Howth / Beann Éadair is a picturesque coastal village situated on the scenic Howth peninsula just 10 miles from north of Dublin city centre and 5 miles from Dublin Airport.
It takes its name from the Scandinavian Hoved meaning a head. Beann Eadair is the Irish name meaning the hill of Edar, a personal name.
Originally an island, the isthmus at Sutton Cross joined it to the mainland giving us Howth peninsula. Howth (pronounced as in both) is a place where the past meets the present, mixing its history and legend with the vibrancy and originality of today.
Its an ideal place to come and stay or visit for a day trip. Howth's leisurely ambience, wonderful scenery, friendly people and charming restaurants and bars ensure you'll be back to visit us once more.
At its heart is Howth harbour with its fishing trawlers and yachting marina - Howth Yacht Club.
Howth is best discovered on foot and the waterfront and piers are a good starting point on your exploration of the area. They afford a great view of the enchanting Ireland's Eye offshore and of the village itself-if you can drag yourself away from the many fishmongers dotted along the way.
There really is something for everyone in Howth:
- cafés and restaurants to cater for all tastes
- pubs and bars with craic agus ceoil
- historic sites, towers and castles
- golf courses
- superb cliff walks or inland trails
- beaches and sailing