Also out in Howth is St. Mary's church. It's hard to describe exactly where it is, but you ask anyone who is around how to get to that really old-looking church near the DART station, and they'll tell you how. One of the oldest in Ireland.
Take the DART north of Dublin to Howth. It takes about 25 minutes and will cost you about 4 euros there and back (you can get a Rambler pass which will get you as many rides as you like for 1, 5 or 7 days). Lot's of cool cliffs to look at and climb. From the top, you get a great view of Dublin. Also, there is supposedly a castle around there with lots of rhododendrons, but I couldn't find it, and they only bloom in the spring.
It's a nice fishing town and has some great restaurants.
The isthmus that connects dublin with the peninsual of Howth is called Sutton. Along the shore there's an area called Redrocks where very nice walks are to be had.
Give it a try if you want to get out of Dublin's hustle and bustle for a while.
Howth (rhymes with "oath" not "mouth") is a suburb of Dublin on a peninsula north of the bay. It's a lovely fishing village where you can have a peaceful stroll along the harbour or buy some of the best and cheapest fish you will find in Dublin.
There are walks up Howth Head which offers splendid views over Dublin. In fact, the top of Howth Head gives a view stretching from Bray Head in the south all the way to the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland - the longest stretch of coastline that can be seen from any point in Ireland.
If you want to get out of the city centre for a while and enjoy a bit more scenery you can make a trip to Howth, a little fishing village with some nice restaurants and cafes. It is easily accessible by public transport with both bus and DART services, and you will get off near the harbour with its yachts and fishing boats.
From there you can go for a walk along the pier, or if you are feeling more energetic go on the cliffwalk around the peninsula, or up past the church to the summit of Howth Hill.
Howth also sports a 15th century castle which houses the National Transport Museum, and St. Mary’s Abbey, a ruined church in an old graveyard.
And every Saturday and Sunday there is a book sale on near the harbour.
Take the DART suburban train and make a trip to Howth at the northshore of Dublin Bay. Howth is a fishing village and a resort of steep and winding streets. Make a stroll around Howth Head which offers magnificent views of Dublin Bay from the north.
Howth (I found out that it was pronounced HOwth, and not HOWth...I am now educated on that and much wiser!)
We took the DART up to Howth, it was very reasonably priced and only a 20 minute journey (on a very clean and spacious train I might add).
Once there, we headed straight for the Bloody Stream, a Pub/Restaurant place reknowned for it's seafood. Admittedly though, it wasn't quite as varied in seafood options as I was expecting but the food was excellent nonetheless. As for why it is called the Bloody Stream, ask the staff. That's what they all say....I could tell you but I really can't be bothered (as well as being a bit blurry on the blurb I read on the placemats when I was there).
We didn't manage to get up the top to see the castle as the weather was awful, it was freezing cold. So we just contented ourselves with a walk around the fishing village and up to the lighthouse, took some photos, yet to scan in....
Apologies for the quality of the pic I have placed, as I don;t have a scanner, I did the next best thing and took a pic of my photo with my digicam...it'll do for now!
I can recommend everybody to make a trip to HOWTH. It´s a small peninsula north of Dublin.
There you can relaxe and hike from your stressed trip between too much tourists and too much traffic of Dublin. And a special recommendation is IRELAND'S EYE(picture). It´s a seperate very small Island next to Howth. You can go by a small boat to this Ireland. There are so few people and only nature - no buildings or houses, no traffic and a very beautiful quiet landscape... I had have a beautiful time there!
Howth: A little coastal town right outside Dublin. It's really beautiful and you can get there easily with the Dart. (sort of commuter train)
I've started some tips on my Howth page. I'm really glad that I took the DART train to this charming place, away from the city.
Howth is an amazing place which is serviced by bus routes and by the DART. Watch seals feeding in the harbour, buy books at the second-hand sales on a sunday or go for a walk along the gorgeous pier!