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“Harbour with seals”
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Howth Hills
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Irish Storytelling Tour from Dublin
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Howth
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“Harbour with seals”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

See the seals in Howth harbour. Lovely cliff walks. Good choice of fresh fish shops with fish direct from the fishing trawlers. Cast a line and do some sea fishing.

Visited March 2013
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“Nice fresh walks with great views of Dublin bay”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

The walks around Howth hills are best accomplished wearing good footwear, rain gear and a stop in one or two pubs along the way for a pint of Guinness. Lovely fresh easy walks that won't tax the average walker and beautiful views of the bay. If it were warmer sometimes, we could be in Sorrento!

Visited May 2012
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Dublin Ireland
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“Long Walks”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I go here all year around and any visitors i have i bring there. This is a brilliant area to visit. It caters for all ages. There is the walks along the hills whcih can take up to 4 hours to complete. Then there is the harbour area where you can dine and walk along the pier or even fish if you like. Fabulous place one of my favourites.

Visited December 2012
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Vallejo, California
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“Invigorating and inspiring at any time of year”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have taken this walk a half-dozen times, at all times of the day: noon, dawn, and in the small hours by moonlight. I've walked in clear sunshine and in cold December drizzle. It is always a great hike and meditation. Starting up the hill from Howth village, you have brilliant views looking back over the harbor, and as you round the hillside all of that disappears and you are left with just the heather and gorse around you and the rocks and sea below. The only sounds are usually the birds and the waves. After walking for 45 minutes, you come in view of Howth Head, with Dublin, Wicklow, and the Sugar Loaf in the distance. You can then rejoin the road or continue around the cliffs. Layers of clothing are essential in chilly weather, and sturdy shoes that don't mind mud. The steep parts are at the beginning and at the end, with fairly level going in the middle. People with weakness in the knee joints may find the stairs at the start a problem; I am thinking about my mother, who might not be able to manage a few of the overly tall stairs.

A bonus of this walk if you stop at the summit is that you can wait for the #31 bus and ride it back down while sitting on the upper level. On a bright day, this short ride gives splendid views of Howth.

Oh, and if you're starting upwards from the village, there's a tiny place on the way serving tea and refreshments, with books to browse. Could be even better if you're taking the walk in the downhill direction, because there are no toilets for use once the tea takes its effect!

Visited December 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“great walk”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

historic location ,Norse vikings first invaded Howth in 819, Normans 1169
great fish restaurants around harbour
good views over city and mountains from the top

Visited April 2012
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