Up and out early and the first stop when we arrived in Howth was Howth Market. I picked up a coffee in Compulsion. They sell artisan Badger & Dodo coffee..the name is slightly off-putting I know, but trust me..it’s great coffee! Then we headed straight over to the impressive display of cupcakes from Buns.ie
The first world problem here was which cupcake to go for..the display was beautiful! They are fab to look at and seriously delicious to eat. It was a toss up between the red velvet and the chocolate raspberry. I went with the latter and I wasn’t disappointed!! Then for a wander around the market. They have a good selection of stalls selling food, artisan produce, jewellery and plenty more besides! The market is open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 9am-6pm. Compulsion Coffee and Amore Gelato and a few other shops at the market are open throughout the week!
Then it was back in the car for a short drive through Howth village, up the hill to the summit. The view of Dublin Bay from the summit car park is stunning if the weather is on your side…we got lucky..it didn’t rain at least which was a bonus!!
We had a lovely walk which lead us along the gorse lined paths with fantastic views of the Baily Lighthouse and along some narrow cliff paths..if you can handle heights this walk is well worth it for the views!
Back at Howth Harbour and we were ready for lunch! We decided to try out Crabby Jo’s which is owned by the fish shop Wright’s of Howth. It’s a family friendly restaurant, the prices are reasonable and the staff were very friendly. We ordered Dublin Bay Prawns, Calamari & Kilmore Quay Crab Claws. The food was all very tasty and the atmosphere was great too!
After lunch we had a wander down the pier and caught a glimpse of Sammy the Seal who is a regular in Howth Harbour.
For more information on Howth and details about the cliff path loop have a look at Howth is Magic !
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