Howth Off The Beaten Path

  • King George IV plaque, West Pier, Howth
    King George IV plaque, West Pier, Howth
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  • arrows to the foot!
    arrows to the foot!
    by orlikins
  • Seal in Howth Harbour
    Seal in Howth Harbour
    by orlikins

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    Fisherman’s Life

    by agarcia Updated Apr 23, 2003

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    I reckon the economic activity of Howth is more focused nowadays in tourist industry than in the fishing one. But the days in which fishing was the way of life for the inhabitants of this charming village are not so distant in time. And the proof is that you can still find fishermen in Howth (a lot of them, actually).

    Howth fisherman
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    King George IV's foot

    by orlikins Written Sep 6, 2006

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    This is almost scraping the barrel in terms of "Off the beaten path", but anyhoo...

    King George IV visited Ireland in 1821, landing at this particular spot in Howth harbour. He left from Dun Laoghaire, but there is no matching footprint there. There is a very good account of his visit in the website cited here.

    Really, I wouldn't recommend that you go out of your way to see it, but if you happen to be on the West pier admiring the views or whatever, then by all means, trace the Royal foot :-)

    King George IV plaque, West Pier, Howth arrows to the foot! Can you see it? :)
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    Seal-spotting

    by orlikins Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I know these seal pics are crap, but I hope to capture better pics of the seals some other day.

    When I was down at the harbour, the seals were just poking their heads up and didn't reveal much of themselves.

    Of course the one seal who stuck his body out of the water was on the other side of the harbour and he would have been gone by the time I got there! :)

    The seals pop in and out of Howth Harbour but they're up along the Dublin coast, especially around Balbriggan.

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    Enjoy the day.

    by jjasmine Written Oct 1, 2003

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    Papa enjoy the time with his little princess, or little princess enjoy the time with the ice cream? Both I think.

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