I was in Dublin this June, accompanying my Wife Milka, who had a conference there. We had a short weekend together there, before her conference started and I flew back to Finland. Dublin itself was nice, especially as the traditional Irish rain chose to be absent during our stay. However the best part of the trip was a hike in the peninsula of Howth, circa 10 km from the city center.
Most of the peninsula is actually either inhabited/has a large golf course, but the edge is kept in a natural state, either by zoning law or just by the inconvenience of building next to the sometimes stormy Irish sea. I guess it has to be by law, as people usually prefer magnificent sights over practicality.
We were able to get rather close to the lighthouse in the background, but the actual site was fenced off. I decided to make the best of not being close to the lighthouse and took a completely different photo, with the lighthouse being just a speck in the distance.