Looking Back: Dublin Day 5 (Part 3) In Pictures – Howth

As you can tell, I saw A LOT on Day 5, August 19, 2016. After the end of our Celtic Boyne Valley tour, we took the DART over to Howth (pronounced HOTE, like NOTE). I was excited to see Howth because I knew there would be a lot of fishing vessels. I’m a sucker for the trawlers, the draggers, the clam boats…they are one of my favorite things to photograph. I could spend days at the Inlet here at home just taking pictures of the fishing vessels.

We walked the docks, then looked for a place to eat, not thinking that maybe we should have made a reservation. The first four or so restaurants we tried were booked. We ended up eating at the Bloody Stream. I know, the name doesn’t sound very appealing, but it was wonderful. And right next to the DART station! We walked right onto a train that was ready to pull out of the station! It was a longer ride from Howth to Booterstown, but I enjoyed every minute of it. If you click on one of the pictures below, it will turn into a gallery which you might find easier to view.

There’s so much to see and do in Howth, but we only had a few hours to spend there. The next time I return to Dublin I will definitely budget more time to see this fishing village more in depth. So similar to home, yet so different at the same time. If you’d like to learn more about what’s in today’s photographs, here are some links for you:

Hooked on Howth: An Illustrated Guide

Howth is Magic

The Bloody Stream

The Brass Monkey Restaurant – Howth

Coming tomorrow: Day 6 Part 1: The James Joyce Tower!

*** All photographs that are a part of this gallery were taken by me, Jill Ocone, on August 19, 2016 and are copyrighted. It is illegal to reproduce or to take credit for my intellectual property contained on this post. Thank you for your compliance.


Looking Back: Dublin Day One in Pictures

Today I will begin sharing details and images from my “mission from the universe.” This post focuses on Monday, August 15, 2016, which was the day I arrived in Dublin. The flight ended up being delayed for over 4 hours, and my friend and I didn’t take off from Newark until 2:30 AM EST. We landed in Dublin about 2:30 their time, 9;30 EST, and were at our hotel, Tara Towers Hotel, around 4:00 PM Dublin time. We hardly slept on the plane, so we took a nap and then went out for a little exploring, which included getting a cab and telling the driver to take us someplace good for dinner. He met the challenge and drove us to The Purty Kitchen (click here for their website). Wonderful place, wonderful food, wonderful company. If you click on one of the pictures below, it will turn into a gallery which you might find easier to view.

A lot of people have said to me that they wished they could afford to take a trip like this. I’ll be honest: it was very affordable, and I was surprised at how little it actually cost. If you put $20 a week for a year and a half ($3 a day), you can plan a trip just like this too. It’s all about choices. Life is too short to stay in one place. Start thinking now about someplace you’d like to see, and for the next 78 weeks, put away $3 a day, and you will be there in 548 days. You can save on hotels too by traveling with a friend.

Coming Tomorrow: Day Two, Part One