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Howth, Ireland: 13 reviews and 30 photos

Howth is a pretty fishing and yachting port, about 15 km north-east of Dublin city centre. The little town lies on the north side of Howth Head, with steep winding streets going uphill from the harbour.

It is a popular daytrip from Dublin as it is a nice place to walk around in. You can walk around in the town and harbour and you can choose to make longer walks on paths around Howth Head.

Howth is a fishing centre so you will find fresh local catches on the menus in the restaurants and cafes.

I used DART when going to Howth.
DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) is the train going through Dublin to the villages and towns (suburbs) north and south of Dublin. It is very convenient to use if your doing a daytrip to visit the places along the coast.
Tickets can be bought from machines or the booking-office . At Connolly Station the line for buying the ticket was very long early in the morning, but it was also very quick.

I went to Malahide and Howth on the same day. I was told to get a day ticket for 7.20 Euro. I wanted to ask if it wasn’t cheaper to buy single tickets, but the clerk interrupted and said it was better for me to have a day ticket as I was going to hop on and off trains during the day. Well, looking at the website I can see it would have been cheaper to buy single tickets: Dublin - Malahide 2 Euro, Malahide - Howth 2 Euro and Howth - Dublin 2 Euro.
The trains to Malahide or Howth takes about 30 minutes and are running every 20 - 30 minutes.
Going from Malahide to Howth you take the DART back to Howth Junction and change there.

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: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2011
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