When I stopped by the Dublin tourist office and asked about Howth, they handed me a Howth is Magic brochure that I found invaluable to get around Howth. The mapof Howth Peninsula is not exactly to scale nor does it have distances but it does have all of the places you might want to visit listed along with the marked cliff walk.
If you don't pick one up in Dublin, I also saw them at what appeared to be an unmanned tourist office at the end of west pier which is the pier with all the restaurants on it almost immediately after leaving the DART station.
Favorite thing: and stray off the main roads whenever you can. these are where you will find your best treasures, of course! Follow the steps up this narrow close, for example and at the top, voila! your otherworldy Howth Abbey experience awaits!
Favorite thing: Despite the rain, the hospitality that Peter showed me and the great sights in Howth and Malahide made this a great day. The most impressive thing that I'll remember about my first trip to Ireland is not the beer or the castles or the cathedrals, but the friendly, helpful, hospitable locals. Thanks to Peter, the rest of the VTers I met and all the many helpful folks who helped make my trip a blast.
Fondest memory: Suzanne, Waoife, Krumel & moi were sitting in the church grounds eating sandwiches and this dog came by and just wouldnt leave us. He was a sweet little thing but seemed to *really* connect with Birgit :) We finally lost him on Howth Head when he spotted some sexy little b1tch ;-)
East Pier, Howth, Ireland
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
I had been wanting to stay in Howth, and was pleasantly surprised, when I came across this hotel on...more
Nashville Road, Howth, 3, Ireland
Good for: Solo