Ireland's Eye from HowthYou can use several means of transport: bus, train, car, bicycle or even walking or doing jogging (it would take you a couple or three hours).
There are many recommendations on Howth that I will make during the next few days, but today I will start with the most important thing if we think green or Irish-minded: the pubs.
The Top House: right next to the Church, on the Main Road (main street). Rustic and friendly atmosphere. It has two parts, one more mucical and the other a little quieter, with even armchairs and books so you can sit back and relax reading James Joyce or any other author. They serve very good Guinness.
The Bloddy Stream: located below the train station. If you plan to spend the day in Howth it may be a good option to make the first stop in this pleasant pub to have a pint and try their delicious Sea Food Showder (fish soup) before starting the route.
The Waterside: Howth's best Heineken, without a doubt, is served in this pub that is in the middle of the promenade that surrounds the harbor.
The Cock Tavern: A little hidden is in the street parallel to the main one through which you will pass newcomer to Howth. If you do not find it at the first question and they will direct you without problem since it is not far away and everyone knows it by being quite popular. Ideal for smokers as it has a terrace with tables and wooden benches.
The Abbey Tavern: Rustic and cozy, it is also located on the Main Road but below, 100 meters from the church.
The summit: Located at the top (summit means the top) of the Howth Peninsula, very close to the cliffs. To get to this pub you better take the bus that passes through the town and goes up to the top to continue bordering the peninsula, although if it is a good day a walk from the town to the Summit with a good Guinness in mind may be an option Waiting for you as a prize. (Prepare an hour on the way if you decide on this option)
Anyway, this is the list of my favorite pubs on Howth, a very pretty and quite peculiar Irish town that I will talk about more in the coming weeks and in which I assure you that you will not stay dry.