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Howth

Just about 30 minutes by Dart from Dublin city, Howth is both a commercial and leisure harbour popular with visitors.

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    See Also : Kilmore Quay Wexford -- is another fishing port in Ireland

    Howth Harbour

    Howth  Harbour
    In addition to being a popular tourist location, the Howth harbour is an active working port - being the largest fishing port on the East Coast. On most visits one will see fishing boats moored or leaving and entering the harbour. The harbour is also home to Howth Yacht Club HYC and Howth Boating Club. The east pier is popular with visitors as th ......More
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    In addition to being a popular tourist location, the Howth harbour is an active working port - being the largest fishing port on the East Coast. On most visits one will see fishing boats moored or leaving and entering the harbour. The harbour is also home to Howth Yacht Club HYC and Howth Boating Club. The east pier is popular with visitors as they can walk the high pier walls and enjoy the view of Howth cliffs and Ireland's Eye. Fresh fish can be bought from many of the fish mongers on the west pier.

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    Further Reading on Wikipedia : Howth

    Howth

    Howth
    The sea has played a major part of life in Howth for hundreds of years. Today one can buy fresh fish from the fish mongers on the west pier, enjoy the antics of the seals and sea birds - but don't feed them as they lose their hunting skills, stroll about the harbour, walk the cliff paths and beaches or take a ferry around Ireland's Eye.
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    The sea has played a major part of life in Howth for hundreds of years. Today one can buy fresh fish from the fish mongers on the west pier, enjoy the antics of the seals and sea birds - but don't feed them as they lose their hunting skills, stroll about the harbour, walk the cliff paths and beaches or take a ferry around Ireland's Eye.

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    Further Reading on Wikipedia : Clontarf and Hill of Howth Tramroad

    Howth Castle

    Howth Castle
    The St. Lawrence family were Lords of Howth from about 1180 to 1909 when the line of ascendency died out.A castle has stood in its present position for over 700 years. Within the castle grounds there is a hotel and a number of golf and pitch and putt courses. These courses are open to non members. The public can stroll about the paths within the gr ......More
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    The St. Lawrence family were Lords of Howth from about 1180 to 1909 when the line of ascendency died out.A castle has stood in its present position for over 700 years. Within the castle grounds there is a hotel and a number of golf and pitch and putt courses. These courses are open to non members. The public can stroll about the paths within the grounds and visit the Rhododendron garden particularly in May and June when they are in flower.
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    Further Reading on Wikipedia : Howth Castle

    Howth Head

    Howth Head lies above the habour and has a variety of walks and tracks suitable for most visitors. The head is easily accessible by car and a car park is located right on the summit. Visitors arriving by train can walk the East Cliff path.

    Howth Head

      East Cliffs

      East Cliffs
      From the car park above Balscadden one can walk the cliff path right around to Howth Summit and the Bailey Lighthouse. The walk takes about an hour depending on how long one lingers. Below the cliffs many sea birds nest during April to July.
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      From the car park above Balscadden one can walk the cliff path right around to Howth Summit and the Bailey Lighthouse. The walk takes about an hour depending on how long one lingers. Below the cliffs many sea birds nest during April to July.

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      Further Reading on Wikipedia : Howth Head

      Bailey Lighthouse

      Bailey Lighthouse
      The east cliff path takes you around to the Bailey Lighthouse - the path takes you past some steep cliffs and hidden beaches. From the summit one can walk back the road to Howth or if feeling fit continue the walk around by to Red Rock and Sutton. There has been a lighthouse on Howth head since 1667. The current building was erected at the new loca ......More
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      The east cliff path takes you around to the Bailey Lighthouse - the path takes you past some steep cliffs and hidden beaches. From the summit one can walk back the road to Howth or if feeling fit continue the walk around by to Red Rock and Sutton. There has been a lighthouse on Howth head since 1667. The current building was erected at the new location in 1814. In 1996 the lighthouse became automatic and has been unmanned since 1997.

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      Further Reading on Wikipedia : Baily Lighthouse

      Ireland's Eye

      Ireland's Eye is a small island just off the fishing village of Howth. While the island is uninhabited it can be accessed by small ferry operating form Howth Harbour. The island is shared by the sea birds and visitors.

      Ireland's Eye

        Island Beach

        Island Beach
        Ireland's Eye has a fine sandy south facing beach which is popular with visitors during summer months. You can take the ferry from the Howth Harbour and stop off on the island and later be picked up for the return trip. The beach is overlooked by a Martello Tower and the ruins of a church.
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        Ireland's Eye has a fine sandy south facing beach which is popular with visitors during summer months. You can take the ferry from the Howth Harbour and stop off on the island and later be picked up for the return trip. The beach is overlooked by a Martello Tower and the ruins of a church.

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        Further Reading on Wikipedia : Martello tower

        Island Birds

        Island Birds
        The island is the nesting place of many varieties of sea birds such as guillemots, razorbills, fulmars. The island has a large colony of gannets which became established during the 1980s on the large sea stack. There are a few pairs of puffins - so if you are lucky and careful you may see them close to the cliffs. There are a large number of gulls ......More
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        The island is the nesting place of many varieties of sea birds such as guillemots, razorbills, fulmars. The island has a large colony of gannets which became established during the 1980s on the large sea stack. There are a few pairs of puffins - so if you are lucky and careful you may see them close to the cliffs. There are a large number of gulls and the Great Black Backed Gull has colonised the upper slopes and grass lands - making their nests right beside the paths and tracks. During the nesting season - April to July these gulls make diving attacks on those who are careless or have walked too close to nests.

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        See Also : Skelligs -- Puffins also breed on the Skelligs.
        Further Reading on Wikipedia : Northern Gannet

        Around the Island

        Around the Island
        A tour around the island is a must for any visitor to Howth. The trip takes about 45 minutes and brings you around he north face of the island which is rugged and shear. On the tour you will past the colonies of nesting birds April - July, the sea stack simply called The Stack and the small islet of Thulla.
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        A tour around the island is a must for any visitor to Howth. The trip takes about 45 minutes and brings you around he north face of the island which is rugged and shear. On the tour you will past the colonies of nesting birds April - July, the sea stack simply called The Stack and the small islet of Thulla.

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        Further Reading on Wikipedia : Razorbill

        Ireland's Eye - Ferry

        Ireland's Eye - Ferry
        Throughout most of the year particularly at week ends a ferry runs a service from the East Pier to Ireland's Eye - the trip is optionally to tour around the island or disembark and be picked up later. Due to the large number of nesting birds on the island during April - July dogs should not be brought onto the island.
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        Throughout most of the year particularly at week ends a ferry runs a service from the East Pier to Ireland's Eye - the trip is optionally to tour around the island or disembark and be picked up later. Due to the large number of nesting birds on the island during April - July dogs should not be brought onto the island.

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        Further Reading on Wikipedia : Ireland%27s Eye

        Things to do

        Waling, strolling, seal watching, birding, sailing, climbing,skiing,wining dining - Howth has it all and just about 30 minutes from Dublin City.

        Things to do

          Howth activities

          Howth activities
          Throughout the year Howth attracts visitors - whether its walkers who hike the cliff paths, or stroll the beaches or sailors who share the waters with the Howth fishermen the village and harbour particularly at week ends can be teeming with activity.
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          Throughout the year Howth attracts visitors - whether its walkers who hike the cliff paths, or stroll the beaches or sailors who share the waters with the Howth fishermen the village and harbour particularly at week ends can be teeming with activity.

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          Howth Village

          Howth Village
          The village of Howth is on a hill overlooking the harbour. On the road up to the village there are some fine views overlooking the port and island. The village has a number of pubs and restaurants.
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          The village of Howth is on a hill overlooking the harbour. On the road up to the village there are some fine views overlooking the port and island. The village has a number of pubs and restaurants.

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          Howth and Sutton Beaches

          Howth and Sutton Beaches
          There are a number of beaches close to Howth railway station - the closest is Claremont Strand which runs along by the railway. At the west end of this beach tide permitting one can walk around to Sutton or Burrow beach. It is possible to return to Howth by exiting Burrow beach and walking back along a small track that starts at the end of Burrow R ......More
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          There are a number of beaches close to Howth railway station - the closest is Claremont Strand which runs along by the railway. At the west end of this beach tide permitting one can walk around to Sutton or Burrow beach. It is possible to return to Howth by exiting Burrow beach and walking back along a small track that starts at the end of Burrow Road. While Burrow beach always has water close to shore even at low tide one must be careful of the current that flows in the channel.

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