The Clarence is right in the heart of Dublin city but if you fancy a day out, these two destinations are just 30 minutes outside the city on the train, so while you’re staying with us, head out to north county Dublin for the day.
This beautiful seaside town is perched perfectly along the coastline of North County Dublin.
The town itself is home to many beautiful cafes, restaurants and local pubs leaving you with no shortage of places to wet your whistle or get a five star meal.
Fancy a walk? Visit Malahide Castle and Gardens! They are second to none when it comes to spending a beautiful afternoon in some stunning surroundings. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic gardens, the botanic gardens, fitness trek, check out the playground and, with Avoca Café and shop in the centre of it all, this will be an afternoon well spent.
Stroll out of the village and along the coast, take a walk on the beach, and check out the incredible views of Howth, Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island.
Malahide is only a short distance from the city centre, approximately 25 minutes from Tara Street station on the DART.
Howth is nestled along the north Dublin coastline and is one of the best kept secrets in the county. It is home to one of the most famous harbours in the country, it boasts some of the best seafood restaurants around, many of which are dotted along the pier itself guaranteeing the freshest of fish. Beshoff’s fish dynasty reigns from Howth and legend has it that its founder Ivan Beshoff was on a Russian Trawler which docked in Howth one night and he decided he liked Ireland so literally jumped ship and stayed!
Fancy some fresh air? Then head up the hill to Howth Head where signposts will guide you along trails which have unbelievable views of Dublin. Don’t don’t forget to bring a camera because you’ll want to remember the view forever.
Not only does Howth boast some of the best seafood restaurants around but it also played an important part in Irish history, too. The yacht The Asgard landed in Howth on July 26th, 1914 packed with guns for the Irish volunteers during the beginning of The Rising.
Again, this beautiful town is only about 30 minutes by train from the city centre.