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Howth Market, Howth

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The Howth Cottage Market is located next to The Bloody Stream Restaurant and Howth Dart Station.

Opening every Sunday, 11am to 5pm, the Howth Cottage Market and Tearooms offer both locals and visitors the

opportunity to browse, shop and relax, and enjoy the market atmosphere in the beautiful surrounds of Howth Harbour.

The outdoor market consists of approx. __ stalls providing a range of products including gourmet & organic foods, seafood & sushi, assorted ethnic food stalls, crafts, jewellery, plants, paintings & photographs, books, tarot readings, clothes, gifts & exotic teas; and is fully supported by both local businesses and sole traders alike. There is plenty of car parking available and the local amenities makes for an excellent family day out.

Come and visit us this Sunday, enjoy all we have to offer and get some fresh air!

Howth is a vibrant and beautiful fishing village situated on the scenic Howth Peninsula; situated 10 miles north of Dublin City Centre and 5 miles from Dublin Airport. ‘The Howth Peninsula, with its picturesque harbour and lighthouses, beaches, walks, Martello towers and portal tombs, possesses some of the finest scenery in Ireland, with magnificent panoramas over Dublin Bay.’

Originally an island the isthmus at Sutton Cross joined Howth 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.

At its heart is Howth harbour with its fishing trawlers and yachting marina managed by Howth Yacht Club. The village is just a short step away up Abbey Street. 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.

Check out our Walking Guide and Sightseeing Guide for more at

Howth Harbour is synonymous with fresh fish. Bring some home to enjoy! Call into Wrights of Howth where the friendly staff will be delighted to recommend all sorts of wonderful delights from the sea.

In 1893 the Wright family began smoking Irish Salmon. The craft has been passed down through the generations and little has changed. We still fillet the fish by hand and cure using only natural sea salt. We then smoke each fish for eight hours using pure oak chippings which give our product its world renowned flavour. This year, due to conservation of our Wild Salmon stocks, Wrights of Howth have now moved to producing Organic Irish Smoked Salmon, for which we won the Gold Great Taste Award 2009.

In 1893 the Wright family began smoking Irish Salmon. The craft has been passed down through the generations and little has changed. We still fillet the fish by hand and cure using only natural sea

©Wrights Of Howth 2009 | Wrights Of Howth, 14 West Pier, Howth, Co Dublin, Ireland | Tel: + 353 1 816 7347/ 832 3937 | Fax: + 353 1 832 0201

There is abundance to things to do in Howth, and an abundance of places to eat, drink and be merry. Next door to the Cottage Market is ‘The Bloody Stream’ bar and restaurant – a little gem set in the heart of Howth.

Black and White Pub of the year.

Stone walled, open turf fires, seafood speciality.

Best music and craic this side of the equator.

00 353 1 8395076

The interior is warm and welcoming with a classic old-fashioned & characterful feel. Its flagged floor, open turf-burning fireplace, old enamel signs and bric-a-brac which hark back to a bygone era.

Hospitality is a watchword at The Bloody Stream – it’s a great place to stop off at for food, atmosphere and craic. The extensive menu includes mouth-watering seafood dishes for which the Wright name is synonymous – we use only the freshest ingredients.

Whether your taste in music is for traditional Irish, Jazz, Blues or Mainstream popular each evening The Bloody Stream has something different to offer.

The Mediterranean style beer gardens are perfect for those summer afternoons listening to great music & enjoying a drink. The Bloody Stream caters for tour groups visiting Howth, private & corporate parties and all social or sporting events.

Across the road is ‘The Findlater’.

The Findlater Bar

Harbour Road

A by-word for luxury, style and sophistication.

A modern Café Style Bar. Open seven days a week, Wrights Findlater serves a selection of quality seafood and classical dishes daily from 12pm to 8pm.

Cool Tunes ~ Quality Drinks ~ Great Atmosphere

00 353 1 8324443

Wrights Findlater Howth occupies a truly stunning location with unparalleled views of Howth Harbour & Ireland's Eye. This beautiful listed building has been totally re-invented and given a radical make-over and is now a food & drink emporium of the very highest standard. With 3 Levels, Wrights Findlater Howth offers you all you could ask for in a destination.

'Findlaters Lounge' on the ground floor is a modern Café style bar serving food 12-8pm daily and open 7 days a week. A selection of quality seafood and clasical dishes are available. Settle into our 'snug' with a wide choice of teas, coffee and freshly baked pastries available from 11am each morning.

Alternatively, come and experience a continental style evening with a waitress service to your table or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail before dining upstairs in our LaCucina restaurant. Experience Dublin's most happening venue with Cool Tunes, Quality Drinks and a Great Atmosphere upstairs at Skyy Bar.

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar on the top floor of Wrights Findlater Howth is particularly well known as a late night venue at weekends, with live music and intimate lighting all adding to an unmissable atmosphere, while sporting events on big screens is another major feature. It has recently undergone a rejuvenating refurbishment.

Whether it’s from the bar itself or the heated outdoor patio, The Wine Bar offers a spectacular vista north of Howth but it’s the welcoming surroundings, comfortable seating, extensive selection of wine and other drinks that are the star attractions ensuring a loyal clientele come back regularly.

It’s also an ideal spot for private parties or functions and corporate or promotional events.

You can walk for miles in Howth. From families enjoying a stroll on the West Pier, stopping for an ice cream cone and taking in the vista of boats moored at the Howth Yacht Club; to the breathtaking cliff walks with spectacular views; its all in Howth.


If you like to walk or hike then Howth is the place to visit in Dublin. Walk in the footsteps of the legendary Fionn MacCumhaill and his men Na Fianna (Soldiers) whose base was Howth hill.

Howth Peninsula Walking Guide (.mp3 15 MB download

33 minutes long)

Howth is a wonderfully scenic peninsula with a variety of terrains from coastal paths and rocky hills to lush woodland. Given its compact nature you can experience all these in a 1-2 hour walk.

There are many off-road paths and tracks criss-crossing the hill which are, unfortunately, not very well signposted. However you can never go too far wrong as given the elevation a view will always appear to guide you.

Setting off from the waterfront the cliff walk eastward around Balscadden Head and on to the spectacular Bailey Lighthouse c.1814 is a must and the perfect start to the day (approximately 1 1/2 hour walk).

Why not stop off at The Summit Inn for a well deserved thirst quencher overlooking the bay.

Another 20 minutes down the old tram tracks (right opposite The Summit) and you're back in the village. Catch lunch at Krugers/The Top House and relax.

Off again and through the village back towards the harbour the entrance to the 15th century Howth Castle is left (about 1 Km) on the main road going back towards Dublin. Take a walk up its long tree lined avenue past the imposing castle and golf courses and you enter the beathtaking beauty of the Rhodedendron Gardens (the largest in Europe) bursting with color and in bloom April to June.

Proceeding onward and upward one is greeted by 360 degree views of West Mountain, the Ben of Howth and the northern and southern coasts. Breathtaking !

If you still haven't had enough cross the Ben and descend on the southern side of the hill to Red Rock with its magnificent martello tower and a wondrous cliff walk that leads around to the Bailey lighthouse once more. Total walk time is approximately 3 hours.

If all that sound like too much why not start your day with a leisurely walk around the harbour itself and watch the fishermen working their skills.

A little further on and you've got the sandy beaches of Claremont and The Burrow. Why not take a dip if you're up to it.

Boat trips are available out to the offshore island, Ireland's Eye, which is worth visiting for a walk or a picnic. The area's third martello tower is located on the island's western side.

For more information

West Mountain Wood

Red Rock Sutton

Rhodedendrons Deer Park

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Howth is steeped in history and you can see many of its old ruins and buildings in just a couple of hours.

The harbour itself with its East and West piers, marina and quaint Howth Lighthouse is a good place to start to explore the village.

Then there's the 12th century Abbey and its graveyard in the heart of the village and the imposing 15th century Howth Castle in its beautiful grounds just outside the village.

The peninsula is also home to two of the many Martello Towers (c.
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  • Small but buzzing positive little market Especially the crystal healing stall. Great selection of crystals, pendants, bracelets and all cleansed apon purchase unlike some places unfortunately...  more »
  • Came early and saw the guy running the chineese stall washing his tea towls in the mens toilets health warning ugh  more »
  • Howth Market is definitely a must when visiting Howth. After the cliff walk you can grab a coffee and some food here. They have a great selection between sweat and savory stuff. Also, the craft shops have great an unique pieces. Coffee can be grabbed at one of the coffee stores nearby. You mostly find a seat next to the water or the park.
  • Its such a great idea. This would have been amazing if they had more stalls even across the road. It would have allowed for more variety. This is basically a food market more than anything else. Pity it was not executed a little better... This can become a feature being a larger market...

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