Things to do in Howth

Top Things to Do in Howth

Things to Do in Howth

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  • giggsAlvechurch
    Honiton, UK1,051 contributions
    We were lucky enough to do this walk on a stunning November day, others had the same idea so it was a bit of a procession, but lovely to see so many out walking, will definitely do the longer walk next time
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Daniel
    Madrid, Spain9 contributions
    Really nice hikes, might be a bit exhausting if you're not used to hikes. With nice weather the views are outstanding with a lot of places to stop and enjoy the views
    Written 20 August 2022
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  • terry m
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ118 contributions
    Great hiking trail just a short bus ride from Dublin on the H3. If you want to avoid the uphill climb, take the bus to the summit. Note, the train and other buses do not go to the summit so stick with the H3 if you just want to hike down from the summit. Glorious views and a great stroll through town at the end with tons of great restaurants.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Dom
    3 contributions
    Great experience this week with Ireland's Eye Ferries. First visit to Howth, our captain was very knowledgeable and shared some excellent stories of the area and the islands and kept everyone on the boat safe and comfortable in some choppy waters. Thanks kindly
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia15,863 contributions
    Located in the end east point, (which is a nice walk in its own right), is this lovely lighthouse, so peaceful at the end of the pier. Excellent piccies to be had.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland8,048 contributions
    Howth Castle is still a private residence and tours can be arranged and they have public tours in August and September which can be booked on their website. The castle is impressive and well maintained. Next year I must go and visit.
    Written 21 September 2020
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  • beth
    New York City, NY7 contributions
    This is a wonderful collection of radio equipment and memorabilia including telegraph keys, radios, TVs, and even a foghorn. There were so many devices with radios, even a toilet paper holder in the restroom. And vintage posters. Everything belonged to one man who sadly passed away in 2020 but the little museum persists. It’s inside a watchtower that was supposed to protect Ireland from Napoleon.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland8,048 contributions
    It’s sad that this museum is currently closed but all attractions are closed at present. This museum is probably unknown to most in Dublin and the rest of Ireland. It is in need of major funding and our support. Please go and visit when restrictions end. Children will love this and the adults too.
    Please support.
    Written 21 September 2020
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia15,863 contributions
    Located on Howth head, is this lighthouse in our opinion is best seen by boat, it looks so majestic, sitting in its salubrious surrounds.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Howard-Liverpool
    Liverpool, UK2,992 contributions
    On a nice sunny day this is a lovely beach with great views. Looks very safe for children and is very flat - no shelving. The approaches to the beach are limited as the railway is to one side and the access points leave a lot to be desired. Not nice and one down a long narrow path by the railway station is filtyh. Dog muck in evidence the whole way - not nice and the town council should do something about this alleyway as it spoils a most magnificent town and harbour area
    Written 11 June 2019
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  • Dowley
    Wicklow, Ireland481 contributions
    Worth the climb up the hill. On a gorgeous sunny day the view is wonderful. Didn't go into the museum as a lot of students were around the its quite small.
    Written 2 May 2017
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  • petertoronto2016
    Toronto, Canada55 contributions
    If in Howth, walk through old town, and make your way to the ruins. It is a sombre, moving experience, wandering through the graveyard, peering into the old structure. It would have been better to have private or group tours allowing entrance into the ruins.
    Written 4 November 2019
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  • Jana G
    1 contribution
    Yesterday we had a wonderful trip around Ireland's Eye.
    A family with 4 adults and 1 toddler. The boat was perfect with a very nice captain Oliver. We saw many birds, a few sea lions chilling by the island and 3 dolphins jumping around the boat 🐬💚. Amazing experience and a big adventure for our little one. We will come back in the summertime.
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • anyabug
    5 contributions
    A quick stop, but a must see. The views are breathtaking and a beautiful, historical must see. Go up the stairs next to the Abbey pub to access the ruins.
    Written 24 October 2019
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  • ChaosForever
    1 contribution
    Had an amazing time doing this hike with my friends. It starts at Howth Train Station and then you will proceed to walk for a while near the cliffs. After walking for sometime you will see a gap in the bushes on the side of a cliff and something that resembles a staircase. If you proceed to go down those steps there will be a rope which you can use to descend down the cliff to a beach. It's a nice and pretty isolated area since it's a bay surrounded on both sides with cliffs. We spent about an hour just sitting there and enjoying the view and then continued walking. Eventually the trail will loop inland where you could choose to go to the Howth Summit or continue on walking through the golf-course and into the forest. The trail loops back at Howth Train Station and afterwards you can go grab some food and rest. The hike took us about 3-4 hours since we were walking at a normal pace trying to enjoy the scenery, and we also took some breaks along the way. In total we travelled close to 20km which wasn't too bad, also taking into account that we took a detour going down to the beach. 10/10 and would definitely recommend going on a warm day like we did.
    Written 24 April 2022
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