All our guides are passionate locals who share access to the intimate, local and exclusive coastal community of Howth, its exquisite nature and history. This magical walking tour takes you through time, savoring this ancient village and bustling port. This UNESCO Biosphere shelters wonderful wildlife and fabulous views. Feel old Ireland, in the footsteps of a King. Learn tales of the offshore islands of Ireland Eye and Lambay and where the the Vikings and Normans made their mark. King Sitric founded the 11th century Abbey before Howth Castle and the Pirate Queen famously fell out. The French Revolution left us Martello Towers. Captain William Bligh of the Mutiny on The Bounty did his bit and the young Winston Churchill was hidden from his parents scandals. The Howth Gun Running and the Asgard armed the 1916 Easter Rising. The artists, poets and Rock and Rollers also made themselves at home and U2 cut their teeth here.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Howth Head, Howth, County DublinWe explore Howth Harbour the story, sights, sounds and aromas of a bustling port. The West Pier and Kings Landing while checking out the wonderful cafes and restaurants. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Howth Lighthouse, Howth, County DublinTaking in the picturesque Howth Lighthouse, we hear about the famous Asgard ship, the Howth Gun running and the 1916 RisingVisit the East Pier shipwrecks, pirates and smugglers.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Howth Martello Tower, Howth, County DublinWe visit the Martello Tower, one of many built to protect the coast lines against Napoleon and Tower Hill which was the original site of Howth Castle built after the Normans defeated the Norse and Howth locals after the Battle of Evora Bridge in 1177. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: St Mary's Abbey, Howth, County DublinMore beautiful views and photo opportunities at St Marys Abbey which was originally built by the Viking King Sitric in 1042 perfectly perched looking over Howth Harbour. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Howth Hills, Howth, County DublinWe walk up Balscadden Road to the famous cliff paths with epic views passing Balscadden House where WB Yeats once livedDuration: 15 minutes