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Howth, Co. Dublin

The small harbour town of Howth, in North County Dublin is 15kms (10 miles) from the city centre and is located on a hilly peninsula that dominates Dublin Bay. Howth is at the northern end of the DART train line.

The small town is built around a large fishing port which traditionally brought Dubliners out in their droves to get their fish on a Thursday evenings while observing their religious obligations of not eating meat on a Friday, this tradition still continues today for many.

The village has a great buzz to it these days with restaurants and pubs aplenty. There is a lengthy beach that stretches down to Sutton and there is also a spectacular cliff top walk that overlooks Dublin bay - this should not be missed on a fine day.

The area is also renowned for its golf being home to Ireland's largest public golfing complex in Deer Park, this is also home to a castle and a lovely hill walk amongst the famous Rhodendron gardens, the views from the top are breathtaking and you can even see the mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland on a clear day.

Gardens

National Botanic Gardens - Dublin Ireland
National Botanic Gardens
Dublin 9, Dublin City
These extensive gardens on the north of Dublin city contain an important plant collection which includes approximately 20,000 species and cultivars. Features worth travelling for include include some stunning herbaceous displays, rose garden, roc ...
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Golf

The 16th Fairway
Powerscourt Golf Club
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Course Type: Parkland
Just half an hour south of Dublin, set in breath taking surroundings of one of the finest estates in Europe, in the county known as the Garden of Ireland, Powerscourt is one of Ireland’s premier golfing centres. Comprising of 36 extremely c ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Cottage
A 200 year old cottage on a farm high in the Dublin Mountains, with dramatic views over the city and bay, beautifully restored to provide a relaxing alternative to big city bustle.
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What's On

Smithfield Outdoor Food Market - Dublin 1 - Fridays
Smithfield Outdoor Food Market - Fridays 10-3pm Weekly

Smithfield: Tree Grove, near Luas line, Dublin 1

Contact: Brendan Whelan 086 815 0836 casualtrading@dublincity.ie
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Tourist Attractions

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre - Dalkey County Dublin Ireland
Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
Dalkey, Co. Dublin
During your visit guides will assist you to explore the early Church & Graveyard, dedicated to St Begnet. You can examine the features of the fortified town house/castle: barrel vaulted ceiling, machicolation, murder hole, garderobe, warder's ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel
Dublin 4, Dublin City
Set in four acres of landscaped gardens with views across Dublin Bay to Howth Head, this is one of the capital’s finest hotels and has at its heart a listed building of charm and elegance. It makes a lovely setting for a wedding and, althou ...
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