Boat Trips Howth
Irelands Eye is stunning to view from a distance, you can check it out on our rooftop camera here, but it is also steeped in history.
In early Christian times, circa 700AD, 3 holy men took up residence on the island, penning one of the oldest Irish Manuscripts 'The Howth Garland' this wonderful book will be available for viewing at Trinity College come 2016 all going well with funding.
The island suffered many enemy attacks and so eventually the monastery was moved inland.
View of Irelands Eye from Aqua just above
Irelands Eye Ferries offer a number of options for boat trips including landing on Irelands Eye itself or a scenic trip around the island. The plethora of wildlife is a testament to how unspoiled the island has remained.
Nesting season during May and June is particularly fascinating, you can read another blog on a day spent on Irelands Eye here...
The ferry operates from the East Pier of Howth.
If you fancy exploring our local waters, visit us here in Howth, we are only 9 miles from Dublin City Centre and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.
The village is well served by public transport including the 31 bus and the DART Train Service.
For further information on Irelands Eye Ferries and the wonderful family running the business for the last 4 generations in Howth visit http://www.boattripshowth.com
Some press coverage here at http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/ireland-s-eye-15-minutes-from-howth-but-it-could-be-on-a-different-planet-1.1880797