I saw this place at all possible weather conditions.
My favourite thing about it - well, there is a hill there which you have to climb. Once on top of it you can see the sea on one side, Dublin on the other and a golf course below you. Its really nice. Getting up there is a bit slippy, a bit up hill (naturally) but definitely worth it.
Think this is probably my number 2 when it comes to my favourite places in Dublin. Or should I say around Dublin.
When you've seen enough of Dublin, take the citytrain to Howth. On the coast of the Irish Sea you'll have an amazing view at the island on the picture.
Also take a walk to the lighthouse in the small harbour; it's highly recommended to go to this lighthouse at sunset.
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.
Situated in north-east county Dublin, this beautiful scenic peninsula has a lot to offer. You can visit Howth castle, go for a picturesque walk over cliff tops, or just enjoy the walk around the harbour. There's lots of nice restaurants and take-aways if you get hungry. Or if you into golf there's Howth golf club too. It's a nice place to go for everyone, especially nice for a romantic evening by the sea.
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)
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.
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.
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!