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"Howth" Howth Tip by tvor

Howth, Dublin: 27 reviews and 40 photos

  Ireland's Eye and Howth Harbour from Howth Abbey
by tvor

If you take the DART train as far north as it goes around Dublin Bay, you get to Howth. Howth is a working fishing town with a ruined abbey high atop a hill overlooking the bay and a small island just off shore called Ireland's Eye. We took the DART up to Howth and walked around the shore front and the seawall, had a bit of lunch in a crowded little cafe, and explored the Abbey grounds. Later we walked out of town for about a mile and came to a turn off that led to Howth Castle. Further down that road would have taken us to the National Transportation Museum. In fact, at the turn off from the main road, that's the sign you see, no indication that the castle is there as well. We figured it out from the map we had.

Howth has galleries and restaurants and lovely old houses and buildings as well and well worth an afternoon out of busy Dublin.

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  • Written Mar 29, 2003
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