Welcome to HOWTH

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Welcome To Howth

You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out civil parish of Hoath.

Howth is located on the peninsula of Howth Head, which begins around 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east-north-east of Dublin, on the north side of Dublin Bay. Howth is at the end of a regional road from Dublin and is one of the northern termini of the DART suburban rail system. It is served by Dublin Bus. Howth railway station opened on 30 May 1847.

Howth village itself is located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Dublin city centre (the ninth of a series of eighteenth-century milestones from the Dublin General Post Office (GPO) is in the village itself) and spans most of the northern part of Howth Head, which is connected to the rest of Dublin via a narrow strip of land (or tombolo) at Sutton Cross. The area is active commercially and forms part of the area of a local Chamber of Commerce. The village is also home to the Olympic Council of Ireland.

Howth has one hotel, the Deer Park Hotel in Howth Demesne, which has a spa, and access to four golf courses. Another hotel, on Main Street, closed in 2009, but the area also has multiple bed-and-breakfast establishments.

Howth is a popular area for birdwatching and sailing and is also popular with anglers. Anything from cod to ray can be caught from Howth's rocky shore marks, and sea mammals, such as seals, are common sights in and near the harbour.

Howth is also a popular destination for cyclists and hillwalkers, particularly on weekends.

Birds seen regularly include razorbill, guillemot, fulmar, kittiwake, stonechat, linnet, whitethroat, yellowhammer, skylark, wheatear, peregrine, buzzard and kestrel

See also Fisher's Cross, Howth Lighthouse and Ireland's Eye.

Address Howth Co. Dublin
Phone +353 1 8323347
Email info@visithowth.ie
Website https://visithowth.ie/
Parish(es) Howth (Dublin)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture