Dalkey, Co. Dublin – Free WiFi – Pubs – Bars & Cafes

You may be aware that I grew up in the sleepy little town of Dalkey, in South Co. Dublin and since I grew into what they call adulthood Dalkey has grown with me. It has become a Heritage town and turned from sleepy to bustling while always remaining fashionable. I make it my business to visit at least once a week if not more. Like a cat surveying its territory I check for any changes and note them.

My work on line means that I cannot be too far away from an internet connection and so here is a tour of the Free WiFi you can avail of in the town.

Finnegans or The Sorrento Lounge


My home away from my various homes, Finnegans has always been there for me and my thirst. Also it has been visited by various celebrities through the years but the reason they go there is not to be swamped by fans but to enjoy the peace and quiet that they get when they visit. Serves great food.

WiFi: No Password and a great connection, don’t be put off by the ‘home’ page that opens when your laptop or tablet does connect, just open a new page and roam away.

The Magpie


Standing on one end of Castle Street, grab a window seat and watch the Dalkey life pass by, lovely food, and have yourself a pint as well!!

WiFi: Password Dalk3y1NN and you’re in.

The Club


Famous for its three cosies and mural of the coast opposite Dalkey Island!! You will get nice lunch buffet here and a great pint at anytime of the day.

WiFi: Ask for Password at the bar.

The Corner Note Café


Open from Tuesday to Sunday, The Corner Note had delicious food and a speedy connection.

WiFi: No Password.

Idlewilde Cafe


Just off the main street with a brave Mediterranean-style outdoor area Idlewilde does a lovely bowl of soup.

WiFi: Ask for Password from the staff.

King’s Inn


A pub that it smack bang in the centre of the town.

WiFi: No Password

Tramyard Café


The new Tramyard area in Dalkey bustles, especially on the weekend, the Cafe regularly has live music and definitely has a buzz about it.

WiFi: No Password

The Queens


The Queens dates back to 1860 and sits right beside Goat or Dalkey Castle/Town Hall. Good food and pints to be had.

WiFi: Uses a free version of Bitbuzz though you have to login again every 20 minutes

Mugs Café


Mugs started off as an internet café and moved with the times, it is now a traditional café with WiFi and ample seating for you and your laptop.

WiFi: The complicated password is made easier by being displayed behind the counter.



Every pub had its share of Dalkey locals, McDonaghs is no different, and it has some kicking live music on the weekends with great Wifi.

WiFi: No Password

Dalkey Library


Admittedly it is not a pub or a Café but it is quiet and does have lots of books.

WiFi: With a library or reference card can log in but some devices have trouble so ask staff for assistance.

For those of you who haven’t visited Dalkey yet here is a handy link from somebody called Google.

You’ll most likely find me in Finnegans, The Corner Note or McDonaghs where I personally find the best combination of speed, comfort and fine pots of tea. 



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