Howth Things to Do

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  • 1. Howth Head

    I went to Howth on a daytrip by bus from Dublin. I got off the bus at the Summit Inn a few miles outside Howth, and then followed the coastline walking path down to the village. It was a very...

  • 2. Howth Pier

    Leaving the seals (for awhile) we head towards the end of the pier, stopping along the way to look into the fish merchants such as Dorans and Nicky's Plaice, to see their fresh fish and seafood...

  • 3. Howth Castle

    As I was staying at the Deer Park Hotel for the night, I had the opportunity to see this medieval castle, that has remained in the same family for over 800 years, as the hotel is in the Castle...

  • 4. Howth Abbey

    5 out of 5 stars

    The small graveyard surrounding Howth Abbey is quite interesting, and has wonderful views over the harbour and to Irelands Eye. Sounds from the harbour and sea drift up to the Abbey, which adds to the...

  • 5. Martello Tower

    On a hill above the East Pier is a Martello Tower (one of two that can be found on Howth Head). It dates from 1805 and was built by the Englishman, who built several Martello Towers around the Irish...

  • 6. Fry Model Railway Museum

    Hello, As you probably have heard, the Fry Model Railway is no longer operating at Malahide Castle. To avoid disappointing visitors, it would be helpful if references to the Model Railway be removed...

  • 7. St. Mary’s Church

    St. Mary's Church is located near the entrance to the grounds of Howth Castle. A first church was built on this site in 1816 to house the congregation that had previously worshipped at Howth Abbey, in...

  • 8. Set off walking with me!

    Leaving Howth train station, you'll see this sign post. The green, blue, red and purple arrows are direction indicators for the various looped walks that can be...

  • 9. Memorial to those Lost at Sea

    Although I've visited Howth quite a few times, this was the first time that I'd seen this memorial. It was erected by the Howth Fishermans Association "To...

  • 10. Garden of Remembrance - St Marys church yard

    Well St Marys church was closed, but I spent a short time looking around the surroundings, and especially this small garden of remembrance. There was a rock...

  • 11. St Mary's Church of Ireland

    Near the end of the drive to Howth Castle and Deer Park is the church of St Mary's. The original church was built in 1816, but was replaced 50 years later by...

  • 12. The Church of the Assumption - Howth Parish Church

    I was pleased that I came across this church, and that it was open. There are some nice stained glass windows and some interesting pieces of art inside.The...

  • 13. Olympic House

    I first noticed the bust outside this building, and was surprised to see that this was the HQ of the Olympic Council of Ireland.Previously known as Howth House,...

  • 14. The Ready Boat Pillar

    Our first stop is this piece of sculpture by Sean O' Dwyer. It measures 4m x 1 m and is formed from pigmented Reconsituted Granite. The Sculpture was unveiled...

  • 15. From the Abbey to the Harbour

    Continuing on our walk around Howth, we leave the Abbey behind and turn right out of the gateway. Heading down hill, we pass a few sites worth a 2nd glance....

  • 16. The House

    This pleasant restaurant/Bistro/Deli etc is renowned for its comfortable atmosphere and Locally sourced and cooked food. It's open 7 days a week for coffee,...

  • 17. Ireland's Eye

    Ireland's Eye is an island that you can see from the piers in Howth, it's a seabird sanctuary that also has a ruined 6th century monastery and a Martello Tower....

  • 18. Malahide Castle

    Malahide Castle was the home of the Talbot family for almost 800 years, except for a brief period when, yes, you guessed it, Oliver Cromwell commandeered it and...

  • 19. Feed the seals

    The Howth is Magic map also had a spot that was marked "feed seals" on west pier, when I went by there around 1 or 2 pm, someone had bought some fish from a...

  • 20. The Church of The Assumption - Stained Glass etc

    As you can probably tell from my previous 2 tips, I enjoyed looking around this church. For most of the time, I was the only person in the building, which...

  • 21. Don't miss the rhododendron gardens!

    Once you reach Howth Castle, if you keep walking up the same road, you'll eventually reach Deerpark Hotel, which is mostly famous for its very nice golf course...

  • 22. Ireland's Eye

    The small island of Ireland's Eye is located about 1 km from Howth and can therefore be seen very clearly from the town. Ireland's Eye is a bird sanctuary - no...

  • 23. The Church of The Assumption - Interior

    I'm pleased that this church was open, and that I got the chance of a good look around, as there were some unexpected treasures inside.The church contains a...

  • 24. Howth Marina

    Howth Marina is owned by The Howth Yacht Club (which is the largest yachting club in Ireland, with over 2,000 members). The Club was formed at least as far back...

  • 25. Howth Harbour - "Asgard"

    Near the lighthouse on the East Pier, is this plaque.It reads- in Gaelic and English "Asgard"On Sunday 26th July 1914 Erskine Childers and the crew of the yachy...

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