Howth Village Voyage

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Explore the charming seafront and historic village of Howth, a fishing village in the heart of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere. Only 30 minutes from Dublin City by train, this is the perfect seaside escape. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of a bustling fishing harbour. Fresh salty air, stunning views, and a rich maritime heritage. Seals, porpoises, and many remarkable seabirds all make frequent appearances along the way. 

This lively fishing town has a deep history. Get a feel for the Druids and Celts, for whom Howth was an important place. Their presence lives on here. Fionn Mac Cumhall agus na Fíanna, the finest warriors in Erin were here. Romance was alive with Diarmuid and Gráinne, and Oscar and Aideen. An Island of Saints and Scholars guards the harbour mouth, once home to the enlightened monks of the Golden Age. The Vikings and Normans also came; some still remain. Howth Castle and Grace O'Malley the famous Pirate Queen. Martello Towers from after the French Revolution and Irish Rebellion of 1798. Captain William Bligh and the "failure" of Howth Harbour, Winston Churchill's childhood hideout, W.B. Yeats, H.G. Wells, and WillIam Orpen. Visit the landing place of The Howth Gun Running, central to 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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  • Rendezvous with your companions at 1pm in front of Howth Parish Church 
  • https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Howth+Parish/@53.3848465,-6.0647992,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6ad0dc9444637596!8m2!3d53.3848465!4d-6.0647992
  • The Abbey, Saints, Scholars, and The Vikings.
  • Tower Hill, The Anglo-Normans, 1798 Rebellion, and The Napoleonic Arms Race.
  • Rock and Roll, Thin Lizzy and U2.
  • The East Pier Shipwrecks, Pirates, Smugglers and Riots, old habits die hard.
  • The Lighthouse, The Asgard, The Howth Guns, and The 1916 Rising.
  • The Middle Pier and the Mounument to Those Lost at Sea.
  • The West Pier and King's Landing.
  • Perhaps a beautiful walk in nature on the right day.
  • Finish 1615 approx.

Highlights

  • Meeting point at Howth Church .https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Howth+Parish/@53.3848465,-6.0647992,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6ad0dc9444637596!8m2!3d53.3848465!4d-6.0647992
  • 35 Minutes from the City Centre by DART or Number 31 Bus and the same time from Dublin Airport airport by Taxi.
  • A civilised stroll, at an easy pace, adapted to get the best from the weather.
  • Seals, islands, and wild seabirds all at your fingertips.
  • Walk in the footsteps of an astonishing history and heavyweight past.
  • Winkle out the best spots for grub, grog or whatever you're having yourself.
  • Explore the West pier with its cafes and restaurants right beside the working fishing fleet.
  • Stretch your legs betwen the sea and the sky on the extensive and exposed East Pier. 
  • Step back in time with the engaging and informative stories of your passionate guide.
  • See the oldest fleet of yachts in the world racing at the weekend.

Route

  1. Route: Howth Church
  2. King George Footprints
  3. West Pier
  4. Middle Pier
  5. St. Mary's Abbey
  6. Martello Tower
  7. Balscadden
  8. East Pier
  9. Lighthouse