Where to go near Dublin | Howth harbor

We have seen everything there is to be seen in Dublin, maybe avoiding making the usual photographs and magazines views ? Did you stay at the Temple Bar and the Guinness Storehouse to get your fill of beer?

Howth harbor

Howth harbor

If the answer is yes, maybe we’d like to take a walk outdoors while at sea, to rest body and soul. So nothing better than pointing north, just 10 kilometers from the capital, to take a walk to Howth, once a small fishing village, now Suburb (always small) of Dublin.

Harbour of Howth harbor

Harbour of Howth harbor

Close and easy to get there , you can take bus 31, and 31 -b (which are also around the beautiful peninsula ), or DART trains , the fast suburban train services to Dublin , line 2 and descent to the terminus of Howth (careful not to take the trains stop at the most distant station Drogheda MacBride). The trains run every 15 minutes for Howth , and the train to Connolly Station takes about half an hour .

House structure in Howth harbor

House structure in Howth harbor

It is a small village of 8 thousand inhabitants, from the hill down to the sea and its small fishing harbor. Here are many walking trails through the hills behind the town, a walk of three miles to the romantic lighthouse overlooking the homonymous promontory (for the path of medium difficulty, including round-trip regarded 4 hours), the castle of Howth, one of the oldest buildings of Ireland, the Abbey of St. Mary’s, and of course the small harbor, with its fishermen spread nets in the sun.

Tapas in Howth harbor

Tapas in Howth harbor

Church in Howth harbor

Church in Howth harbor

But you can come up to Howth just to sit in a tapas bar, or restaurant. In short, it is just a small town, quaint, quiet and restful, but having the foresight to avoid it during the summer Sundays , when filled with Dubliners escaping the city.

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