Howth, Co. Dublin

Howth Main StreetHowth (rhymes with both), is a fishing and yachting port, and popular suburban resort on the north side of Howth Head, 15km (9½ miles north-east of the city centre. Its attractions are easily appreciated, particularly at the coast. Howth Head gives fine views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow Mountains or Boyne Valley beyond. In the bay is the rocky bird sanctuary and monastic island of Ireland's, to which boat trips may be taken in summer. Cliff paths lead around the coastline, through Howth village and its ruined abbey, and past Baily Lighthouse. The 15th-century Howth Castle is inland, partly ruinous, but with fine rhododendron gardens. A small, but impressive, A traditional pub in Howth transport museum can be visited near the DART railway station, featuring Howth's famous open-topped tram. Howth's pubs, hotels and fish restaurants make it a pleasant outing from Dublin.

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Rail to Howth

Howth, Co. Dublin is served by Howth Train Station.

Bus to Howth

  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Howth:
    • 31: Howth Summit - Sackville Place
    • 31A: Sutton Castle - Sackville Place
    • 31B: Lower Abbey Street - Howth Summit
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Howth:
    • 31N

Things to See and Do in Howth

Howth Castle

Howth, Dublin 13, Ireland
In the grounds of this fine castle is a prehistoric burial place.

Howth Harbour

Harbour Road, Howth, Dublin 13, Ireland
Constructed between 1807-09, and frequented by yachts and fishing-boats, was the scene of the gun-running incident of July 1914, but unfortunately only 900 rifles and 25,000 rounds of ammunition were landed here from Germany in Robert Erskine Childers ya

Howth Harbour Gallery

6 Abbey Street, Howth, Dublin 13, Ireland
This gallery houses a selection of fine paintings.

National Transport Museum

Howth Castle, Howth, Dublin 13, Ireland
This museum is run by a group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation and restoration of our transport heritage. The exhibits include bus and tram commercials, public utility, military and fire appliances, and horse drawn commercials etc.

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church, Howth, Dublin 13, Ireland
The earliest church was built by Sitric, King of Dublin, in 1042. It was replaced around 1235 by a parish church, and then, in the second, half of the 14th century, the present church was built.

Vintage Radio Museum

Howth, Co Dublin
Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio is located in the Martello Tower overlooking the harbour in Howth, Co. Dublin. The museum opened, in the recently restored tower, in 2003. Pat Herbert is the curator, and his collection of old radios, music boxe

Hotels in Howth

Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa

Howth, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Set in 450 acres of parkland, overlooking the Irish Sea, The Deer Park Hotel is just 5 minutes from Howth. There is a luxury spa, 4 golf courses and a traditional restaurant.

Restaurants in Howth

Aqua Restaurant Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin
*CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENTS UNTIL JANUARY 17TH, 2014*

Casa Pasta (Howth) Casa Pasta (Howth)

12 Harbour Road, Howth, North Co. Dublin
A popular Howth restaurant with a Mediterranean influenced menu offering authentic Italian quality cuisine. The restaurant is perfect for couples and is also an excellent choice for families.

Deep Deep

12 West Pier, Howth, North Co. Dublin
Deep Restaurant, specialising in all things fishy, serves up some of the finest dishes this side of Dublin Bay. Deep aims to serve customers fresh seasonal dishes with a stirring twist of world fusion. The Deep team have a passion to bring fresh, sus

El Paso Steakhouse El Paso Steakhouse

Upstairs at the Waterside Inn, Opposite the yacht club, Howth, Co. Dublin
*Phone 01 832 3334 to book a table*

King Sitric Fish Restaurant King Sitric Fish Restaurant

East Pier, Howth, Dublin
King Sitric has been welcoming guests to Howth since 1971 & leading the way with fresh seafood. *It is named after the Norse King of Dublin in the 11th Century* Locally landed seafood, oysters from the West, & specialising in Lobster from Bal

Krugers Krugers

20 Main Street, Howth, North Co. Dublin

Octopussy Seafood Tapas Octopussy Seafood Tapas

7 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin
Octopussy's Tapas Restaurant aim to provide a slice of Mediterranean life for our locals and a taste of home for our visitors.

Okra Green Howth Okra Green Howth

1 Island View, Harbour Road, Howth, Co. Dublin
Okra opened its doors in 2009 on Howth harbor and redefined what fine dining was all about. Today, Okra means different things to different people - a restaurant with just the right ambiance, a place to be seen at or, more importantly, the best place

The Abbey Tavern, Howth, The Abbey Tavern, Howth,

Abbey Street, Howth, North Co. Dublin
Welcome to the world famous Abbey Tavern. A genuine 16th century tavern located in the lovely quaint fishing village of Howth. With its original stone walls, flagged floors, blazing turf fires!!! A real warm welcome to one of Dublin's best venues.

The Bloody Stream Restaurant The Bloody Stream Restaurant

Under Howth Dart Station, Howth, North Co. Dublin
A warm and welcoming interior with an old-fashioned feel, an open turf-burning fireplace, classic signage and characterful bric-a-brac stirring memories of a bygone era are just some of the atmospheric features of The Bloody Stream at Howth, one of n

The Brass Monkey The Brass Monkey

12 West Pier, Howth, Dublin 13
They are a seafood, tapas & european style restaurant & wine bar situated on the West Pier in Howth. Howth, a small fishing village located in north county Dublin has for many years been a popular tourist destination. The west pier was origin

The Dog House Blue The Dog House Blue's Tea Room

The Dart Station, Howth, Co. Dublin
*WHEN MAKING A BOOKING PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE NOTES WHETHER YOU WANT TO SIT INSIDE OR OUTSIDE*

The House The House

4 Main Street, Howth, Dublin
THE HOUSE is an award winning truly Irish cafe, restaurant and deli situated in the centre of historic Howth Village. Once home to the infamous Captain Bligh, now locals and visitors alike enjoy this friendly, homely meeting place for all things foo

The Oar House Fish Restaurant The Oar House Fish Restaurant

8 West Pier, Howth, Dublin
The West Pier in Howth is scattered with a range of fish shops and restaurants. The Oar House Restaurant is nestled in amongst this stretch of seafood extravagance. The Oar House serves the freshest of fresh fish, simply and sympathetically cooked i

The Summit Inn The Summit Inn

Howth Summit, Howth, North Co. Dublin
The Summit Inn is a unique pub where all ages meet together to enjoy a pint, a snack and relax & watch the world go by. There is a good mix of both local and visitor clientele all struck by the timeless ambience that is The Summit. The Summit has

The Waterside Howth The Waterside Howth

Opposite Howth Yacht Club, Harbour Road, Howth, Co. Dublin
Situated on the scenic waterfront in the fishing village of Howth, The Waterside and its sister pub the Fisherman's Bar combine to offer a tasteful blend of comfortable contemporary style and old world traditional charm. Its delicious hot bar food served

Wrights Findlater Howth Restaurant Wrights Findlater Howth Restaurant

Findlater House, Howth, Co. Dublin
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