Howth is a little commercial fishing town, situated on the Dublin Bay and is technically part of Dublin. It has recently been developed as an upscale residential suburb and is a pretty little town with steep streets running down to the waterfront. Although the harbour is no longer the epicentre of shipping activity as it once was, the shipping business is prospering and tons of yachts are parked in the little harbour.
Among the prime attractions of the little peninsula are the Howth Castle, dating back to 1564, Castle Gardens, popular for its rhododendrons (which bloom in May and June), National Transport Museum, showing all different types of buses, vans and fire engines, Deer Park Golf Course and Ireland’s Eye, a small island right off the coast that is a scenic bird sanctuary. None of these we saw, well, except for the Ireland’s Eye, which can be seen from the shore.