The Howth Express is a unique and fun way to see the historic and breath taking place that Howth is and to learn about its rich local history and culture (from Norman battles to modern Fishy tales), while meandering along the coastal roads of the beautiful Howth peninsula.
The Howth Express will take you along the harbour front, where the live commentary on board will inform you and your family of some of the local lore and legend, including those of legendary pirate queen, Grace O'Malley & of Erskine Childers and the Howth gun running from the original Asgard.
The land train (O'Malley), then takes you to Howth Castle & Demesne, after which there is an optional stop at the National Transport Museum. The huge array of vehicles on display is affectionately thought to be like a "metallic zoo."
The tour then returns to the harbour, going down the middle pier with the fishing harbour (including Ireland's most famous seals) to one side and Howth Yacht Clubs marina on the other.
What better way to acquaint yourself with all that Howth has to offer, the spectacular cliff paths running from Balscadden to Sutton, the old Howth Tram Lines, Historic Howth Castle & Demesne, the golf courses, angling, sailing, not to mention the many fine restaurants and pubs.
The Howth Express Tours will start and finish 300 meters from the DART station at the old Courthouse on Harbour Road, each tour will take just half an hour. The tours begin at 11.00 and run until 17.00 on Thursdays through Sundays.
We hope to see you on board!
Last updated 2014-05-08
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact The Howth Express for directions and precise location prior to your visit.