- Free to visit
- Family friendly
Around 700 AD three monks, sons of Nessan, a prince of the Royal House of Leinster, founded a monastery on Ireland's Eye. According to tradition it's here that the holy manuscript known as the Garland of Howth, now preserved in Trinity College, was created.
In the early 19th century, at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, a Martello Tower was built on the island to defend against attacks from France.
The island, now a Special Area of Conservation, has a rugged coast with a free standing rock formation known as 'The Stack'. Large numbers of guillemots, terns, gannets, razorbills, cormorants and puffins nest around the shore.
- Things to see & doMuseumsNational Museum of Ireland-Decorative Arts & History
- Things to see & doGalleriesNational Gallery of Ireland
- Things to see & doHikingCliff Path Loop
- Things to see & doHikingBlack Linn Loop
- Things to see & doHikingDublin Music Trails: The Liberties
- Things to see & doHikingDublin Music Trails: South City
- Things to see & doCyclingWild N Happy Travel
- Things to see & doMuseumsNational Museum of Ireland - Natural History
- Things to see & doMuseumsEPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
- Things to see & doStatues & monumentsExperience Glasnevin: Ireland's National Cemetery
- Things to see & doGalleriesRoyal Hibernian Academy
- Things to see & doCyclingThe Lazy Bike Tour Company Limited