Dublin, the capital city of Ireland is located close to the Irish sea. But when you’re roaming through the city you will not see much water – with the exception of the river Liffey. If you want to experience some sea-side life you can go to Howth, a fishermen’s village on the sea. Get there by taking the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) train starting at the Connolly station. It was the first and only time I had problems with language in Ireland: I was going to the right railway track were the trains to Howth should leave – and the train was going to Binn Éadair instead. I had to ask a local to understand that this is just the Irish name for that place – and it even sounds much better.
When you reach the Howth railway station you’re directly at the sea. You can climb up to the Howth head mountain or just walk to the shore, enjoy life in the fish restaurants (including a branch of Leo Burdocks), which the fisherman and their ships, or take a look at the main villas in that area. It is nice to breathe some fresh salty air and recover from the hustle and bustle in the city centre. People also get here for bird watching.
Howth / Binn Éadair
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