"Howth - Visit by Ikeneur" Howth by Groentje
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A friend of mine recently moved to Tallaght, near Dublin, to go and work there for a couple of months (years? decades?), and I decided to pay her a little visit. As I had already been in Dublin before and knew the city centre quite well, we went for a more distant place, and we picked Howth as our destination for the day. As I had to already catch my plane back to Belgium in the late afternoon, we did not have thát much time, but already enough to enjoy this wonderful coastal village.
We took the green DART, a kind of metro-like train system servicing Dublin and its surroundings, to Howth. After a bit of a wait (during which we could look at all the Gaelic Football supporters arriving for a big game at Lansdowne Road), we finally went off, and about 20 mins later we arrived near the Howth station. Near, I must say, as the train stopped about 10 metres from the deck and just stood there for five minutes :-)
There are indicators everywhere that lead you to the Pier, walking past a nice yacht port and arriving after a 10 minutes' walk at the actual pier, where I had our picture aside taken by a friendly Irishman.
It describes the feeling there very well: you wonder about the sea, the wind that is blowing in your face, ...
There are actually a lot of things you can do in Howth. You can go for a walk along the pier, go and see where King Edward first set foot on Irish territory, walk up the hills and get a view on Dublin, visit the ruins of an Abbey, eat fish at "The Bloody Stream", visit the transport museum near the Castle, play a game of golf (also near the castle), ...
Everything you need for a nature-filled day away from Dublin!
- Pros:Small and manageable; many walking opportunities; just lovely!
- In a nutshell:Howth - a short trip from Dublin, but definitely worth it!
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