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“Sea-side Beauty”
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

I loved this town! I had read a review here on Tripadvisor to check out Howth Harbor. I am so glad I did! It was a short and easy train ride from Dublin, maybe 25 mins. We walked around this lovely, seaside village; pastel colors, weather-beaten old fishermen, bobbing sailboats, interesting shops, pubs filled w/ locals singing and dancing to traditional irish music while a warm fire blazes in the hearth. We drank Irish coffees to warm ourselves after a walk around the town and harbor. Lovely views from a hilltop, salty breezes, good people. Go!!

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I have visited Howth Head a number of times. The cliff walks are wonderful. Go on a Sunday and stop by the wonderful food markets in down by Howth Harbour.

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Reviewed 4 April 2012

loads of restauarants and bars, little marina, but most of all the cliffs and the lighthouse are worth seeing

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

This is a looped walk around the head of Howth. There are different roots from easy to difficult, all of which have amazing views and are well marked by coloured arrows. I took the purple root which is the longest and takes you right around the cliffs to the harbour. If you've got a fear of heights this is not the one for you!!! Also it's not suitable for young children as you really are on the edge. it dips down to small intimate beaches in places some sandy some pebble. the steps are quite steep so be prepared and wear good footgear. it's fantastic! It's very peaceful with heather on one side of you and the sea on the other. People ly out on the grass near the tower to watch the sunset over the harbour. For more information check out discoverireland.ie

Thank jacqui S
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Howth is a fishing village on the North side of Dublin City. There are very nice views over Dublin Bay. The famous Bailey Lighthouse has guided ships safely into Dublin over the centuries.
There are open air markets most weekends on the pier. There are some good restaurants serving fish dishes straight from the sea to plate. While there pay a visit to the Olde Hurdy Gurdy Musuem located in the Martello Tower . In the tower you will find a great collection of radio receivers from the dating from the early 1900's run by a dedicated man who is a mine of information.
Would you believe that the very first ship to shore radio communication was made from this Tower.

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