Dalkey Quarry Guidebook

13 January 2023

The new Dalkey Quarry Guidebook 2022 is now available. Please see here for more info..


The new Dalkey Quarry Guidebook 2022, is now available, providing an excellent and comprehensive guide to one of the most popular rock climbing locations in Ireland. With over 350 routes and only 20km from Dublin city, this historical granite Quarry offers high quality routes of every level for every climber. 

This edition of the guide has been fully updated since the 2005 edition: with full colour topos, aerial shots and offering a great variety of photos.  The guide also offers a lot of new information for the visitor, such as the historical development of the Quarry, the development of new routes, and the geology and biodiversity within Dalkey Quarry itself.

Mountaineering Ireland would like to thank Conor McGovern and Howard Hebblethwaite for all their hard work in compiling and editing the guide, and to David Flanagan for the layout and his patience throughout the project. Thank you to Damien O’Sullivan for coordinating the project, to Kip Carroll for the excellent topos and photos, and to all the photographers whose photos have made this guide so special.  For the Geology and Biodiversity section, we would like to thank Paddy Orr and Saoirse Sheehy Ariff for providing us with a new perspective on how we may view the Quarry.

A huge thank you to Clare Sheridan, Síle Daly and David Craig for proofreading the guide, to all the volunteers who have helped along the way, and to the sponsors who have contributed to the guide.

Finally, Mountaineering Ireland would like to thank Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for their continued facilitation of climbing in the Quarry. It is thanks to their support that we have such a wonderful and accessible place to climb and socialise.


To purchase, please shop online via the Mountaineering Ireland Shop or at participating outlets.

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