We were told that a little fishing village called Howth was just a short train ride away. We decided to take it on and walked to the Connolly Station about 1.5 km away. Dublin is an extremely easy city to walk and the cobblestones streets add just that bit more charm. Every street has its treasures. We started through Grafton Street finding some interesting shops and then to the Temple Bar area and found the famous Temple Bar itself. It’s a very busy spot with many areas to drink and eat with live music daily. We had a quick drink and were on our way. On the way to the station we shopped in the busy Mary/Henry Street shops. Personally, we like Grafton Street better.
A short 25 min train ride and we were at Howth, a sea side fishing village with lots to see and do. We stopped for lunch at the Crabby Jo’s restaurant and of course had Fish & Chips. Delicious! Once we ate we were off exploring some more. We went to Howth Abbey called St. Mary’s built in 1235….and now in ruins. The graveyard around it has some very old and some very recent gravestones with a magnificent view of the marina and bay. A very pleasant day in Howth; with a few sore feet. So far we’ve had some great weather….not a drop of rain yet, but I’m sure it’s coming.