After returning to Dublin, Elisabeth and I decided to spend our last day in Howth, a charming little seaside city. Again, we lucked out with gorgeous weather. We took the DART train in the morning from Dublin and 20 minutes later we arrived in Howth, the last stop on the line. The city is so picturesque and everything you hope for in a small fishing town. I'm glad we decided to take the short journey to spend the day here. I highly recommend it!
What to do:
Because of our short time there, I don't really have a long list of what to do. You should most definitely walk the trails (there are maps available at a travel kiosk in Howth, or online). There are some amazing views along the way. We did the shortest option and it took us around two hours. Another must is exploring the shops and fish markets along the pier. I loved to see the sea-to-store set up.
Where to Eat
Elisabeth and I both decided we wanted traditional Irish food for lunch. We heard good things about O'Connells, so we went there and both ordered the fish and chips. It was delicious. Crispy, warm, melt-in-your-mouth cod... enough said.
(in the Howth Market)
Upon arriving in Howth, Elisabeth and I spotted Compulsion, mostly because of the signs promising belgian waffles and coffee. We waited until after our hike to visit this tiny storefront and it was well worth it. I opted for a strawberry maple syrup waffle and she went for a banana nutella one. If waffles aren't your thing, the café also offered many other desserts and snacks.
That's it from our short day trip to Howth and this is the last of my Ireland posts.
Ireland was everything I hoped it would be and more. Lush greens, hearty food, beautiful landscapes, and people I love made this a trip I'll always remember.