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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.

On this page you can see a map of Howth, see what's on in Howth, find out how to get to Howth, find things to see and do in Howth, visit local websites for Howth, find Guesthouses in Howth, browse restaurants in Howth.

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Rail to Howth

Howth, Co. Dublin is served by Howth.

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:
      • Gardiner Street - Binn Eadair View
      • Howth Summit - Gardiner Street
    • 31A:
      • Gardiner Street - Sutton Castle
      • Sutton Castle - Gardiner Street
    • 31B:
      • DART Station - Gardiner Street
      • Gardiner Street - Howth Summit
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Howth:
    • 31N:
      • Howth Train Station

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

Guesthouses in Howth

King Sitric King Sitric

King Sitric, East Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin
Offering a restaurant specialising in seafood, King Sitric is located in Howth. There is free WiFi access available and free parking. Each room here will provide you with a seating area and tea/coffee making facilities.

Restaurants in Howth

Aqua Restaurant Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin

Deep Deep

12 West Pier, Howth, 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

King Sitric Fish Restaurant King Sitric Fish Restaurant

East Pier, Howth, Dublin, Co. 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, Co. Dublin

Octopussy Seafood Tapas Octopussy Seafood Tapas

7 West Pier, Howth, Dublin 13, 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, 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, North Dublin, Howth, 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
The Brass Monkey is a top Dublin restaurant located uniquely on the West pier in the beautiful seaside village of Howth in North Dublin, Dublin 13. This restaurant has a wide European menu and it's a delicious and affordable choice for the perfect ni

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

The Dart Station, Howth, Co. Dublin

The House The House

4 Main Street, West Dublin, 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, Co. Dublin
The Oar House Restaurant is located in a unique and picturesque spot on the pier in the beautiful seaside town of Howth, in North County Dublin. The Oar House Restaurant is the perfect place to take in the fresh air while embracing the tranquility of

The Summit Inn The Summit Inn

Howth Summit, Howth, 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
Wrights is famous for offering the best harbour views in Howth, and its location in the centre of Howth village makes it a popular choice. This stunning restaurant is situated in one of the most beautiful seaside locations in Dublin, overlooking Howt

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Pubs & Nightlife

Howth Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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