• Shane's Howth Hikes

    Explore Howth off-road with passionate and expert local guides

    Tours
  • Shane's Howth Hikes

    Through woodlands and the exquisite Rhododendron Gardens, echoing the jungles of Siam.

    Tours
  • Shane's Howth Hikes

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

    Tours

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 occasional 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.

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WANTED! HOWTH'S BEST GUIDE FOR SUMMER 2018

Winter Safari Howth - December to February

Winter light and nature at rest in the UNESCO Biosphere of Howth. Tune your senses and spirit in harmony with nature. A gnarly and beautiful coastal adventure.  Discover Howth off-road with passionate and expert local guides, nobody knows it better. Be ready for 10 kms to 15 kms in about 4 hours.  Hike your way through many ages and unique habitats. Protected heaths through woodland to the exquisite Rhododendron Gardens, echoing the jungles of Siam. Feel the ancient romance and reassurance 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 cool breezes on your cheeks. Follow WB Yeats' Fairy Road down to the sea and the cliffs.  Surrender your ears to the soughing of the forest and the gentle tunes of the trees. Winter sometimes brings wilder storms and sea birds, crashing waves and lashing seas. Panoramic views of The Baily Lighthouse from the clifftops. Exercise your body and soul. Digest the Myths and intimate tales, legends and history of 6000 years. The real high comes from the group, roving through enchanting territory, air and light from one inspiring place to the next. I recommend cross trainers, boots or stout shoes.  Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof, gloves, scarf and hat in a backpack. 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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Spring Safari Howth - March, April, May

Dublin's most inspiring day out in Ireland's liveliest season.  Great craic with people who just love to see you.  Immerse yourself in Irish Springtime.  The smell of coconut on the breeze from the gorse, fragrance of wild garlic underfoot in the woodland, and psychedelic rhododenron gardens. Nobody knows it better, day by changing day.  Your guide will lead you, and set the pace and trail according to your group. Be ready for 6 to 9 miles or 10 to 15 kms in about 4 hours if we don't get waylaid! This is the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere. Check out Howth Harbour and Howth Castle. Cross the heaths, through woodlands and the transplanted jungles of Siam. Let the ancient romance of Aideen's Grave seduce you, a druid's dolmen older than the pyramids.  See HG Wells' most beautiful view in the world with your own eyes. Careful with the vivid yellow gorse and heather on WB Yeats' Fairy Road, down to the sea and the cliffs.  Let the soughing in the woodland caress your ears with the gentle tunes of the trees. Listen to the waves breaking forever on the shore and the forlorn calls of the sea birds. Share world class and iconic views of The Baily Lighthouse from the clifftops. Stoke a natural high that will live with you, and call you back. The coastal shore and cliffs of The Golden Pocket are like a journey to distant lands and southern climates. Howth is a place of myths and tales, legends and history of 6,000 years where you can walk in the footsteps of time itself.   The real high is stoked in the group, roving through enchanting territory, air and light together. I recommend cross trainers, boots or stout shoes. Sunblock and Sunglasses generally help too. Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof. Water and a snack in a backpack 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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Summer Safari Howth - June, July, August

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 watch out and don't be caught out. Panoramic views from the clifftops. Exercise your body and soul. Myths and intimate tales, legends and history of 5,000 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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Autumn Fall Safari Howth - September, October, November

The most inspiring hike in the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere, in the waning of the year when incandescent Autumnal leaves cloak the woods.  Starting from the Tourism kiosk at Howth 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 magical woodlands and tropical rainforest, 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. Autumn breeze, the forest and the gentle tunes of the trees. Wilder storms and sea birds, crashing waves and lashing seas. At low tide we may explore below the waterline and into the caves, but watch out and don't be caught out. Panoramic views from the clifftops. Exercise your body and soul. Myths and intimate tales, legends and history of 5,000 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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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 meal en route or when you finish. Include a boat trip around Ireland's 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, more 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."   http://www.wimp.com/what-hiking-does-to-the-brain-is-pretty-amazing/

Irelands Eye Corporate Adventure

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

Hilary Fannin - June 11, 2017

Searching for the spot on the Hill of Howth where Molly Bloom said ‘yes’