Dalkey ( Deilginis in Irish) is a village in the south of the Comté of Dublin in Ireland. It was founded at the origin like a camp Viking and became an important port with the Moyen-âge. According to John Clyn, Dalkey is one of the entrance points of the Peste in Ireland in the middle of XIVe century. Nowadays, Dalkey became prosperous coastal suburbs of Dublin and a tourist attraction.
The name of the city comes from the island of Dalkey (Dalkey Island) to the broad one. The name is an adaptation of the word Irish, Deilginis (" Island épine"). The Vikings added their own word for island - øy - to the first syllable of original word. (Same the suffix " - ey" is also present in other names of Irish cities).
Dalkey is the town of origin of two famous Irish writers: the novelist Maeve Binchy and the playwright Hugh Leonard. Dalkey is also the theater of many writings of Flann O' Brien of which The Dalkey Archive .
Formerly deadened suburbs, Dalkey developed its reputation of “Beverley Hills” of Dublin when several Irish and international figures bought there properties during the Années 1990 like Bono, the singer of U2, the Celtic artist of music Enya or the musician Chris de Burgh.
Dalkey is served by DART and is located at approximately 30 minutes of the center of Dublin.
The town of Dalkey counts: 8405 inhabitants.
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