Howth is a working fishing village, with fishing trawlers and fish shops lining the pier. Easily accessibly by DART, there are markets to explore, Howth Head to hike, and seals to spot in the harbour!
The Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed public parks in any capital city in Europe. It was originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660s and opened to the public in 1747.
Open daily, all year round, the 1,750-acre Park offers lots to see and do, including Dublin Zoo, Áras an Uachtaráin, Victorian flower gardens, walking and cycling trails, playgrounds, the Papal Cross and more.
Although the Park is home to the Irish President, the most visited residents are the thousands of fallow deer. The large herd can be seen as you walk or drive through the park, although it is important to remember to keep your distance. Do not feed the deer – just let them photo bomb!
There are 29 Martello towers running the length of the county. Built in the early 1800s, the towers were originally designed as lookout posts. Today, some of the towers are privately owned, while others are run down. Some are suitable to visit, including the Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in Howth and the James Joyce Tower and Museum in Sandycove.