The journey North on the Dart from Connolly Station does not have as many worthwhile stop-off points as the journey south. However, it does have one stop – the last one – which is certainly worth a visit: Howth. This beautiful coastal peninsula is a genuine must see Dublin holiday attraction.

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View of the Irish Sea, taken from the pier at Howth.

 

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Further along the pier

Howth is a very prosperous town, as evidenced by the yachts and millionaire’s houses, and yet it has retained it’s earthy traditional atmosphere and is an area of both cultural and historical value.

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View from above the pier, at the Martello Tower in Howth, of the Irish Sea.

It is clear that during the time of Napoleon the UK took the prospect of a French invasion of Ireland very seriously, as there is a Martello Tower can be found in Howth, as one can be found in Bray, Sandycove and Killiney.

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The Stairs of the Martello Tower
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Martello Tower door

The Dart (North)

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