Discover Dublin’s Coastal Trail with Hidden Howth Experiences
Welcome to the Dublin Coastal seaside village of Howth, where the land meets the sea and creates the most amazing natural environments for adventure and the great outdoors.
Oozing with rich Irish History & Culture, Howth is one of Dublin’s oldest working harbours and one of the busiest fishing ports in Ireland.
Something we’re sure of – fresh seafood makes for fine food and entertainment. And with cool niche shopping, some of the most unique outdoor experiences and a broad range of health, fitness and beauty offerings, our little village is a must-see.
Things To Do
Ireland's Eye Ferries
Ireland’s Eye Ferries began in February of 1947 by Cyril Doyle and his two sons Frank (16 years) and Brian (12 years). As a result of Howth’s popularity among tourists, they decided to concentrate on doing trips to Ireland’s Eye. Since then, his son Frank Snr, followed by his grandsons Frank Jnr and Ken have continued the tradition.
Ireland’s Eye Tour: let us take you on the short boat ride from Howth Harbour to Irelands Eye. The trip around the Island takes in spectacular views of the Island and the colony of seals which inhabit the area. Passengers are also given the option to land on the Island.
Howth Market is located on the right-hand side of Harbour Road at the entrance to Howth village, conveniently opposite Howth Dart station. It is the perfect shopping destination for young and old, local and visitor, with a Great mix of food and local craft stalls, there is something for everyone.
Enjoy strolling through the seven separate spaces of the spectacular private garden of Nuala Doherty and Conall O’Caoimh. From busy flowerbeds to tranquil woodland and exotic water garden, productive vegetable garden and the simplicity of white garden. This variety has in turn created the diverse habitats that support a range of wildlife.
Howth Castle Estate
Howth Castle has its origins in medieval times – In 1177 Almeric, the first Lord of Howth, came to Ireland with John de Courcy. Legend has it that on 10th August, the feast day of St Lawrence, at Evora Bridge, he won a victory over the Vikings which secured him possession of the Howth peninsula. In gratitude for this, he is said to have taken the name of St Lawrence.
Howth Cookery School
Originally opened in 2008 by the Gaisford-St Lawrence Family, the Howth Castle Cookery School is based in the original 18th Century Georgian kitchen in historic Howth Castle. The team of professional chef’s share their passion and knowledge about food and carry on the traditions of exceptional cooking and grand dining practiced in the Castle for centuries.
Bars and Restaurants
Where to Eat And Drink
The Bloody Stream Bar & Restaurant
A warm and welcoming interior with an old-fashioned feel, an open turf-burning fireplace, classic signage and interesting bric-a-brac stirring memories of a bygone age. These are just some of the features of “The Bloody Stream”, one of North Dublin’s most atmospheric and popular bars, where the byword is hospitality.
Wrights Findlater Howth is housed in a landmark building with a traditional red brick facade. It’s located opposite the Dart Station in the heart of Howth Village on Dublin’s East Coast. We offer the best views of the harbour with breath-taking views of both Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye.
The Abbey Tavern
The Abbey Tavern is a world famous Traditional Irish Pub, Restaurant and Entertainment Venue with a unique 16th century location. It is a genuine 16th century tavern with its original stone walls, flagged floors, blazing turf fires and friendly staff, a truly warm welcome awaits you in one of Dublin’s best and most iconic venues.
Octupussy Seafood Tapas Bar
Octopussy’s provides a slice of Mediterranean life for out locals and a taste of home for our visitors. They specialize in seafood tapas, with fresh fish and shellfish supplied daily. For those of you who aren’t fish eaters, don’t fret! We have a selection of meat and vegetarian options available.
The Oar House
The building was originally a simple fishing cottage on the west pier in Howth, County Dublin. It has been lovingly restored while maintaining many original features. We offer a comfortable dining experience in the lovely village of Howth, a “must see” on any visit to Dublin.
Aqua Seafood Restaurant
Welcome to Aqua, Howth’s award-winning seafood restaurant serving the community for over 15 years. Located at the very end of Howth’s West Pier in a building with a long and apt history, Aqua has the best seat in town with legendary views across Howth Sound to the island of Ireland’s Eye.
The Doghouse Blues & Tea Rooms
The Doghouse Blues Tearoom is so memorable and astounding that it simply must be seen to be believed. From our outdoor living room and fireplace to our very own bed, we offer amazing pizzas, delicious desserts, and an outstanding array of teas and coffees. So, drop in and visit the Doghouse Restaurant Howth today and see for yourself!
The Summit Inn
The Summit Inn, as its name suggests, is located at the summit of Howth Hill. The inn was originally built in the 19th century as a thatched cottage and has been in the Gaffney family for generations. There is a good mix of both local and visitor clientele all struck by the timeless ambience that is The Summit.
The Brass Monkey
The Brass Monkey is a modern European restaurant with emphasis on fish. We serve fresh seafood, tapas, sharing seafood platters, lunch specials, a great value early bird and dinner. Situated on the West Pier in Howth, a working harbour we get first choice of the freshest seafood in Ireland.
The King Sitric Seafood Bar
In 2000 the old harbour masters house which houses the King Sitric was extensively renovated and the dining room was moved up to the first floor where it commands sweeping views into Balscadden Bay and across the harbour from its large windows. There are eight nautically decorated guest bedrooms were added, all with stunning sea views.
Where to Stay
The Georgian Rooms
The Georgian Rooms is a newly renovated Self Check-in Aparthotel townhouse located on Abbey Street Howth. Comprising of 12 guest rooms that have all been designed and fitted out with a high-quality standard and include luxury linens and all modern amenities.
Hazelwood B & B
Hazelwood Howth B&B is your home away from home located in the beautiful fishing village of Howth in Ireland. Howth, with its spectacular coastal walks and golf courses is within close proximity to Dublin airport and Dublin City Centre.
King Sitric B & B
The 8-guest bedroom are located adjacent to the restaurant, they all face directly into Balscadden Bay and have breath-taking sea views. The bedrooms which are named after Irish lighthouses are all en-suite and aptly decorated in nautical style.
Gleann-na-Smol B & B
Gleann-na-Smol is located in the centre of the village of Howth, close to the Harbour and cliff walks. They offer a friendly warm and comfortable home with plenty of Irish charm. Homemade soda bread, brown bread and home made preserves are a speciality in our home.
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