Are you looking for an idea on where to head for a day trip? Well this morning i'm bringing you this piece on the fishing village of Howth. I've gone out here a few times now to Howth and not once have i been disappointed in my visit out to the place. When the weather was good there recently my sister and myself popped out for a bite to eat but of course there is much more to Howth than eating.
What to do when you visit Howth: Well if you're a bit of a hiking junkie and enjoy taking in some scenic views try the bog of frogs loop, there you'll take in the wonderful views of the Baily lighthouse, Ireland's Eye and Lambay island. There are a couple of different routes to enjoy the minute you get outside the dart station. When you are up there though make sure to pop in to the summit inn for a quick pit stop!
If you want to keep the feet on lower grounds why not take a trip around howth market, howthcastle, st mary abbey or walk down along the pier but make sure to stop and wave at the two seals that swim in around the harbour. How about doing the Dun Laoghaire to Howth with the dublin bay cruise as you'll discover the true beauty of the village. Check the times before booking as this can sell out quite quickly.
After all the enjoyment from the day you're starting to feel a bit peckish,where to go? Walk back along the west pier as there you could enjoy the fresh seafood dishes from the likes of crabby jo's, octopussy's seafood tapas, brass monkey and aqua restaurant. These places fill up quite quickly again get yourself there early enough to enjoy the feast. I love going along the pier checking these places out as they are so small and compact that it gives off a great vibe to these places. If of course seafood doesn't wet your appetite check out the abbey tavern for your more traditional Irish feed.
How to get there: If you drive it's around 30 mins depending on traffic. Just make a day of it then hop on the dart from the city centre. Again take the Dublin bay cruise that departs from Dun Laoghaire that's if you are coming from the south side of Dublin.
Hope you enjoy the piece!