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Dalkey Hill, Killiney Hill, Sorrento Point, Vico Road,  Dublin - south east slopes

       
Picture of paraglider over the Vico Road     Picture of paraglier heading for Killiney Beach

 Killiney Hill and Dalkey Hill are the two hills at the south end of Dublin Bay. The view is excellent to the north: Howth Head - and to the south: Killiney Bay and beach, with Bray Head in the distance. Looking east across Dalkey Sound, you can see Dalkey Island and beyond that The Muglins.  These hills are in a public park, and while not very high, just a couple of hundred feet, the wind comes over the sea and the lift is good.

Sorrento Point (top left) is off the Vico Road, just under the park. There is a cliff here overlooking the beach.

This is a popular destination for walkers and tourists, and care is essential, fast stuff is not appropriate, light HLGs and foamies suit the venue better. Model weights should be low eg 200-300 grams or so. When hang glidera or paragliders are flying, give them a wide horizontal berth, and never ever fly over a manned aircraft.

  Please email me your info about where you fly, so I can include it..  n o r m _ f l y e r @ y a h o o . c o . u k