After spending the morning checking out Trinity College Dublin, Ola and I headed into the city centre to hop onto the DART: Dublin Area Rapid Transit train to take us to the fishing village of Howth. A forty-five minute train ride, the DART took us out of the city proper and to the very edge of the peninsula of Howth Head jutting out into Dublin Bay.
Right around the corner from the train station and tourist center was the harbor, full of colorful fishing boats and with a clear view to Ireland’s Eye, a deserted island a mile from the coast. We climbed up the wall of the harbor to get a better glimpse and were blown away by the tiny island’s beauty. Located on the island was a Martello Tower, built by the British as fortresses.
Our primary reason for heading to Howth was to explore some of Ireland’s nature, so we took the Howth Coastal Path to hike out to the edge of Howth Head peninsula. It was a pretty easy hike, with absolutely stunning views of the English Channel and Irish Cliffs. Seeing what made Ireland the Emerald Isle was a highlight of my trip!
Howth was an amazing excursion from the bustle of Dublin, and a must-see for visitors!
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