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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

The Dillon Garden - Ranelagh Dublin 6 Ireland
Dillon Garden, The
Dublin 6, Dublin City
The Dillon Garden is deservedly one of the most revisited of Irish gardens. It isn’t just the wonderful parade of plants unfolding through the seasons in this stunning garden that draws visitors back again and again. You simply have to keep ...
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Golf

Castle Golf Club - Rathfarnham Dublin 14 Ireland
Castle Golf Club
Dublin 14, Dublin City
Course Type: Parkland
Castle Golf Club is a rolling parkland golf course playing to 6,246 yards and a par of 70, with firm fairways that are heavily featured by mature trees, Harry Colt's design includes five par-3s and three very achievable par-5s. In 1999 a major ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Merrion Mews & Stables
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dublin’s only surviving intact example of Georgian Domestic architecture at No. 63 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2. This quaint and charming 18th Century holiday retreat in the heart of the city has been restored to its original charm. The Mew ...
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What's On

Marlay Park Food Market - Co Dublin - Saturday & Sunday
Marley Park Food Market - Saturday  10am-4pm & Sunday 11am-4pm

This picturesque location in Rathfarnham, overlooked by the historic 18th Century Marlay House and ...
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Tourist Attractions

TouristAttractions
St Marys Abbey
Dublin 1, Dublin City
St. Mary's Abbey was once the wealthiest Cistercian Abbey in Ireland, founded in 1139 it played a large role in the affairs of the state until its dissolution by Henry VIII in 1539. It was here in St Mary's Abbey that Silken Thomas Fitzgerald ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
The Merrion Hotel
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Just off Dublin’s finest Georgian square, the period elegance of this fine hotel provides a stunning setting for wedding celebrations. The Merrion has been created from four restored Georgian townhouses and, although wedding blessings are n ...
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