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Ireland's Eye, Howth, Ireland
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All reviews small island boat trip sea birds on the rocks martello tower uninhabited island howth harbour life jackets bird sanctuary emerald isle county dublin great adventure two hours an adventure peaceful place short trip enjoy the view
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Anyone who would like to take the opportunity to experience many impressions of Ireland in a small spot, should go by boat (ferry at the very end of the promenade) to the island. There is also the possibility to drive around the island, but the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbarossacl371
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Went on the ferry with my date. The ferry owner gave us a tour around Ireland’s eye. We didn’t get the small island since the waves were huge and it was too windy. Can have a great view of the sea, Ireland’s eye and Howth!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 16 September 2018

If you like nature and hiking, you might spend an hour or two on this nice, uninhabited island and enjoy the landscape. You can get a ferry (motorboat) for 15 Euro per person to drop you off and pick you up later on. You get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phillminded
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

You can get a small ferry to the island from Howth harbour costing about €15pp, which takes you to a rocky inlet on the far side. Our boat took us around the impressive ‘Stack’ rock formation with its colony of gannets, and we saw seals...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JonathanR2237
Reviewed 18 August 2018

While walking along the waterfront, we came across the tour. On a whim, we took the tour. It was a peaceful tour around the waterfront. We then went out to an island and saw a variety of birds. A pleasant time!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank smitty237
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Ireland's Eye is a hidden gem in Dublin. We got a ride with the company with the small red ferries, and the boat was small and had a very strong diesel smell, but other than that the cruise was short and smooth. We spent around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank AlicePDHarrison
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the boat ride out to the island and learning about the history of the island from the staff on the boat. Birds on the cliffs, seals, and jelly fish were so amazing to see. We walked around the island and that was fun to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan F
Reviewed 15 July 2018

we weren't sure what to expect, but it exceeded all expectations. It is a beautiful island, small, but with beaches and beautiful rocks. it is mystical. If you come to Howth, you have to see this. Just be forewarned , there are no toilets on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We got a boat trip from Howth to the island, €15 each. Really worth a visit on a good day. You'd need to spend at least two hours here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Martin F
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of birds, silence and chrystal clear sea. We stayed just over an hour but could have spent much more time easily. Best to wear closed footwear because of the paths that can be steep and slippery at times. There is a beach or you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mary F
20 July 2017|
Response from MaireAnne2016 | Reviewed this property |
The word "easy" is relative! I don't have the best of balance and the sea was relatively calm where the stairs are so it was easy. There was someone was ahead of me to take my hand as I stepped off the boat and someone... More