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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

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Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Portmarnock, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Links
The Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is set in splendid surroundings overlooking the magnificent beach known as Velvet Strand. The house was originally owned by the Jameson family, famous for their Irish whiskey. Their home has been tastefully co ...
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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

Castleknock Village Food Market
Sunday 10am-4pm

Location:

Castleknock Shopping Centre (Behind Silver Spoon/Flynn's Auctioneers), Castleknock Village, Dublin 15

Contact:

Darragh Walshe Tel: ...
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Tourist Attractions

Farmleigh House & Estate - Phoenix Park Dublin 15 Ireland
Farmleigh House & Estate
Dublin 15, Dublin City
Farmleigh is an estate of 78 acres situated to the north-west of Dublin's Phoenix Park that was originally built around a smaller Georgian house in the 1880's by Edward Cecil Guinness first Earl of Iveagh, the great-grandson of Arthur Guinness. ...
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Wedding Venues

The Clarence Hotel - Dublin Wedding Venue - Penthouse Bedroom
The Clarence Hotel
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dating back to 1852, this 5* boutique city centre hotel on the south quays has long had a special place in the hearts of Irish people and currently enjoys cult status through its owners - Bono and The Edge, of U2 - who have completely refurbished ...
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