Hiking by Coast & Castle, Howth Dublin

Dublin 1, Ireland

Experience hosted by Eamon

6 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes transportation

What you'll do

We will meet at Connolly Train Station in the City Centre.
Take a train to Howth.

The cost of return tickets to Howth is included in the price.

While on board the train there will be an Introduction to the history and culture of Ireland and of Howth in particular

We will stop in Howth Fishing Village to tour the harbour.

Then begin the first part of our hike along the stunning coastal path as far as the breath-taking views overlooking the Bailey Lighthouse. I will give a full explanation of all the sights to be seen, Including the wildlife. As a keen birdwatcher I will give an explanation on the behavior and habitat at the seabird colonies that will be passed on route.

Then stop at the Summit Pub for refreshments and an optional light lunch (1 hour)

Then into Deerpark Forest before emerging to the most stunning view on Howth Head, which is from Muck Rock and which is largely unknown to most tourists.

Descending from Muck Rock through more typical Irish woodland to visit Aideen's Grave, which is an enormous Megalithic Dolmen Tomb which is over 5,000 years old, again seldom visited or even heard of by tourists.

We will then pass the historic medieval Howth Castle which has been home to the St Lawrence family since 1180.

Finishing in the lovely atmospheric Bloody Stream Pub which is actually part of Howth Train Station.

Returning to Dublin City Centre by train.
We will meet at Connolly Train Station in the City Centre.
Take a train to Howth.

The cost of return tickets to Howth is included in the price.

While on board the train there will be an Introduction to the history and culture of Ireland and of Howth in particular

We will stop in Howth Fishing Village to tour the harbour.

Then begin the first part of our hike along the stunning coastal path as far…

What's included

  • Transportation
    Price of Train Tickets is included in the price.

Meet your host, Eamon

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 19 Reviews
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I'm a local Dubliner and have lived in Dublin pretty much my whole life. I'm a now a full time tour guide and I'm the top reviewed guide on the Withlocals platform for Dublin. I'm rated as SuperHost by Withlocals

I've hiked regularly for over 20 years. I love being a tour guide. I have found my dream job. I've have led over a 150 tours in the last few months and from that I have received over 100 excellent reviews on the Withlocals website. I have been hiking in Howth for years, I know the area like the back of my hand and I know all the history and wonderful mythology from the area.

The routes I find around the peninsula are not marked on any maps and will not be found by following the designated hiking paths. The route I take is designed to include all the best sights from the various different hiking routes around Howth
I'm a local Dubliner and have lived in Dublin pretty much my whole life. I'm a now a full time tour guide and I'm the top reviewed guide on the Withlocals platform for Dublin. I'm rated as SuperHost by Withlocals

I've hiked regularly for over 20 years. I love being a tour guide. I have found my dream job. I've have led over a 150 tours in the last few months and from that I have received over 100 excellent reviews on the Withlocals website. I have been hiking in Howth for years,…
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Where you'll be

Howth Harbour: This is the epitome of a quaint Irish seaside fishing village.
Grind Cafe: Delicious Coffee and Pastries frequented by locals.
Coastal Path: Best sea views in Dublin.
Deerpark Forest: Magical Forest.
Muck Rock: View is literally of the whole of Dublin. View has to be seen to believed.
Aideen's Grave: A Prehistoric Tomb with a gigantic capstone and associated Celtic Mythology.
Howth Castle: Seat of St Lawrence family since 1180

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Kate
August 2021
This was an excellent day trip from Dublin. It’s just a 25 minute train ride from Dublin and Eamon is really good about helping to navigate and is super responsive. The tour itself is incredible. Eamon is incredibly knowledgeable and it’s obvious he loves what he does. The hike was beautiful and the story telling along the way is really interesting. Super glad I booked this one! Would definitely recommend!
Itai
August 2021
One of the highlights of our trip so far! Howth is beautiful, and Eamon in very knowledgeable in both routes and history. We walked through hills, forest and the harbor. I highly recommend you take this trip with Eamon. Cheers!
Edwige
July 2021
The tour was awesome. Eamon is very friendly and knowledgeable about Dublin and Howth. We learnt great things, we saw some great places and we enjoyed a nice cup of coffee on the way. I highly recommend !
Kasia
September 2020
Great walk in Howth and along the cost with friendly and knowledgeable guide I enjoyed a lot. Beautiful views on the sea, high cliffs, lighthouse, and hidden little beach! All nice and easy for a new person in town :) Would definitely repeat the experience!
Nadine
August 2020
Spent a great day exploring off the beaten track of Howth. Eamon is a history expert from the Vikings and ancient legends to present day. We covered a lot of miles, and the pub lunch mid-way through our hike hit the spot. Eamon is clearly passionate about showing visitors the beauty of Ireland, and I highly recommend his tour.
Bayanda
August 2020
This was a really great experience with spectacular views and throughout. Eamon’s routes and experience were worth the money and would definitely consider doing it again .

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sensible and comfortable walking shoes would be advisable

Rain Jacket