Ticknock – Fairy Castle, Dublin – 6, 7 or 18km


This trail destination offer perfect views over Dublin and the Irish Sea.  This is one of Dublin most popular climb and offer a variety of routes and distances.  Below are three route options.  Start of the routes are either from Ticknock Forrest Park or at Lamb Doyle’s Pub.

Distance & Climb

  • Fairy Castle Short Loop (from Ticknock):  Distance: 6km – Vertical Climb: 250m
  • Fairy Castle Vertical Climb (From Lamb Doyle’s Pub):  Distance: 7km  – Vertical Climb: 370m
  • Fairy Castle Long Loop (From Lamb Doyle’s Pub):  Disctance: 18km  – Vertical Climb: 500m

Start GPS

  • Lamb Doyle’s Pub:  53.264680, -6.240277
  • Ticknock Forrest Park:  53.255831, -6.249468

Public Transport

  • Lamb Doyle’s Pub is serviced by Dublin Bus number 44b (Monday to Friday – No services at weekends) & 144 (no service on Sundays)

Maps & GPX files

Fairy Castle Short Loop

Fairy Castle Vertical Climb (From Lamb Doyle’s Pub)

Fairy Castle Long Loop



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