Howth, (pronounced ‘hoth’) is fishing and yachting port, and popular suburban resort located just 7 miles from Dublin airport and just 9 miles from Dublin city centre and is easily accessible by bus and train. Howth village is located just north of Howth Head, this affords beautiful views of Dublin Bay, the Wicklow Mountains and the Boyne Valley.

This lively seaside resort has Restaurants, pubs, shops, golf, sailing, scenic walks, history, music and night life.

Howth Castle lies close to the village of Howth. It is the ancestral home of the line of the Earl of Howth, now held by their heirs, the Gaisford St. Lawrence family. Built by Andrew Devane, of Robinson Keefe Devane as a family home for himself. This is a stunning modern house on a magnificent site overlooking Dublin bay. The grounds are noted for the wild rhododendron gardens, which are open to the public in summer but the castle itself is not open to the public.

Legend has it that a pirate calling to the castle was stopped at the closed gates and told the families weren’t receiving any more guests as they were having dinner. The pirate kidnapped the heir to the crown and returned him on the condition that the gates would never be closed again and that there would be an extract place reserved at the dinner table for unexpected guests. A tradition is still keep to this day. On the grounds of the castle is the National Transport Museum of Ireland, which exhibits trucks, fire engines, lorries and tractors, also on show is the restored Hill of Howth No.9 Tram. There is also a Golf Course on the grounds to keep you distracted.

This course is just one of three on Howth peninsula, Deer Park (parkland) comprises an 18 hole course, 2 nine hole courses, a 12 hole par 3 course and an 18 hole pitch and putt course. Sutton Golf Club is a charming, fairly flat 9 hole links course located on the edge of Burrow beach.

Howth is a wonderfully scenic peninsula with a variety of terrains from coastal paths and rocky hills to lush woodland. Given its compact nature you can experience all these in a 1-2 hour walk.

Howth has a long and proud seafaring tradition and the habour is still alive with activity between the Howth Yatch Club and fishing, the harbour is full of trawlers and smaller craft used for gathering shellfish, crab and lobster.

The peninsula is also home to two of the many Martello Towers (c.1805) dotted around the Irish coast. Built by the British to watch out for the French invasion. One is located in Howth itself looking north while the other is on the far side of the hill at Red Rock facing south. Both are in excellent condition with the Howth tower housing a museum while the one at Red Rock is occupied.

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