Attractions

Castle in Malahide

Malahide Castle

The oldest part of this hotchpotch castle, which was in the hands of the Talbot family from 1185 to 1976, is the three-storey 12th-century tower house. The facade is flanked by circular towers that were tacked on in…
Pool in Sandycove

Forty Foot Pool

The Forty Foot Pool is an open-air, seawater bathing pool that took its name from the army regiment, the Fortieth Foot, that was stationed at the tower until the regiment was disbanded in 1904. At the close of the f…
Viewpoint in Howth

Howth Summit

Howth Summit (171m) has excellent views across Dublin Bay right down to County Wicklow. From the top of Howth hill you can walk to the top of the Ben of Howth, a headland near the village, which has a cairn said to …
Island in Dalkey

Dalkey Island

Dalkey Island's main sight is St Begnet's Holy Well, but it's also a popular spot for fishing, with shoals of pollock, mackerel and coalfish feeding in its waters. It's also a lovely spot to spend a couple of hours …
Museum in Howth

Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio

Housed in the old Martello tower overlooking the harbour is this museum of wonderful curiosities collected by Pat Herbert. Inside you'll find artefacts related to all forms of communication, from radio to gramophone…
Museum in Dalkey

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Spread across Goat Castle and St Begnet’s Church, this heritage centre has models, displays and exhibitions on Dalkey's history; a Living History tour in the format of a theatre performance; and a Writers' Gallery, …
Museum in Sandycove

James Joyce Tower & Museum

This tower is where the action begins in Joyce's epic novel Ulysses. The museum was opened in 1962 by Sylvia Beach, the Paris-based publisher who first dared to put Ulysses into print, and has photographs, letters, …
Gardens in Howth

Howth Castle Gardens

The Howth Castle gardens are worth a visit; they’re noted for their rhododendrons (which bloom in May and June), for their azaleas and for the long, 10m-high beech hedge planted in 1710.
Beach in Howth

Claremont Beach

Howth's 'hidden' beach is Claremont. On the other side of the railway, it's a lovely sandy strand, with perfect views of Ireland's Eye directly in front. To get here, go past the semi-industrial area by the West Pie…
Castle in Howth

Howth Castle

Most of Howth backs onto the extensive grounds of Howth Castle, built in 1564 but much changed over the years, most recently in 1910 when Sir Edwin Lutyens gave it a modernist makeover. Today the castle is divided i…