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Monday - Light Rain
Minimum: 9C, Wind Direction: Westerly
Wind: Good 7mph, Pressure: 1018mb
Tuesday - Thick Cloud
Maximum: 13C, Minimum: 8C
Wind: 14mph West South Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Sunrise: 07:32 GMT, Sunset: 17:47 GMT
Wednesday - Light Rain
Maximum: 10C, Minimum: 6C
Wind: 12mph Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Sunrise: 07:29 GMT, Sunset: 17:49 GMT

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A picturesque fishing village nestled on the rugged peninsula that forms the north side of Dublin Bay, Howth is one of Ireland’s many hidden treasures. That is not to say that the village doesn’t receive its fair share of visitors. Far from it. Howth is a favourite holiday destination and benefits especially from its popularity amongst yachtsmen and pleasure boaters. Indeed Howth Yacht club dates back to 1895 and with around 2000 members it is by far the largest in the country and enjoys a busy programme of racing, regattas and voyaging. The marina and club complex combine state of the art with old and traditional with standards of services superb across the board. As you would expect from such a large club, berths are plentiful and marine services top notch.

Away from the harbour itself there is much to recommend Howth. Historians will love the ruined abbey, nearby Baily Lighthouse and 15th Century castle. You can take a bracing stroll along the piers, sightsee aboard an open top tram, watch seals and dolphins in the waters along the shore and take in breathtaking views from cliff top walks. Of course Howth’s working fishing port means that fish and seafood lovers are absolutely spoilt when it comes to dining out and the pub scene is second only to Dublin itself, if a little more relaxing.

Howth is a lovely place from which to discover Ireland. You can blow away the cobwebs and kick back and explore the magnificent coastline at your leisure knowing you will be returning after each trip to one of the friendliest places on earth. And that’s the truth.

The Harbourguides Crew would like to say a special thanks to Aidan and Joan Macmanus from the excellent King Sitric for providing us with photos of beautiful Howth.

Fire / Ambulance / Police : 999/112
Customs : 8746571
Harbour Master : 8322252
Lifeboat : 8323524
Beaumont Hospital : 8377755

Tourist Information
Fingal Tourist Information Office +353 1839 6955

Air Travel
Aer Lingus : 7053333
British Midland : 2838833
Ryan Air Flight Information : 1550 200200
City Jet : 8445566

Car Ferries
Stena Line : 2047777
Irish Ferries : 6610511

Rail Transport
Iarnrod Eireann (Irish Rail) : 8366222

Contact Harbour Master's Office

Captain Raja Maitra

Tel +353 (0) 1 8322252 - 086 3814926
Fax +353 (0) 1 8326948
Office situated Northern End of Auction Hall.

Comments (8)
29/01/2017 @ 12:37 pm
Rebecca Flanagan
Hello Harbour Masters and lovers of the seaside!

I am part of a Sustainability campaign in collaboration with other designers and scientists. Our website and campaign is 'Seastainability' and together we research, investigate, campaign and promote sustainability.

We regularly arrange beach cleans and individually do our best to tackle environmental and pollution issues, however serious intervention is needed to resolve the massive amount of plastic debris and broken fishing nets which is nesting into our harbours and beaches.

Much of this debris is stuck in the harbour corners or settled on boulder rock and it is not safe or accessible for members of the public to clear it. Professional clearing is needed regularly, we need more bins in these rubbish spots and regulations need to be put in place to stop broken nets being discarded into the sea.

The negative effects are damaging wildlife, our food supply and tourism!

I would love to hear from you how we can make some positive changes,

07/10/2013 @ 8:44 am
The Swans
King Citric best fish i have had in a long tíme. 10 out of 10.
03/09/2013 @ 8:47 am
John Derry
Had a trip out to Marine Parts Direct in Swords, fantastic place.
24/08/2013 @ 8:12 am
Captain Bill
Deer park still keeping up the štandard of the good old Traditional hotel.
25/10/2011 @ 10:16 am
Gour Sen
When I was employed by Rock Fall Co I was in charge for a period in deepening the Howth harbour by drilling and blasting probably in late 1960's or early 1970's. Could you please let me know the exact year of that operation?

I am writing my memoir and this information will be valuable. I shall appreciate your assistance in this regard.
17/07/2011 @ 4:47 pm
HG Crew
Thanks for alerting us to that Peter
17/07/2011 @ 11:01 am
Peter Wilson
Whilst entering Howth marina, in our Sadler 26, 4' 10" draught, at low tide in June this year (2011) we ran aground when only just off the main pontoons. When I say ran aground, I mean hit a submerged rock and then had to be towed off by the club launch. The following day another vessel was left high and dry for the duration of the tide in roughly the same spot.
27/02/2011 @ 1:04 am
malachy flanagan
kind regards to raja maitra harbour master from malachy in angles city philippines see you soon
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