Travel via Fairview and the northern suburb of Coolock before arriving at the beautiful seaside village of Malahide, a noted yachting centre. In the latter part of the 19th century with the advent of the railway, Malahide became a tourist resort and a residential town. Since then, though the population has exploded in a major way, Malahide Village has still managed to retain an old-world elegance. A stop will be made to photograph Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of parkland, which was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years.
Continue your coastal drive through the village of Portmarnock where the world famous Portmarnock Golf Club is located. This club was, for many years, home of the Irish Open Championship.
Soon you will arrive in the quaint fishing port of Howth. Nestling against the ancient ruins of Howth Abbey with the lovely fishing harbour and marina below, is the 11th century Abbey Tavern, a perfect spot to enjoy an Irish Coffee and savour the genuine atmosphere of old Ireland. Enjoy some short free time to wander through the marina with its extensive variety of private boats and fishing vessels, or relax in the Abbey Tavern.
Departing from Howth, drive over the summit, where you will enjoy wonderful views of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains beyond. You will return to the port via Dollymount and Clontarf.
This excursion will operate by coach. The order of highlights may vary. There is limited walking on this tour, and walking in Howth is optional.