About

Pirates, Poets, and Pints

Welcome to Howth, a fishing village on the Howth Head peninsula along Dublin Bay.

First settled in 819 by Norse Vikings, this seaside community’s rich history is where sea myths are spun, famous Irish writers have taken their inspiration, and history is alive and thriving at the 700-year-old Howth Castle.

Come along for one of Mark’s Tours and trace the path of pirates and kings.

The Free Tour is Wheelchair accessible,  

Learn about Howth’s early Viking days, Howth Castle’s past, and its popularity as a backdrop for Hollywood film makers, legends of ghosts and spirits, and enjoy a pint or two – this is Ireland after all.

Enjoy Howth Like a Native

Mark  your guide, is a resident of Howth, Irish music aficionado, and Howth’s unofficial ambassador for your walk through history. His encyclopedic knowledge of this many-layered community is fun for all ages.

Spend some time with Mark and explore this side of Dublin. What you do with the rest of your day is up to you, but there is a lot to choose.

  • Birdwatching
  • Sailing
  • Seals
  • Cycling
  • Jogging
  • Hiking along the 6 km Cliff Path Loop
  • FootGolf
  • Radio Tower Museum
  • Tour Ireland’s Eye 
  • Have a great meal and a pint – any time of year.

Other Tours Offered:

Craft Beer & Seafood Trail 2pm – Click Here

Hidden Howth Experience 1.30pm – Click Here

Book a speciality tour or event with Mark and create your own memorable history.

Getting to Howth

From Dublin City Centre

Dart Trains and Bus – check schedule throughout the day

20 Minute Drive along the Coast