Three Reasons to visit…Howth…this weekend

Last week we spent some time on the south coast. This week it’s the turn of the Northside and more specifically the lovely Head of Howth. Just a short train or bus ride from our coty centre campus, you could easily spend a day here and not see all of it. It has beaches, hill walks, nature reserves and great places to eat and drink.

Travel into the past – Transport Museum, Howth

Ok so a transport museum is probably not the main reason you are going to visit this really lovely part of Dublin but it is in fact worth popping into. You’ll see old vans, double decker trams and carts from the days when horses transported coal all over the city. While the display itself isn’t great, due to a lack of space, the items on display will give you a sense of what Dublin used to look like in days gone by. It only opens on weekends and bak holidays so be sure to check the times before you go.

Hills & Beaches

The Hill of Howth is probably the main reason for coming all the way out here. Walk along the seafront, past all the great smells of fish and chips, and right to the end of the village before you get to the dirt track that marks the start of this walk. It takes a while before it gets spectacular but stick with it. The views are fantastic and the air is really good for you. For those of you who love walking, you can right around the head but it will take you the day so pack a lunch. Keep an eye out for seals and other wildlife and watch your step.

If you prefer a more laid back approach to leisure then try the lovely Burrow Beach. Over the last few years this has become a very popular place for sun worhsippers and walkers and when you get here, it is easy to see why. This is quite possibly Dublin’s nicest beach and is particualrly nice when it is not too busy.

Burrow Beach


In terms of eating and drinking, there are lots of places to choose from in Howth and there are many great seafood spots on the pier. Octopussy’s is one that does great (if a little expensive) seafood tapas. For a more traditional fare try O’Connell’s seafood chowder and if it’s a good Irish bar you’re after stop into the Harbour Bar on Church Street.

Your Language School in Dublin City Centre

City Language School is right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Dublin is the proud and vibrant capital of Ireland and with its cosmopolitan and modern feel, it has repeatedly been voted Europe’s friendliest city by Trip Advisor. Dublin boasts strong links with literature, music, dance and storytelling. As you walk through the streets of Temple Bar, you can absorb the musical tradition which spills onto the streets from the many bars and restaurants; truly a city of enormous beauty! Dublin is surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery that will leave you with lifelong memories. It is perfectly located on the eastern coastline of Ireland and is a convenient gateway to the rest of Europe.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Dublin on Dame Street, giving you easy access to the whole city of Dublin as well as bus and tram lines for you to get around.

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