Hidden Howth Experiences
Leave the city behind and discover the beauty of the Emerald Isle. Visiting Howth, why not see it through the eyes of a local with the help of Mark and his unique experiences – the Craft Beer and Seafood Trail, the Hidden Howth Expedition, Haunted Hidden Howth and his Ancient Village Adventure.
Each experience is planned out and designed in order to give you best insight into what it’s like to be a native to Ireland. They’re delivered in a fun, charismatic and interactive way and are sure to be the highlight of your trip.
Craft Beer and Seafood Trail
One of the things Howth is best known for, as you know by now is the fresh seafood on offer here. However, knowing the best spots to indulge in can be difficult.
After a busy day’s sightseeing, relax under the guidance of a local and visit several different bars and restaurants in this beautiful fishing village. Not only will you get to taste all the local beers that are crafted in the locality but the some of the freshest seafood in Ireland, including Mussels, Dublin Bay Prawns, Oysters, Gambas, Seafood Chowder and much more. Along the route you will also hear tales of the Norman and Viking Invasions and even legend from the 700 year old Howth Castle.
Hidden Howth Expedition
Live, feel and breathe the real Ireland on this 3 and half hour Hidden Howth Peninsula experience. Immerse yourself in Irish Culture as you learn about the invasions that Howth fell victim to, the ruins of the ancient St. Mary’s Abbey and visit other sites known only to locals – the only way to experience the hidden Howth.
Along the way, expect to meet the local colony of harbour seals and the wide variety of seabirds that have made Ireland’s Eye their home. From there, you’ll ascend to the majestic Cliffs of Howth and take in the most amazing views the small headland has to offer.
In true Irish hospitality we couldn’t send you home without a full belly, finish your experience in the Local pub for a complimentary pint!
Haunted Hidden Howth
Poets, Pirates and Ghostly tales are the main feature, as we journey through this ancient fishing village at night.
Start off on this chilling experience in the legendary and aptly named Bloody Stream, the exact location of the Norman Invasion that occurred in the 12 century. Enjoy a cold glass of beer as you learn a little more about our tales of Vikings and Pirates.
As you walk through Howth itself, you’ll learn of our castle, being 700 hundred years old you can bet there’s a few ghostly tales to tell about this location.
Immerse yourself in Irish culture and you walk the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey, where the dead don’t always rest in peace. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Martello Tower, erected in 1803 to ward off a Napoleonic Invasion.
Unknown to many, Howth was once home to one of the world’s most prolific poets, W. B. Yeats. Visit his former residence, a place that inspired ‘Village Ghosts’ one of his famous short stories.
Lastly, finish off in one of the oldest pubs in Howth ‘The Cock Tavern’ for another glass of beer and even more eerie tales. Whether you have a passion for Irish history, or prefer listening to Ghostly tales and the myths and legends you have come to associate with ancient Ireland, there is something for everyone.
Ancient Hidden Village
Experience one of Ireland’s oldest seaside fishing villages on this spectacular trip.
Walk the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey and see Howth through the eyes of a local with the help of local historian. This church and graveyard is one of the oldest in the surrounding area, coming up to almost one thousand years old. If there’s one thing Howth isn’t lacking in, its history and culture. And this particular experience is the perfect one to get a general overview of the ins and outs of our village, including all the stories and folktales that have survived over the years.
All of these unique Howth Experiences are perfect for small groups looking to make the best out of their trip here to Ireland. And you can guarantee that such an interactive and informative experience really will be the highlight of your holiday to this special country. Experience the charm that Ireland is known to have and if ever there was a place to have such appeal – it’s Howth.