I paid a flying visit here yesterday and was delighted to find the bookshop busy with plenty of customers, and buying, not just browsing. The very pleasant proprietor, David Simmons, says business is good despite the economic woes of the country. Dalkey has everything for the best in quality retail therapy – galleries, bookshops, coffee shops, organic and health food shops, heritage centres – all packed into a tiny, beautifully kept enclave. All within a stones throw of Dalkey DART station. Mmmm!