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“Great day trip”
Review of Ireland's Eye

Ireland's Eye
Ranked #6 of 25 things to do in Howth
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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202 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Great day trip”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

After a short spin out on a boat from Howth we arrived on the Island, it is a little dodgy getting ashore especially if you are not surefooted. We spent two hours there climbing up the rocky peaks and through the wild meadow on the lower ground. There was a great variety of birds to be seen and chicks were just beginning to come out of their nests, one of two of the adult (seagulls especially) tried attacking us if we got too near the nests. We were blessed with the weather - sunshine all the way. Great views back over Dublin city and the Dublin Wicklow mountains.

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Well worth the 15 euro boat trip. Pack a picnic and a flask of tea. It is such a peaceful place and seems so untouched. September was ideal as it was very quiet. I'm not sure how busy it is on a hot summers day but it felt like we were alone on the island. If you love wildlife then I recommend it.

Visited September 2013
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“Wild though real nature”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

I really loved the island and hope the increasing tourism will not ruin it. There s only nature, inhabited just by gulls, cormorans and birds which are nesting there. Amazing views from the top to Howth and the bay. If nature and wild place are not of your interest than avoid...

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews
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“Really Good Fun”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Our group took the short boat trip out to Irelands eye. I had never been before and was really pleasantly surprised. The boat trip was lovely. The scenery is amazing and we had great fun. Getting up the rocks from the boat was a little hairy but otherwise a great trip.

Visited July 2013
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“take the trip”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

was well worth it so see all the birds and one of the few east coast beaches in Ireland with a decent sunset

Visited June 2013
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