Dressed for trekking, meet your guide, a former coastguard member who knows the area intimately, near Howth Harbour and set off for your walking tour of Howth.
Climb the hill up and out of the town, then continue through the ancient woodland. As you travel over the rustic trails and paths, listen to your guide's narrative about the history of Howth, including its legends and fables.
Reach Aideens Grave, the magical portal tomb that is said to be a gateway to the underworld. Walk through the unusual jungle, imported to Ireland from the former Siam by Lord Howth centuries ago. In the woodland of the southern peninsula, trek through heathers and heath of Shielmartin Hill toward a dramatic coastal cliff.
Stop for a rest at Red Rock Creek, then search out some coastal caves (tides permitted), where you can see some of the marine life that thrives below the water line.
Climb up the well-known cliffside paths to Baily Green. Walk back down into town via the old tramlines, returning to the harbor.
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Shane's Howth Hikes