Shane's Howth Hikes

Experience an outdoor adventure of discovery and 5000 years of history. 
Travel through time from this quaint fishing village


Dublin's Best Day Out, An Adventure Experience

Ireland, ancient and fresh. Get out here for an outdoor adventure.
City centre / airport 30 minutes by Dart, bus or taxi and Dublin Bay Cruises can get you here too...
World famous cliffs and coastal paths, wild seabirds, seals, porpoises, dolphins and the ooccasional whale 
A breath of fresh and salty air, fragrant woodland, even a bit of rainforest and heathland. Inspiring cliffs and world class views
well served by a fine old harbour, medieval castle and a warm hospitable village.
Insider Hack! Get the 31 or 31/a bus from Talbot street in the city centre. Sit up stairs, up front on the right hand side.  Enjoy an intimate Dublin review and beautiful coastal tour on your way out to Howth.

Howth Safari

Dublin's most inspiring hike. Starting from the Tourism kiosk at the Harbour. Gnarly beautiful and adventurous, by the sea.  Explore Howth off-road with passionate and expert local guides, nobody knows it better. 10 kms to 15 kms in 3 to 4 hours, if you don't waylay me.   Through woodlands and the exquisite Rhododendron Gardens, echoing the jungles of Siam. Feel the ancient romance of Aideen's Grave,  druidic stones as old as the pyramids. Climb to HG Wells most beautiful view in the world. Clear your mind and ignite your creativity with salty air, and tropical aromas. Bliss your eyes with vivid yellow gorse and purple heathlands down to the sea and the cliffs.  Summer breeze, the forest and the gentle tunes of the trees. Wilder storms and sea birds, crashing waves and lashing seas. At low tide  we explore below the waterline and into the caves, but watchout and don't be caught out. Panoramic views from the clifftops. Exercise your body and soul. Myths and intimate tales, legends and history of 4000 years. The real high comes from the group, roving through enchanting territory, air and light from one inspiring place to the next.  I kid you not! I recommend cross trainers, boots or stout shoes.  Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof.  Water and a snack wouldn't hurt either. Holiday Hack ! Get the 31 or 31/a bus from Talbot street in the city centre, sit up stairs, up front or on the right hand side and treat yourself to a coastal tour and intimate review of Dublin as you make your way out to join us in Howth

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The Village Voyage

Discover the ancient yet modern waterfront of Howth Harbour and village. The story, sights, sounds and aromas of a bustling port. Sea air, stunning views and maritime heritage. Seals, Porpoises, Dolphins and remarkable seabirds all make frequent appearances. Nobody knows it better. This lively fishing town has a heavyweight history.  Get the feel for Druids and Celts. Fionn Mac Cumhail agus na Fianna, Diarmuid and Graine, Aideens Grave and Oscar.  An Island of Saints and Scholars guarding the harbour mouth. The Vikings and Normans. Howth Castle, Grace O'Malley Pirate Queen.  Martello Towers from the French Revolution.  Captain William Bligh and the "failure" of Howth Harbour, Winston Churchill's childhood hideout, WB Yeats, HG Wells and WillIam Orpen. The Howth Gun Running the 1916 Rising.  Ahh but its not all history, we know how to Rock and Roll.  Phil Lynnott and Thin Lizzy made themselves at home and U2 cut their teeth at many local venues, they have stuck around too. Not to overlook the Trad scene and the legacy of Clann Eadair with regular sessions in the local pubs. Let us show you around, then pick your spot for supper and a lively evening. Dublin's finest day out, with snug and cosy bolt-holes all along the way.  A lively loving and hospitable town. Cockles and mussels , a-live aa-live OH !    

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Howth Literary Arts Festival Ramble

Enhance your experience of the unique Howth Literary Arts Festival, curated in the celebrated, historic and private interior of Howth Castle. Our 2017 arrangements fuse the literary arts, drama and cultural history to which you, our patrons, have responded so emphatically and unequivocally in recent years.  Immerse yourself fully with an informed and poetic guided stroll among the authentic natural and celebrated hallmarks of this renowned landscape. Connect physically with the exquisite, ancient and unique core of Howth and Beann Eadair, a remarkable and ancient peninsula.      Departing 15:00 and 17:00    

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Group Adventure

Have an inspiring day out with your Family, Workmates, Club, Stag or Hen party.  An alternative uplifting and exhilirating activity together.  The experience and effect are all good !  Different groups have different capabilities and so we guide a hike that will get the best out of your special crew, with extra options for a picnic, refreshments or a meal en route or when you finish.  Include a boat trip around Ireland Eye if you fancy less hiking, but still want that connection with maritime wildlife,  nature and the deep blue sea.    Research shows that spending time outdoors increases attention spans and creative problem-solving skills by as much as 50 percent. The authors of the study also point out that the results may have as much to do with unplugging from technology as they do spending time outside We recently learned that walking in nature and hiking can change your brain chemistry and make you happier, peaceful, and less stressed. Further evidence reveals the effect is enhanced beside water. Researchers at Stanford University found that people performed better on creative divergent thinking tests during and immediately after going for a walk. Friedrich Nietzsche famously once said that “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking” — Boost the mood- According to a study published in Environmental Science & Technology, outdoor exercise is linked to "greater feelings of revitalization and positive engagement, decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression, and increased energy."

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Hiking in Howth | Our Beautiful Home, Posted on July 25, 2016 by Niamh O’Sullivan