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Dublin's best day tour, only 30 minutes from the city centre and airport. Explore Howth, a charming peninsula in the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere, with a local. Guided hikes and historical walks. Our hikes take you through magical woodland, jungle...more
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7 Balglass Road, Howth D13 YR12, Ireland
+353 86 125 0055
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 27 french students and 3 teachers in a school trip in Dublin for a week. Our afternoon with Conor, our 10 stars guide was fantastic. We all enjoyed very much discovering this beautiful village and its history. We warmly recommand...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I booked this hike to see another side of Dublin, and I'm so happy we did! Our guide, Gus, was super-knowledgeable, extremely funny, and gave us a comprehensive history of the area and how each landmark fit in. We even got the...More

Thank Leeann K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With Shane as the guide, how could it not be perfect. It happened to be a glorious Howth day as well. Shane is very knowledgeable and oozes a love for Howth and it's environment. I would recommend to anyone who wants to do something outdoorsy...More

Thank Janine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of hiking with Zach. He was truly informative, and gave such an intimate view of the land. Through his multigenerational perspective, we heard stories of his time playing on peninsula. Zach also gave us the local legends, and descriptive writings from...More

Thank Amy D
shaneshowth, Owner at Shane's Howth Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That’s my boy ! Thanks Amy. Great to hear that Zacker connected with you so well. I will pass on you kind feedback to him and clap him on the back Is mise le meas Shane

Reviewed 8 September 2018

I 100% recommend Shane's Howth Hikes to anyone who is visiting Ireland. This is a wonderful experience to get out of the city and enjoy the beauty that is Howth. Rob was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience fun. Our...More

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shaneshowth, Owner at Shane's Howth Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hello Sherpa, Thank you for the kind review, Rob is a great guide and loves to share Howth and Ireland. I will pas on your compliments, and hope we met again some day. Is mise, le meas, Shane

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I went on my first solo trip and chose this trip after reading all good reviews. Shane is an amazing guide and I would definitely come back with friends next time. I wish everyone could go on a trip with Shane if they wants to...More

Thank Dana F
shaneshowth, Owner at Shane's Howth Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Dana, Thank you for the wonderful review, it makes the work we do worthwhile. It was great to get our with you and I hope we meet again some day. is mise, le meas, Shane

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Thanks Gus for providing so much background and information along the hike. It does help to know the history and Ireland and Howth in specific has developed over years.

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shaneshowth, Owner at Shane's Howth Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Mnunez0211 Gus is a great guide, passionate about sharing Howth and very empathic with our guests. I will pass on your compliments. Thanks for coming to see us and we look forward to your next visit. is mise, le meas, Shane

Reviewed 1 September 2018

The hiking trails around Howth are abundant. But, there is no better way to explore this beautiful peninsula than with Shane’s hikes! Excellent experience!

Thank J C
shaneshowth, Owner at Shane's Howth Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi JC, Thanks for the kind words, it was great to have you out and we look forward to meeting again. Is mise, le meas, Shane

Reviewed 18 August 2018

From the scenic train ride from Dublin city to incredible views of Dublin Bay to a post-hike Guinness at the Summit Inn, everything about this day was perfect. I booked the Time Trek Howth not knowing exactly what to expect and I was very pleasantly...More

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shaneshowth, Owner at Shane's Howth Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you Ann O , Autumn is breathing from the ground so the swimming is less irresistible but the changing light and atmosphere make the hikes refreshing in a different way. I hope you do get out here again one of the days . Is...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

A marina, Martello Tower, abbey, views of Lambay and Ireland's Eye, followed by a cliff walk to the Bailey Lighthouse, a walk across the summit and decent to Aideen's grave and Howth Castle. The scenery was stunning and all the time our very knowledgeable guide,...More

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shaneshowth, Owner at Shane's Howth Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Richie277, Thanks for your kind review. Conor is a great guide and will be happy to see your comments, as am I. Is mise, le meas Shane

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Sharil G
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Response from shaneshowth | Property representative |
Sharil, Lara R pretty much nails it there. Good trainers will always do, though they may get dirty and your feet might be damp if its wet, hiking boots do a good job and mind your ankles, but they can slow you down and lack... More