Sunday, April 10, 2011


Now that Spring is firmly upon us, it's time to start thinking about day trips to the outer reaches of our city.  I've written about Ardgillan Castle and Newbridge House before, and today is the turn of Howth.  At the far end of the DART line, I often forget that Howth is a fantastic seaside town.  I was there a couple of Sundays ago, along with most of the city.  It is still a proper fishing village and you can get freshly caught fish there every day.  On a good day, you can see Dun Laoghaire on the other side of Dublin Bay.  The day I was there was a bit hazy, so we had to make do with nearer spectacular views.  Howth is the sort of place you'd think was awesome if you were visiting it in some other country.  This next photo is up on the hill, where you can see the lighthouse - it's not open to the public but the view from there is well worth the walk down towards it.
I think the pictures really speak for themselves.  Of course, Howth has restaurants galore and rummage sales, outdoor food markets and places to buy icecream, but the scenery is the jewel in its crown.  I recommend going on the DART because on sunny days, traffic getting into the town can be a nightmare.

1 comment:

  1. Nice detail on the photos.