The Peugeot Reconnection Series gives you the opportunity to Rediscover the best roads and trails in Ireland. In this feature, we visit the capital in the New Peugeot 2008 & e-2008 SUV’s.
Trip Duration – 3.5 hrs
Vehicles – Peugeot 2008 SUV GT Line in Bianca White and Peugeot e-2008 SUV GT Line in Elixir Red.
More than just a city. Co. Dublin has something to offer for everyone. Whether it is long sandy beaches & rugged coastlines, ancient castles & majestic parks, picturesque towns & villages or the hustle and bustle of one of the best cities in the world, Dublin has it all to offer. Adventure is on your doorstep with every location offering something unique on a memorable roadtrip. Join us as we bring you some of the highlights of Co. Dublin and learn what is waiting to be rediscovered. Get behind the wheel and Reconnect with Ireland’s capital.
Stop 1 – Skerries
Located in the north of Dublin is the picturesque seaside town of Skerries. An area full of beautiful beaches, unique islands and delicious restaurants makes Skerries the perfect getaway. Adventure is central to a trip to Skerries where your options are endless. Begin the day with a sunrise SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) trip at North Beach, walk the South Beach that leads to Shenick Island, travel by kayak to St. Patrick’s and Colt Islands or have a dip at The Captains swimming baths. The region is also well known for its kitesurfing spots, sailing clubs and sea tours.
Following an action packed morning, head to Strand street where you will find a range of cafes and restaurants that will give you plently of options. The costal town and once-thriving fishing port has a strong connection to the sea as do the local restaurants, a lot of which serve incredible seafood.
Stop 2 – Howth
Heading south of Skerries, onto the hilly headland at the north of Dublin Bay, is where we find Howth. Howth is a small fishing village that is one of Dublin’s most visited locations. Howth is very well known for its great restaurants in the village and beauiful walks, starting in the harbour and continuing up the cliffs and around the headland. The Bog of Frogs Loop takes in scenic views of the cliffs, Lambay Island and the Baily Lighthouse. If you prefer to stick to the road, the summit car park is located in the ideal location to take in the city views.
Stop 3 – Bull Island & St. Anne’s Park
Lying off the coast of Dublin city’s north side is Bull Island. Created 200 years ago due to the construction of the north bull wall to Dublin Port, Bull Island continues to grow and is currently 5km long and 1km wide. The island has plenty to offer with two private golf courses, a range of swimming baths and watersports for everyones taste. The famous wooden bridge connects the island to Clontarf and into Dublin City.
St. Anne’s Park is the second-largest municipal park in Dublin and is a wonder of activity, adventure and admiration. The park, is part of a former 202 hectares estate assembled by members of the Guinness family, descendants of Sir Arthur Guinness. In St.Anne’s Park you can expolre The Rose and Walled Gardens, a duck pond, range of sporting facilities, woodlands and The Red Stables which host a Farmer’s market on Saturdays and is home to the Olive's Room Café where local whole foods, freshly baked treats and a tasty lunch menu are available.
Stop 4 – Docklands
Just a short stroll from the city centre are the Dublin Docklands. From stunning modern architecture to historic buildings, the arts and sports Docklands has a range of activites to offer visitors of all ages. Explore what it means to be Irish at EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum, follow in the footsteps of those who fled the famine when you climb on board the famine ship, the Jeanie Johnston, or experience the thrills of Wakedock, Ireland’s first cable wakeboard park. The area also hosts some great bars and restaurants in the area including Harbourmaster Bar & Restaurant, Urban Brewing and BrewDog Dublin Outpost.
Stop 5 – Phoenix Park
Europe’s largest enclosed park, the Phoenix Park, is located a stone’s throw away from Dublin City Centre and is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Home to Áras an Uachtaráin (the official residence of the President of Ireland), Farmleigh Estate, the Wellington Monument, the Papal Cross and the fourth oldest zoo in the world, Dublin Zoo. The Phoenix Park offers something for everyone. Many events are hosted here ranging from Food and Craft Markets to outdoor music concerts. Some of the biggest musicians in the world including Coldplay, Duran Duran, Robbie Williams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses, Ed Sheeran and many more played here. Grab a coffee or tea in the Victorian tearooms, Farmleigh or the visitor centre at Ashtown Castle and take a stoll around this magnificent park.
Stop 6 – Dún Laoghaire
Located on the glistening south coast of Dublin Bay is the suburban coastal town of Dún Laoghaire. Formely a major port to Dublin, Dún Laoghaire now hosts a popular harbour where you can enjoy the mile-long East Pier Walk. Also found in Dun Laoghaire is the famous Forty Foot swimming spot where you are sure to see swimmers enjoying a dip in the Irish Sea, no matter what season. Located just opposite the pier is People’s Park where every Sunday, there is a food and craft market.
Stop 7 – Dublin Viewpoint
Head back to the M50 and drive towards the Old Military Road, as featured on Episode 1 of the Peugeot Reconnection Series in Co. Wicklow. However, you do not need to leave the county boarder to be surrounded by nature and experience a beauiful drive to feel the thrills that the Peugeot 2008 SUV has to offer. As you drive back towards the city you’ll be able to take in amazing views across Co. Dublin from here.
Stop 8 – Ticknock
In the evening, head to Ticknock which offers up to 10km of mountain and forest walks with spectacular views across Dublin City and Bay, Bray Head and The Wicklow Mountains. A perfect panorama viewing spot is located a short 15 minute hike from the car park. Here, before driving back home, you can take a breath of fresh crisp air, enjoy a glorious sunset and watch twinkling city lights appear as it gets darker.
Vehicle of Choice:
Experience Dublin like never before with the Peugeot 2008 SUV in PureTech petrol and the 100% electric Peugeot e-2008.
Would you like to get behind the wheel of a Peugeot 2008 or e-2008 SUV? Book your test drive here and you could be heading off on a road trip of your own soon!