Located on the Howth Peninsula, this old fishing village maintains much of its old-world charm alongside more modern updated buildings.
Jutting out into the sea, Howth provides a natural boundary in the north of Dublin Bay and with Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island (a great spot for mackerel fishing) just off its coast, it’s one of the most eastern points of Ireland and a true sea lover’s paradise.
Whether you stroll along the harbour soaking up the sights and sounds or get closer to nature with a walk along the cliffs, Howth will help you out with signposted walks.
When your appetite builds, you won’t be far from some fantastic fare. Renowned seafood restaurants and pub establishments located on the west across to east piers and central village serve the varied menus with a strong emphasis on fish.
Alternatively, pack a picnic out of Dorans Deli and enjoy your lunch on a hilltop with a sea view.
Less than a ten-minute walk from the village, you’ll find Howth Castle and Grounds, take in the beautiful surrounding gardens and immerse yourself in history. Visit the ruins of St Marys Abbey which was founded around 1235 having replaced the earliest church in the area which was built in 1042 by King Sitric, the Norse Viking King of Dublin.