Skerries, situated on a rocky peninsula 25 kilometres north of our nation’s capital, is a beautiful place to live, work and visit. Here you will find beautiful walks, wonderful wildlife and enjoy fabulous views from the pristine coastline.
Skerries is a seaside town in County Dublin, Ireland, now part of the Fingal council area. The name comes from the Norse word Skere which has descended into the Irish word Na Sceirí which means “The Rocks”.
Skerries has five islands off its coast. These are Shenick Island, St Patrick’s, Colt and Rockabill. Rockabill is in fact two islands, “The Cow” and “The Calf”, separated by a narrow channel. There is also Red Island, which is a tied island.
The town itself is built around two long streets – Strand Street and Church Street and between the surrounding hills of North Fingal and low-lying beaches.
Historically, Skerries has been a thriving fishing port and a major centre of hand embroidery. In the late 20th century, it became a resort town (golf, sailing, motorcycling, etc.), and a dormitory town for commuters to the city of Dublin.