Howth Harbour

So having been to Howth Head and passed the Summit Snooker Club, we headed on down to the harbour at Howth.

Here yachts sheltered behind the sea wall while walkers took a stroll by the water or braved the elements by walking on the upper part of the wall.  All are welcomed by a saxophonist busking at the entrance to the harbour , notes floating on the wind.

Split Level
Split Level

Beyond the harbour lies Ireland’s Eye, a small island just off Howth Head. While uninhabited by humans it provides sanctuary  to a number of seabird colonies and boats enable day trippers to land and circle the island.

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Howth Light and Ireland’s Eye

So after a refreshing buffeting by the wind it was back to the harbourside inns and a spot of coffee before moving on, warm inside again. Nothing quite like an old fashioned walk by the sea on a blustery January morning.

Old Fashioned Promenade
Old Fashioned Promenade

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