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Ancient Village Adventure - €20

We start our journey through time, hearing tales of Viking and Norman invasions and learning about the history of the 700-year-old castle. Immerse yourself in Irish culture as we walk through the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey (Built in 1042) and visit sites known only to locals (Hidden Howth).

There will be plenty of time for photographs, as you stroll through this picturesque fishing village and meet the local colony of seals and the huge variety of seabirds.

Whether you have a passion for Irish history, or prefer listening to the myths and legends you have come to associate with ancient Ireland, there is something for everyone. 

If you have any issues booking, contact me directly - 

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Wifi
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    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Ireland's Eye Ferries, Howth Ireland

      Throughout our journey, Ireland's Eye is never far from sight. It's magnificent structure dominates the views from across this ancient Village. Along the route you will hear the tales of Ireland's Eye's ancient and more recent past.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Howth Head, Howth Ireland

      We spend time strolling around the ancient village of Howth and walk up to the famous Howth head cliffs.

      Stop At: Howth Lighthouse East Pier, Howth Ireland

      As we stroll across the harbour, we take in views of Howth Lighthouse and chat about the famous 'Gun Running of Howth', that took place here in 1914

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: St. Mary's Parish, 83 Howth Road, Howth Ireland

      We walk through this historic abbey (first built in 1042), by King Sitric - an old Viking king in Dublin.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Howth Martello Tower, Martello Tower, Howth Ireland

      We visit the grounds of the Tower (built in 1803 to defend against Napoleon), to take in the panoramic views that this key location provides of Howth and hear of it's historic importance.

      Duration: 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Claremount Industrial Estate, W Pier, Howth, Dublin, Ireland
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Near public transportation
      • Accessible for those with limited mobility
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Free Walking Tours Howth

    Activity ID: V-89490P3

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