Howth (rhymes with both), is a fishing and yachting port, and popular suburban resort on the north side of Howth Head, 15km (9½ miles north-east of the city centre. Its attractions are easily appreciated, particularly at the coast. Howth Head gives fine views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow Mountains or Boyne Valley beyond. In the bay is the rocky bird sanctuary and monastic island of Ireland's, to which boat trips may be taken in summer. Cliff paths lead around the coastline, through Howth village and its ruined abbey, and past Baily Lighthouse. The 15th-century Howth Castle is inland, partly ruinous, but with fine rhododendron gardens. A small, but impressive, transport museum can be visited near the DART railway station, featuring Howth's famous open-topped tram. Howth's pubs, hotels and fish restaurants make it a pleasant outing from Dublin.
Getting To and Around Howth
For information on getting to and around Co. Dublin, see our Co. Dublin Transport Guide.
Rail to Howth
Howth, Co. Dublin is served by Howth.
Bus to Howth
- Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Howth:
- Gardiner Street - Binn Eadair View
- Howth Summit - Gardiner Street
- Gardiner Street - Sutton Castle
- Sutton Castle - Gardiner Street
- DART Station - Gardiner Street
- Gardiner Street - Howth Summit
- Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Howth:
- Howth Train Station