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Howth, Ireland: 13 reviews and 30 photos

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  • Howth - Ireland
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  • Howth - Ireland
      Howth
    by magor65
  • Howth - Ireland
      Howth
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Howth is a little fishing village situated about 15 km north of Dublin. If you decide to go there by DART it will take no more than half an hour.
The history of Howth is longer than that of Dublin. The Howth peninsula was already marked by Ptolemy on his map of the world in the second century AD. In those times it was inhabited by Celts.
Today, apart from being a fishing port and yachting marina, it is a favourite weekend destination for Dubliners. When we arrived in Howth on a warm Sunday in August a kind of food fair was held there. It was fun to taste some strange bread spreads, delicious cheeses and home-made bread. Actually, we bought some things for a picnic we had later in the day.

A nice walk to the lighthouse along the pier offers great views, but it's nothing comparing to a cliff walk around the Howth peninsula, from where you can see picturesque islands, Wicklow mountains and panorama of Dublin. Winding paths lead you among heather covering the hilltops with a carpet of purple and you can't help thinking: "It can't be true that I'm just a few kilometres from the city".

Address: Near Dublin
Directions: The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) service stops in Howth in the station on Harbour Road.
Website: http://www.irishrail.ie/dart/home/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 15, 2006
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