beshoff's on the main street.
St. Anne's is a large and beautiful public park situated close to the coast, in the north Dublin suburbs of Raheny and Clontarf. Originally owned by the Guinness family, the park is rich in history and offers visitors a green oasis in which to relax – complete with duck ponds, rolling fields, playgrounds and stunning rose gardens. The park also features ten follies built during the Guinness estate years, including a Herculean Temple. Although somewhat deteriorated, the follies are a unique feature and make this beautiful environment especially memorable.
A suburban seaside town in south County Dublin, Dún Laoghaire (pronounced 'Doon Leera' or 'Done Leery') is a great day-trip option. Start with a breathtaking journey by suburban train (the DART), which travels along the coast, connecting the city centre to the suburbs and offering unforgettable views of the Irish Sea and County Dublin along the way. a particularly good place for those who love outdoors, Dún Laoghaire offers a wide range of activities, including some of the most picturesque harbour-side walks around.
Dating from the 1700s, this country estate makes for an incredibly popular day out – and as soon as you arrive, you'll understand why. Complete with beautiful sculptured gardens, an impressive golf course and an award-winning restaurant set in a stunning country house, Powerscourt Gardens and House offers a little something for everyone.
One of the best tours in Dublin and the surrounding counties, this 5-hour bus tour covers South Dublin City, Powerscourt Gardens and Glendalough. It's an easy and efficient way to explore outside of the city, and to experience the lush green environment for which Ireland is so famous. Glendalough, a glacial valley in County Wicklow, is particularly unforgettable, with its beautiful Medieval monastery, round tower, two tranquil lakes, and walking trails offering magnificent vistas.